Below are testimonials and comments from models, photographers, and
clients about photos taken by Dave Arns of Arns Photography:
Thank you for a fabulous shoot and beautiful photos! You were a blast to work with, and brought new amazing ideas to the table. In all the years I've been modeling I have never had the pleasure of coming across someone with such fresh ideas. :)
To any model looking for a GREAT photographer to work with, you have found him. He is extremely fun, friendly, and professional.
(When asked if she'd taken a look at the photos, shortly after picking up the disk) Yes, yes, yes I did! They are absolutely beautiful! :) I adored the semi-silhouettes, and I loved the variety of angles and lighting. You, sir, are an artist :) I'm extremely excited to work with you again this Friday, and go Round 2! :D
Danielle G, Model, Belly Dancer and Cabaret Dancer, Fort Collins, CO
Would have to agree with Miss Jenny Renee there! I had a blast working with you. You are very personable and easy to work with. Your studio space is lovely, and so is your photography! I'm definitely excited to work with you again in the near future. xoxo
(After the shoot, but before seeing the photos) Awesome shoot with you yesterday!!!! I loved the huge studio space!!!!!! I'm very stoked to see all the images especially the light painting ones!!! Would definitely recommend all models to work with you!!! Awesome experience!!! (Text message after receiving the disk photos) I love love love the images!! Thank you!!!
(Message to Arns Photography, after our first outdoor shoot) Dave, Second shoot was a success! I really felt in my element out in nature so it was awesome. Thank you for the opportunity and for being so patient! Cant wait to see what we got :)
(Message to Arns Photography, after our first outdoor shoot) Dave, thanks so much for the incredible shoot yesterday! I learned so much about outdoor posing and lighting. Your locations were beautiful, and I appreciate your patience and experience. Once again I had an amazing day! I will practice my hiking I promise! I cannot wait to see the photos we got! Your awesome. Xoxoxox
(Message in her own profile, after our first indoor shoot) I recently did my first photo shoot with Dave Arns of Arns Photography. It was an incredible experience and boosted my confidence about my ability to pursue and succeed in this industry!
(Message to Arns Photography, after our first indoor shoot) Hi Dave!!!! I just want to take s minute and say thank you for the amazing shoot! Your a wonderful photographer and an incredible teacher! I learned so much about my facial expressions and posing! I loved the studio as well. I look forward to working with you again soon and learning even more!
(Message to Arns Photography, after our first indoor shoot) Dave, Thanks so much for the shoot last night. I loved how you helped with posing and showed me what looked good. You made me very comfortable. The studio space was awesome too! Hopefully we can set up another shoot soon :)
Whoo. . .hoo. . .I finally figured out how to tag. . .but I just want to say "THANKS" for the shoot a couple of weeks ago. You made me feel comfortable, your studio was well set up and you taught me a lot. I really enjoyed shooting w/you and look forward to future shoots. . . :)
Thank you for being so generous and taking the time to shoot yesterday, it went incredibly well. You made the atmosphere very chill and that always makes it easier to relax and just shoot! I know we got some really great shots and I can't wait to see them! :)
Hi Dave, Its been a while! I'm still going through the many many images we made to find my favorites, there are so many I love. It was nice to work with someone so creative and to try new things! I also appreciate how comfortable you were and the fact that you made sure I was just as comfortable. In short, thank you!
[After the shoot but before receiving the photos] Dave, I had a great time shooting with you today!!! I look forward to seeing the images and also to working with you again. You have a great eye for beauty. Thank you again.
[After the shoot but before receiving the photos] Dave, had an amazing time working with you yesterday. What an awesome studio you have! I'm glad we got so much done together. Can't wait for the possibility to work with you again!
[After the shoot but before receiving the photos] It was a pleasure having the opportunity to work with you! You were friendly and gave direction where needed. Plus your an awesome dancer and teacher! Thank you for the time well spent. [Text message after receiving the photos] Yes I received the cd thank you the photos are awesome. . .
