Weddings are wonderful, life changing moments. This wedding was so much fun it has changed MY life. In my years before kids, I was a wedding photographer. 60 weddings a year in my 20's was a fun career but being a mother required a change in focus and I had to put weddings on the side lines for the past 15 years. Sure, I would do a personal favor a few times a year and photograph a couples big day but my lifestyle just didn't fit the scheduling demands. Often times over the last 10 years I have wondered if weddings would ever become a part of my career again. Timing is everything in life and it's time to change. This wedding has reminded me how much I enjoy the wonderful chaos of a crazy wedding day. I was happy to escape my life for a day and enjoy the loving moments of a wedding. I realize this has a lot to do with this gorgeous couple and their beautiful wedding. But I am excited to announce that I will be returning to wedding photography. I think 60 weddings would still be too crazy for my lifestyle but I would love to return to 1 a month. If you are interested in wedding photography just drop me a line, I would love to hear about all the fun details you are dreaming up.
Thank you so much A&C for sharing your fantastically perfect day with me. I will never forget it!
When I was asked to create a family portrait, this family just said to pick some place I thought they would like. My favorite yellow wild flowers patch popped into to my head and wouldn't leave. I started wondering why I felt so emotionally attached to photographing them in these particular flowers. It wasn't until driving to the session I realized why. This cute family has a special angel baby that I had the blessing of photographing. During that session we used a handmade yellow blanket to photograph. When I think of yellow now I think of one of the most magical babies I ever photographed. When I see this happy family smiling in a field of yellow I feel that their angel baby is there too, smiling all around them.
It's not every day that I get to create a 4 generation heirloom, this session is very special!
What a priceless treasure… great-grandmother, grandmother, mom and child. This family is so very lucky to have taken time out of their busy schedule to capture the true family bond they have. The whole session just felt like magic. I was just the lucky photographer that got to spend some time basking in the warmth of this generational mother/daughter bond. There truly is nothing else like it! I am a little speechless, this was so special!
This 1 year old portrait marks the 5th installment of traditional portraits for this wonderful mom. I have been lucky enough to capture each one of her kiddos at this age. She showed me a photo of the 4 matching 1 year old portraits all hanging on her wall together. Looking at her beautiful kids, all captured at the same age, left me speechless all I could do was stare at her phone in ahhhhh. I know sometimes it is hard to keep with traditions but it is so worth it in the end. Thanks for the reminder T! Once this little cuties portrait is up, I am coming over to capture your wall of portraits in my own photo to share.
I get the feeling this 3month old knows a lot more then we think he does. Maybe when we are born we have life all figured out. Babies seem to only focus on being loved and cared for. Somewhere along the line we grow up and make our life more complicated then it needs to be. Society tells us we can no longer just cry when we need something, instead we have to use this complicated formula of communication to "understand" how to ask for what we need. I do think babies have if figured out… no shame in crying to have our needs met, and if we need a hug we just give a little whimper and we are wrapped in warmth. Hmmmm…. something to think about.
I am so lucky this cutie came to the new studio to show off all the wisdom he already possessed . Every single one of his expressions is priceless! Something about those eyes makes me feel I am in the company of a giant. Thanks J for sharing #4 with me, it was a session I won't forget!
This wonderful new baby had the best hair I have seen on a newborn in years! She also gets the title of first newborn in the new studio. Not only did these gorgeous parents get a new addition but so did I. After waiting 14 years, my dream-come true basement studio is complete. When all the decorating is complete I will post some images. But more important is the magic the studio is creating for all my clients.
How gorgeous are the ladies in this 3 generation portrait!?! This is truly an heirloom to be enjoyed for centuries to come. Thanks A&M for sharing your newest addition with my newest addition, it will be a memory I always remember!
Magic was truly in the air during this gorgeous senior session. It was the night before the blood moon/ eclipse, and honestly, these shots were a complete accident. Well, maybe they weren't a complete accident- we still had to drive to the mountain peaks with a dancer and all my equipment- but that wasn't the reason we came. Honest and truly, not a stick of artwork was done to these stunning moon dance portraits. I think this must be one of those combinations of perfect subject, perfect location, and perfectly prepared for magic. So glad I got to be the one to create these images.
The natural swagger of this handsome gentleman is amazing. I work with plenty of adults who don't move as naturally as this dude. Maybe he is so comfortable because I have been photographing him since birth at least once a year......or maybe it is just because he is so very cool! Either way, my favorite part of the session was the big huge I got at the end. My heart melted!