Downtown Colorado Springs || The Buteyn Family

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Families | 0 comments

For her family photos, Jill wanted color and texture and space to play. I could think of no better place than this little alleyway in downtown Colorado Springs. I’ve shot here many times before, and I love how each family always makes it their own. Although I may repeat this location once or twice a year, no two shoots ever look the same.

The Buteyn family was game for anything and was more than willing to try a few of my goofy ideas. As you’ll see, we had a lot of laughs. (However, I have a feeling that this family laughs together often without my help.)

And if you’re looking for a great summer read, you should look Jill up! She’s a fabulous author with both fiction and non-fiction options to fill your read-this-by-the-pool list! family photos downtown Colorado springs Family of four huggingFamily of four having funFamily photos downtown colorado springsmother's arms around daughtermother kissing daughterbrother and sister hugginggirl looking somberLittle boy with scraped kneeChild portrait colorado springshusband and wife huggingcouple in downtown colorado springscolorado springs family photo

Read More

Vista Ridge High School || Class of 2016 || Liz

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Senior Pictures | 0 comments

Miss Liz is currently a senior at Vista Ridge High School…but not for long! She’ll be graduating in just a few days and I thought I’d share her senior photo session in commemoration of the event!

Liz chose to use a combination of Bear Creek Park and the Manitou Springs Penny Arcade for her senior photo session. I just love how these turned out! They are so bright and colorful – and I do believe a perfect reflection of Liz’s personality. I always know a session is going to be good when I start hearing about the outfit selection process WAY before the actual session. One of my favorite moments of every senior girl’s session is when she opens the trunk of the car and show me all of the options she’s brought along.

Miss Liz, I had a GREAT time with you last fall. I hope that you truly enjoy your graduation celebration this week and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for you. This is such an exciting time in your life and I’m thankful to have played this small role in capturing it!
Bear Creek Park Senior PhotosColorado Springs Senior PhotosColorado Springs Senior PhotosVista Ridge SeniorColorado Spring Senior PhotosVista Ridge SeniorColorado Springs Senior Photos Bear Creek Park Senior PhotosVista Ridge Senior PhotosPenny Arcade Manitou SpringsPenny Arcade Senior PhotosManitou Springs Senior PhotosVista Ridge Senior

Read More

Family Photos at Bear Creek Park || The Aragon Family

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Families, Family Photos | 0 comments

This session was by far one of my very favorites from last year. The lighting, the weather, the location, the PEOPLE – all of it was just perfect! The Aragons chose to take their family photos at Bear Creek Park and we honestly could not have asked for a more lovely Colorado late-summer evening.

And for all of your dreaming and scheming about this year’s family photos, here’s a little PSA for ya;

Fall in Colorado is beautiful, there’s no arguing that. But there’s something wonderful about those last two weeks of summer. Things are green and blooming and vibrant and you can just begin to sense that little nip of cold in the air. I do believe we timed it just right for the Aragons to include this beauty in their photos. If you are someone who is hoping for all things green and blooming in your family photos this year, please don’t wait to book your session! Things change fast around here. Just one week later at this same location, all of these flowers were gone and the grass had started to turn brown.

Not that that’s out of the way, I’m going to wrap this up by telling you how amazingly blessed I am by this family. This lovely bunch is a part of what I married into. My husband comes from wonderful stock and I’m thankful every day that I also get to call the Aragon family “mine.”

Bear Creek Park Family PhotosLaughing sistersSibling photos at bear creek park Colorado Springs Family PhotographerBear Creek park family photosLittle girls spinning in a field Colorado Springs PortraitsColorado Springs PortraitsColorado Springs Children's photography Family photos with mountain backgroundMother hugging teen son Little girl running with golden lab family photos in bear creek park Mother with daughtersColorado Springs family photosteen girl walking through grassbear creek park couple portraitsFamily photos at bear creek park

Read More

Colorado Springs Home Birth || Welcome Evangeline

Posted by on Apr 23, 2016 in Families, Family Photos, Little Ones, Maternity | 0 comments

I’ve been anticipating the arrival of this little one for months – and when her mama asked me to be there for her Colorado Springs home birth, I was over the moon!

For WEEKS I sprinted to my phone every time it rang and slept with it right next to my pillow. So when Emily called me just after midnight on March 23, I was pretty much half way out the door before she even told me she was in labor.

Emily, the world’s most fabulous doula, knows a lot about birth and babies. She’s helped many, many moms and dads bring their little ones into the world. I was so honored and excited to be a part of the team of people that would be there for her as she welcomed her own little girl.  She chose a home birth and was attended by her wise and compassionate midwife, Tara, her husband, her sister, and two friends.

Emily labored all night and Evangeline Kindle Mary Osburn was born just as the sun was rising — and at the very beginning of one of Colorado Springs’s most epic blizzards!

