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.  

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

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!}

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

fall in littleton.

“i’m so glad i live in a world where there are octobers.” l.m. montgomery, anne of green gables

the edwards family. littleton colorado family photographer

stephen and stacey are two of our dearest friends, and one of the closest things to heaven on earth would be if they told us they were moving to colorado! until then, we’ll have to settle for short visits, but we fully enjoyed every day that they were

katelyn and tom. a ten mile station, breckenridge wedding

tom’s expression is so priceless… katelyn couldn’t decide whether to wear her veil, and i’m so thankful that she did. i’ve never been so happy about gusts of wind! katelyn’s adorable mom caught

horses and wide open spaces. golden, colorado landscape photographer

hasselblad 500c/m, portra 400 a few weeks ago i went out exploring with a good photo friend {brooke peterson}, and we just drove with nowhere in mind, only stopping when brooke noticed a sign for an open space park. we turned in and found white

megan and jared. a littleton engement

megan and jared met me bright and early for a sunrise session at jackass hill in littleton. i fully admit that i wasn’t looking forward to getting up around 5am, but it was so completely worth it that i’d be up for it any time.

lacy and kellen’s first look. a garden of the gods club wedding

lacy and kellen’s wedding was too beautiful for words, and there’ll be lots more to share very soon. lacy and kellen, i hope you’re enjoying your relaxing honeymoon in paradise!    

ice castles at silverthorne

in the week that i’ve been gone, spring has sprung! i’m so excited for flip flops and skirts, but that also means i’ve gotten behind with my blogging! a few weeks ago david and i went to the ice castles at silverthorne with our friends ben

sunset in nederland

the perfect end to our date day in nederland

field of flags

kennesaw mountain national battlefield park

ciatano winery

a few weekends ago we headed into the mountains with mike and emily just to get away from the city for a day, and we drove to ciatano winery. while everyone was relaxing and enjoying tasting or two, i headed off on my own and snapped a couple pictures.

jackopierce. sonoma event photographer

the same weekend that i took tiphanie & jimmy’s engagement pics, david and i got the opportunity to photograph one of our favorite bands, jackopierce! it turns out that they played a show at the soiled dove, not even a mile from our place, and we

amazing light.

i took these just the other evening and had to share. i love the contrast of colors in this one! the one below might be one of my favorites so far…

flip-flops and snow

yesterday we decided it was time to get out of denver and do some exploring, so we packed a picnic lunch and  headed to idaho springs for a day of fun, sun, and fly fishing. well, the fun and sun were great, but high winds put the ka-bosh on fishing…

vignette mishap {eldorado canyon state park}

on saturday we went hiking with mike and emily in eldorado canyon state park. the trail led down to the bottom of the canyon, where the south boulder creek was more of a raging river. now, two days after our hike, i’m still feeling its {painful}

happy thanksgiving

continuing my quest to get justin to move to colorado, we all drove to rocky mountain national park this afternoon. while we were driving, i started thinking about how blessed we are to live in a country in which we can up and move whenever, wherever we

red rocks and georgetown

david was back to the grind today, so justin and i explored on our own. first we drove to red rocks, where justin decided to run the stairs. do you think i joined in? {jeopardy song playing as you wonder…} answer: what is, “absolutely

pikes peak cog railway

today we made the short trip to colorado springs, and we took the cog railway from manitou springs to the top of the pikes peak. justin decided to start the trip with a bang, by hanging out the window {something our very testy tour guide warned against at the

red rocks

i haven’t mentioned it here before, but david has a new job and he starts on monday! it’s a three month contract position for now, but here’s to praying for longer. sadly, this also means no more continuously hanging out, and we’re

night lights

these were taken tonight between 10 and 10:45 pm. i was hoping to play with starlight, but i was surprised to find the clouds rolled in after the sun went down. it turns out the clouds created a fun backdrop of their own, and i’m still hoping for a