Guess who is crazy behind on her blogging? You guessed it. Not sure I’ll catch up but wanted to share some of my favorite portrait family session from this fall. I always enjoy working with adorable family.Comments (0)
I’m so thrilled to be photographing this unique event on November 18 & 19 at The Mining Exchange here in Colorado Springs! Denver’s a & bé bridal shop (a new bridal concept from anna bé) presents PARADE, a traveling bridal shopping experience. Sarah Viera has planned this amazing two-day event for any bride wanting to try on some dresses/accessories and see some unique floral designs and headpieces created by Twigs and Posies. Chairished Vintage Rentals will be there showcasing their vintage lounge settings. It’s an event you don’t want to miss!
Mike and Adrienne married a couple weekends ago at the Garden of the Gods Club here in Colorado Springs. They are such an adorable and fun couple and I thoroughly enjoyed working with them. As you can see below, we enjoyed the breathtaking views of both Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak. I absolutely love this venue. We couldn’t have asked for better weather for their beautiful outdoor ceremony.
Enjoy a little sneak peak from their perfect day.
Venue: Garden of the Gods Club, Wedding Planner: Sarah Viera Events, Wedding Dress: Something New Boutique, Florist: Ambience Florals, DJ: Celebrity DJ, Second Photographer: Jordan Weiland Photography
When I first met Callum and Christine for their winter engagement session I knew right away they were a couple I’d thoroughly enjoy photographing on their wedding day. They have an incredible chemistry and really know how to relax and be comfortable in front of a camera. On top of that, they’re just super fun and sweet!
Their wedding planning journey began at Kleinfeld’s in Manhattan where Christine was filmed for her yet-to-debut Say Yes To The Dress episode on TLC. Be sure to follow my facebook page as I’ll announce when it’ll air as soon as I find out! Callum and Christine hired Kelly Turner of Luxe Weddings to help plan for their grand event and, let me tell you, there was no detail left unturned. Kelly magically turned their amazing vision into life and I was just so honored to have been a part of it.
Narrowing down my favorite photos for this post was quite the challenge…hence the image overload. See for yourself. Can you blame me!? And don’t even get me started on the adorable ring bearer donning a Scottish kilt (be still my heart)! Enjoy this little glimpse from their special day.
Kevin and Jessica’s wedding was such a fun and romantic event. The weather was questionable all throughout the day. It wasn’t until the very last minute that it was decided to move the outdoor patio ceremony into the covered corridor right outside the club. This alternative turned out to be such a beautiful and intimate setting. The wedding party and guests witnessed Kevin and Jessica exchange vows while listening to the sound of softly falling rain. Afterwards, guests headed inside for cocktail hour followed by a reception filled with laughter, champagne toasts, and dancing…including a stellar gangnam style surprise dance performance by the bride, her sister, and father. It was a special night to remember.
Thank you to the following participating vendors:
I love this adorable family! I had so much fun taking their photos at Garden of the Gods then over at Rock Ledge Ranch. Little Richie is two years old now and has grown so fast! He was full of smiles for me at our session. I had trouble picking just one or two favorites for this post. Enjoy!
Rachel tagged along to Emily’s session the other day so I already had the pleasure of meeting and hanging out with her prior to her own session. I was excited to photograph her at The Broadmoor as I knew there would be beautiful flowers in bloom and just a gorgeous backdrop all around. As expected, I had fun with her as well. And I may have scored a new babysitter! Woot! ;)
Emily was a joy to work with. Full of personality and sweet as can be. We headed to Rock Ledge Ranch for her senior session and I was thrilled to see sunflowers in full bloom! All the best to you Emily on your senior year!
Over the years, I’ve seen various photos and blog posts from other photographers who have documented births. Every time I’m left feeling completely speechless and in total awe of the miracle that just unfolded before my tear-filled eyes. So exhilarating. So beautiful. So pure.
I have three children of my own but never got the chance to witness any of them be born. My births consisted of horrendous back labor, an episiotomy followed by emergency cesarean, an almost curbside delivery with no meds and then another cesarian. Each time I recall begging for death and vowing to never get pregnant again, lol. I’m glad my body has short term memory or I maybe would’ve had only one child. God decided to bless us with three beautiful, healthy children and I couldn’t be more grateful. I only wish I could have watched them be born!
I’ve always had the idea in the back of my mind that I’d love to photograph a birth some day but I just didn’t know how it could work with my busy schedule and trying to coordinate childcare around such an unpredictable event. I took a chance with my friends Jamie and John asking them if I could photograph their home birth, knowing in advance that it maybe wouldn’t work out. Well, we actually couldn’t have planned it better!
John and Jamie offered that my kids come along and play with their other three while a babysitter supervised and kept them all from coming upstairs and into all the action. The delivery occurred only an hour after I arrived AND in a beautiful naturally lit room. Voila! Perfect birth photography experience! I was spoiled. If they could all work out like that, I’d be offering it as a service but unfortunately I can’t until my children are grown or I can have a more solid childcare plan in place.
Jamie was such a champ! She successfully powered through every labor pain and even managed to joke around a bit in between contractions. It was incredible and such an honor to witness. Watching the reactions of their older children run into the room to meet their little sister for the first time was equally incredible. My favorite quote from the day was older sister Channing saying, “Wow mom, baby Paisley’s even cuter than me!” Thank you again John and Jamie for allowing me to invade your home during such a private event in your lives.
I’m not at all familiar with home births but if you are on the fence about having one yourself, consider scheduling a consult with both Dr. John Davis (Paisley’s daddy), Chiropractor at Atlas Chiropractic Center and midwife, Jessica Nipp at Holistic Birth, LLC to see if it might be the right decision for you and your baby.
Without further adieu, I introduce to you, Paisley Louise Davis…born May 30th, 2013. As for the music slideshow at the bottom, be sure your volume is turned on and the tissues are nearby. :)
Turn on your volume and press play below to watch their beautiful music slideshow.
Senior portrait season is in full swing and I recommend scheduling your session before it’s too late. My summer calendar is filling up rather quickly and I’d love the opportunity to photograph your senior portraits at a location that best suits your personality.
Meet Hannah. We met at Rock Ledge Ranch for her session and had a lot of fun. It was a pleasant surprise to find some lilac bushes in full bloom which coordinated well with one of her dresses.