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yes yes–i do!

weather on wedding days is not always perfect. often it’s less than perfect. but what’s nice is that the two getting married rarely if ever get phased by it. they are doing what they are supposed to be doing–being in the moment and enjoying the anticipation of what is to come–their marriage! and these two were no exception. clouds circled the sky as we ran around and took some photos before the ceremony but i honestly never even saw them look up. instead they exchanged sweet glances at one another (and some strange glances from time to time at their photographer who was asking them to stand in some crazy places for the photos–especially when i suggested the middle of the street…)

and just as the ceremony was about to begin in the courtyard behind the church in denver…drops fell lightly….then not so lightly….then pretty darn hard for a brief time. but the simple and sweet ceremony continued and all the guests stood staring (as said drops fell) at this gorgeous and obviously in love couple as the pastor performed the ceremony. the rain lightened up a bit but no one cared. all were there to witness the joining of these two in holy matrimony and didn’t really care what the weather’s plans were.

as the rings were placed on each other’s hands the clouds began to part and the sun peeked through. the pastor introduced the new mr. and mrs. and the light rain stopped for a minute or two as if to concur that this was a blessed moment. and the sun stayed out for us to get a compete group shot outside of the church–perfection.

it was a true pleasure to be selected to capture this lovely lovely day.

i wish this family all the joy that life has to offer!










raindrops didn't stop this lovely ceremony...

raindrops didn’t stop this lovely ceremony…

love this photo.  love the look on her face...

love this photo. love the look on her face…




brotherly love…{littleton family photographer}



i absolutely love portrait photography.

it’s the chance to isolate a subject and try to capture them being…well…truly themselves. it’s just so priceless when the people behind the camera trust me enough to let me stick a lens in front of them while asking them to ‘relax’ and be at ease. {ironically that is something i am not at peace with doing myself…i really dislike being on the other side of the camera…always have.} so it’s an honor to be selected to be someone’s portrait photographer because of the amount of trust it requires.

kids are usually a lot easier to win over. and these two let their guard down pretty quick! it was so fun watching these brothers interact as they normally do. kids tend to relax pretty easily and that allows their personalities to shine through. the photos were a gift from their dad for their mom so having both of them in the background helped.

and look at this amazing light! looking at image after image of these silly boys engulfed in this yummy light made my heart sing while editing. i truly love photography and all of the places it takes me (as well as the people i get to know and admire) along the way.

thanks guys for trusting in me as your photographer!



look at this light!  outstanding!

look at this light! outstanding!


and then there were 6 (take 2)… {littleton family photographer}

i love the light (literally and figuratively), happiness and love that completely surrounds this family…and anyone that knows them knows i am right!

check out our 2012 photoshoot before the twins came!

it’s been fun watching the family grow and grow up and see this lady become a mama of four! (our kiddos go to school together and we’ve become friends!)

do you see the light around her and the kindness in her eyes too?

we traveled to her mom and dad’s new mountain property and enjoyed a few hours together walking about and finding spots with lovely shade and backlighting.

it was a perfect setting for including her mom, dad and brother in the shoot as well. and it was absolutely the best when this guy gave me a bunch of great smiles like the one:


the whole gang!

the whole gang!

brother and sister love.

brother and sister love.

and then there were 6.

and then there were 6.


utterly precious.

utterly precious.


what a sweet love these two share!

what a sweet love these two share!

we tried to get them all on the hammock...and this was the best one we got!

we tried to get them all on the hammock…and this was the best shot!

not a ton of smiles but so much cuteness outta this one!

not a ton of smiles but so much cuteness outta this one!


such a doll!

such a doll!


togetherness-look at the little one holding her uncle


and last but not least--a shot of grandpa's little helper!

and last but not least–a shot of grandpa’s little helper!

these kiddos keep getting cuter (a hard thing to do when you are already pretty stinkin’ cute!) and it was fun chasing them around in the mountain air as the clouds gathered to bring a light rain. luckily we got all of our time together in just before the first rain drop hit!

as i headed down the mountain towards denver/home i smiled the entire way. i love what i do and the love i get to witness with my eyes and my cameras.

I’m a proud auntie….{congratulations zachary eric}

i was there when this guy made his appearance in the delivery room and it’s been a true pleasure watching him grow into the cool and kind young man he is. my heart is swelling with pride that you are graduating from high school tomorrow. i wish i could be there. you’ll be on my mind all day.

{btw-thanks for letting me push you into wearing a bow tie for these pics we did last summer. you really really rocked it!}

great things are in store for you zachary eric. remember your life is a gift and it’s a honor to be living it on your own terms. always be safe. always be smart. and always remember to call your mom and tell her you love her. (and don’t just call to bring your dirty laundry home you turkey!)

i am proud of you.
i am in awe of the cool guy you are.
and i am so honored to be your auntie.
i’m always here for you–good or bad.

congratulations and best of luck at The Pennsylvania State University (our alma mater). (you’ll be getting lots of care packages with fun stuff and cash from colorado–shhh don’t tell your mom!)

I L O V E Y O U!

auntie MB

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Shelley - June 5, 2015 - 5:19 pm

You are the coolest Auntie!

professional photographers of colorado (PPA) workshop…

learning is necessary, fun and exciting. connecting with other photographers is also necessary, fun and exciting. and this past weekend I got to experience do all three–{plus meet and photograph some very cool model for our high school seniors annual photography workshop.}

its so cool to watch the unique light set ups, the poses and the location choices from all of the different photographers. i’m always humbled by all of the things i learn and also the way get to see things from a different perspective. for me the best way to get the best shot is a combination of those things in addition to making the model/client/person feel comfortable, beautiful and at east in front of the camera. and that is what i think i do best as a photographer and an artist. {more often than not like to capture the models in between shots when they are relaxing and in the moment rather than when they are hyper aware that a bunch of camera are pointed at them.} i am excited to see all of the beautiful art produced from this workshop as we had incredibly talented photographers there all working together!

thanks PPA for another fun learning event!

Shelley - May 7, 2015 - 7:45 am

So glad you got to attend this workshop! Amazed that there is more for you to learn because you are so talented and fabulous as it is! xoxo

Wishing you much success with your business – you’ve earned it, and you DESERVE it!