[After the shoot but before receiving the photos] Dave, I had a great time working with you. Thank you so much for allowing me the opportunity to shoot with you. I enjoyed the aura and vibe of us working together. You are very talented and have a great personality. You made me feel comfortable while shooting and I enjoyed our conversations. Waiting for the CD and images; can't wait to see them. I really hope to work with you again soon! [Text message after receiving the photos] I just got [the photos] last night. They look wonderful some very good ones in there. I couldn't just pick one lol. I also like how you put the label on the disk with the picture. That is so cool. I was surprised when I saw it because the background went really good with the lollipop. I also think the lingerie ones and the pinup ones were really good. :-) thx it was fun
[After the shoot but before receiving the photos] Great working with you last night, Dave! I am glad you were willing to be flexible in order to meet my schedule. Lovely studio, and thanks for all the advice/ direction/ help and confidence you gave me. You were a great choice for one of my first shoots! [After receiving the photos] I did get [the disk], thanks. A lot of them are very good indeed. They are my husband's favorites thus far :)
[After the shoot but before receiving the photos] Dave, I had a great time working with you! You are very professional but you also know how to have fun and chat during a shoot. You were very helpful and I enjoyed your approach to shooting, it definitely help me gain more experience and made the shoot very enjoyable. I felt very at ease telling you what ideas I had in mind, and was confident that you would be willing to hear about those ideas and give them a shot. Being a first-time experience for me with nude photos, you made me feel very comfortable and were very aware of my comfort level, and I would like to thank you for that. Thanks again for contacting me, the shoot was great :) [Text message after receiving the photos] Hey Dave, I got the CD today when I got your text and I went through and there is some awesome stuff! Really enjoyed the shoot, and thanks again for sending everything :)
[After the shoot but before receiving the photos] Dave, Thank you for such a wonderful shoot Monday. It was great to work with you and you give great directions for posing. I'm glad we were able to get such a variety of looks. It was great to work with you and you have an excellent eye for beauty. I look forward to seeing the pictures. I'm glad I had the opportunity to work with you. Thank you again for such a marvelous shoot. [Text message after receiving the photos] I did get the disk and the images are FABULOUS thank you again for such a great shoot.
[Excerpts from a series of emails while scheduling the shoot] I'm very impressed with your vision! I LOVE your work and would really like to plan on something this spring if your open to it. . . :) I'm really excited to collaborate with you! . . . :) I'm so excited! This is going to be a ton of fun! Sorry for the excessive amount of exclamation marks I'm just really excited :D . . . yes still REALLY excited I'm going to look into point shoes right now. . . . I'm super excited now that our shoots just right around the corner :D . . . I'm really excited about this shoot. Sorry again I've been so flaky lately my computer has a virus so until I get that fixed I'm kind of slow lol. Can't wait to get this ball rolling :D . . . I seriously am challenged so any advise or opinion even from a man is appreciated :D . . . [After the shoot but before receiving the photos] Dave, I had such a great time at our shoot yesterday! I love how much space you have in your studio, and the props you had just laying around really gave the shoot that extra oomph. I also really appreciated the extra direction and help with placement in many poses, this will make them stand out from my average everyday shoots. I can't wait to shoot with you again in the summer and of course I'm truly ecstatic about seeing our beautiful images in all their glory! :D It truly was a pleasure working with you. . . [A text message after receiving the disk of photos] Oh yes i luv 2 many i hav a huge project before me picking favorites lol we did great! (After seeing images of her that Arns Photography had posted) WOW! I'm so beautiful! You take great images! . . . I can't believe how many GREAT shots we got. . . .mind blowing!
Dave, Thank you for the beyond amazing shoot yesterday!! I truly appreciate your professionalism, kindness, creativeness, sense of humor, and most of all, patience!! I can't wait to see the pictures and start working on our next shoot!
Dave, Thank you for a wonderful shoot yesterday! We got a wide variety of looks, and it was a total collaboration. I appreciate your enthusiasm, encouraging attitude, creative vision, and easy-going personality. Not to mention, I LOVE that studio space ;) Thanks again! I can't wait to see the photos and shoot again soon. Sincerely,
Dave, thanks again for introducing me to modeling and for our second shoot together. You are always so kind, professional, and organized. It's going to be tough for me to choose which pictures to put in my portfolio!
What a wonderful day I worked with Dave today and what a wonderful experience he had nice big and very organized have studio with lots of different props to work with. We started with my ideas that he was every open to and moved to his then back to mine. He took a slower approach to photography, Dave would takin a photo then look and we would change something if needed then retake the shoot. Dave had a wonderful professional appearance and abilities to poses with out making you feel out of place. The photos that I saw were fantastic cannot wait to see the cd. Thank you Dave for a great day, looking forward to another shoot soon ;D
I finally found the tag button :) I a had a great time at both of our shoots and I am excited to see how the photos of the second one turn out. You are always professional and always easy to work with!
