Why Your Wedding Proposal Should be Photographed

Why Your Wedding Proposal Should be Photographed | Denver This is it. The day you and your soon-to-be fiancé have been looking forward to for years, probably since the two of you met. Your hands are sweaty, the ring is practically burning a hole in your pocket, and the adrenaline and fear coursing through you are both exciting and terrifying. You know what you’re not thinking about? Memorializing those precious seconds by hiring a professional proposal photographer to catch the moment she says yes.

Maybe you asked the waiter or a passerby to grab a quick shot of you on one knee or the two of you together while she holds up the newly-placed ring on her finger, but those images probably won’t turn out as you’d hoped. At Photography G, we love capturing these intimate moments. The raw emotion and love emanate from every frame.

There are a few aspects to keep in mind as you weigh your choices on hiring a photographer for this much-anticipated moment in your life, including: 

  • The Setting: You’ve been careful to choose a location that is either meaningful to your relationship or a beautiful backdrop for a proposal. However, the lighting in these situations may create unflattering photos. A professional photographer, such as Garrett Hacking who’s been named Photographer of the Year by NACE twice, can compensate for this and create radiant images of this happy moment.  
  • Your Speech: Maybe you’ve spent weeks figuring out what you’re going to say. Maybe you’ve decided to ‘wing it.’ Regardless, your bride-to-be will cherish the photos featuring her reaction to your words. You may even want one of our videographer associates to join us and give you a priceless video of the day.
  • The “Yes” Moment: There are countless emotions involved in the “yes” moment, where you pop open the box, and she says “yes.” Tears, smiles, hugs—These are actions you’ll want to relive through photographs for the rest of your life. 
  • Proposal Portraits: Many couples wish to announce their engagement to their family, friends and social media followers. Photography G can take several portraits to help you show the world the magic of your proposal where you can showcase both the ring and your glowing happiness.

Hiring a professional photographer for your proposal is also a perfect option for those who plan to ‘pop the question’ in a quiet environment such as on the mountain or in the park. Photography G is well-known for our ability to create stunning images unobtrusively. She won’t even realize we’re there, which will add to her surprise. 

If you’ve got the ring, get the photographer. Schedule your consultation or photoshoot today in Denver by calling (303) 444-6994 or use our contact form. Photography G offers award-winning photography to clients in Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Boulder and all of Northern Colorado. 

What Goes on Behind the Lens at Corporate Events

Photography G Photographs Hall of Famer Tony Dungy​There are many moving parts of a corporate event. Event coordinators are often tasked with juggling responsibilities such as staying on schedule with speakers and taking care of the caterers and other vendors. At Photography G in Denver, we believe the photographer at your corporate event should be unobtrusive and help keep everything on track. This goal requires our photographer, Garrett Hacking, to know the ins and outs of your entire event such as when and where each speaker is supposed to present and the best place to take group portraits.

Some of the thoughts going on behind the lens of Garrett’s camera include:

  • Capturing smiles and excitement from both the speakers and the audience.
  • Knowing which guests or speakers are key individuals to photograph such as celebrities and CEOs.
  • Spending the appropriate amount of time in each conference room to ensure all the presentations are photographed.
  • Getting close-up images of any equipment, awards and other details throughout the event.
  • Having access to his equipment wherever he may be.
  • Staying in contact with the event coordinator in case there are last minute changes.


These are just a few of the many factors that come into play when Garrett photographs a corporate event. However, one of the most important parts involved in a successful event is getting a timeline and shot list from the planner ahead of time, so Garrett and his associates come prepared.

Garrett Hacking is an award-winning photographer, and he can answer your corporate event questions at your initial consultation in our Denver studio.

If you’re looking for an event photographer in Colorado or anywhere in the U.S., please contact Photography G today at (303) 444-6994 to schedule your consultation. Garrett and his skilled associates serve clients in Denver, Boulder and nationwide. 

Memories of Gregg Allman from Photographer Garrett Hacking

Gregg Allmän passed on May 27, 2017 | Garrett Hacking shares his memoriesThe music world lost one of its greatest voices last weekend, Gregg Allman.

Gregg was a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band in 1969 along with his brother the late, great, Duane Allman. Gregg also had an impressive solo career.

It was while he was touring as a solo artist that I first crossed paths with him when I was just a teenage sprout and “wanna be” photographer.

Gregg Allman and the Brothers had left my ears ringing many a day after school as I air-jammed to their albums on my brother’s stereo before mom and dad got home to tell me to “turn that noise down!”

Now, I was almost old enough to get to see the man in person. I thought of him as the godfather of southern blues rock. He was all of 32 years old! My how perspectives on age change.

So with a little help from my older brother we were able to get my under-age butt in the bar he was playing at. I also brought my camera. I wanted to capture the intensity of live performance and bring it home for my personal memory. I had no idea how this passion would ignite far beyond a hobby. Thanks Gregg Allman!

Gregg Allman with Garrett Hacking of Photography G in Denver

Gregg literally opened a door on my career. Well someone on his staff did anyway. As I was making my way to the bathroom that evening before hew went on, a door opened, someone came out. I didn’t take notice, all I could see was the long, shock-blonde hair of the man himself. I kept going, straight through that door.

“Oh, hi. Gregg Allman. How ya doin’ man?” He couldn’t have been nicer and seemed not bothered at all by this little punk who “mistook” his dressing room door for the can.

Photography G captures iconic photography of Gregg Allman He autographed a rare poster for me that night, let me grab my brother for a photo and hung with us a bit. That night I made my first “pro shot” that mattered.

