Senior Session in the Aspens

I have known this beautiful girl's momma for many years. I was incredibly honored when she hired me to photograph Ally's senior pictures and we has such a blast while doing it!  This session is actually from LAST YEAR (I know I know) so Ally is currently making her...

Don’t forget the boys…

I feel like guys kinds get the short end of the stick when it comes to Senior photos.  Social media is flooded with incredible pictures of girls but when it comes to the boys...crickets. For me these sessions have their own set of awesomeness. Especially when you get...

How to double the capacity of your heart

I remember being pregnant with my second and already feeling like he was getting the raw end of the deal.  The pregnancy didn't have all the new 'magic' like the first time. I wasn't digesting every piece of information on motherhood that I could get my hands on.  I...

Fun in the Sun

Have you heard of Park Hill Design? I remember the first time I laid eyes on Meridythe's work at a market. If I remember correctly, my jaw hung open the entire time I combed through the racks looking at the most beautiful and unique children's clothing I'd ever seen....

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Tween Portraits (Don’t wait until she’s a Senior!)

There's those milestones in life that we are all really good at documenting. Newborn. First steps. First teeth lost. Getting on the bus to school.  And then somehow...as our children start to grow, time seems to speed up and before you know it we are booking a Senior...

You Had Me at Pescadero (Northern Cali Family Session)

I happen to live in a state that just gives and gives when it comes to incredible locations for photo shoots. Colorado is breathtaking. However, as a creative, it's always exciting to find yourself in a new environment, inspired by new surroundings. Having the...

Northern California Family Session

This year I made the conscious decision to push myself. I want to grow so that I can provide the best possible experience and end product for my clients while simultaneously fueling my passion. I had the incredible pleasure of attending a workshop last week...

Colorado Springs Family Session

I did not grow up surrounded by cousins. Mine were on opposite coasts and I got to see them maybe once every couple of years or so. While I love that my parents chose to move to and raise their family in this gorgeous state of Colorado, I definitely longed to have...

Levi Paul (an at home newborn photo shoot)

I remember the night that we decided: one more baby. Over a glass of wine, on a date at our favorite Indian restaurant I finally verbalized what had been swimming around in my head...should we or shouldn't we?  I can honestly say I didn't really want to be pregnant...

Willow Park (Colorado Fall Family Photos)

I love when a client brings me to a new location and this one certainly didn't disappoint. A beautiful walk. With plenty of room to roam This family is so sweet. I first photographed them two years ago when this baby girl was still drooling!! The golden hour at it's...

Eve and Alex

These two. They each have a little bit of their momma in them. We've been friends for (gasp) almost 2 decades?  (Yes, we met as small children...Ahem). Anyway, these two gorgeous babes of hers...I just love them to pieces. And that hair, how is he not MY child??? He's...

Josh and Leah – Married

These two. Truly, madly, deeply...and so sweet. Married at The Barn at Raccoon Creek, this summer day could not have been more beautiful. Every detail so thoughtfully considered.  I was honored to capture their day and as my first big job after maternity leave I can't...

Josh and Leah – Engagement

No better way to come back from a 'maternity leave' than to jump right in and photograph a wedding. I am so excited to photograph Josh and Leah tomorrow as they take their own plunge and say 'I do'. As I sit here trying to cool off on this near 90 degree day it's hard...

Adventures in Family Photography

I can't emphasize enough how much I love to photograph young families. Small children are just plain awesome, whether they love me or not they certainly keep me on my toes! One might say it's even exhilarating. This gorgeous family was no exception.  These kids were...

Red Shoes (A Colorado Wedding)

When she stepped out of the car I about died of glee. The shoes. Oh the shoes. But they would have to wait, first she had to greet her groom... and squeeze her soon to be stepson... and let those shoes walk her down the aisle to marry her man.   Strike a few...

Welcome Little Brother (Lifestyle Newborn Session)

I can't say it enough, I love a newborn session. I especially love when little baby has an older sibling...like this cutie pie The thing is, sometimes despite how much they love their new little brother or sister, it's not always easy to share the spotlight. So I like...

5 Innovative Ways To Display Your Photos

As a photographer I love to harp - print your photos. Print your photos. PRINT YOUR PHOTOS! So maybe you're saying okay okay! I printed them...now what? Here's 5 innovative ways to display them: 1. An Oversized Framed Collage (source) This is the home of LA based...

Oh How Time Flies…

A friend of mine from church called recently to see if I would photograph her family before her daughter left for college. Just so happens I adore her and her family so I was thrilled. We first met when she led a bible study that I had joined and I was immediately...

The Many Faces of Sophie

Oh this girl. She happens to be my niece so I'm not biased or anything. But seriously, she's the cutest little 6 month old on the planet...surely. Just try to argue it. Those expressions! Can I get outta here yet Auntie? I do feel sorry for her though because her...

