dreaming of spring.

i know the snow falling today won’t last long, and the sun will be out soon. until then, I’m dreaming of the cherry blossoms in macon, georgia.


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our 10 year anniversary. days 2 and 3, Kauai

i want to go back to kauai…now. this very moment. on the other hand, a friend had good advice for us about whether we should go back {and she’s actually from hawaii}. she said that we should leave kauai as the best memories we have, and enjoy it through our photos. her reasoning is that if we go back, it might not live up to our trip, so we should explore a new place. i think she’s spot on, and we’ve already begun planning a trip to europe, but that won’t stop me from dreaming about kauai.

day 2

if you ever get the chance to take a helicopter ride, take it! my only advice would be to sit in the front seats with the pilot. we sat in the back, and the views were still incredible, but we’ll do it right the next time. forgive us for the unflattering selfie…

waimea canyon – the “grand canyon of the pacific”.

kilauea lighthouse

day 3

“local courtesy 5-7 cars”. we probably crossed this bridge at least 20 times during our stay, and i loved it!

this photo of haena beach park is my favorite from our entire trip, and i plan on printing it – huge.

*click here* if you’d like to see all of my favorites from our trip to kauai.

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samantha and patrick. castlewood canyon engagement photographer

samantha and patrick were actually recently married when i took their engagement photos! they met while she was working as a civilian contractor, and he was serving in the army at fort benning, ga. {i really loved that georgia played a part in their story!} they made it through two of his deployments to iraq before samantha moved hundreds of miles to live with patrick, and 6 months later the army moved them to colorado. they knew it wouldn’t be long before patrick would have to deploy again, this time to afghanistan {his fourth deployment}.

samantha wrote: in april of 2013 patrick proposed while we were on a weekend trip to estes park. he braved riding a horse for the first time and planned a beautiful proposal up in the mountains. we decided to get married before his deployment to afghanistan and had a small ceremony, in may, at the garden of the gods.

i love that samantha and patrick wanted engagement photos, and since she works as a ranger at castlewood canyon state park, it also made the perfect location for their session! patrick is currently serving in afghanistan, and samantha {and their precocious pup, gus}  are anxiously awaiting when he will be home again!

click *here* to see more from samantha and patrick’s engagement session!

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lauren and tate. littleton, colorado engagement photographer

if love is the treasure, laughter is the key. ~ yakov smirnoff

tate has quite a sense of humor, and i couldn’t resist sharing one of his favorite poses…

we left highline canal trail just in time to make it to jackass hill as the sun was setting…

 tate had lauren laughing our entire session, and i can’t wait to photograph their ten mile station wedding next year! i know their day will be full of love, family and friends, and lots of laughter! click *here* if you’d like to see more of lauren and tate’s engagement photos!

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