Through the years because of that night, that photo, that poster, more doors opened. My career behind the camera would begin, and I would meet Gregg many more times.

Always, kind, humble and humorous. And a mystical presence. He just had an aura about him when you were in a room together. And unique pearls of wisdom. One night, I was backstage at The Riviera Theater in Chicago. I was waiting to run for my car and take Warren Haynes, and the Allman tour manager to an after show across town. It was dumping rain like it can only do in the Midwest. I mean a real frog striper!

I’m watching this rain thinking how soaked I’m going to get when I dash for my car a number of blocks away. Gregg comes sauntering up to the door and is standing across from me probably a couple of feet at best. Someone runs between us and out the door. Fearless roadie! Gregg sees the rain and says, ”liquid sunshine.” 

Gregg Allman poses with Denver Photographer Garrett Hacking

He gave me that sage-like, road worn smile that was one in a million. I gave him a smirk and gentle shake of the head as if to say, you bad-ass such and such. We had a brief silent moment in the space of this new perspective that had been brought to fore, and out the door, I went with a whole new attitude and maybe some magic bubble around me because I never did get all too wet!

Thanks for all the sunshine of every kind, Gregory. It has been a great run of music and memories. The last silver dollar has been cashed and the Midnight Rider has hit the road one last time to join his brother, parents and one heck of band that has it’s voice now.

Garrett Hacking has photographed several music legends and specializes in live concerts, portraits and corporate events. Photography G serves clients in Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs and the mountains of Colorado. 

Memorial Weekend Remembrance and Wishes

Photography G remembers those we lost on Memorial Day in Denver
This weekend Photography G remembers all our vets who fought for the blankets of freedom we pull over ourselves every night in this great country.
It is with extreme gratitude I say, THANK YOU to all service people, of every conflict in our history for your sacrifice, for all the freedoms I enjoy and the spoils that come with them. 
This year I am featuring a photo I made some years ago while visiting the Korea War memorial in Washington D.C..  A humbling experience. The so called “forgotten war” is by no means forgotten. Not today, not ever!
God bless. ~ Garrett
RIP  Gregg Allman

3 Reasons Your Wedding Photographer is Your Most Important Vendor

3 Reasons Your Wedding Photographer is an Important VendorThere are a thousand moving parts when it comes to planning the perfect wedding. The photographer you choose to do your wedding is usually the most central aspect of your day. A wedding photographer is with you from when you don that beautiful dress to the final dance at your reception. Many couples think a friend of a friend who recently took up photography is a great way to save money, but you’ll likely lose when it comes to the memories of your wedding day.

At Photography G in Denver, we strive to give brides and grooms unique, stunning photos. We’ve compiled a few reasons why your wedding photographer is your most important vendor including:

1. Pictures are Timeless.

Flowers will wilt, and the food will be eaten, but your photographer holds the highest responsibility when it comes to your entire wedding. The photographer is charged with capturing all of the candid moments as well as the tiniest details such as boutonnières and bouquets. A talented photographer can do all of this without being obtrusive and in your way.

2. Save on Time.

A skilled photographer can help you stay on time while also allowing you those precious moments you need to soak in your experience. Our photographer, Garrett Hacking, takes pride in communicating with the other vendors throughout the day including your wedding planner, caterer, officiant and—most importantly—you. We like to know the details so we can take striking photos while also keeping your wedding on track. Additionally, we partner with venues such as Lionscrest Manor to help streamline your planning process.

3. Remember the Moments You Missed.

3 Reasons Your Wedding Photographer is an Important VendorOne of the greatest compliments we’ve received from clients is when they comment on seeing moments of their wedding that they either missed or forgot in the rush from the ceremony to the reception. Brides and grooms are typically caught up in the mystique of their wedding and miss the adorable moment when the kids are the only ones on the dance floor spinning around in circles.

Your wedding is one of the biggest and life-changing events of your life. Your photographer should be a professional whose skill and talent are showcased in each frame.

Schedule your consultation with Photography G in Denver today by calling (303) 444-6994. We offer an array of wedding photography packages and look forward to discussing your upcoming nuptials. Garrett provides experienced photography to clients in Denver, Boulder, Lyons and throughout Colorado. 

Garrett Hacking Named Photographer of the Year & Couples’ Choice

Garrett Hacking—Photographer of the Year & Couples’ ChoiceWe’re excited to announce that Garrett Hacking of Photography G has been named Photographer of the Year” by The Greater Denver Chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) for the second year in a row. He’s also been recognized by WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® for the fourth consecutive year.

Garrett has been a professional photographer in the Boulder and Denver areas for more than 20 years. His personality and knack for capturing candid moments are featured on the walls of the Photography G studio and the homes of his clients. Whether the event is a wedding, a corporate event or a rock-and-roll concert, Garrett’s talent for seizing what’s known as the “decisive moment” is reflected in every frame.

WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards®

WeddingWire is a well-known organization, which connects engaged couples and their families with vendors and designers to help them plan their ideal wedding. The Couples’ Choice Awards® are given annually to:

The top five percent of local wedding professionals on WeddingWire who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism. Winners are determined by reviews from over a million WeddingWire newlyweds.”

Schedule Your Photography Consultation

If you’re planning a wedding, a corporate event or you simply want a portrait of your family dog, you can schedule a portrait shoot or event consultation with Garrett today at (303) 444-6994. Photography G provides experienced professional photography to clients in Denver, Boulder and surrounding areas of Colorado as well as nationwide and abroad.