I thoroughly enjoyed meeting up with the Day family for photos during my Good Photo mini sessions this year. Not only is this family just beautiful, I was floored by how sweet and kind Jack & Nora were to each other. I asked Jon & Becca for some advice on how to raise siblings that love each other, and I’m sad to report that they gave me nothing. They said it just happened that way. I kind of find that hard to believe, but I guess I’ll have to accept that as my answer for now.
A few years ago, I had the privilege of coaching Ben’s older sister on a club volleyball team. In those days, Ben was “just” Maddi’s little brother. I tell you what, I SO enjoyed getting to shoot Ben’s senior photos and actually get to know him a little bit! Ben will graduate from Fountain Fort Carson High School this spring and – while I told him that I think he has a future in modeling – he said he wants to pursue a career in the medical field. I guess that’s fine too.
Although it threatened rain all day, Ashley & Steven’s wedding day went off without a hitch. This couple truly could not have asked for more. Their day had it all, from beautiful weather to an enthusiastic wedding party to a breathtaking bride and joyful guests who could not wait to celebrate with them! And I was honored to have a front row seat to witness it all!
I once heard it said that Marriage is not romance, but rather a lifestyle. As I witnessed Ashley & Steven’s love, I could tell that they not only planned a perfectly romantic day – but that they also took time to prepare themselves for the commitment of marriage beyond their wedding day. Yes, they got to party during this beautiful celebration, but what a joy to know that they also prepared themselves to make a serious and life-changing commitment that day.
Ashley & Steven, many blessings on your marriage and the road ahead. I pray that the Lord continues to be present and real in your new life together!
[Venue] Hillside Gardens [Florist] Hillside Gardens Florist [Catering] Garden of the Gods Gourmet [Cake] Boonzaaijer’s Dutch Bakery [DJ] Cedric Stowers [Also, many thanks to Jen Lints for her help on this one!]
It was still a little bit summery when I met up with Emily, John, Harper, and Phin just outside of Colorado Springs for their family photos. What a beautiful evening we had! I always enjoy my time with the Osburn family and this shoot was no exception. There was one dicey moment, however, when Phin told his dad that he was mad at me for making him stand still. I made it up to him with plenty of time to run through the grass and explore the barn. (The outside of the barn, that is. Heaven knows what’s inside that thing.)
Bath time is still a favorite time in our house. Fill the tub with warm water and bubbles and I know my boy will be happy and content for a long as I’ll let him stay there. Sometimes, I get to sit and watch him play. Sometimes, I listen to the splashes and giggles and happy sounds while I fold laundry from the next room.
For this month’s 5 minute project, I sat and studied him with my lens for a bit. He’s growing up so big, but I still see some baby in his cheeks and curls.
Because this is a part of my 5 minute project, I have to admit that the last shot happened outside the limits of those 5 minutes. But I was just about to put my camera away when I saw those wrinkly piggies and I just couldn’t resist.
The Dille Family participated in the Good Photo mini sessions in early August, and when these boys tumbled out of the car in their bright colors and AMAZING shoes, I was sure I’d never be able to stop taking photos of them. I’m so thankful that I got to meet the Dilles and spend a few moments capturing the unique personalities of each of their boys. Thank you, Dilles, for coming out to support the Carew and Neely families and for playing a role in getting those little ones home to their forever families!
I’ve said it before and I’ll said it again, I LOVE LOVE LOVE it when families get together for special occasions and choose to have their photos taken. Especially families that live in different parts of the country. There is just something special about cousins and siblings reuniting after an extend amount of time apart. And I’m always astounded at the amount of joy I see when grandparents are surrounded by all of the grandchildren at once. It gets me every time.