Monday, January 30, 2012

Castle Rock Wedding Photographer - {kellen & kelsey - engagment 2012}

Kellen and Kelsey have known each other over 6 years and could not be better suited for one another.  Loved watching Kelsey tease Kellen.  This couple so made me laugh and I felt completely comfortable with them.  Plus, shooting at this location...I love it.  A random red barn in a field that we can use at any time...makes me happy just being there.  ;p 

I had emailed Kelsey a few weeks prior to this shoot to ask if she had a cool quilt...I had no idea that quilting runs in the family and that she had several quilts that were special to her.  One of the pictures shows the quilt that her great, great, great grandmother made (not sure how many greats but a lot were mentioned) Beautiful to me to be able to use something so special. 

And PS you guys are both gorgeous.  Yes, super easy taking your pictures...and I can't wait for your wedding day with all your fun and unique ideas!  

Friday, January 27, 2012


because...this post should be classified as because.... I wanted to.  ;p 

I feel joy in....

                                                                                                                             seeing beauty in something small. 

that soft beautiful light that bring me peace
                                                       my babies laughter in life inspires me

                                        a hug from my sweet man that makes me feel like I'm home

                  And flowers...they bring a smile to my sweet soul...

taking a moment to capture something just for me...Happy sweet Friday. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Colorado Springs Wedding Photographer - Jordan and Travis and a sweet engagement

Okay, I'm just going to say this once...well, I might mention it a lot later but Jordan and guys are gorgeous.  Yes, I said this.  ;p  I absolutely loved this session.  Because we chose two different downtown Colorado Springs and another on the foothills of Garden of the Gods.  Completely opposite, different textures and both places I love to shoot at.  Its interesting...Jordan chose the city and Travis the views of the mountains...but both of them complimented and meshed well with the others choice.  Laughing and going a long with whatever was happening at the moment.  I don't think I've met a more laid back couple.  And Jordan, you rocked that strapless dress AND it was probably about 40 degrees downtown with NO sun.   Lets just say you are really good at pretending we were in a very warm place.  And on a side note...your shoes...are fabulous.  Yes, I have a thing for beautiful shoes.  June 30th could not get her fast looking forward to your wedding!  I know it will be the perfect combination of both of you...

Monday, January 23, 2012

Colorado Springs Children's Portrait Photographer - Adelaide

Creative and curious...and a head full of gorgeous brown curls.  Not to mention her baby blue eyes...Adelaide is simply stunning.  But then so are her parents. :)  Adelaide is one of my kiddo's playmates.  And her Mom just so happens to be a yoga instructor and I may at times learn a thing or two from this sweet woman.  :) 

On this day that I photographed Adelaide it was her third birthday!  Such a fun age...its amazing how much they change in that year.  And I'm so excited to be part of her life even if its in a small way.  Enjoy a few pics that we took that morning!  :) 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

preview of an engagement session - [kellen & kelsey]

Friday, January 20, 2012

Colorado Springs Children's Portrait Photographer - Hannah

Hannah, or Hannah banana...LOVE her.  Love her big blue eyes...the sweet intelligence that is so evident in how she communicates.  Yes, I speak baby.  ;p  But seriously, I loved this session.  Hannah is such a happy laid back girl.  And so curious...she can move around SO fast.  Leslie and I had to keep her occupied at all times before she would try and escape.  

  One of my favorite things about capturing newborns is that I usually get to watch them grow.  Yes, sweet Hannah, I've been photographing her since she was just a week old!  Such a privilege to be part of her life.  Enjoy a few of our pics from that morning! 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Colorado Springs Children's Portrait Photographer - Eliza

Sweet Eliza.  She is one loved girl.  Yes, one of the highlights to her session was Camille (her mom) and Eliza dancing to some country song that was playing...and I might have joined in the madness.  ;p  We were trying to get a big smile out of her.  And we did.  :)  But Eliza's favorite thing was to play games with her Mom.  So adorable and fun to watch gorgeous Camille play with her baby girl.  I love this family...I do.  I've been photographing them before sweet Eliza was born and its so fun for me to watch Eliza change and become even MORE beautiful than when she was as a newborn.  Hard to do.   Bittersweet, yes, this was a bittersweet session...found out this family will be moving in the near future.  Um, I travel to Germany.  ;p  Hint hint. 
Enjoy a few pics from that fun morning!