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:

January is off with a BANG!

Ok, can we just talk about how cool it is that I got to not just meet but photograph a Boston Red Sox pitcher and his GORGEOUS wife!  I mean....what an awesome family and a real treat to use smoke bombs in a photo.  You'll see those again for sure.  But look!  They are having a baby girl...the boys were insanely excited about it and their friends video'ed the whole thing.  Such a blessing to meet cool, influential people.    Blaine Boyer is not just a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox....but most people I have shared this with say.."Oh, he's the guy that went with Adam LaRoche to 'Southeast Asian brothels, wearing hidden cameras doing undercover work to help rescue underage sex slaves.'"....People know him for his heart and not just that he can pitch a ball at whatever mph.  That is a legacy worth building on.  Check them out!   http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/15159499/adam-laroche-goes-deep-decision-walk

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!!!!


Family of 8 please?

An Awesome shoot with an amazing family is up!  The CA sun is far different from CO sun...it's lower...right?  I think that's right.  Anyway, this family is super fun and I just loved photographing them.  Take a look!

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.

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

Good Friends, Good Tea!

I had the chance to catch up with some good friends recently over tea and scones.  I was so grateful to have been able to document the real-life theatrical faces that we have....well, Ashley had them this day, but usually the dramatic faces are mine.  Krysta treated us to a dramatic reading and I got to photograph baby Ellie!!!  She is so much fun to photograph because you don't always know what you are going to get.  It was a lovely morning in Krysta's new kitchen....grateful for good friends. :)

"Can I swing by for 1 shot?"

This is what I said to Hilary last week, "Can I swing by for 1 shot?".  I had an idea of double exposure.  Anyone know what that is?  In the film days you took one image and put it on top of another to create this cool effect, double exposure.  I have always been intrigued by this style and tried to figure it out with just my digital camera.  I have done this before in Photoshop, but never within my camera.  Most DSLR's these days have this capability in the menu settings.  On the Nikon this can be found by pushing Menu, then click on the camera icon and then it's at the bottom (Multiple exposure).  Anywho, I called Hil and said, lets play.  It was super short notice, but I showed up and she looked like she was about to step out to NYFW.  Sheesh!  Lucky for me....it was time to play!

Sand? or Jam hands?

I have always been a mom that wrestled with that question...sand or jam hands?  Because you can always wash off jam, but if you don't have a wipe....you can't get it off totally.  The sand...that gets EVERYWHERE. Period.  But...sand could get on the hands with jam, so..you see my conundrum?  Ugh!  

Anyway, nuff said about that...lets move onto the beach.  OH THE BEACH!!  I love the beach.  Always have.  I mean, I could sit on the beach for hours looking out at the water and NEVER get bored.  I can't even sit in my house without being on the phone talking to someone, music on and maybe even the fan on for white noise behind the noise.  But the beach, I could sit in front of that for countless hours and it would never get old.  These pics don't show, but the temps were in the 60's.....I was bundled in my jacket with a scarf.  Look at the kids!  They don't care if it's windy, chilly or the sun isn't out...they are get'n in.  These are my children.....LOVERS of the BEACH!!!!  If you don't find me...I'll be sitting on the beach...somewhere warm. :)

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