HEY!! I enjoyed working with you. I love the creative and energetic, professional environment. You are definitely passionate about your work and it totally shows! Thanks again!!!! I really look forward to working with you again! P.S. I loved the "blinks" photos hahaha Made my day :)
I had a great time at our shoot! I really appreciated how nice and clean your studio was and also with your proffesionalism, I was very comfortable the entire time and would love to work with you again :-)
[After the shoot but before seeing the results, other than on the camera's little screen] Thanks for your time today! I was really impressed with your studio, techniques. You are very kind, helpful and easy to work with! I think that things went very smooth and would love to work with you again! Thanks for giving me a glimpse of the FANTASTIC shots, cant WAIT to see them all! WOW [Then in another message, but still before seeing the results] I'M SO HAPPY with your work! Thanks again. If you have a few favorites you want to email me that would be great! I have a feeling Im going to replace nearly my entire portfolio with the shots from today haha.
Torae Reid, Model, Drake, CO
[After the shoot but before seeing the results] I can't wait to see them!!! I'm stoked. Even from the small pictures I saw on the camera, I think this is going to be the most productive shoot I've done! . . . . Thanks again! Can't wait to see the pictures!!!
[After receiving the CD of photos]
I just received [the CD]. . . . I LOVE THE PICTURES!!!! They look awesome! I had a great time shooting with you and I am super satisfied with what we got!
I did finally get to look at the pictures about a week ago, and LOVED them!!! You have improved, altho you didn't need any improvement and I really really liked what you produced. Favorites were the lines from the projector and the swords/helmets. . . .thank you very much again for the shoots. . .
Hi again Dave! As usual, I loved our shoot and I'm sure it will provide some fabulous images. You were great at leading me throughout it as well, which I normally don't need, but your experience with other pregnant ladies aided in finding fabulous poses. I always enjoy your creativity and ability to think outside the box. Thanks, Dave!
[After the shoot but before seeing the results] Hi Dave! I wanted to drop by and let you know that I really enjoyed our first shoot together. You were a complete gentleman and very professional. Your technical skills, professional lighting, quality backdrops, and extensive experience put my mind at ease once we started shooting. You have a talented eye for what it takes to get the best shot possible. I look forward to working with you again in the future.
[After receiving the CD of photos]
I have just started posting some of your photos on my profiles. Thanks so much for being the most organized photographer I have ever worked with! The way you put the photos in the different directories on the disc and resized the photos for web posting is just PHENOMENAL!
Carmelia Van Horn,Model, Denver, CO
A lot of the photos are really awesome! I'm actually in the process of setting up for a photo shoot with the guy in Denver because he found me on Talent 6, I sent him a few of the photos you took and is completely excited to work with me. :) So THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I'm very happy that many of the shots capture my personality perfectly. It's completely awesome! Thank you thank you thank you!!
[After the shoot but before seeing the results] I have a lot of positive things to say about the experience :] I absolutely loved working with you and you were so positive, I really do hope to shoot with you again! I cannot wait to see the pictures! I will talk to you soon :]
[After receiving the CD of photos] Dave! I absolutely LOVE the photos!!! You are a very talented photographer. . . You make me look really good haha. I was afraid there were going to be more worse shots than there were! . . . Once again, thank you for the incredible shoot! And after seeing these pictures, my boyfriend Adrian cannot wait to work with you!
I had sooo much fun yesterday! modeling is a dream of mine. I feel at peace when i model! and ur a blast to work with cz u tell me if i am doing something wrong and you know what would work for me. i would absolutely love to do more work with you.
I LOVE shooting with you, you make me smile and I adore your work!! . . . OMG!! I had so much fun at the shoot Dave. You are so much fun to work with and I adore the fact that you are a REAL person, taking into consideration that us models are people too and that we have lives outside of modeling!! I thought you were very professional, yet AGAIN and I loved having you in my home!! The photoshoot set the mood for the entire day and it was a great evening! You are awesome and I cannot wait to work with you again!!
Finally able to look at the photos! great work. I really like the locations. the fabric was pretty and seeing that bull elk at the first spot made for a great start to the shoot! I like how you are prepared for everything with your back back! Glad I could help you think of something else to add!
Great shoot! Thanks for working past all my bruises from my last fight! Had a blast with the lighting effect will be interested on outcome! Thanks Im super excited. Shoot me an email as you edit and sneak me a few? I might die of anticipation. :)
Dave! Thanks so much for the shootit'll add a plethora of photos to my portfolio for sure, particularly because you let me use a great variety of my outfits and played around with several different environments. I'm sure to get some great shots from the bunch.
Hey Dave Thanks for such an incredible shoot, the background and scenery was exactly what I have been looking for. I'm ssssssssoooooo excited and know we did a damn good job once again cant wait to see them.
