The Carew Family || Capturing Family Photos at Home

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Families | 0 comments

I’ve been photographing the Carew family since I first started photographing families seven years ago. I’ve seen them grow from a family of three to a family of four. And I rejoiced along with them when they grew to a family of five – bringing  little Yabsira home from Ethiopia last year.

I was so thrilled when Shannon told me that they wanted to do their family photos at home this year! Not only is the Carew home full of great light and color and fun, but it also holds many precious memories. The family will sell their home and move across Colorado Springs this month, and it meant so much to capture just a little slice of the life they have lived in this home before they leave it.

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Mr & Mrs Pearson || A Colorado Fall Wedding

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016 in Engagement/Couples, Weddings | 0 comments

When I met up with Jason and Kathleen last year for their engagement session, it became very apparent to me that these two LOVE Fall.  As the months passed, it was fun to listen to them dream about and prepare for their Colorado Fall wedding and, as they shared more and more details with me, I began to dream about warm rich colors and pumpkin pie right along with them.

When the big day arrived, Stone Mountain Lodge provided the perfect backdrop; the bouquets (designed and assembled by a friend!) were absolutely breathtaking; and Kathleen’s orange heels proved just how much she loves this time of year.

By the time the day was over, I became convinced that there is perhaps no better state than Colorado for a wedding and perhaps no better time of year than Fall. Thank you, Jason and Kathleen, for giving me the incredible honor of being a part of this perfect Colorado Fall wedding. I couldn’t be more grateful.

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My Geneva Joy || Snow on her First Birthday

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in Children/Babies, Families | 0 comments

It snowed on the day she was born – just like I dreamed it would – and I’ve always called her my little winter baby. This little babe of mine loves to be outside, and the cold and wind and snow completely thrill her. When it began to snow on her first birthday, a little exploring outside was the perfect way to celebrate her.

These photos in the snow not only sweetly capture this important first birthday, but somehow they sum up and punctuate her whole first year of life perfectly for me. This has been a most wonderful and lovely and amazing year and I can only hope that her second year will be as beautiful as her first.

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The Osburn Family || Colorado Springs Family Photos

Posted by on Jan 12, 2016 in Family Photos | 0 comments

You know the feeling, right? Christmas is coming. The calendar is packed full. The kids are growing older by the minute. And all you want is to put their adorable little faces on a few gifts and some lovely Christmas cards.

But where – oh where – are you going to fit family photos into aforementioned packed calendar!?

Hey, sometimes when you need ‘em done, you just get ‘em done.

Take the Osburn family for example. Emily and I found one teeny little open space that aligned on both of our calendars. She grabbed the kids from school and made the drive across Colorado Springs to meet John at work. We headed to the side of his office building where we had just enough scenery and just enough light and just enough snow to get the photos done. And although I didn’t have nearly the amount of time I would have liked to play and pose and play some more, I’m really proud of what we accomplished.

There are no words to describe how much I love these people right here – and I hope they are as thankful as I am that we captured these family photos in their last few months as a family of four. I cannot wait to see them become a family of five later this year!

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5 Minutes in Last Week’s Snow

Posted by on Dec 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

My boy’s red boots are BY FAR his most favorite wardrobe piece. He will absolutely look for any excuse to wear them.

And what better reason than a buddy to play with and a small patch of last week’s unmelted snow to play in!

Enjoy this little 5 minute glimpse of childhood at its finest!

(And take a peek at some of my other favorite 5 minute projects here and here!)

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Megan & Dan || A Pinery at the Hill Wedding

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in Weddings | 0 comments

Today I’m throwin’ it all the way back to summer and the beautiful June day that I was fortunate enough to assist the lovely Alison Easterling in photographing this gorgeous wedding. The Pinery at the Hill is a dream venue and Megan and Dan were truly lovely to work with – I’m so thankful to Alison for giving me the opportunity to participate in this amazing day! Enjoy a little peek into this fabulous wedding – complete with an adorable flower girl and a kickin’ party! 

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The Bruce Family [All Together for Christmas]

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in Family Photos | 0 comments

Oh how I love photographing the Bruce Family! We did this session last year, just two weeks before my baby girl was born – and that same baby girl is totally the reason why these photos never got shared. (How long is it acceptable to use “I have a new baby” as an excuse?) But I just loved this session so much, that I thought, what the heck. Better late than never!

I’ve known the “two Bruce boys” – Erik & Stephen- since I was in elementary school. It has been such an honor to photograph this family each year when they gather together in Colorado Springs for the holidays. How fun to watch their families grow! They’ve even added one more baby girl to their number since we took these photos. Little Peter is quite out numbered!

Even though photographing large families can be a little bit intimidating at times, I sure have come to love it! I love seeing adult siblings that still have great relationships and grandparents loving on their grandchildren and there is nothing like a group of small cousins all playing together!

Thank you so much Bruce family for giving me this honor year after year! 

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