the C family | colorado family photographer

A few things about this session:

1. It was so, so, so cold. Like, 40 degrees cold. But this family was a group of troopers--especially the kiddos. They shivered their way through cotton candy, and rides, and even some more informal family photos.

2. This was the first time I have ever met Leah in person, though we have talked for years about some day having the chance to get together. She was just as kind and gorgeous in person has she always has been online--and then some. I absolutely loved meeting with her.

3. This was not a traditional shoot, as you'll see. Leah wanted something at the local amusement park, Bay Beach--her vision of kids dressed in more vintage clothing, and cotton candy, and lots of laughter was, hopefully, just what we were able to capture. I had so much fun!!!

Thanks again, Leah!! Next time, we will make time to hang out and grab a beer. :)


daniella + family | colorado family photographer

When we sat together after taking photos, Daniella and I tried desperately to remember the first time we had ever spoken. We had never met in person, until now, but I am fairly certain we had known each other since 2007 or 2008.

Before I ever knew I had Wegener's Granulomatosis, I had to receive a tracheostomy to breathe during my first pregnancy. It was the most terrifying time in my life, for many reasons, and I searched the Web for anyone and everyone who could listen to me, relate to me, and talk to me about all the things that most others couldn't.

Daniella was one of them.

While she didn't have a trach, she did share my eventual diagnosis--we both had WG. And through that common bond, we have been able to relate to one another on various other levels as well.

This extremely rare disease that we both share treats us both very differently. We have different symptoms. We are fighting different battles on a daily basis. But in the end, the war is the same. We both have the same end goals.

It was so wonderful to have met her in person a few weeks ago. There was something almost surreal about listening to another person in the room say, "I have Wegener's." She was just as lovely in person as I imagined she would be, and I hope our friendship continues to grow.

Heck, I hope I can convince her to move to Colorado some day. ;)

Thanks again, Daniella! You have been blessed with some pretty delicious kiddos, and Nate was a lot of fun. See you soon, I hope. :)


anonymous | colorado boudoir photographer

I had SOMUCHFUN with this girl when we got together for her boudoir session!! I had known her online for several years, so when she told me that she wanted boudoir I was ecstatic!! I wish I could show you her whole gallery--she's so gorgeous, but I'm happy she let me share anything at all. ;)


the S family | colorado family photographer

You know you're going to like a client when some of the things you know about them already are: (1) she likes photography; (2) they have cute kids; (3) they brew beer for a living.


Erin and I had met on an online photo board several years ago. She wasn't particularly outspoken online, I remember, but I do recall her chiming in every now and then. When she contacted me for photos, I was thrilled--I love meeting online friends!

We scheduled her session for the hour before sunset, at the perfect park overlooking Green Bay. It was gorgeous.

And FYI--those are some fairly photogenic kids. ;)

the W family | colorado family photographer

It was about a year ago when I first booked a wedding in Green Bay, WI, and the moment I advertised it online, Heather contacted me. She had been following my work for awhile, and when she saw I would be in her neck of the woods, she jumped. :)

I am so glad she did because I had a lot of fun with this family. Twins have a special place in my heart as well, since my dad is a twin--so I understand the bond and the connection.

Also, Wisconsin is so freaking beautiful!!

Thanks again, Heather!! I hope you love the photos.


Oh, and, DISCLAIMER: The railroad tracks were not in service. You can see, in the photos, how they literally just dead-end behind the girls. I am not an advocate of shooting on live tracks.