Spring Break Part 2!

Sorry, I have meant to get this on the blog for a lifetime, but..the summer has me like WHAT?  In a good way of course!  I'll show pictures of our newest addition to the family....of the canine category, but first things first....HAWAII!  We ventured to Maui after our Seattle adventures.  Super long flight, the kids did surprisingly awesome and we landed in humid, frizz your hair kind of weather.  I LOVED it!!  Check it out:

Closing down the year in style

Closing down the year with some stunning shoots.  Great families.  I'll do a recap next week of 2017 but woah....busy year and grateful beyond words.  Be looking for that recap because you might recognize everyone ;) hahahaha.   For now...the MacGrays.

The many shoots of the summer!!

I'm so behind on blogging....like.....be-HIND!  I can't believe it.  Well, to catch you up on the summer, here are just a few of the many families that I got to meet.  I love people!!!!


While in CA....beach sesh...&more!

Though in CA for my cousins funeral, it was great to spend time with family...especially because it was just me and main squeeze!  The kids were left at home and we got to remember Heidi and play a bit too without the beautiful disruptions of my gorgeous children tugging on my shirt asking for the same thing over and over and over......gosh I love them. Anywho...a short sesh before breakfast was the thang to do.

Baby on the way!!

Un-real shoot  with my partner in crime in 5 degree weather!!!!  Yes, you heard me right, 5 degree weather.  Our feet were numb and red by the very end, but well worth it.  I just adore this shoot that started with her gorg family and ended with her and I up Buffalo Pass trekking through some serious powder.  Well worth it I would say!


So, in the fall The Elwoods gathered for an incredible wedding that you can check out HERE.  It was a gorgeous wedding but while there, we got to hit up our old stomping grounds.  We saw the college where Josh and I first met, we took the kids to DC where we had many a dates and we saw such amazing friends of ours...what a blessing it was!  Check it out!

The Murrays!

I had a great time photographing the Murray's!  They came from Kissimee FL and were DYING for snow, but alas...we had only a dusting.  It still made for beautiful photos.  I love when folks come from out of town to see Steamboat, it's so great, especially for the kids.  These kids, seeing ANY snow was a big deal.  Great fun was had :)

Happy Birthday Sweet Audrey!

For over a year, my bible study, me, Josh, friends, family have all prayed for a buddy for Kayla (my oldest).  Kayla is super sweet and kind and artistic and not into cliques.  She never really found her person until recently.  Not to put the pressure on Audrey, but she is perfect for Kayla.  She is kind, artistic, sweet and just instantly Kayla's bff.  She just moved here 2 months ago and we could not be more thrilled for a new friend for Kayla.  Thankful for her.  Audrey celebrated her 9th birthday last week and I got to sneak over and do a mini-shoot for her.  Kind of my dream client :) hahahaha.


This was a fun shoot for me.  I have been wanting to photograph Mitch for about a year.  I had a specific location in mind and with all the snow...I was thinking I would have to wait even longer for it to melt and dry up.  Instead, I found this space that allowed for beautiful light...kind of a darker shoot for me, but I LOVE playing with light.  Mitch was perfect for this shoot.

Senior Photos!!! Jackie

I had the privilege to photograph the lovely Jackie a few weeks ago.  It was cold, but we had the best sunset and awesome willingness to sit in a chair in the freeeeezing cold....in a sleeveless dress :)  Oh, it was fun!  Jackie is a 2016 high school senior and I couldn't be more excited for her graduating and pursuing a college degree.  She's smart...I mean really smart and we just had the best time :) Thanks Jackie for having me photograph your senior pics!!

This last photo was totally for fun.  She is a singer and brought along some sheet music.....Just for fun :)

Blues Break

Was fun.  Was REALLY fun.  Josh was off of work, the kids were surprisingly on amazing behavior and family fun was all we wanted to do.  Crafts, skiing, sledding....all good.  My kids like to play in the snow.  It's cold people...real cold. Like 20 cold, but the kids love it and truth be told.....it makes me feel like a kid, so....I in turn like it....:) hahaha.  Anyway

My little eskimo

I had about 3 minutes to capture Kayla's photo before Tae Kwon Do.  She was super excited because there was a time when she would say as a kiddo "MOM, another photo??"  So, I have had to sneak photos of her here and there for the last few years.  This time, she was all about it.  YES! I was so excited because she looked to fabulous in her coat with her fur hat that it took everything in me to get to our destination without pulling the car over at random corners.  This peanut is almost 10.....10!!!  Holy smokes!  I just can't believe it!  I'm grateful for her spirit, her love for others and her compassionate heart.  Cheers to my little eskimo!

Playing in the snow with Danielle!

I got to play in the snow with my two friends Danielle and Susie on Tuesday.  It was a fun time of climbing a mountain to get to our desired location.  Not only did we hike in 17 degree weather, but it was all single track.  Not the easiest of locations to get to, but worth every step.  When everyone tells you it's the "slow" time for photographers, take the reins and get to step'n.  Danielle was a dream to photograph and my new friend Susie was awesome to work along side.  What shall my next shoot be?........

Kel Elwood Photography is having a SALE!!!

Kel Elwood is having HUGE sale!  For the next week, purchase a FAMILY session for 30%OFF it's normal $475 price.  That is a $142.50 savings!!!!  That's right, you heard me... you have until January 20, 2016 to purchase this session with the PAYPAL button below.  Session must be used in the next 2 months (by March 13th) and can't be used on existing family sessions purchased.  

This is ONLY for a family session...IMMEDIATE family only, but no limit on number of people for this special.  






Holiday Mini-sessions!!!

No doubt about it, I love holiday mini-sessions!!!  Not only are they cost effective for my clients, but they are also fun for me being a HUGE extrovert to meet with several different families in a 3 hour stretch.  I remembered EVERYONES name this time around.....(pat on the back).  Here are some samples of what we got to accomplish together :)


Yamashita's Reunion!

I had some crazy awesome fun with the Yamashita's WHOLE family and Jessica's dad and step mom last week.  It was so gorgeous out that we could ONLY have a good time. The kids were in high demand of which shots I was to take, and I loved it.  They wanted jump shots, sitting shots, laying down shots, minecraft shots, grass shots, jumping out of grass shots ....the list goes on!  I love getting direction from kiddos on shoots....they have so much fun which gets me amazing fun shots that show their personalities!  How could I go wrong?  It was a wonderful time

Weston's came to Colorado!

My super cousins arrived last week for a wonderful visit in Colorado!!!  We were on the tail end of their whirlwind trip and what a treat it was so spend time together.  I had the ultra challenge of photographing their 3 kiddos who have a history of NOT smiling for me :)  I gladly accepted the challenge and we hit the road....literally.  I took this family up Marabou (a new fav location of mine) and we had a blast!  I love letting the kids direct me a little, it gets them comfortable in front of the camera and silly, fun photos transpire.  

Heidi found out some tragic news about her health when she went home.  To pray for her and her family, follow her blog HERE and her Facebook page HERE