Matt + Lindsey + Alex

Matt and Lindsey are our neighbors, and their little boy Alex is just over a year old.  The four of us ventured over to our neighborhood park for some family photos before Christmas.  While I wouldn’t have minded a fun snowy shoot, it was nice to have a mild December day to play outside.

Everyone loves a flying baby – especially in that gorgeous evening light!

Alex has some serious eyelashes.No, really.  I’ve never seen such lashes!Look at those smiles!  Such a happy kiddo.Alex loves to ride on Matt’s back while he does pushups.  Right now that’s an extra 22lbs for Matt to be pushing up!  That’s a pretty good exercise routine :)I love both of these images.  So true to what life with a one year old is like.Time to play on the playground!  He’s just big enough to start using the swings and the slide.I think Alex is about 10 minutes away from walking…he is definitely getting close!Thanks for letting me document your family, Matt and Lindsey.  It was so fun to play with you in the park!

Hannah + Gordon – Engaged!

Hannah and Gordon plan to tie the knot next year in Vermont, but they wanted to do an engagement shoot that represented Colorado.  Few things feel more like Colorado than Red Rocks at sunset.  Even in December, Red Rocks is a gorgeous place to shoot with wonderful light.Their pup, Rubin, joined us for some photos, too. Rubin was dying to run free in the fields.  Thankfully, a friend of Hannah’s accompanied us for the shoot and could help burn off some of his energy between shots!I love all the wildlife at Red Rocks.  Such great textures to play with.Jay Peak is their wedding venue in Vermont.  This blanket was perfect for their Save the Dates!
A quick outfit change as the night set in – and the temperature dropped dramatically.  I don’t know how Hannah wasn’t freezing in this dress, but she pulled it off!

Congrats on your engagement, Gordon and Hannah!  I hope the wedding in Vermont is spectacular.

Owen Turns One!

A year ago this little man came into the world just in time to celebrate Thanksgiving.  Back then he was just a tiny, wrinkly newborn.  Now he’s grown into a cheerful and active little boy.  I’ve had the pleasure of photographing him a few times now, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen him in a bad mood.  It’s all smiles with this little guy, which just makes my job so much easier.  Owen is definitely a kiddo on the move, however, crawling and exploring as fast as his little legs will move!
That’s alright – we tied some birthday balloons onto that crawler for a little extra cuteness!This isn’t your traditional family photo, but I just love it anyway.

Bailey made it into just one shot during this shoot.  She’s a sweet pup, but capturing the attention of a dog and a one year old at the same time can be a bit challenging…After our fun with the balloons at the park was over, we snuck back to Matt and Kayla’s house for a little cake smash.  You can’t call a one year photo shoot complete if someone doesn’t end up covered in frosting!

Happy Birthday Owen, and congratulations to Matt and Kayla for surviving their first year as parents!

Meet Kira Nicole

This sweet girl is the newest addition to my little family.  She joined us on September 26th, which makes her three weeks old today.  I can’t believe how much she has grown in such a short span of time!  Fortunately, I snapped a few newborn photos of her when she was just a week old, so we’ll have some evidence that at one point in her life she was in fact tiny….though not teeny tiny.  Baby girl weighed in at 8 lbs 11 oz and was 21 inches long, which doesn’t qualify her for teeny tiny status.  But we still think she’s cute :)I love baby feet, and Kira’s are no exception.The downside to being the photographer is that you are never in any of the pictures.  Fortunately, my husband isn’t afraid to use my camera now and then (with a little direction.)  Credit goes to John for the photo of me below. She already has her daddy’s long fingers and toes.Apparently they taste delicious.She may not be teeny tiny, but she is still all squishy and sweet.We have a bit of a tradition of doing self portraits with my massive camera, so of course our first family photo was a selfie.  Kira doesn’t look all that thrilled about it, but she’ll get used to them :)  (With a little practice I might even be able to get us all in focus, too!)


With a photographer for a mom, this little girl is going to be well-documented.  I’m sure you’ll see more of her soon!

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Paul MacFarlane - November 13, 2014 - 1:35 pm

Wow. I’m so glad you two were born.
I’m so glad you two have invited this wee one into the world.

and I’m so glad there are no such pictures of me at this age. ; )

be you tea full images though.