About Blu

Blu Hartkopp is an old school  advertising photographer.  Basically if you want to promote what you do or what you sell, Blu can create a unique collection of photography to tell your story.

His home base, Blu Iron Studios is located in Wheat Ridge Colorado, 15 minutes west of downtown Denver.


Blu first found his interest in photography through high school photography class eventually receiving 2nd place in a state wide competition for his piece “Ghost bus”. Since then Blu has shown his work at art shows and in galleries in Massachusetts as well as around the Denver area.

As a graduate of the Hallmark Institute of Photography and a teachers assistant at the Maine Media workshops, Blu’s skill and experience can be seen in every shot from a basic product angle study to a clean professional headshot to a fully dramatized and staged ad campaign.

Blu is an old school photographer with modern skills. He prefers to use lighting and styling to create an image only utilizing photoshop when necessary to create the absolute best image.

A partial list of his clients include:

  • AAA Waterproofing
  • Adams Fine Furniture
  • Colorado Mills Shopping Center
  • Cress Kitchen and Bath
  • The City of Wheat Ridge
  • Quabin Inc
  • Girls Inc
  • myStrength
  • Mod mood Retro Consignment
  • Kevin Robb Studios
  • Jefferson County Economic Development Council
  • Jacobs Engineering
  • Lakewood Rotary Club
  • The West Chamber
  • Eyedeaworx
  • Welch Creative
  • Applewood Business Association
  • Applewood Golf Course
  • Factory Design Labs
  • Hallmark Home Mortgage
  • Webb Strategic Communications
  • Johnson and Knudson Law
  • Thomas J McAlister, PC
  • Diamond Homes