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If you know me, you know I love to cook a good meal, but I am not someone who can just throw things from scratch, I depend on a tried and true recipe! I love sharing things that work for me with you, and so as the temps are cooling off here in Colorado and […]

My Favorite Fall and Thanksgiving Recipes

Featured

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Even though we are already into the season, I thought I would compile a list of some of the best fall festivals, pumpkin patches, and corn mazes in the areas I serve, so you can spend the next few weekends soaking up all the fall color, picking a pumpkin for this year’s jack-o-lantern, and gobbling […]

Fall Festivals in Colorado, DC, and Florida

Family

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The wonderful thing about an outdoor family session is that there’s always a place to explore right under our feet. For this one, we chose Windy Saddle Park on Lookout Mountain, near Golden, Colorado. The boys all loved exploring the trails, picking up sticks and other little treasures along the way. This family was absolutely […]

Windy Saddle Park Colorado Outdoor Family Session

Family

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Jeannie and Andrew came to Colorado from Missouri to tie the knot and were looking for something simple but beautiful for their elopement. Colorado has so many places that fit this description, but for their special day, I figured what better spot than Lookout Mountain. This couple has known each other for years, and even […]

Lookout Mountain Colorado Elopement

Elopements

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Anyone who know me knows my family and I are a just a little animal crazy. When I meet someone new, and they ask I have any pets and I say ‘oh yes, we have a bunch’ I imagine they probably figure we might have 3 or so…. but how about 12!? (We had 13 […]

Denver Meadow Family Session

Family

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My line of work is very personal. I love that about photography. It’s difficult to take candid, intimate, and fun portraits of families without feeling some level of connection to the people you are photographing. So, it’s pretty common for my clients to become my friends! And other times, my friends end up becoming clients, […]

Telluride Colorado and Moab Utah Road Trip Family Session

Family

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We all love beautiful photos of happy families. You love looking at them and I love taking them, but family photography doesn’t have to stop there, so why not throw a little more excitement into the mix!? One of my best tips for making sure your next family photography session isn’t something your kids and […]

40 Fun Things to Do at Your Family Photography Session

Family

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Couples typically think to call a photographer when they’re planning their wedding, when really, I would love to encourage you to consider scheduling a photo session with your better half at any stage in your relationship! If you’re getting tired of the same dinner-and-a-movie date night ideas or the best photo of you and your sweetheart […]

Why You Should Do a Couples Session at Any Stage in Your Relationship

Tips and Tricks

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My favorite locations for a fall family session are unique with lots of scenery, and lots of room to run and play! This spot in Franktown, Colorado was no exception!  This couple has trusted me with their photos since they first got engaged, and I am so lucky to have the chance to work with […]

Franktown Colorado Outdoor Fall Family Session

Family

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Hailey and York came to Colorado for a little weekend vacation (I believe it was a belated honeymoon) after being married for a few years. Sometimes these things get delayed, right?! It’s better to celebrate late than never, and what better way than with a couples session!  We met at the beautiful Lookout Mountain, just […]

Lookout Mountain Golden Colorado Couples Session

Couples