Welcome Kathleen Marie Coven

Congratulations to the Coven’s on the arrival of their first baby girl!

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Rain is good luck and great lighting!

Adam and Lily had a romantic, rainy day in Evergreen for their wedding. These two are too much fun! – Seriously, when you get the whole Bridal Party out on a deck in the rain running in circles, how can you not love them?

I met these two back in March when we had their engagement session. And from the second we started shooting, I could hardly wait for their big day. These two are so comfortable together. They have amazing chemistry between them and I am so excited I got to capture that! The rain did not dampen their spirits at all, if anything, it only added to their personalities.

Congratulations you two on your marriage!

Photo By Isaac Small

 

Photo by Isaac Small

Photo by Isaac Small

And all that Jazz

Time flies by so quickly! It amazes me that it has already been a year since the epic cake-smashing even of Dominic and Shannon’s wedding! I love going back through photos of past weddings, and theirs was a beautiful one. They got married on CU’s campus. It was a beautiful day, with a few sprinkles but the light was amazing and Shannon came prepared with an adorable umbrella. I loved her dress and of course Dominic’s shoes topped it all off.

Happy first anniversary to you guys!

Photo by Leah Millis

Photo by Leah Millis

Photo By Leah Millis

Photo by Leah Millis

The lights of my life

Winter. Winter is dark. Winter is cold. Winter can even be lonely. But there are so many things I love about the winter time. Yeah, it gets dark early but that just means the lights can be turned on sooner. Yeah, its cold, sometimes beyond cold, but we get to sit by the fire. Winter can be lonely too. But not if you have amazing people who love you.

Winter is a time for candle light, baking, wood stoves, car heaters, friends that knit you scarves, friends who make you laugh, friends who are there late at night and you need to talk, family who supports and encourages you, music, love, and remembering the important things.

 

I think I was dancing salsa when I took this one. Melinda is in there somewhere.

This Christmas I have not gotten in to the buying at all. And I mean at ALL.

It is not the buying at Christmas that matters. It is the giving.

I’ve been given so much this year. A lot of support. A lot of opportunities. A lot of love. A lot of chances. A lot of adventures. A lot of keys to new doors.

I know I cant possibly find what I need at the mall, or any store. And when was it declared that the time of giving was only during the month of December? One day? To give back all that was given to me this year? No way.There are so many people I am indebted for the rest of my life.

 

Purple Hippo. I love the purple hippo.

Thank you all for all your love and support over the last year and my whole life. I am truly a blessed person for having so many people who care about me in my life. I don’t take it for granted. I am thankful everyday.

Just a few to mention, though there are tons.

My Mommy, who is my hero and support net in any and all ways possible

My Dad, who has supported and encouraged me throughout my life, no matter how crazy it is

Brother, though he can drive me crazy, it’s a good kinda crazy

Dore, who has taught me way more in life than just how rock flower design

Amie, there are no words.

Jenn, my encouragement, inspiration, and leader of my posse

Cait, my girl talk queen, has been there for me since the high school days

Eric, for giving me strength to reach my dreams

Melinda, the newest member of my posse, who has been there in HUGE ways, which is impressive given the time we’ve known eachother

Chad, our bubbly friendship of 21 years – still going strong.

Roy, for opening a new chapter in my life and giving me beautiful opportunities

David, for listening and sharing his passion for his work

Kenn, for driving me to be the best I can and not letting me get away with any less

 

Thank you everyone. You are what light up my life and make it worth living. Even on dark winter nights, my light stays bright because of the amazing group of people who I love. I can never give you enough.

 

My next-next life.

 

 

Happy Christmas to you all!

 

 

Three years of marriage (almost)

Two of my most favorite people flew all the way from Germany to have a photo shoot with me! Well, not really. They did fly here from Germany but not just to have a photo shoot. Today, we drove to Colorado Springs and did a quick photo shoot at Garden of the Gods. It was a bit chilly, but they still made cute photos! We are working on scheduling our next photo shoot on location in Germany!

I love my best friends 🙂

Awww so much love!

 

Kissing McCracken's and Kissing Camels

 

Every Girls Dream

Ok, it might not be every girls dream. But when I was young, that was what I wanted to be.

Who wouldn’t want to be a flower girl? You a lone carry the responsiblity of being the last person to walk down the aisle before the bride. Letting the petals float down to the isle so that it becomes a beautiful runway that the bride glides down to her groom.

You also get to wear cute dresses.

Lily was an awesome flower girl. Unlike the majority of the little attendants Lily was the life of the party – till the DJ broke down. There were no “sleeping chair photos” from this girl.  She kept the dance floor grooving!

 

 

A time to change

We are never ready for it. No matter what we fight it. Change. It does not matter how big or how small no one likes it. We are creatures of habit and as soon as you knock away routine, we panic. But nature has a totally different take on change. I love the changing of seasons. I love to stroll back on memories each season of the year from moments when you are little all the way to just the past year.

I took a drive up to my hometown this afternoon and the change has almost been complete. Fall has hit and most of the leaves have fallen in the mountains already, but I happened upon some beautiful color that I could not resist. I do love to shoot in the fall. the light is so warm and everything glows.

 

Colorado's yellow-brick road

 

 

I finally made my way to my house and what did I pull up to? Wood splitting. Fire season has arrived.

Heather + David = Luv

Heather + David = One spectacular day and a beautiful happily ever after.

I’ve known Heather for years. I first met her at Metro in the news room (where a ton of my friendships began). She moved on and I filled her shoes as assistant editor. Now, I wish I could describe Heather to you, but there is no word that sums her up easily. She is Bubbly, spaztic (in the nicest way possible), crazy, fun, loving and will just make you smile with one giggle. Heather and I have been hanging out a lot lately. She has decided to join my team as one of my regular shooters for my biz. So I was more than excited to tag team along with Jenn LeBlanc to shoot Heather and David’s wedding.

I love David too. They are the perfect pair. Ha! Just talking about them makes me want to drive to their house and give them a huge hug! – ok, back to David. He is an awesome guy, who is a little more reserved than Heather, which probably does her tons of good 🙂

Now, since Heather is a photographer, Jenn and I have vowed only to give a few sneak peaks from their wedding – in attempt that Heather will be able to remember her wedding as she saw it and not through Jenn and I’s eyes. (Fotogs tend to remember images very easy and memories begin to fade). But this whole arrangement has been so much harder for Jenn and I than Heather I think! I had the hardest time narrowing down her images to only three.

So here they are. I will put more up on my site as soon as Heather and David get them – cuz their wedding was so fun – We crashed Room&Board of Cherry Creek and went to one of the snazzyest (yes that is a word now) Alley’s I’ve ever seen! So tune back in a few weeks!!!

Congratulations to David and Heather! We love you so much!!!!!

The Studly Groom

The blushing bride

Are we having fun? O I think so!!!

Before their introduction as Hubby and Wife

Tara and Paul

I am so excited for this weekend! Tara and Paul are getting married a week from today. It is going to be really fun wedding, I can already tell with the couple. I am also excited because I get to have Heather Longway shoot with me. (I shot her engagements in March). It should be a great day. Since I’ve been behind on my posting, I thought this would be a good time to get Paul and Tara’s photos up from their engagement that we had at the beginning of the month.

Looking forward to next weekend!