[I] really love how you use your lighting. Most photographers do not pay attention with lighting or make it as intense as you did. Also, your studio is set up very nice. :) Thank you for giving me a ride to and from the studio.
Hi Dave, I had a great time shooting yesterday! Your studio was awesome! Great lighting, great lighting effects, some I'd never even used before! I loved your attention to details, you really went the "extra mile" to get the perfect look we needed to get the perfect photo. . . I REALLY can't wait to see the pics and shoot with you again! Take care!
I'm gonna tell you this cause I feel comfortable with you (ridiculously comfortable) so bear with me. . . [confidential content removed] . . .Other than that stress, I'm super stoked [about our upcoming shoot]!!!!
Hey Dave! Thanks for the shoot. I had a lot of fun, and I admire how respectful you were during the entire shoot! You gave me a lot of tips, especially since it was my first shoot, and I appreciate all the info that you shared. I liked that you were willing to accommodate my needs as a new model :) Can't wait for the photos!
we took some great pics i'm sure of it and it was really nice of you to give me gas money i have never had a photographer do that and it was appreciated! thank you for being comfortable to work with talk to you soon!!
Dave. . . you are simply a remarkable man! Thank you for the awesome shoot today. . . your sincerity, creativity, and professionalism astounded me! I really looked forward to today. . . now I wish we could have worked something out sooner! =) Can't wait to see the finished product. . . I'll be patiently awaiting the arrival of the CD in the mail. Thanks again Dave! Oh, by the way I'll need some fine tuning on my salsa moves. . . I guess I better sign up for some lessons! =) Have a wonderful rest of the week!
Hey Dave, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with you today. You are a true gentleman and easy to work with. I also want to mention that I love the studio! It was very well set up and your props were awesome. Thanks again!
Hello Dave! Thank you for a well put together shoot on Sunday. You're very organized with a well rounded studio. You are a true professional photographer! We were able to get some awesome images. It was well worth the drive to Ft. Collins! ;)
Dave, what a blast!! I loved your studio, your equipment is AMAZING and the courtesy you gave me was exceptional! Melinda had a blast and she is talking about doing more work with you AND me!! YAY!! Thank you so much for the opportunity and the fun atmosphere!! hearts
Thank you very much for the fantastic shoot! I was very impressed by the lovely setting of the studio. It was very comfortable with a fantastic dressing area, and great professional equipment. You were so much fun to work with and the whole thing was very comfortable. I would work with you again anytime!!
Dave, I really enjoyed my photo shoot. From the time I arrived I felt comfortable. You really made me and my friend feel at ease. I was real happy to see that the studio was very professional, clean and it accomodated all my needs. I drove 1 hour and 15min to get to [your studio] and it was well worth it, and i plan on doing it again!!!!!! Thanks Your work is greatly appreciated.
Dave, I LOVE THEM!!! I meant to thank you as soon as I got them but was so busy working today and just got home about an hour ago but I had to put at least one up there right away!!! THANK YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH MA'DEAR!!! YOU ROCK!!!! We're going to have to do an outdoor shoot! I think I have a new FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHER!!!! ;c) BIGG HUGGS!!!
Yes, I have checked out the cd, and I love the photos! Thank you so much for working with me. I made a cd for my boyfriend, and he loved them so much. So did my little mama. :) Most importantly though, I love them. :) Thanks Again!
I got [the CD of photos] a couple of days ago. I went through it and saw some amazing shots. i am really excited as to how they look in print. i got 12 picked out already, so i just need a bit more time to decide. . . .
Dave, You are amazing and I enjoyed our shoot as well. I felt very comfortable with you and relaxed and you were very welcoming. I would love to do more shoots with you in the future. Thank you again for being such a wonderful person. Grazie millie.
Hi Dave! I had a blast on our shoot Thursday. Thanks for working with me. It's a nice change of pace to work with someone who clearly knows what he's doing. I had so much fun! Thanks for taking the time to make me feel comfortable and confident during the shoot. I hope we get the chance to work together again in the future!
Thanks for a great shoot yesterday! Your professionalisim and creative input were much appreciated and your spacious and comfotable studio made me feel right at home! Working w/ you was totally worth the drive from Denver and I look forward to working w/ you again in the future!!!! Thanks again!
It was fantastic to have the opportunity to work with you again! I am eager to see the images, as I'm sure that we came up with some new and fascinating stuff this time arround. I continue to be amazed at the level of professionalism that you consistantly demonstrate. If you ever need a model to put in a good word for you, feel free to refer to me!
