Erika and Matt Godfrey

Readers may remember the Colorado Wedding that I photographed…..?  My niece, Erika, was my trusty assistant for that event, and I could not have done it without her!  I remember having conversations with her on our drives into the mountains, that someday she would find the perfect partner, husband, and father for her daughter, Aubrie!  Well, she certainly did, and got a wonderful son, Maddux, in the process! She and Matt asked me to photograph their very special day!  On October 12, 2013, Erika and Matt were married in  a lovely celebration, filled with much love and laughter, and just plain fun!  Thank you so much for asking me to share in this day with you! 

 Erika & Matt Godfrey

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{Slideshow Information: To watch, just click on the blue link above. This is a fairly high quality slideshow and may take awhile to load. You can start it and then pause it in the lower lefthand corner to let it load. You won’t be happy watching it fade in and out while it loads!  On the lower right hand side of the player, you have various options of different qualities for viewing. This can also change the size of the player.   On the very far right is a button to change the movie to full screen. You can toggle that on or off, depending on how it looks on your screen.  ENJOY!!!}

 

If  you wish to view the actual images from the wedding, please either contact the bride and groom, or you can use the contact button at the top of the page to contact Debbie.

November 26, 2013 - 9:44 am

Russell Colby - Beautiful photos and music. I also loved the web site.

Russ

November 26, 2013 - 7:54 pm

Bettie - Congratulations to Erika and you Debbie! I loved the video – job well done!! I think my favorite shot is the one of the bridal party near the water with the reflection. Oh! The scenery out there is amazing.

November 26, 2013 - 8:24 pm

DancingDogPhotography/Debbie Z Dunne - Thanks! It was a beautiful venue to photograph and the fabulous subjects were definitely a bonus!

November 26, 2013 - 8:25 pm

DancingDogPhotography/Debbie Z Dunne - Thanks Russ!

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES GALORE!!

Two weeks ago, I spent a fun filled afternoon photographing a litter of Australian Shepherd puppies. I have to admit, that it was pretty much chaos, but I am thrilled with many of the shots!  The breeder of this litter, Trudy Viklund, lives on a farm in Oregon which has Christmas Trees and a pond and it was a beautiful, sunny day!  The plan was to take the crew on a walk to the pond.  The puppies had all sorts of alternative plans, but we did make it to our destination.  Their mother, Tick and older brother, Newt came along to supervise.  I can definitely attest to the fact that fun was had by all!

 

ELK!!!

For years, we have had a very large herd of Elk living in our area.  I always feel such excitement when I get to see them!  Unfortunately, it never seems like the perfect photographic moment, due to the light, no camera, a car full of dogs, or no time.  But when I came out of my driveway yesterday and saw this magnificent herd, I decided to “just be late!”  I blasted back down the drive and grabbed my camera, but by the time I got back to the top, they were already restless. I truly tried to creep into my stealth mode, but they were having none of it.  The young bull took his leader position very seriously!  They were pretty far off, which was making me wish for one of those huge lenses that I could not possibly hand hold, but then by the time I could have organized it, they would have been long gone! From what I can count, there are 40+ members.

They had finally had enough of me and my camera and decided to head for the hills!

I was very excited when I saw this shot on my computer screen! At this point, they were really far away and moving pretty quickly. Until I magnified the shot, I did not realize that it was the young bull, keeping an eye on me, until he new that his charges were a safe distance away. I have always known that Elk can be very damaging to fences and that they think nothing about just going through them, but this was a very polite group and they patiently waited their turns and hopped over the fence and were gone into the day!!!

 …..once again, Photographer wishing for a biggggg 400mm lens to capture the moment!

December 2, 2011 - 8:19 pm

colleen - Oh, God, those are gorgeous! I am so glad you decided to be late and stopped to take those shots!!! Nicely done!

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