baby’s first birthday shoot *Jayden*

A baby’s first birthday is such a fun and incredible occasion to celebrate your little one!

I was able to get away for a few days and decidedĀ  to visit some family in Alamosa, CO. It was a lovely drive – the views were stunning!

My sweet nephew, Jayden turned one in March and we weren’t able to do his first birthday shoot then – so it was awesome to organize the shoot while I was visiting.

OH MY GOSH! He was adorable the entire time! He is naturally a very happy baby, but this was hilarious and so precious… He was giggling and laughing uncontrollably the entire shoot.

It really is crazy how fast time goes by! It feels like we were just getting the text message that they were headed to the hospital when Alyssa went into labor. It was so exciting and so incredible to meet this little guy for the first time! He is such a smart and giggly baby and it’s been fun to watch him grow the last year!

My first day in town we decided to hang colorful streamers on the walls and blow up a bunch of balloon for the shoot – ha! It was such a blast and Jayden was having so much fun – it was quite difficult to get him to be still, but that didn’t matter with that huge grin on his face the entire time!


The next day was ‘cake day’ for sweet baby Jayden! Oh boy was he having fun with this! This time we decided to put the balloons up on the wall instead of the streamers – I love both backgrounds!


My brother and sister (in-law) with their sweet baby boy during his first birthday shoot. Such a precious little family!


Colorado mountains – i’m so blessed!

I absolutely love the Colorado mountains!

I am a Colorado native and have lived here my entire life and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. It’s awesome to live right near Denver and have all of the amenities of a metropolitan city, but yet also be within 90 minutes of tons of incredible mountains towns at the base of the Rocky Mountains!

Photographing mountain weddings has been such a dream come true! My ‘office’ consists of wild flowers, aspen trees, flowing rivers, vast mountain ranges, and happy people – It doesn’t get much better than that!!! I am so blessed to have the opportunity that I do. I love sharing the joy in the world through my photographs and also truly enjoy capturing the beauty of Gods creation!

Things I love about Colorado…

The weather – it’s so unpredictable! I love it! It’s snowing one day and 70 degrees the next.. It keeps you on your toes!

The Little Man ice cream in Denver – YUM!

The Rocky Mountains and all of the awesome small towns – one of my favorites is Georgetown and Estes Park (obviously!)



Crested Butte – for their wildflowers – it’s so gorgeous!

Red Rocks Amphitheater

All of the active and health-minded people

Howl at the Moon – dueling piano bar in Denver – such a blast!

Kind Coffee in Estes Park – yum!

That’s just to name a few… There are many more reason why this gorgeous state is so incredible.

I was driving home from a wedding last week and couldn’t help but pull over and get out to take a photo of this absolutely stunning view of Longs Peak!