Saturday, July 30, 2011

Colorado Springs Wedding Photographer - Secret Garden - Mike & Laura

July 16, 2011 can be wrapped up as an amazing event.  I still think about the drive over there that early afternoon.  Jen and I (she is the photographer and owner of kreatid) were blasting the song Every Teardrop is a Waterfall .  Singing as loud as we could...and I just felt happiness and joy at being able to capture Mike and Laura's sweet and special day.  I felt blessed, oh so blessed to be able to capture that with my sister.  So Jen, this is me saying thank you for making that day for me a day to treasure.  You are simply an amazing friend and partner. 

Mike and Laura, laughter, joy, romance, happiness, affection...thoughts that race through my mind as I think of ways to describe you.  Laura, you are stunning.  Loved in particular the way you enjoyed your day.  Yes, the way Mike would make you laugh.  Your laughter was so infectious.  And Mike, you are handsome.  Yes, you are.  Loved the way you would look at Laura...your affection for her was so apparent to me and to everyone around you.  Both of you went out of your way to make my sister and me feel like such a part of your friends and family.  And your friends and, LOVED them.  Dancing, laughing, asking us if we needed anything....and all the attention to detail for your are both surrounded by an amazing group of people that love you. 

My favorite moment of the two of you...that first moment.  Loved that you chose to meet each other before.  I got to be with Mike just minutes before Laura arrived...just observing Mike.  It made me tear up...because of that excitement, that raw emotion shown on his face.  Laura...this man LOVES you.  Cherishes beautiful for me to see.  And when Mike turned around and saw you...your expression...happiness because you knew it.  And happiness, because you felt the same.   You guys are absolutely beautiful and I feel so privileged to have met you. 

The Secret Garden: 

So here are just a few of the moments that kreatid and I captured that day.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Colorado Springs Family Photographer - Soft Sunlight and a sweet family

Such a beautiful family...not just because they are pretty on the outside.  But because of the way the interact with each other and with me.  Kindness, love, laughter...I associate those characters with this family.  This is the third time I've been able to photograph them.  And I feel blessed for having met them.  Mike, is in the military and was home for two weeks (after having been gone for a year!!!).  He took his family to Disney land...loved on them and then allowed me to capture them.  Yes, and he did really well might I add. ;p  He left again and will return in December. 

I look at this family...Kari and her sweet girls...and they are rocking the military life.  I mean, strength, Independence and love for our country is given each and every time they smile and say its what we do.  Its how we live.  I admire them.  I admire their ability to be such a strong family unit with all their sacrifices they make.  So this is me saying THANK you for being a family I can look up to.  Thank you for your dedication and loyalty to our country.  You guys rock in SO many ways. 

So enjoy just a few pics of that beautiful morning...

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Colorado Springs Family Photographer - Carrie, Vince and Carter

I have so enjoyed the last few sessions downtown.  There is a certain energy and beauty that can be found just walking around and watching people.  Or the beautiful and creative store fronts the store owners put into their business.  Downtown Colorado Springs reminds me of my home town...small enough to not get lost in but big enough to feel like its a city..if that makes sense... ;p 

When Carrie first got out of the car (Vince dropped them off to go find a parking spot...just from that I knew I was going to love this family)  I she is BEAUTIFUL!  Than her son, came running around the corner with his blond, curly hair and big blue eyes...lets just say, my heart might have melted a bit.  He is just as sweet as he is handsome.  Loved watching him laugh and snuggle with his parents.  Vince and Carrie, beautiful, kind and funny...thank you so much for having me take your photos!  I so enjoyed it! 

Enjoy a few of our pics that evening...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Colorado Springs Portrait Photographer - Brittany and Sue

Beautiful, happy and charming.   This is how I would describe these two.  I had so much fun talking and hanging out with them.  Love that they are so close...mother and daughter.  Such a special relationship and watching them made me miss my own Mom. 

They wanted to surprise the men in their life...with some new updated, non-glamor shot (Brit's words...and they so made me laugh) type photos.  You know...back in the 90's with the super crazy big hair...mega makeup and cheesy backdrops.  And yes, I just might have sported my own glamor shots back in the day.  

So I took them to a bridge just outside of Garden of the Gods.  Beautiful and natural and Brit and Sue were completely comfortable with me.   And can I just say...both of you are STUNNING.  Seriously, beautiful and warm towards me.  Thank you so much for choosing me to capture your photos!   


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Colorado Springs High School Senior Photographer - Kelsey

Kelsey wanted to have a more urban feel to her session...and downtown Colorado Springs fit her perfectly.  Alleys, retro theaters, a piano bar (don't worry we stayed on the outside... ;p  ) The contrast of so many unique locations made for a very cool senior session.  She seriously rocked this session. 

Not only is she beautiful but she is funny and SO sweet.  So excited for you and where you are headed.  Enjoy this last crazy year of high senior year was one of my favorites!   And Kelsey, you may have the best cheek bones I have seen on anyone...yes, that sounds weird...but you are simply a crazy beautiful girl. 

*This session was also featured on TML Focus!  Click on this link if you would like to see it!  :)