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Stone Brook Event Center

What an exciting wedding, and a lot of fun to photograph.  Thank you Mr & Mrs Juarez for letting me being apart of your special day that you will remember forever.  Here are a few samples I loved from that day. Love to hear anyones comments about them on my site.

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Estes Park, Colorado The most desired location for Weddings.

Estes Park, Colorado The most desired location for Weddings.

Ok, I don’t really know if its official that its the most desired but I bet you can believe it.

With as many Hotels, Event Centers, Lakes, Ranches and open meadows over looking the Mountains and Rocky Mountain National Park. I can see why so many brides are booking their ceremonies and receptions in Estes. It is also home to one of the most attractive Hotels in the Stanley Hotel. Its also no wonder I have seen a lot of weddings postings on the internet at Estes Park, what a remarkable location.

As a landscape and wedding photographer, I highly recommend this area for weddings. It will become very rememberable to you and your guests that attend.  Memories are important on your wedding day live on for many years. but its also important to have an experienced photographer to capture it for this one in a lifetime day.

Please call me so you can book your wedding now for the summer or fall 2014 season and i can help with what photography services you will be needing.

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Piontek Portrait

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Is Soccer the Ideal Sport for all kids?

Researching this for my own kids getting at an age that they can do team sports,  I wasnt sure what sport if any they should be apart of any.  Any sport that can teach social skills, coordination and keep them fit are important to me.

Some of the benefits:

  • Cardiovascular endurance
  • not prone to injuries as other team sports
  • Muscle strength
  • Flexibility
  • Balance
  • Weight control
  • self-esteem
  • teamwork
  • discipline

I enjoy photographing these soccer games. they are a lot of fun. but I’m amazed how many teams we have here in Northern Colorado.  I must admit I am overwhelmed on how to get them all photographed.

Don’t be stressed in your dress

imageThanks to  wedding color for the article image.

I have seen several brides be so stressed on their wedding day and it’s very important to leave the details to your brides maids or best of all a wedding planner that will be at your wedding.

bridesmaids and maid of honors are there to help run this smoothly but you as the bride are with them a lot on this day ad you see and hear all the calls she’s getting and it’s easy to get stressed.

Leave this best day of your life to the professionals. this advice goes for your other vendors as well so when it comes to photographers leave it to the pros and not a friend or a family member who does this now and then.

Pprofessional images are important on the most important day of your life.

call Xcellent views photography and we can help with you wedding plans.


Kurt Olschner

Wedding Photography Styles

There is so much in to planning a wedding and choosing a wedding photographer.

There are several styles that photographers fall into even if they have a portfolio of all the types. We  as photographers tend to naturally start shooting in one of these areas.

Traditional – This is a lot of posed images capturing every bodies faces almost in a historical event manner, not showing to much action spontaneity or emotion.

Contemporary – More emotion comes out in this style and shows the couples personality. Use of props and less posing is involved, but needs a plan to pull it all together.

photo journalistic – This style relys on the wedding coordinator or a set plan by someone and you see less of the photographer and they capture those stolen moments you don’t realize your being watched.

Artistic –  This can be a lot of all the above and hopefully you know what your photographer is going for and capturing your personality in these.  I see a lot of photographers do some interesting effects in the post work with Photoshop. Some really good ones plan all the props ahead of time, some even are out there as they can have you trash the dress for an unusual shot in the water to some other thing like this.

Which is best for you?  I recommend you pick a photographer that listens to what your needs are and not just one that was falls in your budget and is available.  Ask to see an entire wedding they shot and not just the prize photos he wants to display.  Also if you look at their collection you can probley tell which style they fall into naturally.

i have been told I am a photojournalist photographer with a blend as a contemporary styles.

Please call me if you have a wedding coming up so we can discuss what you want your wedding book to look like.

Kurt Olschner