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Welcome to my Blog!

Hello, thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.  Feel free to send me an email or leave a comment. 

I have been practicing commercial photography in Denver since 1995.  Before moving to Colorado, I was working in the Detroit area.  Back in those days, the auto industry was doing pretty good and I got a lot of experience working for the big car studios but my wife and I wanted to try living out west.  We packed up our little cars and moved to the Denver area.  After living in a tent for a month, we found housing and our own niches in the photography world.  That seems like a long time ago, we now have two kids, a dog and a mortgage.

My passion in photography is creating images of people on location.  I love the fast paced challenge of going into different environments and making interesting portraits.  In contrast, I have also come love the slower pace of architectural photography.  There is a different set of challenges and it is more about planning and coming up with a clear strategy. 

Thanks again for visiting, come back often and hopefully I will be faithful to the true spirit of the blog and have interesting images and words to share.  Cheers, Paul Wedlake

Category Archives: Portrait photographer Colorado

Librarian of the Year

While driving into the the mountains, I recently listened to a story on NPR about Nicole Ingui Davies who just got named the 2016 National Librarian of the Year. This was the first time a Colorado librarian received the award. I felt really lucky when Library Journal contacted me to shoot a cover and a […]

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Merry Christmas And Happy New Year – A tribute to Home Alone…

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Battle of the Strands, Part 2

While shooting for the Battle of the Strands, I road tripped it from Las Vegas to the Valley of the Fire with the 2012 winning team.  The Glam Alliance was a lot of fun to photograph.  Even though I made them hike into the back country with high heels, they toughed it out.  We travels […]

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Battle of the Strands, Part #1

I had a two day shoot in Las Vegas for The Battle of the Strands competition.  One day we shot the winners of last years event and the next day was the model shoot.  The shoot was super fun but we were working under a very tight deadline and there was a lot of stress […]

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Bhumi Photography – Las Vegas

I had a great road trip out to Las Vegas with Paul Gomez on a shoot with Bhumi.  I shot a lot of personal work while traveling across country both ways.  While in Vegas, we shot five models for the Bhumi brand and also for Kim Vo Salons.  Here are some of the pics… […]

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I had an editorial shoot up in Breckenridge a couple weeks ago featuring Karen who started her own franchise, Snagglefoot, while commuting back and forth from Colorado to Chicago to finish her MBA.  A lot of air miles were accumulated.  What made this shoot really fun, other than getting up into the mountains, was working […]

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Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti

  Two and a half days – 34 attorneys – 2 environmental portraits each (one indoor, one outdoor)  plus one head shot 10 more staff and paralegal portraits with environmentals and head shots. 112 bad jokes to good smiles   This was a pretty fast pace shoot.  The hardest parts were finding so many unique […]

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Moye White

Six or seven years ago, I was lucky to get an assignment to photograph all the attorneys at Moye/White.  They were looking for a new hipper type of portrait for their rebranding and website.  Right from the start, we shot all the portraits in the horizontal format.  Over the years, the backgrounds have become less […]

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Poetic Synthesis

      I jumped on board to do a collaboration project with the Lowry Gallery about a month ago.  They paired 12 artists with 12 writers and called the show Poetic Synthesis.  I was assigned the only short story in the lot and I was the only photographer who participated.  It was a great […]

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Law Week Colorado – Barristers Best 2011- Best Legal Photographer

I was just finishing up a four day shoot at Otten Johnson Robinson Neff & Ragonetti, when I found out I won the Best Legal Photographer in Colorado.  A gentleman at the office who was watching the shoot started asking questions about the production.  When I told him my name, he said that he was […]

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