Holly Pacione: Colorado Springs Wedding and Portrait Photographers

Award winning photography for Colorado Springs, Colorado and the front range including Denver and Pueblo. We specialize in taking photos of your wedding, child, infant, pregnancy (maternity) or family. We have a photojournalistic style that captures the true beauty of the person in the image!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Our New Blog

Hi everyone! We just wanted to announce that we have rolled our blog into our web page. You can check it out here:


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Holly and Matt Pacione

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sarah and Jordan's wedding at Chapel One and the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

Sarah and Jordan are such a fun a lively couple. They love playing games and having fun and that idea was very much an important part of their wedding. The ceremony took place at Chapel one at Lowry, in Denver. The beautiful twilight reception was at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.


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You could just see how close Sarah and her dad are, as he walked her down the aisle.


Jordan's mom looked on as he received a long distance phone call from his Uncle in Italy, who had stayed up late to be able to congratulate the newly married couple once they tied the knot.


This was one of my favorite moments as Sarah and Jordan were sitting together in the "limo" (an old classic car) and she suddenly shouted, 'We're married!" and turned to hug him.



Sarah and Jordan have a long history with blue suede shoes, including Jordan wearing them on the night he proposed! We wanted to capture these great shoes they both wore at their reception, and I loved the way they looked on the swing!


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This shot was taken as Sarah and Jordan were about to enter their reception and were laughing as they heard the crowd cheering for them.




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The DJ played funny music during the cake cutting and Sarah and Jordan responded with appropriate expressions!

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This shot was taken during the father daughter dance later that night.

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Then there were toasts, including one by Sarah's sister Amy.



Sunday, July 4, 2010

4th of July Fireworks

We went with our kids and my sister's kids to watch the fireworks from the Air Force Academy. The lightning was amazing behind the fireworks, causing the whole sky to light up!


Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Emile - 1 Week Old Baby Portraits

Emile is 1 1/2 weeks old, and such a beautiful baby! We took these photos at his home in Woodland Park. I loved his wrinkled little brow and his thoughtful eyes.

Emile's "sister"

Nicholina and Brett - Wedding Reception at Lodo's

Nicholina and Brett got married in May in Riviera Maya. Then they had a wedding reception in Denver at Lodo's for their friends and family who could not make it.
My father, Peter Schwepker came and photographed with me as he was in town for the weekend.



Photo By Peter Schwepker


Photo by Peter Schwepker





Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Adam and Nikki- Inidian Wedding at Terrace Gardens

Nikki and Adam got married this Saturday at Terrace Gardens in Denver, Colorado. It was a beautiful day and an even more beautiful wedding. While it was an Indian ceremony, there were lots of pieces of Adam's irish heritage incorporated into it including a bagpiper and Irish dancers. It was such a beautiful blending of cultures!

This spot at Terrace Gardens was so beautiful! I loved the way they decorated it in orange and pink banners.

One of the traditions in an Indian ceremony is for the the bride and groom to both search for a ring, and whoever finds it most often is said to have the power in the relationship. You can see how badly they both wanted it!!!

Adam's henna was very personalized.

This little girl was irresistible!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sand Dunes and 11 Mile Canyon

Two weeks ago we went to the sand dunes with the kids and with my sister and her family. It was so beautiful! The water was wonderfully warm and the sun shining!

We originally thought maybe you could sled down the sand hills, but at least on the small ones, that was only possible with a bit of Matt energy!

My brother in law shot this photo of Matt and me.

Then, this weekend we got to drive to 11 mile canyon for some good old tent camping. We had SUCH a good time! It is great having the kids old enough to all participate in the camping experience! We did some hiking, some "river rafting," (i.e. blow up Dora and Spiderman rafts), some marshmallow roasting and some rock climbing, all just under two hours from our front door!

Liana made it about 4 feet off the ground before becoming very frightened. Later on, however, she was very proud to tell everyone "I made it almost all the way to the top!"

Other than her brief stint in the water, (she is NOT a water dog), Trin was a very happy puppy on our trip!

Family portrait courtesy of the timer on my camera!

Our kids loved seeing the embers glowing on the end of their roasting sticks.

About Me

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
I am a photographer in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I specialize in weddings and in portraiture for children, pregnancies and families. I combine traditional portraiture with a more photojournalistic, or candid feel, to create images that capture the beauty of each person!