the forbes-dohack family. evans, colorado newborn photographer.

little christmas miracle

a good friend introduced amanda and i a year or so ago at a photographers’ meeting, and i’ve admired her work ever since. so when she asked if i could take some newborn photos for her and mike, i was completely flattered. taking photos for photographers can be nerve-wracking, but thankfully that wasn’t the case at all. mike and amanda were definitely in the early stages of love all over again, and they couldn’t take their eyes off baby ethan. what joy he’s brought to their lives already!

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the pletsch family. stapleton, colorado family photographer

mike and emily, we’re over the moon excited for you! love to you all!

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the montgomery family. highlands ranch family photographer

i love this family, and i’m so thankful that my my job {that i love} ¬†introduces me to amazing people like the montgomerys!

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the perfect tree

when we bought our house, i remember getting so excited talking with my sister-in-law, susan, about how we could finally have a Christmas tree again. our apartment {the luxury suite} was only 890 square feet, which meant there really wasn’t any room for a tree. instead we used a 2 foot “tree” david’s grandmother {ma} gave us when we were first married. it was cute, but it didn’t compare to a big one…

this year we knew where to find the perfect tree, and we didn’t have to go far. there was a beautiful cyprus growing in our backyard, but someday it would get too big and take over the whole back corner of our yard. we’ve actually been talking about how it would make the perfect Christmas tree ever since we moved in in june. the only thing is that david wasn’t really looking forward to the task…

i swung the ax a few times before david started, and i thought i was doing a good job. but of course, it was david’s turn, and his swings were much better. when i begged to try once more, he gave in. after my second swing, the ax hit a small stump in front of the tree, and the ax flew up – a bit too close to my head. that was the end of david letting me play lumberjack!

these needles are no joke. they’re crazy sharp and painful, and they left their marks on both of us. poor david got it much worse than i did!

it was almost the perfect size…

and here’s the glorious result. our first Christmas in our colorado home, with a Christmas tree straight from our yard.


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