Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Love in Full Bloom {Denver Wedding Photographer in Arizona}

This is a little different as far as wedding photography goes....
these two got married in a very small, intimate ceremony back in February, but did a reception-celebration this last weekend in Phoenix.  The beautiful bride is my husband's cousin (though I'd totally claim her as my own!) and I couldn't have been more thrilled to be asked to come photograph this event!

Before we got to the reception, however, I wanted to do a special session with just A and D.  Of course, to some of you this will just look like a typical engagement session, but for me it was an incredible opportunity to witness love in full bloom.  

I have known that sweet bride since she was in high school (or was it junior high??) and have watched life unfold around her since then.  It has not always been kind and has knocked her off her feet sometimes, but I've watched her incredible resiliency as she always got back up.  And here, with her, this last weekend, I saw a man who adores her and tenderly cares for her.  I got to witness the joy of the two of them TOGETHER!!  

(There is so much I could say about each picture, but I'll just let you enjoy them....)

These two are adventurers...headed to Europe for their honeymoon!  My hope for them is that they get to visit every place on those maps!!!

A & D...I wish you many adventures together!  It was a great privilege to be with you and get to photograph your love for each other!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Class of 2015: SkyView Academy Senior Reps {Highlands Ranch High School Senior Photographer}

Here are three gorgeous girls from SkyView Academy....Class of 2015!!

Not only are these girls beautiful models for me, but they are good friends to each other.....sometimes you can just feel the fun!!!

Coco Chanel once said, "A girl should be two things - classy and fabulous."  
Each of these girls are both.

 {This picture below shows each girl's personality precisely!!!}

Even when put in the same place, doing the same thing....you can see how they each individually shine!!

Thanks ladies!!  For letting me in on a little of your friendship fun.  And for being classy and fabulous!!!

Monday, April 14, 2014

What Makes Someone Beautiful? {Highlands Ranch Portrait Photographer}

This sweet lady works at my daughter's school.  And she is brave.
Not because she works with high schoolers...though that does make her brave, but because she is auctioning her hair off to raise money for the school.  That is right...if she raises a certain amount of money, she will shave her head!!   

But I think there is more to it.  If she does end up losing her hair (we still don't know yet), she will also make a statement about what makes someone beautiful...about where beauty comes from.  Sure, her looks make change drastically, but the real essence of who she is will not.  Her true beauty will not change.

Miss M....you are brave and beautiful!!  It was a privilege to photograph you!!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

One!!! {Parker Baby Photographer}

This handsome guy turned one the other day and his mama invited me over to snap and share a few one year old moments!!!  I love it when I get to play with littles!!!

Capturing the life of a one year old means we start at home....

He has just discovered the stairs.  Once he is on them, there is no looking back!!

One year old parts.  One year old toes, lips and the sweetest curl on the very back of his head!!

Of course, no one year old session would be complete without a trip to the park....

Love that tongue!!!

....and a wrestle with mom!

Back at home, mom opened the pantry and let this little guy explore!!

Oh Mr. L....may you always look in wonder at the world around you.  May you always have such a quick smile and great laugh.  And may you always wrestle with your mom and let her kiss your awesome cheeks!!!