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Empowering Portrait in Colorado

I was hired to photograph Julinda for a health care publication at her home in the Front Range here in Colorado. I always enjoy meeting and photographing real people (a much more authentic and engaging experience and portrait than a model portraying some character) and Julinda was a pleasure to meet and work with.

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Photographs of Painted Lady Butterflies

As many of you here in Colorado have seen, Painted lady butterflies have been everywhere this year.  Here are a few photographs of them I shot this afternoon – I hope they brighten your day!

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Denver, CO – October 4, 2017 A photograph of a Painted Lady butterfly in Denver, Colorado, U.S., on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Photographer: Matthew Staver 303-916-6155 http://www.matthewstaver.com

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Moody, Powerful Athlete Portraits

Troy Isley just won a bronze medal at the AIBA world championships in Hamburg. I was commissioned to photograph him before he left Colorado. He is a great human;  someone to watch and root for all the way (think Tokyo 2020).  Congratulations Troy!

Powerful Boxer Portrait of Troy IsleyPortrait of boxer Troy Isley after his workout


Portrait Photography in Colorado

I always love meeting new people and it was a joy to spend time with Angela and her family.  We made these portraits at her home on assignment for a healthcare publication.

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Angela at her home in Aurora, Colorado.


Aerial Architectural Photography at Dusk

Here are 3 architectural photographs from a shoot last night of The new Goddard School here in the Highlands, Denver. I am continuously amazed by what is now possible when using a drone for aerial photography.

Architects, Developers, Builders; do you want your project captured in a photograph like this?   Give me a ring, we’ll make it happen!

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Beautiful Drone Photographs

I’m just back from another aerial photo shoot using my drone at a construction site here in the Denver area.  Today I spent a little time making visually interesting photographs that I and (hopefully) other photographer / artist folks will enjoy.  First, of course, I captured the photographs the client needed, then time to be creative.

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Portraits of an Olympic Silver Medalist

Portrait of Olympic MarathonerOlympic Marathoner TrainingOlympic athlete training in ArizonaCandid Portrait of Olympic RunnerMoody Portrait of Olympic RunnerI had a fantastic assignment recently to spend the day with Ethiopian marathoner  and Olympic silver medalist, Feyisa Lilesa.  He now lives in Arizona, not returning to his homeland after finishing second in Rio and displaying a protest gesture as he crossed the finish line, for fear of what might happen to him upon his return.


New Aerial Construction Photography in Denver

A few new fun and visually interesting aerial photographs from a recent drone flight at a construction site in the Denver, Colorado area.

Photographer: Matthew Staver

Photographer: Matthew Staver

Photographer: Matthew Staver

Photographer: Matthew Staver


Amazing Drone Photographs

I have been commissioned to fly a few drone sessions at large construction sites here in Colorado recently.  My client wanted mostly HD video, but also a few photographs, too.  Below are two of the photographs that jumped out at me – what an amazing perspective the drone can offer!

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New Magazine Cover

I’m proud to share the current issue of Marijuana Business Magazine with my photograph on the cover.  It was an interesting concept, and great to collaborate with the team at the magazine to make this cover happen!

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