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Autumn is by far one of the most beautiful times of year to take photos. Selena is a sophomore in high school and asked if we could do a fun fall portrait session, including her in her volleyball uniform. Selena was awesome in front of the camera. She knows exactly how to work it! We […]

Portrait

April 8, 2021

Autumn Sophomore Portrait Session

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family session

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I always love meeting new people through my work! This family proved why! They were great to work with. Their little girl warmed up pretty quickly and then was a total ham in front of the camera, which always makes the session that much more fun! Justina reached out to me about scheduling a family […]

Family

March 17, 2021

McLaughlin Family

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Fresh 48: Newborn photos taken within the first 48 hours. That time is ideal for a newborn session. Your baby is still super sleepy, is pretty un-phased by what’s going on around her, and is generally home by this point. Rest assured, there is breathing room in this. I’ve done newborn sessions at 2-3 weeks […]

Newborn, Portrait

March 12, 2021

When to take newborn photos?

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Sean and Kelsey might be one of the cutest couples ever. They are so sweet together. Sean proposed in the summer after they graduated and had a surprise party waiting for her back at his house afterwards! These two have such good chemistry between them. They are always smiling and holding hands, and it’s pretty […]

Engagement

February 26, 2021

Summer Mountain Engagement

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If I could go back in time to when I got married this is the first thing I would change. To be honest, ‘first looks’ weren’t really a thing when I got married, 13 years ago. The whole concept is definitely new, but it has really stuck and there’s good reason for that. My first […]

FAQ's, Tips, Wedding

February 23, 2021

5 Reasons to do a First Look

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mountain family session

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I couldn’t resist the pun. Sorry (kind of). This family + this backdrop = one of my most favorite family sessions EVER. You could ask Ashley and Wade how much I was geeking out during this session, (a lot). We drove up in Wade’s truck and found the most amazing spot between these perfect pine […]

Family

February 18, 2021

Pynes between the Pines

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Another awesome perk to my ‘job’ is highlighting awesome local professionals. This girl, happens to be a friend of mine and is an outstanding nutritionist. She launched her own business a few years ago and has helped countless people reach their goals and live a healthier lifestyle. We had so much fun with this session […]

Branding, Portrait

February 5, 2021

Nutritionist Branding Session

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I was itching to photograph a baby belly! There are few things more beautiful than a glowing mama. And, this mama was absolutely glowing! This session was towards the end of the fall here in Western Colorado, so the main colors on this trail were yellow and gold, which went perfect with Joanna’s red dress! […]

Family, Maternity, Portrait

January 29, 2021

Maternity

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My two disclaimers in this blog: I am not personally endorsing any company, simply sharing my preferences. I’m super picky Bearing that in mind . . . not all printers are created equal. So, since you’ve invested in your photography, I highly recommend you invest in your prints as well. If you get them printed […]

FAQ's, Tips

January 26, 2021

Where I print my photos

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In previous blogs I’ve mentioned many aspects of my career that I love. Here’s another one: Getting to brag on some pretty awesome people. To put it simply, Wade is an awesome guy. Our families have a blast together, his wife is one of my closest friends, and our kids play so well with one […]

Branding, Portrait

January 22, 2021

Wade – Headshots