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What dream clients look like

I literally sat and stared at the computer for a good few minutes trying to come up with the perfect title for this shoot. I thought about how much I loved that this family chose a location that was important to them yet trusted me enough to execute the vision. I...

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Colorful Colorado isn’t just about the Mountains…

I do a lot of outdoor family sessions because, well...COLORADO. It seems like a no brainer. But the truth is, with growing neighborhoods like the RINO district on the edge of downtown Denver, a family photo session can be JUST as colorful. This gorgeous Momma is a...

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Let’s pause for a moment

You could say we have grown up together in our adult lives. We met as unmarried women and lived our single lives to the fullest. We married and bought homes. We had our first babies...and then more...and now this beautiful boy completes the baby making phase....

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Love in the mountains

We might be a little spoiled here in Colorado.  Even if you live in the Denver Metro Area it's just a short drive to get to locations like this one (Meyer Ranch) that take your breath away (literally take it away when you make your poor clients 'hike' to get to the...

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Playing in the woods

Four sisters. Each beautiful and full of life. These girls are my family by marriage and I have been enamored of them from the moment I met them. Each time we pull up to a family gathering they walk out the front door and scoop up my babies as though they are their...

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High on love

These two. During any type of session (but particularly with couples) I often give prompts to get them to connect because it's natural to be a little nervous in front of the camera. Not these two. I think I literally could have gotten in the car to go back down the...

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Hangin’ with the boys

The anticipation I feel when I get to do a newborn session...there's nothing else quite like it. This particular session was special because I've been photographing this newbie's big brother since he was just a tiny babe. So of course we had to spend some time...

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To Rise

Dear Grace, You turned 9 this past weekend. That, apparently, qualifies you as a tween (shaking my head in disbelief). There's certainly that ever present parental sadness that the time goes by so quickly, but I can honestly say I love every stage of motherhood with...

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Run Baby Run

One of the many reason I love my job is simple: play. I get to play, and watch my clients play. So when I have a session with a family that has two boys I know, we're gonna play hard. There's no getting around it, you won't get boys to sit still for more than 10...

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The Sweetest Thing

I think it was her southern drawl that I first fell for. That and the fact that she gushed about my daughter Grace (she had been her teacher at summer arts camp at our church). Oh and her big, beautiful, absolutely genuine smile. Have I said enough? So when she first...

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To the beat of his own, loud drum (Luke Turns 5)

We celebrated this guy tonight. He turned 5. What is it about 5?  It's a tough one, a turning point. Not that Luke isn't already ahead of the game. He's so bright and ambitious. He's already started reading and tries to spell everything. "Mom, do you spell truck...

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Finding your Vision

I pray often for vision.  I boldly pray for a miracle for Jared's vision (he has lost most of it to a degenerative eye disease) but I also pray for a more metaphorical vision for my own life and the purpose of my photography. As a photographer I've already gone...

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