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be here NOW…

as long as i live i never want to forget the beauty and magic of youth.  children posses all the necessary skills for perfection with respect to their view on life and the world around them.  they truly ‘get it’ when it comes to being in the moment and connecting with it.  to them there are no blinders, no hesitations.  they open themselves up to life as it happens–fully and with no editor to hold them back.  smiles are broad and their interpretation is not at all tainted by the insecurities that plague most of the rest of us.  that’s what i think is so magical about them.

 

one of my favorite quotes about the gift of our children.

one of my favorite quotes about the gift of our children.

these kids all have a bond. time slipped by and they’ve not been together for years yet when we got together this weekend it was as if no time had passed at all.  the last time we spent together was a magical trip three years ago to the Great Sand Dune National Park for spring break.  it was one of my favorite vacations ever…  and they connection they shared then continues today.  watching them run, play, laugh and enjoying a few hours together made my heart so happy.

childhood is a powerful lesson for adults.  it’s a powerful reminder of how we too should look at life–unjudging, carefree and completely and totally in the moment.

my friend (also an ovarian cancer survivor) has a tattoo on her arm that i admire…three simple words that we all need to remember:  “be here now”.

i learn from children all the time and love letting their untouched innocence smother me with possibility and passion for the only true moment we ever have:  NOW.

while we were enjoying sunday’s playdate i asked my friend to use my camera and get some shots as she is a fantastic photographer with a style all her own: Sally Clark Photography

 

are you taking the time to capture the magic of your kids’ simple days?  call me, call sally-call any photographer you admire–just get these days documented and the sweet, simple innocent days of your family forever preserved!

some much needed reflective time….

sometimes i just need to be around art…to soak it all in and really experience it. all alone. and i like that i can use this creative space of mine to write about my adventures and to show clients a bit about who i am what inspires me.

so when i saw that the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver was holding Mark Mothersbaugh’s “(click link from the NY Times article) Myopia” exhibit i made a plan for some much needed “me” time. (well, technically me and my camera time…)

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colorado’s special light…{littleton family photography}

light moves me. it makes my heart sing when i am behind my cameras (which are equipped with good lenses, opened wide. and ready to soak in said light). add all of these with the magical connection of a special friend and her family and this is just about the perfect recipe for this family photographer.

i loved these images as soon as i shot them. i felt a strong connection to the brilliant light and, of course, to the lovely family. (this is one of my special locations that never disappoints when it comes to the background and the way the light dances within it.

these images were shot during such a busy time this fall that i just didn’t get around to blogging them…and today, the 7th of february in colorado it is 70 degrees and sunny so i thought it was a perfect day to relive that late september day when all this magic happened!

have you scheduled your family portrait session yet?

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this is us…with a sweet deal for you…

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i have to admit that on this snowy day in colorado on the coolest and most rad sledding hill in littleton i was THE ONLY person there with a camera (phones don’t count) documenting the giggles and smiles brighter than the snow covering the ground.

why is that? memories of sledding will last a lifetime. and they should. these memories should be captured and securely placed in the official family album.

when i am sledding with my family i feel alive and free. my kids faces express the pure happiness they are experiencing. i see moms, dads, babies, teens, tweens, and even dogs running around completely blissful. to me it’s the perfect time to whip out a camera.

or to hire a photographer to document you and your family.

so–as i post these pics of my family enjoying such moments captured by their mom {who just happens to be a professional photographer}–i am thinking of you and your family.

i love people who love life…so who’s brave enough to take me up on my offer to capture all of you during the next sledding adventure? for local peeps (within 20 miles of denver) i am offering a 1/2 price deal session fee/with images package…for me to show up and spend an hour documenting your time together for the first 2 responders.

hit me with some comment love if you are in and want more details.

GO!

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True Grace…

this is one of those posts where there are few words needed. so I will stick to the basics and let the images speak for themselves.

ethan has burkitts lyymphoma. he’s been battling it since early this fall. he’s still struggling. he is 6.

from the beginning the family has been filled with God’s grace and love and it shows in the love that exists around and between them.

PLEASE DON’T FORGET ABOUT THIS FAMILY. medical bills will surely follow them for years to come.

http://www.gofundme.com/ethangehman

the twinkle in this little boy’s eyes makes my heart swell. please keep this family in your prayers.

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