The Wildest Photo Shoot I’ve Ever Done

It all started with Girl Scout cookies. Grace's troop sold the heck out of them so they earned some money.  We all voted and decided to donate to the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, CO.  They let our girls visit for free and the rest of our families tagged along....

And then there were 4 (a ‘not so’ newborn photo shoot)

I knew this was going to be a great session when this little ray of sunshine ran up to me and greeted me with a giant hug. We had never met before, now she's my buddy. This is her gang. They're pretty awesome. Peek-A-Boo. Full. Of. Life. With this one as a role model,...

Today (told by my iphone)

Kids, I was just in the mood to take pictures of everything today. Maybe it was that you boys are finally starting to feel a teensy bit better after being sick for a week. Maybe it was because it was a day where we just let it flow..no plans, no leaving the house...

Love That Transforms

Have you ever been witness to someone who has been through a transformation?  They are still the same person but somehow...evolved? I get to see it through the lens of  my camera. See that look on her face? It's new. And it's taken up permanent residence. It's the...

Glowing

I get to photograph my brand new baby niece tomorrow morning and I'm literally giddy about it. In light of this, I thought it was about time that I blog my sister's maternity photos! Ahem. Sorry 'bout the delay there sis. How lovely is that belly? That's Miss Sophie...

Hey Groblebes, You’ve Been Blogged!

I love photographing my sister and her family.  They're just fun. I know that it can be nerve-wracking to get family photos done but you would never know it by looking at these guys. I started with these two. They're the two 'babies'. One is a little sprite, the other...

Top 5 Pregnancy Announcement Photos

Let me being by saying NO - this is NOT an announcement of my own. Now that's out of the way, in case you or anyone you know would like some inspiration on how to make their own announcement, here are my top 5 favorite photos: The Shoes by Persnickety Plates The Mugs...

4 Tips for a Successful Photo Shoot..with kids!

'Tis the season where we all start thinking about the beloved/hated family photo shoot!  For some it's fun to plan and take part in, for others it's a necessary evil...regardless of which camp you're in I have some important tips for you to ensure that it's...

Shoot Into The Light – Breaking Photography ‘Rules’

You've likely always been told to shoot with the sun at your back. I'm here to tell you - break the rules. I learned how to shoot into the light from my mentor and teacher Kristen in her awesome Click Class (highly recommend!) There's something so special about the...

5 Free Ways to Improve Your Photography Skills

Times have changed.  No longer are trade secrets, well...secrets!  These days, you can gain an unbelievable (and free) education online.  I like to call it 'Google University', my alma mater. I've always had a passion for photography but when I made the decision to...

Exist In Photos

Exist in Photos. I couldn't have said it better.  It's not my slogan, I heard it from one of my photography idols Sue Bryce.  But she has given permission for the rest of us to take it an run with it so here I am. I'm here to tell you why you need to exist in photos....

Why You Should Start Sneaking Up On Your Kids

I'm going to tell you in 2 words why you should start sneaking up on your kids: Lifestyle Photography.  What the heck is that, you say?  In my own words, it's the type of photography that captures a moment in complete authenticity (no posing) and the subject is often...

Lil’ Blue Eyes Turns One

Wait until you see the baby blues on this little guy.  I love photographing blue eyes.  I think it's because my kids eyes are dark as coffee and while I love the contrast with their blonde hair, the blue eyes just grab me.  But that's not all this kid's got... Could...

How Eve and Alex stole my heart

She lives about an hour away, we have kids, and husbands, and crazy lives.  So when one of my dearest friends asked me to photograph her kids I jumped at the chance to see her!  Normally I would bring my kids so they could all play together but this time I wanted she...

5 Reasons to do an End of Summer Photo Shoot

My friend called me yesterday to tell me she drove past a field of Sunflowers and I needed to get out there immediately and photograph someone - anyone.  I've realized as I've gotten busier with photo shoots that I've started to slack on taking pictures of my own...

Dear Andrew

Dear Andrew, You've been here just a short while, but already you're life is full of miracles. First of all, your Mom and Dad waited a long time for you.  So you, little man, were loved deeply long before you were born. In this gorgeous, light filled bedroom in your...

A Colorado Ranch Wedding

I remember thinking as we were driving down to the rehearsal dinner that nothing better happen to this car full of people, we've got the Flower Girl, the Photographer and the Minister all together here! That's just the kind of wedding this was, a family affair.  Held...

Making Room for Baby

Whenever possible, I like to disappear into the background so that whoever I'm photographing almost forgets that I'm there.  That way the story just unfolds through the lens. The authenticity of the moment.  The real deal. My beautiful sister recently gave birth to...