The Strait Family
December 26, 2016
What a joy it was to end my 2016 with this photoshoot! My sweet friend Becca contacted me, saying that they wanted to get family photos done for her mom’s Christmas gift. I had the honor to get to take these photos, which show three generations of love, faith and joy. I simply loved the way the family interacted with each other, and how comfortable the girls were being held by any one. I think those two know just how much they are loved by all members of their family.
Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.
– Proverbs 17:6
Standley Lake, Westminster, Colorado
December 22, 2016
I was put into contact with this lovely family through some mutual friends of ours who know them from being stationed together with the Air Force. Tara, her husband, and kiddos were in town for Christmas and her mom wanted family pictures as her gift. This family was not only super photogenic, but as sweet as can be as well. The Colorado weather kept changing every few minutes from overcast to sun, but despite the chilly air, they kept on smiling and having a good time. There was even a dance party to Justin Timberlake at the end!
November 27, 2016
This delightful couple and their English bulldog were so fun to get to know a little bit. Dave is the brother of Phil, whose family photos I did in October, so getting to meet him and his wife, Michele, was a treat. Their pup, Mack, was a total pro at posing and though Colorado weather kept us on our toes, we were able to get some lovely photos of this beautiful family.
Jenny + Matthew
November 12, 2016
What an honor to get to photograph this couple as they prepare for the birth of their first child, a baby boy. I’m probably a little biased, but I think having a son is SO fun, and I can’t wait for Jenny and Matthew to have just as much fun with baby Aidan as I get to have with my little guy. We explored a new location together and the combination of water, sunlight and a few trees with leaves remaining proved to be a perfect spot for our shoot.
The Archuleta Family
October 22, 2016
I was fortunate enough to meet this beautiful couple through a dear friend of mine, who is Jess’ cousin. When Jess contacted me about family photos with their 6 month old boxer/mastiff mix, I was pretty excited as my family has raised boxers for years. Mary Jane proved to be a total joy to take photos of and to get to play with between shots. Phil and Jess just adore their sweet girl and it’s easy to see why. This shoot was fun and laid-back, just like the couple featured in these photos.
The Hayes Family
September 24, 2016
This sweet little guy turned one last month, so his parents wanted to get some photos taken of their newly minted one-year-old and some family photos as well. They suggested we take them in Historic Downtown Littleton, which was a great place with lots of brick and unique touches. We ended up with a perfect morning for walking Main Street and doing all kinds of silly things to make him laugh! There may have been bubbles and balancing stuffed animals on my head involved!
Getting Ready: Kevin & Brittany
September 17, 2016
Photographed at the Alpen Way Chalet
Dress: Maggie Sottero Verina
Kevin and Brittany are dear friends, and when they asked me if I would photograph the getting ready process for their wedding, I was totally honored. I don’t generally do weddings, with few exceptions, but I was excited to get to spend the morning with this beautiful couple and their family and friends. My husband was a groomsman, so I might be a little biased, but everyone in this wedding looked amazing. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel!
Nicole & The Boys
September 15, 2016
You may remember this beautiful family from the family photos I took of them when their youngest son was born. Nicole has since started a blog chronicling her adventures in being the mom to two boys. She approaches motherhood from a place of realness and grace. You should check her out over at Embracing Chaos. She asked me to take some lifestyle photos of her morning with the boys for her blog and I couldn’t wait to spend time with this family!
The Jacobsmeyer Family
May 28, 2016
What a joy it was to get to photograph this beautiful family as they enter a new season of life with two children. Nicole and I met not quite a year ago, and shortly after we met she learned she was pregnant with her second little one. It has been so fun to walk beside her as she carried her second little man and my honor to get to capture some of the first photos of their family of four!
April 29, 2016
Castle Pines, Colorado
Colorado is very fickle when it comes to spring weather. We’ve had some glorious days in the 70s and we have had a blizzard that left us under two feet of snow– all in the last two weeks. When the forecast called for snow again this weekend, I decided to take advantage of the lightly falling snow for a shoot with my beautiful friend, Victoria. Victoria has been dancing her whole life, and even spent some time out in NYC being a triple threat- dancer, singer and actress. She is a pro at portraits and knew exactly how to move her body and face to get a great shot- making my job so easy! We happened to do this shoot on International Dance Day, so we definitely had to get some of her amazingly talented dance moves in there!