Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Class of 2015: Maya {Highlands Ranch Senior Portrait Photographer}

This amazing session got split into two parts because of the fickle Denver weather!  The day we had planned to do it, two inches of snow decided to arrive and cover the ground!!  But we headed to an indoor option to stay warm, and then decided to do the next part of the session 3 days later...when it was 80 degrees!!  (I told you Denver weather is fickle!!)  Anyway, this sweet girl is FULL of life, faith and personality!  She is an actor (thus the stage pictures), loves urban areas but has a little country-girl in her too!  Enjoy seeing a little of her senior story!!!

Day 1

{Had a little fun!!  She is a good shot with a snowball...last picture!!}

Day 2

Maya, it was so great to photograph you!!  May the last few weeks of your senior year be absolutely amazing!!!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Kiss Me: Kim and Kurt {Denver Wedding Photographer}

These two are getting married soon!!  We decided to do a fun, short session last weekend!

I have to tell you...I love how in love they are...

...and how much they like to laugh and have fun!!

I think all the pictures drove them to drink!!

{Don't you think shoes and socks reveal a bit about the personality?}

Tattoos too!

Kim and Kurt...I can't wait for the wedding!  I totally enjoyed my time with you two!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Waiting for a Little One {Denver Maternity Photography}

I can't wait to meet a little girl in just a few short weeks!  I got to meet her parents the other day and we did a quick session to document this piece of their story - living in Colorado, waiting for their little one!!

{I asked them if the shoe choice said anything about this baby's personality as opposed to her parents!  If so, we know they will all be conscientious buyers (TOMS), but one of them might have a little more "spunk" than the other two!!}

Parents are from Washington state, but this baby will be Colorado born.  We just had to make that clear!!

Thanks C & N!  It was great to hang out with you and to get to photograph this part of your love story!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Whole {Breathe}

Thinking about a friend this morning who lost a sweet baby boy a handful of years ago.  Thinking about a friend who is filled with joy at being pregnant but totally terrified after losing her first little one to miscarriage.  Thinking about a younger friend who's husband is battling cancer and who's child struggles with special needs.  Thinking about many other brave friends on this really difficult path toward wholeness.

How do we become whole?  Through incremental steps during the duration of our time here on earth.

To be whole is:

to weep and rejoice
to know crushing grief and buoyant joy
to know we are made of earth, and in the image of God
to see both saint and sinner within us
to embrace both light and dark
to experience betrayal and the friend-who-sticks-closer-than-a-brother

To be whole...

..is to hold the ripped garment in our hands and in time, risk taking needle and thread to mend it
..it is understanding what it is to be alone and also to be fully known
..it is both fear and expectation at the same time
..it is being empty and totally full,
exhausted and energized,
acquainted with both tears and laughter.
...to claw at the ground and scream "why?"
...to raise hands upward and shout "wow!"

It is all this and every boring moment in between.  Each piece we lean into - not rejecting or denying - adds to the fractional journey of becoming whole.