Welcome to Alive Studios! I, Benjamin D. Buren, am the professional photographer and magician at Alive Studios. My team and I provide compelling imagery to inspired clients all over the world. Alive Studios started over 20 years ago when my flourishing consulting engineering career proved to only be part of the vision. Since then I’ve never looked back in the pursuit of creative construction! Our team includes over half a dozen brilliant individuals who all draw inspiration from the amazing energy of Boulder, Colorado. We have the depth and versatility to create everything from elegant wedding photography and stunning portraiture to captivating product shots and inspired architectural artistry! As you explore our site, remember one thing; power flows where your attention goes. And, ours attention focuses on using the magic of light to draw out the essence of our subjects. Enjoy Alive Studios!
Photography has captivated me as far back as I can remember, but it wasn’t till being immersed in the intensity of engineering school that I realized what an outlet it could be. When I wasn’t studying about thermodynamics or differential equations my mind started wandering towards the more creative elements of visual presentation. I can still recall my first “ah-ha” moment; out one brilliantly sunny morning after an ice storm with my first camera, a Canon AE1 (I now shoot Nikon). I spent a magical few hours capturing spring blossoms covered with ice, sunburst blasting through intricate branches, and vivid dichotomous renditions of spring life and cold ice. In those hours I saw a different world through my camera, and days later as I flipped through the prints (yup, that was when we shot film and got it developed) my heart sped up and I felt a calling… Throughout the years I’ve built Alive Studios based on the magic of how I feel when capturing that “frozen” moment in time, the instant when the essence of the subject collides with my artistic ability!
The Alive Studios Team
is made up of professional photographers, second shooters, assistants, editors, stylist, art directors, and administration. While I, Benjamin, do most of the actual capturing, certain situations are enhanced by additional photographers or different styles. The entire team is focused on bringing integrity, creativity and passion together to create magic!