Great shooting with you yesterday! Great studio and set up! Nice to work with someone who is professional and can move along a shoot so you're not there for hours at end. We had a really great time! Thanks!!
Thanks for such an amazing shoot! I am really looking foward to see the results and also would love to work with you again in the future. You made me feel very comfortable and also the enviroment was just fun!
[Posted on a public forum on a modelling website] I had a great shoot yesterday with David Arns, what a fun and talented photographer. He has a great place to work, it was fun and easy working with him. Can't wait till the next time.
[After seeing the photos from her very first photo shoot ever, during which she was pretty nervous and not very confident in her modelling abilities ] I'm surprised! I had such a negative idea of how they'd come out, but they came out just fine. Thanks!
I think so far (though I have not reviewed each individual image yet!) the set with the veils and lights are my favorites. I am really impressed with the formal and casual wear images, as I had not expected anything as nice as they turned out. The mirror was a stroke of genius on your part, and I really like how those finished images turned out.
I really enjoyed the opportunity to work with you today. Although I have not yet seen the images, I can't wait to see them as the few I saw on the camera were great. Your ability to work with models, providing the perfect balance of direction and model discretion made for a fast paced and lively shoot. Your professionalism was beyond reproach, you are a true gentleman and a delight to work with! Feel free to direct prospective models to me if they want to talk with someone who has worked with you!
Our design guys love you! Just wanted to pass on the high praise from Austin, who is working with your images now. He loves the post work you invested in the shots. They are "clean," he says. Thank you for doing such a good job. . . It means that there are some full page photos of your stuff. :)
Corey Radman, Editor, Style Magazine, Fort Collins, CO
Thanks for the shoot on Monday! I had a great time! I can't wait to see how the shots turn out! Talk to you soon!
Hi Dave! I would pack up half my wardrobe for you again anytime! I seriously enjoyed meeting you and working with you. It seems rare to meet a photographer that can make me feel as comfortable as you did. Thank you so much. I will be taking a lot more away from this shoot than some awesome photos. Take care.
wow david. these are amazing. I'm so truly excited! if you want to discuss doing some more of your ideas i'm yours for tfcd. . . You somehow helped me stumble upon modeling my defining elements which are also the elements i use to define the design company i have been building. . . Gosh i'm ecstatic. . . not to be overly emphatic. . . hehe.
I just wanted to thank you for coming and photographing our little family yesterday. Your pictures are always amazing, and I can't wait to see how these ones turn out. I appreciate all of your efforts. Thanks so much!!
[Referring to the picture of Christina, the model in the photo at left] Absolutely beautiful.
Jackie Blue, Model, Denver, Colorado
Dear Mr. Arns, I checked out your photography website and it is nothing less than impressive! I am happy to inform that I would love to work with you. . .
"ToXic ReuX," Model, Westminster, Colorado
Thank you for the offer. I would definitely be interested [in a photo shoot]. . . Your website is amazing, you are a very talented photographer.
Jackie Blue, Model, Denver, Colorado
[Referring to the picture of Karina, the model in the photo at left] Really nice shot! Color, lights, composition, and she is gorgeous! :-)
Ian, Photographer, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Thanks for contacting me. . . I looked at your work and I love it! I would absolutely love to shoot with you!! . . .The pin up style sounds like so much fun. . . please let me know when you would like to work together! Have a good night!!! Thanks again for contacting me!!
. . .I got the cd and there are tons of great shots. . . especially with the white background. . . people really seem to like them so thank you and I can't wait to shoot again! I've got a great outfit picked out that I really want to shoot in. . .
I thoroughly enjoyed shooting with you. I think that we got some wicked images together, and the shoot was more inclusive than any I've done in a long time. Keep the creative juices flowing, and I look forward to working with you again.
We sent out the pics you took to family and friends and got SO many wonderful responses. Everyone was blown away and said they are so beautiful, which they are. It was neat to have such cool images to share. Thank you. I will let you know when the baby comes.
. . .thank you again so much for the amazing photos. . . they look great! i cant wait to go pick up the cd! How does Sunday or Monday afternoon sound? around 2? Thanks again for everything it was a pleasure working with you! ps. . . the photos are a hit! i've had a lot of people check them out and nothing but good feed back! thanks so much!
[The maternity photos] are fabulous! I especially love the ones of Mike and I (of course). The one where I am looking at him and he's looking at the camera is priceless. There are some great belly shots as well. Thank you. I can't wait to do the shoot with the bambino!