the L family . | . breckenridge family photos

I loved having a chance to hang out with this family of four! The weather was perfect, and you alway know things will go well when mom shares that she, "loves the candid shots."


Thanks again, Jamie! Enjoy your sneak peek!

ashley | breckenridge maternity photographer

When I met Ashley 12 years ago in Grad school, I don't think either of us ever anticipated the fact that one day I would be photographing her while pregnant, holding her daughter. I think we are both still in shock, actually.

And in natural "Ashley's baby" style...these maternity photos are literally being delivered only hours after the baby was born (her daughter did the same thing to me, lol).

Oh well. I am just glad I had a chance to capture the last days while baby brother was on the inside; when Ava was still an only child; and before Ashley's world was totally rocked with a baby boy--something that only mothers of little boys truly, truly understand.

Congrats, my friend. I love you so much, and I can't wait to see you soon!


the N family . | . breckenridge family photographer

This family was a lot of fun to work with--and they gave me the perfect inspiration when I was looking for a twirly dress for my daughter's 5th birthday!! I just LOVED the twirly dress that Megan's daughter was wearing...I'll include a copy of my own daughter wearing the same one, in yellow. ;)

Thanks again, Megan! I hope you love the photos!

...and my girl, in her own Alice + Ames dress. <3

the B family | Breckenridge family photographer

Jennifer and Joe are two people who have meant a lot to me and my family over the years.

Jennifer is one of my mom's best friends. When my husband and I got married, we got married out on the balcony of her parents' home in the mountains. She is a member of my Plexus team, and we share a passion for photography.

When she told me that her Mother's Day gift this year was a session with me, it really meant a lot. I love having the chance to photograph loved ones--but most especially when they seek me out, knowing that my images, my art...are what they want.

Thank you again, Jennifer!! I hope you love them. :)


the W family . | . breckenridge family photographer

I loved, loved, LOVED this family from Kansas that I met a couple of weeks ago! They were a lot of fun, willing to do some different things, and they were all super nice.

The sky was doing some fun things because of a fire burning to the north east, but I like the haze it gave to the mountains.

Thank you again, Faye, for trusting me with your family's memories! I hope you all had a wonderful visit to Breck!


dave + nicole | phoenix, az

Before I move into this wedding, I just want to say--I lost my dad to cancer about two weeks after I shot Dave & Nicole's wedding in Phoenix. In fact, only days after the wedding, I was sitting at my dad's bedside in the hospital--the last thing that was on my mind was work. That is why I have not blogged on my site for so long. That is why I am so far behind in my work.

But I'm working hard to be back on track.

From the very beginning, Dave & Nicole have been nothing but understanding about this. I am delivering this gallery several weeks late--something I never do--and they have shown nothing but grace, patience, and understanding. It is clients like these that I love to have--so, thank you, Dave & Nicole, for that. :)

Now, on to their special day...

Nicole had contacted me about wedding photos shortly after they got engaged--having known her from high school, I was thrilled at the idea of traveling to Phoenix for her special day. I could tell through all of her correspondence that she and Dave were a perfect match. The way she talked about him, and insisted on discussing all the details with him before she made any decisions. The way she praised his efforts to work so hard so that they could share an amazing day. It was really sweet to witness.

And when it came to the details, they both did an amazing job.

The signs. The sparkles. The chalk. The desserts. The pinks. The lights. The flowers. The coffee cups.

Amazing. All of it.

Dave and Nicole, thank you so, so much for asking me to be a part of your special day. I had so much fun, and I wish you all the best in your future together.