Thursday, January 8, 2015

1st Birthday Cake Smashing, Corbin

It's hard to believe that an entire year has gone by!  Corbin was born the day after Christmas of 2013 and it seems like it was just a couple of months ago.  I have been waiting for his birthday since he was born!  I couldn't wait to see what he would choose during the Doljabi ceremony (that sounds so formal, it is really a fun thing where a baby chooses a few items that "predict" their future on their first birthday.)  Corbin chose a toothbrush and a hammer, leading his parents to believe he will go into dentistry with his Singing Dentist brother.  Corbin, will be a little rougher when it comes to dentistry, but there will be singing from the other room!

 I love these!  He is such a happy baby!

 Mm-mmmmm!  Cake!  He was perhaps one of the best cake smashers I've seen!

 These were some of my favorites from the day!  I loved his impromptu bath in the sink.

 And the perfect ending to a day of free for all cake fest and deciding your future!
 Every time I see this little guy, he is reminding me that he wants to be my assistant.  That day, he moved into my shoes.  Get ready!  When he is more stable on his feet, he will be assisting!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Colorado Portrait Photography, Sandi, Sandy and Grayson

It seems like forever ago I photographed these guys, it was before Christmas and New Year's and that just seems like ages ago.  They were an amazing family!  Such a fun family!  Grayson is such a lucky little boy to have 2 amazing parents that adore him so much!  They were such funny people and I laughed so much with them.
 I love these pictures of Grayson with his parents!  So sweet!
 As we were leaving, I was behind them and I saw Sandi lean down and pick up some snow.  I stopped and got ready just in case she threw the snow at someone and I was so glad I did!  I loved this small little impromptu snowball fight!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Colorado Portrait Photography, Zori and Ben

This little cutie was absolutely a delight to photograph! She was so in love with her mom, every time she heard her mom's voice, her eyes lit up.  She was so very curious about things and she would look with those really big beautiful eyes and I would almost forget to take pictures.  She was just so precious!
 She really liked those fingers! Mmmmmm!

 Zori's mom made this outfit for the baby, I couldn't believe how adorable it was!  And it looks so good!

 Awwww!  To be so in love!  I went home after this session and appreciated my kids a little bit more.  Not that I don't appreciate them, it's just easy to forget how wonderful they are when they when they are teenagers!

 We did these pictures at Ben's moms house.  She was so gracious to allow me to bring all my equipment and move it all over the house!  As I was packing up, the baby fell asleep in grandma's arms.  At first I wasn't going to get my camera out, but I just loved this moment so much!  I am really glad I did!  I love this image!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Colorado Portrait Photography, Michelle and Nathan

The day we did Michelle and Nathan's family pictures it was so windy!  Luckily, we were able to find some spots where there wasn't much wind.  However, I think it was harder to dodge all the other photographers!  There was a herd of them!  I figured there wouldn't be so many still milling around in November.  But there they were!  I really need to find some new spots that are just mine again!  But I do love this spot!  The old buildings are so much fun and they decorate them so nice during the holidays.
Michelle and her family were just lovely!  Their daughter tortured her little brother by tickling him (to get him to smile), just like every good sister should.  He tortured her by stealing her jacket and wearing it.  Because what else would a good little brother do??  It made me giggle how cute they were.

 I love this photo!  The kissing ones are always so wonderful!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Colorado Portrait Photography, mostly Corbin and some with his siblings

Here is a sneak peak of Corbin's 9 month pictures.  He has such an adorable smile!  Can make anyone's bad day better!  So cute!

 Corbin's mom really wanted the pictures to be mostly about Corbin, we try every time to do pictures with his older sister and brother.  And every time, Aiden runs off or squirms away.  But we keep trying.  And this is how it usually ends up - a rogue kiddo and 2 sitting nice kiddos.  But that's ok, that's how I get the best pictures of Aiden - as he runs away.
 This is one of my favorite images of Corbin!  Just look at those curls.
 Well, maybe this is one of my favorites!  I love this outfit! So very precious!
 This may be the second picture I have ever gotten of all three of them sitting together!  Success!  I am not going to say it's a great picture, but so on the way to being perfect! Yay!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Brighton, Colorado High School Senior Pictures, Joy

I am sure Joy is wondering where her pictures are!  Her mom told me that she very different and had all these props she wanted to use.  I was so excited!  I love props!  All the props were very vintage and it got me to thinking about how to add a different element of vintage.  So, I brought a white sheet to hold up behind her and I was going to find a vintage street scene photograph at an Antique store.  Way easier thought than actually done.  I went to several Antique stores in Denver and couldn't find what I was looking for, I bought a few postcards, but no photographs.  Then I went to an Antique store in Lafayette where I knew they had a lot of photographs.  Turns out they were removed.  I bought a few postcards and few a Stereoscope images.  They didn't work out so well.  I went back and combed through everything again.  I found a photographic post card of The Piazzetta and that seems to have been the best one, but I keep thinking and looking.  As I was creating these images, I loved how some parts of the street scenes were on her dress, so I did one of Times Square on her dress and luggage.  I think I am going to play around with that some more, but I thought it best to get her blog up before she comes to look at the pictures today!  So here is Joy and some of my favorite pictures from her session.

 I love this image!  The rays of light were so cool!

 These were so much fun!
 Joy and her mom were so patient with me as I placed the white sheet (her mom and my daughter held it, it was so helpful!) and I tried to place Joy and figure out how to do this....  And then... and then, I had to photoshop the white sheet out because it looked better to have a faded street view.

 This one had the white sheet and I felt like it was too obvious... but I think I need more time to look at it and think about it.  Maybe put a frame around it?  Or make it look like it is peeling into our world?

 I love the props and thought Joy put into what she wanted to do and bring!  I really enjoyed working with her and hearing what she wanted to do.  It felt more like a collaboration and I appreciated knowing what she wanted!