: : senior portraits in castle rock, co with a family session on the side : :

Working with Madison was such a laid back, easy, and wonderful time! This girl is a true beauty, and just the most easy going, sweet soul. She even showed up to our shoot with no shoes.. I just loved her! She doesnt over-think anything, and she loved any ideas I had! Plus, how beautiful is she!? She reminds me of a 1960s flower child hippie. I had to photograph her in those flowers – it just seemed perfect. I think those are my favorites from our shoot!

I told her mom to bring the family along as well so we could get some quick family portraits done, and boy did they nail them! This family has SO much love for each other, and it shoes. It’s just a pleasure working with people like the Mackeys – it makes my job so easy and so fun.

Here are a few of my favorites!

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I am going to blog about Adri’s gorgeous wedding on my wedding site (ssdweddings.com for those of you who’d like to check that out!) but for now – I could not help but blog about sweet little Emma. The flower girl in her mama’s wedding and THE most excited, sweet little girl I have ever met. She ran around the salon that morning telling everyone, “I am going to be the flower girl in my mom’s wedding and TODAY is the day she is getting married!” She was just beautiful, and I couldnt help but feature her in my children portfolio as well. Isnt she beautiful?

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: : fall mini sessions! : :

Fall mini sessions were so much fun! We chose a location in a really gorgeous park in Colorado Springs in the early morning, and set up with a new prop – a fabulous, Amish-made rocking horse! I just loved the images I got of these sweet sisters, Zoey and Clara, on the horse. I also snapped some of the sweet Smith kids that morning as well! How cute are mommy and Lucy? And mama Courtney and her little baby Jon? Here are some of my favorites:


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: : maternity session : milk bath in colorado springs : :

So this was my first attempt at the new trend of “milk bath” maternity sessions. I have to say, I was so impressed at the instant dreamy, light, and smooth backdrop the milk bath created! I photographed gorgeous mama-to-be and fellow photographer in Colorado Springs, Kate, in a bath full of milk. She has done many of these sessions before, and wanted to try it as a model. Win-win! I love trying new things.. and I have to admit, I was hesitant at first – a bath full of milk? But oh my word. It hides what you want to hide, and exposes just enough beautiful round belly and soft curves to make STUNNINGLY beautiful and intimate portraits. We went to her parents’ house in one of the historic old downtown Colorado Springs homes, which had an enormous old claw foot tub, and filled it up. We added a few wildflowers and leaves and greenery from around here (bonus – local foliage!)… and Kate just relaxed and we chatted as I clicked away. I just LOVE these. I’m definitely a milk bath convert. I cant wait to try this again! 🙂 Here are a few of my favorites from our session. How BEAUTIFUL is Kate!?? She is due in two weeks with a little girl and I’m so thrilled for her, and so happy we got to work together.

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: : senior photosession in the colorado mountains : :

How GORGEOUS is Danielle!! It was her idea to use her high school senior prom dress as a little “trash the dress” senior photo session, and wow did she nail it. We “frolicked” (her word) around in the mountains for a fun summer morning of pictures and laughs. We also hit up the paint mines, just outside of Colorado Springs – her idea! – and it was so worth it. So much fun exploring and shooting with this girl. She has an amazing personality and a wonderful attitude on life. All we did was laugh! And she was a steller model. Here are a few of my favorites!

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