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I am a family, portrait, wedding and lifestyle photographer. The process of making people comfortable with the camera is just as much of a passion for me as is capturing the moment. It is important to me to make the photo session experience a memorable one as well. I know it's a generic statement but I am passionate about life and the urgency to document the moments as they unfold. Take time to invest in the days of your lives. Call me--I can help! I've created a "book of days" gallery on my website: www.mbgpics.com where I do that for my own life. Hopefully it showcases who I am as a person as well as as a photographer.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

so so far behind...

i am so far behind on blogging. i hate that.
but i suspect i am not alone. it's a busy time of year for all--especially photographers.

this family booked their session at the peak of beautiful colors. the leaves were robust with color, texture and shimmer. the night we met the light slipped away slowly behind a huge cloud that came just at the right time. it offered me the perfect natural softbox.

so often clients are surprised to learn that full sun is NOT good for photographs. full sun is our true enemy. so when that sun was eclipsed by that fateful cloud, it set the stage for one wonderful session.

we had fun. can you tell?
and how beautiful is this family? this is one of my favorite sessions this fall. (see--i come from the land of blue (with two boys 4 and 6) and these girls brought me to the land of pink if even for an afternoon.)

i so enjoyed my stay with these precious ones! thanks for the smiles and a skinny dip in pinkdom!





































Sunday, November 21, 2010

make every day a GIFT as it was meant to be...


this video moved me. its content is the crux of my passion and my purpose as a photographer.

i watched it early this morning and it's message hasn't left me all day. it's a message that is so powerful and so poignant. please share it with everyone you know.

and in the interest of today's theme...i listened to the giggles today, i jumped in and really played with my boys and i lived in the moment. then, of course, i couldn't resist grabbing the camera to document the power of our afternoon together--an ordinary day. a day i never want to forget.

hire a photographer and make an investment in the memories of your lives. today!

i am booking for january 2011 right now. drop me a line.










Thursday, November 18, 2010

a hike, a picnic and a photo shoot

it was a perfect morning.

crisp, chilly and the light was delicious.

we hiked.

we laughed.

they enjoyed a picnic.

i captured the memories.

what more can i say--other than this lovely family was so fun to be around. look at all of the smiles!

photography never seems like work to me.

ever.





















Sunday, November 7, 2010

leaves are falling--leaves are falling......

i love referrals.

i did my dear friend tamara's family photos a few weeks ago (and i am totally behind on blogging those yet) and they inspired a friend of hers to book a session with me.

we met in lovely morrison, colorado. i love the vibe of the town, the quirky details and the lovely relaxed atmosphere. every time i walk the town looking for new fun photo shoot locations i stumble onto something even more interesting than the last time i shot there. that's my kind of town.

i take referrals serious as that is a chance to develop new relationships and to foster old ones. i like to deliver the images quickly and i LIVE for their reaction to them.

this morning, i checked my email to find two emails from the client--both with super pleased reactions. the first one:
Wow Mary Beth!!!

"We really, really love the pictures. Thank you so much for spending your time with us. I am very impressed! "

and the second one (in response to me asking if i may post them in a blog:

"Ahh, just went through them again. So happy : )

Yes, please use them all you want!"

in addition to being quite pleased with the images--i also love that the families and i have FUN together! we ran, we played in the leaves and we laughed. a perfect fall evening spend in morrison with this lovely family. we all parted with smiles on our faces. taking photos never ever seems like a job to me!



































i even sang my favorite fall song for the kids:
it goes like this:
leaves are falling
leaves are falling
one fell on my nose
leaves are falling
leaves are falling
one fell on my too-es!
leaves are falling
leaves are falling
one fell on my head
leaves are falling
leaves are falling
yellow
green
and
red!

and in this pic i even had the family singing along!