the knott family. belmar park, colorado

i absolutely adore this family! we met  through our small group from church, and you just won’t meet two more genuine people anywhere. on top of that, i’ve never been more jealous of someone’s hair in my life! how are nikki’s

the pletsch family. littleton, colorado

it’s so interesting to go through stages of life with friends, especially watching them go from a couple to a family. i love watching mike and emily dote on their kids, and especially when they make annabelle and benjamin laugh. kids’ laughter is

let’s get winny. littleton, co family photographer

please read this excerpt from my friend adria. she and her husband, justin, are hoping to raise funds for a service dog for their daughter, signe: There is a precious little 7 year old that I would like to tell you about, she is my daughter Signe.  Signe has

the anderson family. littleton newborn and family photographer

when we moved to littleton some friends of ours asked if we’d like to try visiting their bible study which was just a mile down the road from us. lonnalee and dave {and the whole group} were so inviting, and we felt at home

the karas family. walnut creek, california newborn photographer.

tiphanie and jimmy have the kind of relationship that makes love look easy. david and i photographed their wedding in december ’11, and we often comment that it’s time for them to move back to colorado. if they lived close,

the pletsch family. stapleton, colorado family photographer

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

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!

the hurt family. macon georgia family photographer

  it’s hard to believe that hannah was one of my 6th grade students three years ago! it also turns out that she is an incredibly talented artist, and i’ve been admiring her work for such a long time. recently i sent her a note, asking if

the sherer family. stapleton, colorado family photographer

i was so excited to photograph this sweet family, and it was extra special since i knew valerie from childhood! her daughter, cali, had a hard time believing i knew her mom from about the age she is now. i’m so glad that we’ve be

mike and emily. a wash park maternity session

mike and emily are two of our closest friends, so david and i were overjoyed when we heard they are pregnant with twins! they’re going to be welcoming a baby girl and boy, something i admit i’m quite jealous about. i can’t wait

the gainor family {part two}

these are the film images that round out the gainor family session. i set out to shoot film and digital so i could make comparisons of the two formats, and film won out for me. these are direct scans – no editing on my part {that alone makes my heart

sweet emerie {colorado children and family photographer}

 love this little family, and emerie is just about the smilingest baby i’ve ever seen!

the gainor family

  david is quite the photographer, too… the one below is his. now t.h.a.t.’s a stick! these are just a few teaser images from the gainor’s recent family session. most of this session was actually photographed on film,

the pattersons. denver newborn photographer

when we were scouting denver for our luxury suit, i was an emotional mess. i loved our little house and the thought of moving into a smaller space far away from family and friends was scarier than i admitted to anyone. on one of our luxury suite scouting

kate. marietta, ga newborn photographer

last month one of my closest friends, emily, flew me home for the first time since we moved to colorado. she and her husband, bobby, just had their second baby, and she’s perfect! and my goodness kate’s big sister, margot, is so adorable,

little bunny foo foo

easter fell within my visit back to georgia, and haddie made a perfect little bunny!

the walker family. kennesaw, ga

emily and i bonded over schoolwork and our first years of teaching, our desire to move away, and the fact that we weren’t ready for kids. of course, that was over 7 years ago, so things have changed quite a bit. emily is an amazing high school

the freeman adoptions {finalized}

i was so excited when i found out the freeman adoptions would be finalized on november 1st! then on october 31st, i saw a message on facebook. christy was asking friends if she could borrow a camera for the next day, since theirs had been misplaced at church

pfeiffer mini-shoot

this afternoon i had a chance to catch up with some friends from georgia! kelly and i were in the same church youth group growing up, and her mom {karen} was one of our youth leaders. it’s been great discovering the friends who’ve made the move

the edwards family

stephen and stacey are two of our closest friends, and we met up for one last photo session the day before our move. don’t we all feel like this once in a while? everything is fine and dandy, and then suddenly everything falls apart… luckily,

the freeman girls

you may remember these cute faces from their sneak peek and family session. if you haven’t read the story from the family session – please do! it’ll make these pictures all the more special. and the best news i can share is that the freemans

margot’s big day

it’s a bit surreal to have so many friends with kids. most of the time i still feel like i’m 18 {except when my knees are aching}, and that’s surely not old enough for me to have kids. and although i’m taking my time sweet time on that

the bowen’s bigger family

you may remember the bowens from a recent session, but now there’s a new addition to the family! baby katherine was about 2 weeks old during our session, and she was the perfect little model. and of course, anna, lauren and john played along great,