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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: where I do that for my own life. Hopefully it showcases who I am as a person as well as as a photographer.

Friday, September 24, 2010

lifestyle photography: a wise investment in you and your child's memories...

this special lady is a client and a friend of mine. she is the proud mama of three beautiful boys. the most recent little guy, jacob, pictured here, was the star of this week's session. i was lucky enough to photograph his live birth back in june. what a powerful experience that was for me.

ONE of the many reasons i admire jenn is because she does what i wish i had done...what many moms wish they had done-- she continually invests in portraits with EACH of her children as well as her family. so often we have family shots and regular group images of the kids which is wonderful. taking it to the next level by capturing moments together with each child is so so powerful. as we all know...the years fly by. how amazing will it be for this mom to look back and relive these special days of one-on-one and family togetherness.

i applaud this family for investing in the preservation of their family memories.

do YOU have special pics with your kiddos?
i do but not nearly enough. when i wanted to capture these moments with my boys i usually set up a tripod and took the pictures myself. it was a pain and most always took the spontaneity out of the moment. i wish i had hired a photographer and i wish i had dozens more images of me with my boys when they were younger.

don't make the same mistake! call me--i will preserve your magic moments forever.

thanks jenn and greg for trusting me to be your photographer and your friend all these years!

one of the first images of jacob ever taken:

here is an image of these two that i took just moments after the birth. (notice the tear running down her cheek--precious!)

and look at him now--3 months! what a cutie pie!

an image taken last december while pregnant with jacob

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

halloween mini shoots. please join me!

..or pass the word on to friends and family who might be interested!

WAY too many cell phone cameras are used to capture this precious event! and we all know how much time and money we spend on costumes! invest in your kid's memories!

limited number of session available!

details: sunday, october 17th

where: south platte park (behind aspen grove shopping center on santa fe and mineral)

cost: $100 (which includes 10 full resolution downloads to share with family and friends.)

time: 15 minute sessions

how do i book:

email me:

call me: 303-875-5144

Friday, September 10, 2010

why don't people hire photographers to capture the simple moments in their lives?

there is power in everyday moments. staying power. historical power. timelessness.

we were at the park this week for a quick bike ride around the lake. history in the making.

i struggled with keeping up with the boys (as i was lugging my camera bag and lenses) but i knew it would be worth it. just a few simple shots to capture our history and an hour in the life of my family. so powerful.

i would welcome a family to contact me about 'a day in the life' photography where you just BE and i follow you around and capture it.

i'd love my business to move in this direction and i think clients will thank me. so often we are prepping for a family shoot where everyone is dressed up, the kids are bribed with candy or toys to behave and look at the camera and are not really capturing a real moment. or you and your family are enjoying a picnic together and you keep interrupting the moment to get out the point and shoot to capture the beauty of the day. imagine the possibility of everyone being in the photos without any interruption in this priceless magic?

my passion is capturing the simple moments and preserving them. and i'd love to do it for you!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

youth, passion and deep colors

i was ELATED when this young man was into my suggestion to travel downtown and do his senior portraits by some cool art. i am drawn to the colors, the passion and the intensity of graffiti art and so was he.

i had a place in mind that i had discovered a few months back but we stumbled onto some amazing stuff and never made it to the place i was thinking of. so spontaneity won over and, as a result, we captured some strong and honest images of him.

these vibrant colors are allegorical of youth and passion and possibility of it. true. raw. real.

but we also wanted to capture another side of him so we headed to a wonderful simple field with the mountains as a distant backdrop. he felt comfortable here. relaxed. peaceful. reflective. and i think that shows in the images.

i SO enjoyed spending time with you jeff. your future is as bold as the colors on those graffiti walls. don't change. you are wise beyond your years my friend.