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some long overdue collage love…{denver documentary photographer}

look at the love that exists within this family. when we are together i feel that i can never take enough pictures of them. they believe in the power of the moment and the importance of capturing it– often. they believe in letting their kids be themselves and trust in me to capture the personalities as well as the connection between them. it’s quite an honor. they don’t care about the light or that their kids are looking at the camera or posing. the just want to capture it all. and that is pure magic to me as an artist and a mom myself.

i think if our sessions together as ‘documentary photography’ in its purest form. it’s where i’d like to take my business–capturing ‘a day in the life’ with a family…and i’ll be blogging about the details of those sessions that i’ll be offering very soon. basically it’s just spending a day with a family capturing it as it unfolds rather than trying to create/ perfect the moment in a short session.

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an adorable family affair… {littleton family photographer}

it’s always an honor when i am selected to be a family photographer…an honor to be trusted with such an historical responsibility. (family photos are an annual tradition in our family also–as i make sure to take one time per year to be in front of the camera and not behind it and it’s quite an ordeal for US–so i get the stress, planning and the preparation for sure.)

i loved the location for this sweet family–it really suited them and it’s a spot i have not shot at before so that made it all the more fun. i love the challenge of showing up before a session and scoping it out for the right light and angles.

photography for me is a creative passion. it’s a chance to forget about everything else and truly be in the moment–working to make things flow and be fun for the family behind my cameras. the time zipped by with these guys and i spend time editing with a huge smile on my face. these guys are the real deal–fun, funny and totally connected.

so thanks K family for working with me this year! sorry it’s taken me so long to get this post up! i really enjoyed working with you guys and i love these images!

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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!

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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…


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brotherly love…{littleton family photographer}

brothers.

brothers.

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!

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look at this light!  outstanding!

look at this light! outstanding!

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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:

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the whole gang!

the whole gang!


brother and sister love.

brother and sister love.


and then there were 6.

and then there were 6.


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utterly precious.

utterly precious.


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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!

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such a doll!

such a doll!

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togetherness-look at the little one holding her uncle

togetherness!

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.