If it were up to me, all weddings would be Colorado weddings. I mean, c’mon. You can’t beat the views or the weather offered by summertime in the Colorado mountains. One look at Amber & Cameron’s Spruce Mountain Ranch wedding and I’m sure you’ll agree!
I was honored to assist Melissa Sue Photography in capturing this beautiful event last summer and I’m happy to share it with you today!
I promise I won’t give you a month-by-month play of my child’s life. But this first month, you guys. Oh my gosh. So sweet and tender and snuggly and full of newness. I just had to share.
I’d like you to take a guess at how many photos I took of this babe during her first month of life. Just take a stab at it. Then head over to my Good Photo Facebook Page, like that page, and then post your guess in the comments of the link to this blog post.
The person with the closest guess wins a gift card to my favorite local coffee shop. Just a few minutes of your time could result in a yummy latte on me!
Now go play…you have until Monday (2/23) at noon to enter!
New babies are like campfires – you can watch them for hours and all at once nothing changes and everything changes.
Hands that won’t stay out of her mouth
Tight, tiny, mad fists
A tongue that sticks out when she cries
And a big brother who climbs into the middle of all things baby and loves and loves and loves.
Meet my new little lady.
Last summer, I kicked off wedding season by assisting the lovely Caroline Ro with Chris & Stephanie’s Evergreen Lake House wedding. Even though we’re smack-dab in the middle of winter, I thought today was an appropriate time to reminisce a little bit about a wedding with warm, summery scenery!
Chris & Stephanie traveled all the way from Charleston to have their wedding among the mountains of beautiful Colorado and they could not have picked a more perfect spot than Evergreen. This venue, you guys. Oh my word! It was gorgeous. Add in the joyful groom and the glowing bride, top it off with the most perfect weather, and you have a wedding that was an absolute dream to photograph!
It just seems so fitting to be closing out 2014 with the Carew family. Why? Well, because you, dear Good Photo client, were a part of bringing this family together.
Really? Yes. Really.
Let me explain – the Carews have been faithfully praying for and pursing and working towards adopting a child for the past three years. And finally – FINALLY- their precious little boy came home from Ethiopia the day before Thanksgiving. (Check out his homecoming here)
That was such a wonderful day! But, here’s the thing about adoption, it’s really hard.
Adopting a child takes a lot of patience and faith and, well, finances. When the Carews committed to adding a child to their family, Good Photo committed to supporting them financially. And that’s where all of YOU came in. Every time you’ve given me the huge privilege of capturing your families, kiddos, engagements, weddings, and events, a portion of the profits went to supporting the Carews. And weather you did it on purpose or not, I’m just so thankful that we all could be a part of THIS. Here’s to a blessed 2015 – I pray it will be a year of growth, blessings, and maybe a few surprises for you and yours. Happy New Year!
I love, love, love using this space to show off all of the gorgeous and unique families and happenings that I am blessed to photograph. But today I thought, hey, it’s Christmas Eve. Why not show off my own little family this time?
Since Briggs was 15 months old when we brought him home, he had his first official portraits (done by mommy, of course) at 18 months. Ever since, it’s been my tradition to take his photos around his 1/2 birthday each year. So far, he actually has fun doing this. That’s going to last until he’s 18-and-a-half, right?
Can I just tell you how much I ADORE having a four-year-old. This is hands-down my favorite age so far. Briggs has big thoughts and big questions. He has an amazing sense of humor and most days I feel like I’m just hanging out with him rather than caring for his every need. That’s a big difference, y’all. But as much as he is a real kid now, he also still has just a little bit of baby in him that just melts my heart. He still loves his footie jammies and still says hamburger wrong. He still likes to snuggle and be read to and he always, always holds my hand. I’ve asked him to remain a four-year-old forever, but he’s not making any promises. And speaking of growing up, Briggs is going to be a big brother sometime next month. As much as I am looking forward to having a teeny tiny baby around, I’m so excited to see Briggs grown into his role as a big brother. He is beyond himself with excitement and talks daily about all the things he will teach and do for the baby. I’m eager to see how that all plays out!
On that note, things will probably be pretty quiet around here after the first of the year as I take some time off to care for our new little girl. I’ll still be taking inquiries for family sessions and doing consultations for weddings, but I won’t be doing any shooting again until April. Well, unless you count the thousands of photos I’m sure to be taking of the new babe. I’ll be back to share those, I promise!
Photo Credit: Jen Lints Photography
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and wonderful celebrations today and tomorrow. We certainly all have much to celebrate!