Thursday, April 26, 2012

The "B" Family | Garden of the Gods | Colorado Springs, Colorado Photographer

Seriously, this family made me laugh.  Sarcastic, funny and unbelievably sweet.  I just really enjoyed this family's session.  The day could not have been windier but just added to that wind blown "model" look so we went with it.  ;p  Not only was this a family session but a senior portrait session for Paige.  And you are simply beautiful Paige.  I'm hoping your nature and animal photography takes off.  So fun talking "shop" with you! 

This location fully showcasing Colorado and its gorgeous mountain views,  reminded me of just how much I love my state.  Enjoy a few pics from that late afternoon!  

Monday, April 23, 2012

Megan, Kaylin and Bella | Rock Ledge Ranch | Colorado Springs Photographer

Can I just say that I love these girls.  Yes, I do.  I have been photographing them for a few years...and each time I walk away with a smile on my face.  Its a session where smiles come easily and as I'm editing I notice how genuine they come across even in their photos.  A sparkle in the brown eyes you could say.  And Bella, talking SO much now at 3.  Calling her sister KK or telling me all about her favorite things in life right now.  Or playing peek a boo with my chair.  Kaylin, a bit more shy but just as sweet.  Loved how Megan would laugh with her girls and just enjoy the sweet spring morning.  

Without a doubt this was a special session for me...enjoy a few pics from that day! 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mindy & Jay | Apple Orchards in the spring | Colorado Springs Engagement Photographer

I have been wanting to do an engagement session at the Happy Apple Farm in Penrose...for a LONG time.  To be surrounded by sunlight and gorgeous blooming trees with a sweet couple so in love...ah...its a lovely job I have.  Tony, the owner of the Happy Apple Farm, is meticulous and hard working in his orchard.  He runs it with his beautiful wife and I could not be more pleased with working with the both of them.   

Mindy and Jay, sweet and impression they gave me.  I was able to attend an engagement party they had a few weeks ago and I simply LOVED watching them interact with their friends and family.  Laughing and making sure everyone and everything was taken care of.    And I just need to take a moment to state the obvious...Mindy you are beautiful.  Loved how Jay's eyes would follow you around the are simply stunning.  And its obvious that the two of you are head over heels for each other.  I could not be MORE excited for your wedding day.  

So to say that the warm, sunny, spring day, the gorgeous flowers on the apple trees and this beautiful couple made for an amazing session for me...well, I'll just say it just confirmed that I love having the ability to do what I do.  Enjoy a few pics from this sweet engagement session! 

Monday, April 16, 2012

The "S" Family | Castle Rock Family Photographer

The sun literally came out for this family.  It was a foggy, rainy and windy day...I remember thinking as I drove to this location...PLEASE sun come out, come out where ever you are.  ;p  And for some reason it listened.  

This sweet couple just recently added a new addition to their family...Keaton.  7 weeks new.  And Corbin, his big brother was ridiculously adorable with his blue eyes.  Absolutely loved capturing this sweet family!  Enjoy a few of our pics that morning! 

Monday, April 09, 2012

Lemonade | A styled session in Arizona

A photo shoot that began with a different intention.  But isn't the way most intentions go.  ;p Planning, dreaming and creating a unique session has been on my sister Jen's mind for quite a while.  Her photography business kreatid photography and design , located in Arizona is simply amazing and creative.   We shared thoughts on the phone, pinned a million and one pins on pinterest and dreamed some big dreams. 

I loved watching her dedication, her excitement and I loved hearing about all the amazing vendors and woman who helped contribute to this session.  Small business's creating a beautiful and whimsical photo shoot each with their own unique way of making things beautiful.  AMAZING to be part of  a so many creative individuals...I'm excited to see what happens from May's styled shoot.   

At the end of this post will be links to individual participants and company's.  I was in awe of the details...yes, the details that show all the love that went into this lovely day in Arizona.  

Enjoy just a pics from that gorgeous evening! 

Gorgeous makeup by Cassandra Ravinhill

AMAZING hair by  Priscilla Reiter

Of course, a HUGE shout out to the beautiful and incredibly sweet models, Lauren, Emily, Ashley and Lauren. You were amazing to work with and absolutely just as beautiful on the inside.   And Eli, I SO enjoyed laughing with you.  I'm excited to see your film career take off! are so talented.
AND, I need to say that my sister Kate, is quite possibly wonder woman.  YOU rock on so many levels.  Thank you SO much for your show amazing grit and love all in just being you.  And another shout out to my bro...lifting that crazy huge couch over your shoulder and asking a bunch of women in an orange grove where we need it still makes me laugh to this day.  Um, are awesome.