Wednesday, June 22, 2011

June 10, 2011 Wedding

I am finally able to blog about the wonderful experience I had on June 10th. C&S were so much fun to work with, and treated my assistant and I as if we were guests. I felt completely comfortable with their entire wedding party and family. There were a lot of laughs and great photos in result of that! I look forward to working with this family again in the future!

Dresses~ David's Bridal
Ceremony Venue~ Sunset Event Center, Fort Collins, CO
Reception venue~ same as ceremony
Caterer~ Sunset Catering

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Little ~E~

I was fortunate enough to capture ~K~'s maternity photos last month, and now her little princess has arrived! Little ~E~ is so tiny and precious.

Look at that hair!!

 I pretty much moved in for the afternoon, and we had a nice relaxed session. Lots of laughs, and tons of fun! I can't wait to work with the family again!
She was so alert the whole time I was there. Didn't want to miss a thing!

I love capturing moments like these. Being a Mother myself, I know how much love is felt for a new arrival!

Oh the facial expressions she was giving us! I couldn't stop snapping photos!!

My favorite shot of the day. This was all Mom's idea. She had seen a shot like this at her doctors office. I am so pleased with the way it turned out!

I think I have said this before, but newborns are quickly becoming a favorite session of mine! Gives me baby fever, which my Husband is always so thrilled about ;-)

~W & S~ Engaged!!

I am so happy that nice weather is finally here! I enjoy photo sessions all year round. I mean, not everyone can take photos on a sleigh ride in the Winter! However, it's nice to be able to take photographs in Capri's and a light shirt, instead of snow pants!

W & S are very active outdoors, so Poudre Canyon was a perfect backdrop for their Engagement session. We had beautiful weather and the river was roaring! They brought their fury child, Remmy, and we had tons of fun! I always get a laugh when I lay down to get a shot, hey, I'm willing to do pretty much anything!
Unfortunately, Remmy is not very photogenic. She was very well behaved, but wanted to GO! They treated her to a hike after the session which I am sure they all enjoyed.

Looking forward to capturing their small intimate wedding in September!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

A big part of my life...

As many of you already know, I am a Rancher's wife. We live miles out of town, we are surrounded by beautiful undeveloped country, and enjoy being horseback for an afternoon. I like the seclusion (though some wouldn't) and the fact that my husband and I depend on each other for company.

The great thing about this life, is the opportunity for great photographs. That is initially what got me interested in photography, the lovely scenery, the animals and the action!

Each year ranches all over our area (and country) brand and vaccinate their calves. It's a big neighborhood event and people come from all over to help out. We haven't had our branding yet, but our neighbors did, and my husband was there to help. I came along with our Son and tried to snap as many photos as I could while keeping him out of trouble. Of course, a lot of my photos are of my Husband (which sometimes gets to him, lol). Hoping to get more at our branding!


Another order of business in the Spring is putting cattle out to pasture. This year we have A LOT of water in our meadows and moving a bunch of yearling heifers across water...not easy. With good help, they got it done! 

Like I said...lots of water

Picking flowers while waiting on top of the hill...

I have to say, I wouldn't want to be doing anything else with life. Being able to indulge in many of my passions at once. Thinking back to 10 years ago, I would never have been able to predict this life for myself.

Life is that it isn't snowing ;-)