Monday, November 25, 2013

Mini Sessions Take 4 {Denver Family Photographer}

I think this session was a mini-mini session!!  The temperature was probably a whopping
34 degrees, and these guys rocked it...really quickly!!
Here's to a fun couple (soon to be family of three!) who follows directions AND likes to snuggle to keep warm!!

I love photographing a couple in love!!!

This little t-shirt was dad's first item of clothing!!

Thanks D & M!!  You guys were fun to photograph....and all the movement kept me warm!!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Mini Sessions Take 3 {Littleton Family Photographer}

I photographed these guys last weekend...and then the mom from this clan photographed my family!!
I heard the grandparents are itching to see these images.  So here are some of them....

{Because drool is just part of motherhood...I couldn't resist!}

Thank you L Family!!  Not only are you guys really photogenic, I totally LOVE hanging out with you all!!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Unique, Same and Beautiful {Unspoken Truth Spoken Everywhere}

We've all been taught that every snowflake is unique, right?  While that may not be totally true...and it is completely untestable...I do think there are some things snowflakes can teach us:

{picture below IS real, and was taken yesterday on my front porch!}

Every snowflake starts off life the same way - as water droplets.  How those water droplets freeze is highly influenced by temperature, humidity and wind...thus creating what seems to be an infinite number of pattern possibilities.  Within those pattern possibilities there remains a striking similarity though.  Each snowflake always has 6 sides.  The scientific reason for this is because of their beginnings.  Each water molecule, because of its structure, lines up in a hexagon.  Thus, when it freezes, it maintains the properties of its origins.

I think there is a deep desire in the human story to be unique.  Each of us has a different path we are called to follow, different "temperatures" in which we were raised, and different geographies in which we have lived.  All those factors (and many more!) do create unique human beings.  However, I think we sometimes forget our "sameness" - our shared attributes with one another.  Perhaps it scares us to remember our resemblance.  It forces us to not think so highly of ourselves and to look on our brothers and sisters with compassion.  (And we might find we have something in common with our enemies!)

What I am struck with in the snowflake though is the BEAUTY of the complex combination of both sameness and uniqueness.  Yes...they are all the same.  Yes...they are all different.  Yes... they will all melt and go away eventually.  But each one is beautiful and adds to the beauty of the WHOLE!  One single snowflake goes unnoticed.  Together they make a beautiful blanket (and a playground for lots of fun!)

Isn't that true of people too?

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Mini Sessions Take 2 {Littleton Childrens Photographer}

This family joined me last weekend for a few pictures of their sweet family...

Thanks B Family!!  It was great to meet you and photograph you!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mini Sessions Part One {Littleton Family Photographer}

We did a few mini session this year...just in time for holiday cards!!
Here is the first family, who, though this is a mini session, their love for each other is anything but mini!!


Thanks A Family!!  Love your laughter and fun with one another!!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Learning with Little Ones {Littleton Children's Photographer & Photographer Mentor}

Every once in a while, I have the privilege of sharing what I know with other photographers. A few weeks ago, it was in the form of a weekend workshop, but other times it takes the form of mentoring.  I love it when someone comes to me and asks me help them know how to use their camera better!!

Here are a few images from a session I did the other day with the woman I am mentoring. 
(The beautiful models are her kiddos!!!)
Mom and I played with our cameras....these sweet girls just played!!!

Loved, loved, loved photographing these girls and talking about photography with their mom!!