Joyful Childlike Christmas

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I first met Steph a year or two after highschool… At that time I had no idea what a life changing friendship it would turn into. I am beyond thankful for her and the role she has played in my life. We connect on so many levels… For instance our crunchy approach to mamahood, our love of spending way too much money at craft stores, a guilty pleasure in young adult novels [Harry Potter and Twilight for the win!], and our consumption of coffee and tea… Just to name a few! There are some things that we differ on significantly, but have been able to set aside because of the value we hold our friendship to. Continue reading “Joyful Childlike Christmas”

Merry Christmas – Denver Union Station

Merry-Christmas-Denver-Union-StationI can’t believe Christmas is in ONE WEEK!!! Christmas time is my favorite!! As clich√© as it is, it’s truly a magical time of year… I love the how festive things become. I love how we slow down and enjoy time with our family and friends. I love giving gifts. I love any coffee drink that has peppermint or eggnog in it and I absolutely LOVE that it becomes socially acceptable to eat dessert all day long… Continue reading “Merry Christmas – Denver Union Station”

Lake Dillon Engagement Photos – Erica and Ryan

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Lake Dillon Engagement Photos – Erica and Ryan

I was so excited to finally meet Erica and Ryan! I had been chatting with Erica for awhile about their wedding (which is going to be amazing!) and I was stoked for their engagement shoot! We met at Lake Dillon and had an amazing time wandering around taking photos. These two were so full of joy and laughter that it made my job quite easy! Continue reading “Lake Dillon Engagement Photos – Erica and Ryan”

Estes Park Spring Wedding

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Wild Basin Lodge is a beautiful venue for a wedding. It is nestled in the Rocky Mountains and sits right next to the Saint Vrain River. It’s surrounded by lush forest and has a stunning view of Mount Meeker. They have two breathtaking ceremony options… One is in a meadow and the other an amphitheater by the river. Each is gorgeous in its own way!

Madison and Shawn chose to say their i do’s in the lovely meadow surrounded by their closest family and friends. It was a beautiful sunny spring day. Continue reading “Estes Park Spring Wedding”

Happy Birthday Adeline

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Everyone tells you the time will just fly right by, but I wasn’t quite prepared for it. This year swept by me like a gust of wind. I could not have imagined a more precious little girl. She has changed my world and even though it has only been a year I almost can’t remember what life is like without her. She made me a mom and it is a role I play with tremendous joy. Continue reading “Happy Birthday Adeline”

Best of 2016

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Best of 2016

2016 was a wonderful year. It was my best year yet! For many reasons, but most of all because I became a mom in the beginning of this lovely year. It was an interesting wedding season for sure… One because it was pretty hard to be away from my little lady and also because pumping at weddings was one thing I was stressing about before my season even started. Oh the many joys of a nursing wedding photographer. BUT I worried for nothing! All of my couples were so genuine and understanding! I really do have the greatest clients!! Continue reading “Best of 2016”

Best Year Yet

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Best Year Yet

I have had quite an amazing handful of years… I married my high school in 2012 [dream come true]. I was then able to visit 15 countries over 4 separate trips in the following few years. This was truly magical and such a dream! I love gallivanting through cobblestone streets while eating and drinking the most delectable items I had ever tasted! Each year just seemed to get better and better…. Continue reading “Best Year Yet”

Finding Joy Everyday

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I know that I have been a bit absent from blogging these past months and I apologize! I hope to change that in the near future, but I did want to share something with you today that has been weighing on my heart lately. It’s something that most people already know and probably struggle with as well, but also something that tends to be lost in the back of our minds as we become encompassed in the daily grind of everyday life. It is something that is simple yet complex and is too often forgotten. Continue reading “Finding Joy Everyday”

Family Photos – Whimsical Fall

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I LOVE fall! It is my favorite time of year. The chilly weather gets me so excited about all of the festive times that are soon to come! So, of course I was over the moon that my amazing photographer father was able to take some family photos for us during Adeline’s first fall season!

We met at a¬†reservoir near our home and literally took these photos right on the side of the road. This park is BEAUTIFUL and during the fall it’s simply magical!! Continue reading “Family Photos – Whimsical Fall”

Wild Basin Lodge Summer Wedding

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I love my time when I first arrive at a wedding. Walking into the room where the bride is getting ready with her closest friends and families… There is so much laughter and joy in the air and it always smells absolutely incredible!

The details on Brooke’s dress was stunning! AND she wore Toms! The only shoes I own (besides one pair of boots) are Toms… SO, this was pretty exciting for me! Continue reading “Wild Basin Lodge Summer Wedding”

Fearless Entrepreneurs

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I can’t recall the exact moment I met Julia and Ernest, but… I am so glad that I did! I do remember my first few times getting together with Julia. We talked for hours and we hardly knew each other. From there a friendship grew that I am incredibly thankful for. She loves without reserve and has a childlike sense of adventure that I admire greatly. Ernest is genuine and quite funny. He is also serious and determined. Together they have become two very fearless entrepreneurs! Continue reading “Fearless Entrepreneurs”

Creating Tribes

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A tribe is defined as :

a social division in a traditional society consisting of families or communities linked by social, economic, religious, or blood ties, with a common culture and dialect, typically having a recognized leader.

I have a new group of mama friends and we call ourselves the MMC Tribe. We are all around the same age, are what you might call crunchy moms, and have bonded over the new tiny humans that we have all recently created! Creating connections with other human beings is one of the greatest things we will do in this life. To bond with like-minded individuals is simply amazing. A true blessing in a world of chaos. Continue reading “Creating Tribes”