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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, March 31, 2010

lily, and family...


this picture went to my all-time top 5 on my website withing a day of posting it!












those sweet neck kisses...
































lily stole the show in this family portrait session. her smiles, and frowns, and those sunglasses! i loved watching this family interact and the obvious love that they shared. that love was quite palpable.

i didn't have to pose them at all...i captured them just being themselves. just how it is supposed to be.

it's very exciting to work with families who value that the simple moments and natural smiles are what the days of our lives are all about. and that today is a day to be treasured and documented.

mom and dad had a sweet chemistry. at times dad would just bend down and kiss his lovely wife on the neck. and that kiss would produce the fullest and most robust smile from his beautiful wife. and her dimples--they speak for themselves.

i loved meeting this family and left our session with a smile on my face. their fun energy stayed with me well into the night. and my face displayed a frozen smile the entire time i was editing the images.

i
love
my
job.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

spring snow storm






































when we moved here to colorado from good old dreary and dull PA i was shocked to learn that march was colorado's snowiest month. and year after year i have learned to believe that--especially during the spring of 2003 while recuperating from surgery and housebound during the blizzard that dumped over 26 inches to our neighborhood. and yesterday was no exception. but i must admit that i was skeptical of the weather predictions considering it was beautiful, sunny and well into the 60's hours before the storm (evident in the photos taken just an hour before the storm made it's way to denver).

the wind howled last night and the snow dropped like confetti from the sky--whipping and twirling as it fell rapidly from above. it snowed 3 inches per hour. the street was blanketed so quickly, so helplessly. the peaceful white against the dark night sky calmed me as i stood by the window watching. i loved the idea of diving under the covers knowing that our little world would slow down just a bit as the predicted 15 inches fell through the night.

in the morning, school was closed. we hunkered down and played the day away both inside and out. snowmen, snow forts, snowballs and hot cocoa all filled our day.

the boys love playing board games--so we did. all day long. and it was perfect. peaceful, fulfilling and so so sweet.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Casey's turn...

































poor little guy was still not feeling well last week and i....well...i bribed him with ice cream in order to get him to do a photo shoot.

there i admitted it!

truth be told we were both tired of being in the house so i took advantage of his willingness to model for me. he took advantage of the free ice cream cone. it was a win-win situation!

i just can't resist dressing up those boys of mine. they are just so handsome...and so easily bribed.