Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Baby on the Way!

First comes love...

Then comes marriage...

Then comes a baby in the baby carriage!

Congratulations Kayla and Michael!  I'm so thrilled to have been a part of these wonderful moments in your life.  Thank you.

Monday, April 29, 2013

A Backstage Pass to Katie and Jeremy's Wedding

I really absolutely like love the behind-the-scene of a wedding.  Whenever I'm a guest a wedding where I don't know the bride and groom well enough to sneak a quick look at them before the ceremony, I'm always a little bummed that I can't be a part of the best part of the day.  Luckily, my job lets me peek in on LOTS of pre-wedding fun, and you, because you're reading this, get to see, too.

Here's how the girls got ready for Katie and Jeremy's wedding:

Here's how the boys got ready:

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Four Years Running

One of the best things about my job is photographing families year after year.  I just love watching all the kids grow up.  This particular family will always have a special place in my heart because they were my very first clients; I look forward to my time with them all year long.  Bonus: each year, they show me some new fantastic place to shoot, and every location is better than the last!  This year, we were at a junkyard in Greeley where we got to watch cars being cool!  Can't wait to see you all next year!





Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Long Overdue

You may have thought otherwise, but I did not fall off the face of the earth eight months ago.  Instead, I taught six classes at Front Range Community College.  And, though I kept up with the photography, the blog clearly suffered.  Now, here I am, pregnant and four days past my due date; it seems like as good a time as any to update the blog.

Rob and Alyssa's wedding was the last one I photographed during my pregnancy.  At seven months pregnant, I was probably pretty conspicuous as I lumbered around getting the shots.  (In fact, I think I may have made the couple's friends and family a bit nervous; I got a lot of offers for help and questions about whether or not I was okay.)  Despite my appearance, I had a wonderful time photographing this wedding.  Rob and Alyssa are SUCH a nice couple, and their friends and family are great, too.

We shot the pre- and post-wedding photos at the Timberlane Farm Museum in Loveland, CO.  Let me just say that the folks who run this place are my new favorite people.  I had planned to begin photographing the wedding party there at 4:30pm, but the museum closes at 4pm--a detail I failed to note until two hours before the wedding.  (No way, you say?  Oh, it's true.)  When I ran over to the museum (hair still wet from the shower) to manically explain my dilemma, they told me it wasn't a problem and that they'd just leave the gates open for us.  I'm still in shock--did they really leave the place wide open so some strangers could have the run of the place for the entire evening?  Yes, yes they did.

The rest of the photos are at The Garden Room in Loveland, CO.  And, even though this place seriously challenged my indoor photography skills, I really loved the atmosphere created by the lighting.  I'm super excited to shoot another wedding there in March.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Can't See the Wedding for the Camo

Well, I'm a tad behind on my blogging, which is evident by the fact that I'm just now posting about the Christmas-time wedding that I photographed.  But, we all know what they say about tardiness, so here we go...

It was a gorgeous day at The Barn in Loveland, Colorado.  Snow thick on the ground, sun bright in the favorite kind of day.

I was so tickled by this wedding's camouflage accents on the flowers, the bridal party, the groom, even the bride!  It was wonderfully unique (and inspired this post's title).

I don't believe I've ever seen a wedding so meticulously planned.  Every single detail was considered: boots on the bride and bridesmaids, barbed wire on the candles (fantastic!), you name it, it was covered.  That's likely due to the fact that the bride's mom is wedding planner and coordinator, Missy Hunt of Dawn's 1st Light.  

The day ended with a phenomenal sunset and a very happy couple.  Congratulations to Kaelin and Glenn!  

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Has it been a year already???

It's hard to believe another year has passed since I last photographed the Sampish/Bauer crew.  My little cousins are growing at warp speed, which is slightly distressing.  (For a look back at last year, click here.)

We're not sure why we chose late November for our photo session.  But we did.  And we chose poorly.   It was 34 degrees outside the morning we took these pictures.  As a result, this year's shoot was fast....I mean, FAST.  Everyone was a really good sport about the cold.  (I thought about taking my coat off in a show of solidarity.  But I didn't.  I wasn't having my picture taken.)  Ultimately, we decided to do next year's pictures in September.  Maybe August, just to be safe.  It is Colorado, after all.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

May I introduce Jesse and Katie?

Meet Jesse, my computer repair guy.  (Ours is a symbiotic relationship: Jesse keeps my laptop limping along so that I can stay in business; I do idiotic things to my laptop in order to keep Jesse in business.)  

Jesse just got engaged to Katie (a super lucky girl who now gets free computer repair for life).  

Together, they are a super cute couple.  Congratulations!