Colorado Wedding photographer ashley kidder
How did you name your business? What inspired you to get started working for yourself?
The name of my business comes from those first few photo shoots that I did with my friend Brandon. We called them our photo safaris, so I blended that with my love for the city of Denver, hence creating Urban Safari Photography. However, I'm soon to change that name as I'll be rebranding at the start of the year to Ashley Kidder Photo.
Who is your ideal client?
My ideal clients are nostalgic, refined + rad, all at the same time! I love city weddings and mountain weddings equally, and destination weddings, too. I love working with people who truly enjoy the experience of a wedding day and who strive to create amazing memories (and photos with me!) on their big day. I know it sounds corny, but if you love to laugh, goof around and be in the moment, I'd love to work with you!
What's one bit of advice you have for couples choosing a wedding pro in your category?
Make sure you connect with your wedding photographer! You'll be spending the entire day with them and it's paramount that you feel comfortable with them, especially when they have a camera in their hand.
After that, it's important to take a peek at online reviews + testimonials from past clients. Additionally, it's a great idea to request to see a full wedding (not just the highlights) from a photographer to see how an entire day rolls out.
And lastly, the engagement session is a wonderful way to become more comfortable with being models in front of the camera!
Tell us about your family! Kids? Spouse?
No kids or a spouse -- yet! ;) For now it's just me, my career, and my corgi, Sherman! My roommates, Lindsey and Hallie, are also a huge part of my life and consider them family. Hallie has also been my hair stylist at Starling Salon for the past five years, while I met Lindsey while working at good old Red Lobster in 2008.
Lilli Black is a wedding coordinator, planner and designer in Denver Colorado. She works in Denver, as well as all over Colorado. She has been in the wedding industry for many years, and has planned more than 1000 weddings in Colorado.