Happy New Year!

Just a small peek at a few of our favorite Colorado portraits from 2016..family portraits colorado kids senior portrait outdoors commercial denver photographyHappy 2017!

As we ring in a brand new year I’d like to take a moment to reflect with heartfelt gratitude to all of the incredible people who have entrusted me with their memories. I am deeply grateful for your sweet giggling children and wild adventurous kids, for your fur babies and your wonderfully unique families. Thank you for opening up your hearts and allowing me to capture the joy that is your world. I am honored.

Wishing all of you a fantastic new year ahead full of love and laughter! ♥

Christina & Peter ~ Keystone Ranch Wedding

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Christina & Peter’s gorgeous Colorado wedding at Keystone Ranch was a perfect blend of rustic elegance.. a day made all the more dreamy  with bluebird skies, mountain views, and a couple madly in love. Magic. ♥

Such an honor to be a part of capturing their day and telling their story – I am incredibly grateful. ♥

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Congratulations, Christina & Peter – my warmest heartfelt wishes to you both!! ♥

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Carolyn & Doyle ~ Vail Mountain Wedding

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Hello blog, it’s been a while.. I’m in the midst of wrapping up my 12th (!) wedding season, and I have lots of catching up to do, so brace yourselves for an infusion of eye candy heading your way.. starting with a few highlights from Carolyn & Doyle’s beautiful Colorado mountain wedding.

These two love travel and adventure – they met while studying in Bologna, Italy (which, coincidentally, was my old stomping grounds!) and they now live in South Africa, but Vail, Colorado was the spot they chose to begin this next chapter of their adventure together.

The entire day was infused with such infectious joy, beginning with the wedding ceremony atop Vail mountain on the Vail Wedding Deck, followed by their reception at Game Creek Restaurant, which is located in the Game Creek bowl, halfway down a Vail ski slope. Breathtaking.

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Hannah ~ Class of 2017 ~ High School Senior

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Supertastical St Baldricks: Kyra

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“I will show you fear in a handful of dust.”
~ T.S. Eliot

Remember that time when you were a girl growing up, and every year throughout your teen years you shaved your head to help find a cure for pediatric cancer? Um..yeah. Me neither.

Throughout braces and becoming a teenager, homecoming and band competitions, middle school AND high school, Kyra has been shaving her head to fight children’s cancer. Since she was TEN. Look at that cutest little face below – that was her first St Baldrick’s event. And seven years later, as a junior in high school, she is braving the shave again this Friday – raising money for pediatric cancer research, and inspiring a flood of others to follow in her footsteps.

The St Baldrick’s event is ‘supertastical’ (yes, that’s Kyra’s word :)  If you want to be inspired by this tremendous outpouring of love and hope, come join us on Friday, March 11th at Fado’s in Denver. Shave time is 3:30 – I can’t wait to see you there.

Direct link to Kyra’s fundraising page

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