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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.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

charlie and duffy


charlie asked duffy to marry him at several romantic places around colorado including the top of pike's peak and here--at the denver botanic gardens. there is no doubt that these two share a strong connection and love. they were kind enough to be my 'victims' for the night to grow my photography skills. i enjoyed every moment watching their intimate moments of excitement and thrill for the new life they created. i left the evening feeling as if i had witnessed something magical. here are some of the aforementioned moments:












Seeing these photos and experiencing my role as the photographer prove to me that this is indeed my passion and what I want to be doing for a long time.

Friday, August 22, 2008

randomness of life...


aaron is showing a strong interest in music and art--i am thrilled!



i did something just for me and bought myself a new, more practical wedding band (in order to preserve my platinum set which is getting pretty beat up.)



aaron and addison hanging out at tamara's 'resort' in broomfield



where else can i go and get photography-related gifts? she bought me a very cool reflector set for my birthday! what a friend eh?

i have been feeling so scattered--so overwhelmed with ideas and thoughts about photography, editing, post-production and documenting passionate moments. today i am going to post about random things going on in our lives.

our friends tam and her girls were out of town for several weeks--we missed them so! we went up to their place yesterday and the kids connected again (i love to see my sons playing with barbies and toy horses) and tam and i gorged on yummy snacks and fun conversation. perfect.

i am feeling energized and excited about starting a photography business! wish me luck!

Monday, August 11, 2008

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Art Therapy...









i signed up for a photoshop class. it was very cool: in a cool space, cool group and cool instructor. but my head starting spinning regarding all the things cs3 and lightroom can do. and...one week later...after seeking out more information, it spins still.

do i need lightroom, can i afford to buy both lightroom and cs3? what are actions? what's the difference between plug ins and actions? how does an action differ from texture layers? yada yada yada.

but i must admit that i was blown away with what you can do in cs3 and how much it can save your a#@ if the image is just not right or if you just want to add a creative edge to it. amazing stuff but also confusing: layer masks, layers, HDR...

i feel lost in the world of what i'd like to have and learn to use, what i can afford and what i acutally have the time to learn. my head spins and spins.

today, for our special time together the boys and i lept into the comfort of abstraction in the form of abstract art therapy. it was so cathartic.

here are our masterpieces for your enjoyment and mine as i look back on how much fun we had being backyard artists for the day.