I love this family and am excited to watch Evangeline grow up alongside her bother and sister and alongside my own two kids. Welcome to the world, little one! Colorado springs home birthgetting ready for babybaby nursery with birdshome birth with midwife Colorado birth photographycolorado springs home birthhusband supporting during birthcolorado springs home birthcolorado springs birth photographymidwife tara stephencolorado springs home birthColorado springs birth photography sister watching birthColorado springs home birth photographyHusband proud of wife after birthnewly born baby Colorado springs birth photographycolorado springs birth photography colorado springs midwifecolorado springs midwifeColorado springs home birthColorado birth photographybaby weighed by midwifedad admiring newborn baby mom admiring newborn baby cat admiring newborn baby home birth photography Colorado springs newborn photography Colorado springs lifestyle newborn

Read More

Wedding at La Foret || Samantha & Chris

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in Weddings | 0 comments

I had the best time assisting Allison with this wedding at La Foret last summer. As always, Allison was a blast to work with and Samantha and Chris were a most joyful wedding couple. And let’s not forget their guests who REALLY know how to tear up a dance floor. It was pretty hard for me to resist the urge to join in on this dance party! Combine all of this with a brief pause in the action for a  sunset-filled bride and groom portrait session, and you’ve got a perfect day as far as I’m concerned.

Though I’ve been a resident of Colorado Springs for nearly my entire life, I haven’t had many opportunities to visit La Foret. Can I just tell you that this is a GEORGEOUS wedding venue!? If you’re engaged and planning a wedding in Colorado Springs, do not overlook this little gem!

Bridesmaid getting readyBridal makeup Bride being photographedbridesmaid ringBridesmaid getting ready Bridal makeupGroom getting ready Groom putting shoes ongroom with dogsgroom kissing brideColorado Springs Wedding photographerwedding at La ForetColorado Springs Wedding PhotographerWedding at La ForetColorado Springs BrideColorado Springs wedding photographerLa Foret Colorado Bride walking down the aisle Colorado Springs Wedding photographerBride giving vowsLa Foret Wedding CeremonyBride laughing during ceremonyGuests playing games at receptionBride and groom listening to toastBride laughing during toastcolorado springs wedding cakeLa Foret Wedding ReceptionColorado Springs GroomColorado Springs Wedding PhotographerLa Foret WeddingBride and groom in fieldLa Foret Bride and GroomLa Foret BrideColorado Springs Wedding PhotographerColorado Springs Wedding DJGuests dancing at wedding receptionBride and groom dancing La Foret Wedding Reception

Read More

Colorado Springs Family Photos || The Martin Family

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 in Family Photos | 0 comments

I don’t know about you, but I’m sure looking forward to the warmth and light of summer and fall! To day I thought I’d bring you a few Colorado Springs family photos to help with the wait.

I met up with the Martin family last fall for their family photos. However, since the photos were going to be used for Christmas gifts, I never shared them. I didn’t want to ruin any surprises!

I’ve had the privilege of photographing this family for several years now – and I think each year we have more and more fun. The first time I photographed them, Evan sat on his dad’s shoulders for one of our shots. Now he’s surpassed both of his parents in height! And, as always, their sweet puppies are a delight.

Thank you for choosing me again, Martins! I hope you had as much fun as I did.

Boy hugging dogColorado Springs Family Photos Woman holding shitzu Colorado springs family photographer Colorado springs couple portraitsmom and dad hugging and laughing Colorado Springs Senior PortraitsColorado Springs Senior PortraitsBoy with favorite dog mom and dad hugging teenage son Colorado Springs Family photos Colorado Springs Family photos Family walking dogs

Read More

Paint Mines Engagement Session || Breanna & Justin

Posted by on Mar 29, 2016 in Engagements, Weddings | 0 comments

When Breanna and I began to talk about locations for their engagement session, I asked her if she and Justin were willing to do a bit of exploring and let me try out a new location on them. She readily agreed and I looked forward to their paint mines engagement session for weeks!

It was a bit of a drive and a bit of a hike – and it was totally worth it all. This beautiful little gem on the plains of eastern Colorado was the perfect backdrop for Justin & Breanna’s session. And all of the hiking around gave me time to learn more about them, about their plans for their wedding, and their dreams of the future. For example, it was their love for the Philadelphia Eagles that (quite literally) brought them together and they already have a bit of a wine and scotch date planned for their fifth anniversary.

Thank you both for exploring with me. I cannot wait to photograph your wedding in just four weeks!

paint mines engagement sessionpaint mines engagement session colorado springs engagement photographercolorado springs engagements photospaint mines engagement photosengaged girl with ring portrait of young mancolorado springs engagement photographerengagement ring on woman's fingercouple in eagles jerseysfootball jerseys engagement photoscouple hugging in football jerseys colorado springs engagement photosgirl snuggling fianceecouple with engagement ring paint mines engagement photos colorado paint minescolorado springs engagement photography

Read More

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers