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One of the best parts of being a wedding photographer is when the couples I photograph keep in touch and I get to see their little families start to grow and change. I photographed Kerry and Eric a few years ago at their wedding in Boulder and I was so excited when they let me know that they were having a baby last spring. Now their sweet little baby girl is one years old and they wanted to get some family photos taken together. They told me about a place near their house called Crown Hill Park which I had no idea even existed which is weird because I've been scoping out locations and lived in Denver for a long time now and this place is pretty huge. After they mentioned it, I did a quick drive by since it's not too far from me and I knew it would be the perfect location for their family photos. It's a huge place and not only is there a lake, but there are multiple tree-lined pathways with tall grasses and the best part is the ridiculous view of the mountains. It is quite the hidden gem and I have to thank Kerry and Eric for clueing me in to its existence. Due to the sun setting later and later these days and with 1 year old babies having early bedtimes we shortened our session to take place closer to sunset since we weren't sure how long Ashlynn would last that late at night. She was such a little trooper and we managed to get some smiles along with her serious looks too. She's just learning to walk as well and I love the photos we were able to get with her experimenting with her new skill of walking and standing by herself!
Earlier this month I met up with the cutest little family at the South Mesa Trail in south Boulder. This precious little girl just turned one and her mama wanted to mark the occasion with some nice family portraits so we spent a couple hours walking around the trail and surrounding area. Hanorah was named after her grandma and I think it's one of the prettiest names I've heard in a long time. She went back and forth with giving me her serious baby looks mixed in with her sweet little smile too. And that outfit! Flower headband with a pretty peach dress and jean jacket? Too cute! I just love this age with children because they're still babies but their personalities shine through and they aren't helpless little newborns anymore. Hanorah did an excellent job at her photo shoot and lasted quite awhile for someone her age too. Here's just a small selection of what we got!
Ihave a special blog post for today. The reason it's so special is that it features the adorable Robbie, who is the first son of an old friend of mine. Robbie's momma, Kate and I go way back actually. She's one of my oldest friends. We've been friends for so long that I can't even remember the exact first time that we met. I suspect that it was band class in 6th grade at Sunset Middle School in Longmont, Colorado. Kate was a terrific french horn player while I played the clarinet badly, haha. We were even roommates for a couple of years during college while we both pursued art degrees here in the Denver area (mine in photography and hers in graphic design). I have a lot of friends who have children these days, but I have to admit that it's a little more surreal when your oldest friends that you grew up with start having babies of their own! I loved photographing Robbie. He looks just like his daddy and gave me some pretty serious faces for most of our photoshoot. But, then he'd throw out a crazy look here and there and a couple of smiles as well to keep us on our toes. What a little lovebug! Isn't that pout of his just so stinkin' cute?
Can you believe that is the same baby?! Haha.
December 30, 2014 • Filed in Denver Weddings, Mountain Weddings, Engagements, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Families, Babies, Portraits, Seniors
It has been a pretty exciting year for me and my family. My youngest brother (I was 13 when he was born to our big Catholic family) graduated high school and decided to move down to Denver to live with me. My husband started a new job working with his family at their law office, and we surprisingly found our dream home and moved in just a couple of months ago. I am not kidding when I say that I looked at the home search results almost every single day for the past few years for a home that would work for our specific needs. Denver's real estate market has been booming like crazy and I feel incredibly lucky that we were able to get this house. One of the most exciting parts of the new home for me is that I will now have a dedicated client meeting space. I've worked as a photographer in the Denver area for coming up on 10 years now and as much as I love to check out new coffee shops and restaurants when I meet with clients I've wished for a space I could call my own on more than one occasion:) There is some work that needs to be done but I'm looking forward to creating a unique space where I can host better meetings with my clients in 2015.
Although it's fun to think about the surprises that will be in store every time the New Year comes around I have to admit that it always makes me a little bit sad too. I'm definitely one of those people that wishes I could come live my life on this earth 2 or maybe even 3 times. But since that's not possible I just have to live this one I have as best I can. And I just want to thank all of my awesome new clients and repeat clients from this past year for supporting me and allowing me into your world to create beautiful photographic art for you. I hope I get to see you again in 2015!
Happy New Year!
And it's very hard to pick just one favorite, but if I absolutely had to I think this one just might be it for 2014:)
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