Emily + Jeff || San Diego Destination Wedding

When Emily and Jeff asked me to shoot their San Diego I agreed without hesitation. Not only was the wedding in beautiful San Diego, they are also one of those couples you just can't help but love. I met Emily back in 2012 at Creekside Middle School. I was a newly hired 7th grade Social Studies a bit apprehensive at diving into the world of middle school education. Emily's room was two rooms down from me and I knew immediately upon meeting her, we would be friends. And we were. We spent endless hours chatting in the halls and work room, sharing stories over our hurried microwaved lunches, and chatting while we waited in line for the restroom during our 5 minute breaks. Ah the joys of teaching! She was an instant friend, a constant friend, and continues to be one of the greatest blessings to come from my three year stint at Creekside.

In that time, I had the opportunity to follow along her love story with Jeff. Through all the ups and downs of a new relationship, their love persisted. Fast forward to the fall of 2016, a perfectly executed proposal, and the flurry of wedding planning began. I have loved watching their story unfold and was blessed to watch them stand in front of their family and friends and commit to a lifetime of loving one another and fighting for that love. Their ceremony was perfectly intimate, laid back, and beautiful. Perfectly them. So here I leave with you far too many pictures of their day in San Diego because it was just too fun. 

Ben Senior Session || Denver Senior Portrait Photographer

It's that time of year again. School supplies are taking over local stores, the summer is winding down, and the new school year is closing in fast. You may have mixed emotions about the start of another school year, but no matter how you feel it's coming! And for many, this August is a bit different than others because it marks the last first day of high school for all those seniors out there. Now is the perfect time to book a senior portrait session to document this special year in the life of your teen. Senior sessions don't have to be painful or expensive! I can work with you to create a package that works for you and your senior. 

Recently, I helped document this young man's senior year. After a stormy/windy day, the clouds parted and gave us time to capture a handful of shots for him (and mom). Being a former teacher, I always love spending a few minutes chatting with seniors about future dreams and plans. This session was no exception. I loved getting to meet Ben and chat with his mom, a former colleague of mine. We even snuck Mom in for a few photos too. Best of luck at Butler Ben!

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Dodson Family || Denver Family Photographer

Sometimes, weather gets in the way a bit of the "perfect" location. A little rain in Indiana is common and for this particular family session, the rain swallowed up some of my scouted locations. So we improvised! With a little space to roam in their backyard and greenery to add some interest, we pressed on with a session right in their backyard. Their little guy was on the verge of turning ONE, so it was the perfect time to document the Dodson family. Randi and Todd have been friends of mine for years and getting to see them as parents has been such a fun switch. The littlest member of the family was a trooper for family pictures. A little unsure at first, but Mom and Dad knew how to get a smile on his face! Thankful once again for the opportunity to document a milestone with this family!