Five Minute Project || Waking the Baby One Year Later

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016 in Children/Babies, Family Photos | 0 comments

The other morning – at 6:45am – my littles were being especially sweet and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to sneak in and complete a little 5 minute project photo session with them. These photos were taken almost exactly one year after the photos from this post – and I really can’t believe the difference that one year makes.

These two little ones have certainly changed in that short year, but I can honestly say that they still adore each other as much as they did one year ago. Briggs still loves to sneak in a greet his sister as soon as he hears her stirring and he often insists that he must be the one to give her her first kiss of the day. As time keeps marching on, and these babies grow and grow, I hope that their love for one another is one thing that never changes.
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Evangelical Christian Academy || Class of 2016 || Nik

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016 in Senior Pictures | 0 comments

Nik graduated from Evangelical Christian Academy this past Spring and I think it’s high time I get around to sharing his senior photos! We squeaked in his session in late fall last year and this location in downtown Colorado Springs was the perfect choice during a time of year when everything is brown. I call this location “under the bridge” and literally have to use that term when I tell people where to meet me. It’s kinda mysterious, right? Or creepy. Either way, it’s a great spot!

We rounded off Nik’s session with a few family portraits. I honestly cannot think of a time when it is more critical to have a family photo than when one of your kids is getting ready to graduate. It’s a time of all things change and transition and growing up and leaving home. I’m so glad the Poli family allowed me to add in a teeny-tiny family session alongside the senior session.

And here’s a fun fact; Evangelical Christian Academy is my Alma Mater. It’s where I met my husband and where I coach volleyball every fall. I have to say that seniors from ECA are particularly exciting for me to capture. Thank you Nik – and Poli Family – for allowing me to play a small role during this exciting time in your lives!
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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

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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!
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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.”

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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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