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

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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!

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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.

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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!

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Garden of the Gods Maternity Photos || Rob & Erin

Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 in Maternity | 0 comments

I was so excited to meet up with Erin & Rob last month for their Garden of the Gods maternity photos. I had not seen them for many, many years and it was wonderful to catch up on all that is happening in their lives. Their excitement over this little baby was absolutely contagious. I’m so happy for them to be adding a little girl right into the middle of their wonderful and loving home.

Taking a look at the good ‘ol blog, I realized that it’s all babies and bellies around here these days! Having just completed my own little girl’s “baby year,” I can’t say I’d have it any other way! How else am I supposed to get my “baby fix?!”

And never fear, dear reader, there is more baby goodness in your future. Rob & Erin’s Little Miss entered the world just yesterday and I can’t wait to get my camera on her!

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A Lifestyle Newborn Session || Welcome Miss Everleigh

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in Family Photos, Little Ones | 0 comments

I’ve got to be honest here – when it comes to posing newborns, I am at a loss. Ask me to put a baby in a basket or a football helmet or a bowl of apples, and you’ll see me heading for the door. But lifestyle newborn sessions? Oh how I love them.

I love the little glimpse into a family’s life. Newborns bring a certain bit of mess and chaos that is somehow also sweet and precious.   The baby monitors, tiny diapers, receiving blankets and piles of laundry are real life. They show how it is when a 7.5lb human makes her way into a new family. I love to capture this – and the rocking and the shushing and the outfit changes. It’s all so beautiful and fleeting.

In early December, little miss Everleigh made her way into the Connover family. She was welcomed by not only her adoring parents, but also by two amazingly kind big brothers. I tell you what, I’ve never had a two-year-old so enthusiastic about photos as Elliott was on the day of our shoot. He absolutely stole the show!

There’s no doubt that the new little miss is loved and cherished – and that she has many fun and happy days ahead of her as a part of this clan!
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Maternity Photos in Downtown Colorado Springs || The Osburn Family

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Family Photos, Maternity | 0 comments

Oh this beautiful mama. She’s my bestie – and has been since before there were any babies in our lives. I can hardly believe that THIS MONTH, she’ll be welcoming her third into this world. She thought about not doing maternity photos this time around – or perhaps combining them with their Christmas card shoot. But, of course, I could not let that happen. And boy am I glad we did this shoot.

Emily chose to do her maternity photos in downtown colorado springs – between her and I, we really had a vision for these white walls combined with her colorful style. I couldn’t be happier with how it all came together. Even the snow was working with us to set the perfect scene!

Emily was there with me when I welcomed my own little babe just 14 months ago – in fact that’s what she does. It’s an understatement to say that I CANNOT wait to be with her when her little girl makes her appearance in the next couple of weeks. Having friends to do life with is one of my life’s greatest blessings. I’m so thankful for this girl.

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