Thursday, October 31, 2013

Giggles and Glee {Littleton Child Photographer}

These two came to see me for a quick little session and it turned into a festival of giggles, especially from that little red headed girl!!!

Big brother is a great young man, who REALLY loves and takes care of his sister!
It was so great to watch the two of them in action!!

Playing and hugging just came naturally for the two of them!!

So glad to have photographed these two!!  They are two amazing kiddos!!!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Behold {Unspoken Truth Spoken Everywhere}

There is a word that we do not use often in our modern language.  We tend to prefer words like scan, glance, glimpse, eyeball or stare, look, gawk, and focus.  These are words we use as we "see" situations and people around us...and the words we use are very telling of our hearts.  But there is a word that invites us into a different "see" differently. 

That word is "behold".

Behold challenges us to leave the fast pace and quickly scanning eyes to slow down to drink in what is in front of us.  Behold encourages us to drop our preconceived notions and quick judgments to trade those in for spaciousness and wonder.  Behold allows what is in front of us to reveal itself in deeper, more beautiful ways.  Behold sees unspoken truth spoken everywhere.

I am challenged by this word Behold.  What would change in my world if I beheld my husband and children...not just looked at them and did whatever task came to mind?  What beauty would I behold (in the world and people) if I stopped scanning and skimming?  What would I behold if I chose a posture of openness and receiving rather than being stuck in what I think I know and then grasping after what I want?  How much is there to behold that I am missing?

May we all today stop for a few moments and practice beholding.  May our vision become softer as we make room to take in the whole of what we are seeing.  May we be changed by beholding and may the gift of beholding bring change to what we find ourselves looking at.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Second Time is a Charm {Highlands Ranch Family Photographer}

This sweet family came to see me a little over a week ago...unfortunately, the weather was really bad and kiddos weren't feeling well, so we tried it again this last weekend.  Oh what a difference a week makes!!
So grateful they gave me some extra time!  It made all the difference in the pictures!

These two are twins...wonderful, silly, playful, giggling sisters!!

However, the two younger ones are not to be outdone by big sister who is fabulous, outgoing and sassy in every good way!!

Once again...though I love a beautiful "look-at-me" image, my favorites are the messy,
playful, "let's-throw-leaves-at-each-other" pictures!!

Forget parents...sometimes you just need to photograph their kiddos!!

Thanks S Family!  I am so happy we tried it again!  You look beautiful!!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

What a Series!!! {Littleton Baby Photographer}

I got to photograph this little guy on his first birthday!!!  He couldn't have been sweeter...and I love all the "series" pictures we got!!  Take a look....

I love that mom thought to bring a wrapped present! he is not a fan of hats.  But it does make for another great series!!

Right at the end, mom brought out the balloons and cake!  He loved the balloons...cake was just OK.
  But wait until next year mom!!

Thanks B Family!!  It was awesome to meet you and to get to be with you on this special day!!