Gordon Biersch Brewery by Jimena Peck

One of the perks of being a Food Photographer is the opportunity to work on a variety of incredible foodie teams. So when the ladies at CraftWorks reached out to me about taking some pictures for one of their restaurants, I was super excited. Their German pub style restaurant, Gordon Biersch, needed its images revamped. Myself and a wonderful team of stylists set out to capture its modern, yet relaxed vibe. Situated in Broomfield, Colorado, it resides in the mecca of craft beer and good company. I felt right at home.

Gordon Biersch prides itself on its beers and dishes made from scratch, as well as its cozy and friendly atmosphere.Their award winning brewery is visible right from the bar. It features German Lagers brewed according to the German Purity Law of 1516. They apply the same amount of scrumptious care to their cuisine, which made for dazzling photographs.

It was such a blast working alongside the talented stylists. Elizabeth Hawkins, a food stylist, was able to showcase the amazing textures and flavours through her magic touch. Tina Gill, a wardrobe and prop stylist, helped me capture the light-hearted crowd and Colorado’s unique spirit. I could not have pulled off these images without the help of these lovely ladies.

Collaborating with CraftWorks was such a pleasure. As a marketing agency, they own and operate dozens of restaurants. This does not keep them from being super down to earth and supportive. Helping them take Gordon Biersch’s style and presentation in a new direction was really exciting. With 35 restaurants operating in the US, Gordon Biersch upholds its reputation for superior beer, great food, and good times. I believe the team and I did an amazing job of capturing it.

A huge thanks to everyone I had the privilege of collaborating with!

Peaceful Pad - Vail Interior Design Photography

There is nothing better than settling into a cozy mountain home after a long day skiing or playing outside. The mountain home vibe has been taken to the next level by Kelly and her interior design company. PeacefulPad is an online interior design firm located in Vail, CO.

Kelly has curated an amazing online store where you can purchase items to revamp your home. Products from companies such as Jivaapoha, an Ayurvedic home and beauty store, are available on her site. In addition to her online firm, she has expanded her services for those who would like their homes designed and furnished in Vail.

I had the chance to spend the whole day with Kelly, and photograph one of her projects in town. The home I photographed was mesmerising. The style was both modern yet rustic, classy yet cozy. She has an amazing eye for vintage design. Peaceful Pad is a lifestyle. It entails creating a home that is both aesthetically appealing and zen. Kelly embodies her vision in all aspects of her life- from being a mother to a badass business woman.

As a Denver-based photographer, I am thrilled to have mountain towns so accessible. They characterise the elements of thrill and comfort within Colorado culture. I’m looking forward to seeing what else is in store for Peaceful Pad!

Lakehouse Denver - Lifestyle and Interior Photography by Jimena Peck

It is no secret that Denver's housing market has boomed over the last couple years. While the availability of houses might be declining, there are new development projects for condominium and row home residences.

I have a deep appreciation for real-estate companies that strive to maintain the historical essence of a place. The Sloans of Denver, a development underway on Sloan Lake, is doing just that. This company is taking several measures to ensure sustainable construction and historical preservation. The early beginnings of Sloan Lake go back to 1861. A farmer, Thomas M. Sloan, dug a well. The well tapped into an aquifer, and eventually spread to what we now know as Denver. In 1892, The Poor Sisters of St. Francis of opened up Saint Anthony's Hospital on the south shore of Sloan's Lake. As the area became more and more populated, the hospital expanded and eventually outgrew its original location. The old hospital and its location are a beacon of inspiration for the new Sloans Denver development. 

While most of the hospital itself has been demolished, the chapel and a few other builds were left intact for repurposing. The new buildings will be certified through the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). IWBI focuses on how buildings, and everything in them, can contribute to comfortability, healthful choices, and enhancing health.

I had the opportunity to photograph the neighbourhood surrounding Lakehouse 17.  I teamed up with Justine from HDSF Branding and got to learn more about the intention and plans for the space. The idea is to create a more community-based place with retail, recreational activities, and an emphasis on wellness. It will showcase a town center with a farmers market, restaurants, and easy access to natural areas.

Photographing the neighbourhood was seamless. THE WHOLE TEAM made a huge effort, including the Creative Director, Justine Descollonges, from HDSF ( San Francisco) who travelled all the way from the Bay Area with a growing belly,

Natalie Warady, the stylist, has an amazing touch.

The hair and makeup were done by Katelyn Simkins...she totally nailed it. 

The effort put in by all these POWERFUL ladies made my job much easier. I am excited to share these photos with you, and see this development come to life!