Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A sweet engagement session

Mark and Jess, completely at ease with me and with each was obvious from the beginning.  Laughing, Mark carrying Jess across the snow...oh yes, he was a regular night in shining armor with her.  Romantic...yes, it gets the girls every time.  But what made this session amazing for me...was the light and their ADORABLE son.  Yes, I was smitten.  The blue eyes, yes, his eyes were amazing.  So fun for me to see Mark and Jess love on him.  And I have to say I was pretty impressed with how strong he was. 

Mark and Jess, you are both beautiful.  Yes, I said beautiful.  The kindness and love that you both showed each other and me just made me want to get to know you both better.  Wishing you the best in your next chapter of life. 

Enjoy a few pictures from that afternoon! 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Colorado Springs Family Photographer - Zach, Brandi, Paisley and Poppy

Gorgeous...yes, this family is gorgeous.  I have been photographing this sweet family for over a year and a half and its been SO fun for me to watch this family grow.  Their girls are absolutely adorable and look so much like their parents...seriously, pretty cute. 

What I loved about this session...they chose to do this in their front yard.  By a beautiful tree that they decorated.  So sweet and very special.  Oh and then Zach had a vintage tractor that he brought out.  I must say it was a first for me..and I LOVED it.  Yes, if the song, "she things my tractor's sexy" comes into your head don't say I didn't warn you.  They are just too cool!  Loved watching them laugh and love on their babies.  So enjoy a few of our pics from that morning! 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Colorado Springs Family Photographer - A Sweet family and the Red Barn Christmas Mini

Cold...yes, its the season for bundling up.  What I love about it...brings out a lot of natural getting in close together shots...okay it might just because they are trying to get warm.  ;p 

Last year, I took pictures of this sweet family in their home.  Christmas lights and trees...beautiful.  This year, we chose to shoot at this beautiful red barn in Castle Rock.  Love the texture of it, the open fields surrounding it.  Its a gorgeous location.  This family SO rocked the cold weather and made some beautiful photos and memories.  Loved watching this family laugh and love on each other.  Remington their dog...was awesome.  He seemed always ready to bolt and chase some random bird.  

Enjoy a few of the pictures we took that afternoon. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Colorado Springs Family Photographer - A sweet downtown Colorado Springs Mini Session

The day could not have been better.  It was a random heat wave for Colorado Springs...almost 70 degrees in DECEMBER.  Those are my favorites.  Yup, its so random and it makes me feel happy.  ;p  Shooting downtown...there is just a fun energy to being in a city.  I love it.  Love the different textures that I get to play around with.  PLUS, what I loved about this session...I got to shoot with my new camera.  Uh, man got me a new Nikon to add to my business.  Love him and the support he provides. 
But back to this sweet session...Tara and Jackson...they look SO much a like.  The blue eyes and blond hair...gorgeous both of you.  The clothes Jackson was wearing...A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.  And he was so all boy running around seeing if he could throw his hat on top of a building.  Yes, a really, really tall one might I add.  But he wanted to hold my hand and was it was such a cool contrast.    And Tara, you are beautiful and so kind.  I've so enjoyed getting to know you. And watching you with your son, you are simply a great mother.  :)  

So enjoy a few of our pics from that beautiful afternoon.   

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Colorado Springs Newborn Photographer - William, 3 days new

Beautiful.  William is simply beautiful.  He is my last sweet little newborn for the year and I couldn't help but want to hold on to him a little bit longer.  So little and precious.  His family so in love with him.  It was for me just a really special and fun time for me.  

You see, newborns...well, they are in particular one of my favorite subjects to photograph.  Oh yes, I get this comment, "its probably SO easy because they are sleeping".  Ha...the photos are after we got them to sleep.  Oh yes, it takes a team...the Mom and Dad...the heater, shushing sounds, rocking or holding them...ahh...but those are the sweet and precious beautiful moments that build it all up for me.  I love it all.  Some babies sleep the whole time...its true.  And others, you have to work on your bag of tricks and patience.  But when I'm looking at their sweet photos after...I think about the parents looking at them several years later and remembering those little things...their little fingers and toes.  The sweet expressions they would make.  Its thinking about the parents that make me love what I do.  Because those moments in my own life, the first moments of my babies...are so sweet and so priceless to me.  So enjoy a few pictures from this precious boy's newborn session. 

I think I wore him out in the end...HUGE yawn.  ;p 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Colorado Springs Family Photographer - Christmas Mini - Liz, Logan and Charlotte

So, did I mention I like challenges?  Well, I do.  The first session...oh yes, there were two and I'm admitting it.  The first session, took place on a snowy day, temperature sat pretty breezy at oh, 18 degrees.   The kind where you breath and it freezes your insides.  Not only that, it was windy.  Not a good set up for a sweet almost 2 year old girl.  PERFECT for a four year old though...yes, Logan LOVED the snow and I def. felt I captured his happiness.  But poor Charlotte, she is shy where Logan is outgoing.   So this first session, Charlotte might have cried the whole time..and in my gut I knew I was not going to sit well with leaving a session with so much unhappiness.  Plus, there was the challenge...could I get sweet Charlotte to open up to me....I felt I had it in me to get that sweet smile. 

So we set out a week later, in the same location and the temperature was oh about 40 degrees warmer...yes, that's Colorado for you.  Just a wait a few days and the sun will be out and its tanning time.   ;p  I admit the start of this session started the same way...lots of tears. So I sat down, told Logan to play and I just started singing, "if your happy and you know it" all while not looking at her.  But Logan and I started laughing and singing a lot....I look over and Charlotte had a big smile on her face.  I can't express the feeling...I felt like I earned that gorgeous sweet smile and it made what I do, how I go into a session, it just made me LOVE what I do.  The rest of the session, Charlotte was smiling and happy...which made for a very memorable session for me.  This was a gift for their Dad, Jeremy, who is on leave for the next 6 months...for a total of a year.  YES, a year.  So it made it even MORE important to me to capture this sweet family as they are.   Liz, thank you SO much for having me take these was simply an honor and one that will stay with me for a LONG time.  :)  Enjoy a few of their pics!