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Matilda Jane Anyone?

“Choose your own path.”

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Meet Kelly. She is not only beautiful outside but inside as well.

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I met Kelly at a network marketing meeting a few weeks ago. She had been looking for a photographer, so we hit it off right away! We met for coffee a few days later, and were able to work around both of our busy schedules to get some shoots on the calendar.

Kelly is so inspirational! I have come to find that you can learn a lot from other business owners, no matter what product they are selling! I love listening to Kelly, and finding out the ins and outs of being a business owner. I am truly blessed to have her in my life.

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“I have been in the direct sales industry for 14 years. For 13 years I was in the skin care and make up industry and transitioned over to Matilda Jane almost 1 year ago. Their mission speaks to my heart. They are all about keeping little girls happy, spinning, and twirling in their pretty dresses. I love whether you’re a little girl or a woman, Matilda Jane makes every one of us feel beautiful. I love their colorful, unique, whimsical patterns, and I love spreading happiness one twirl at a time.”    -Kelly

If you love these clothes as much as I do, or have a little girl, make sure to hit Kelly up for all your clothing needs! You can shop directly from her and if you give her a call she can give you free shipping so make sure to take advantage of that!!!

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Check out more about this amazing company at https://www.matildajaneclothing.com

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Thank you so much for taking the time to check out this amazing and inspiring woman I had and will continue to have the pleasure of working with! Stay tuned for whats next!

 

Love,

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Engagement

Shelby + Will- Engagement

A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple comes together, it is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.”

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Meet Shelby and Will.

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For my blogs I try (try being the key word) to only pick about 10 pictures as to not overwhelm you…however when you have a couple as fun and easy to work with as these two…you can’t resist!

Shelby was in search of a photographer for her wedding, in April, and found me on Wedding Wire. She was super sweet and actually booked me right away! I hadn’t met them when we scheduled the engagement shoot (which is included in most of my packages) but it wouldn’t have mattered because we hit it off right away!

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The interactions between these two was so fun to watch. Shelby laughed a lot which made for some amazing candid pictures and some real genuine expressions! You will be able to see that through out the blog.

At one point I told them to be themselves and relax and this is what I got out of Will…but its so him isn’t it? BUNNY EARS!!!

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I just cant get enough of how fun this couple was…

I found out a lot of fun facts about these two. For instance, one of my favorite facts was that they two step..but not just your basic two step…like the dancing and swinging you around and dancing that you see and wish that you could do! About half way through the session I asked them to dance for me! I loved watching how they moved together and could anticipate what was coming next! Here are just a few of my favorite shots I got of that!!

This couple was so great to work with, the whole time! Even though they have never had professional pictures taken, you would never know with how quickly they became comfortable in front of my camera.

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Will was a little more hesitant, as most guys are, but warmed up quick! By the end he was having a blast! Towards the end I asked Shelby if there was anything that I may have missed. She said no, but Will chimed in and wanted to climb up the side of the rock that they were next too. I obviously obliged and told him to hop up there, knowing full well that Shelby was not going to follow him. This is one of my favorite pictures because you can see how happy he was to get a picture that he thought he probably wasn’t going to get (It is an engagement session after all). I love the way Shelby is looking at him in it!

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I can not wait for this wedding and am truly blessed to be able to meet such amazing people who are so passionate about the journey they have ahead of them! Congratulations Shelby and Will! I can’t wait for April!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to read all the ins and outs of this shoot. I appreciate all of you everyday and cant wait to work with you all!

Love,

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Maternity

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“Just when you think you know love, something little comes along to remind you just how big it really is.”

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Meet Jonathan and Bre! I have known Bre since High School. Even though we don’t see each other much, I love catching up when we get the chance! I was soooo excited to get a message from her asking my availability for a maternity session!

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The session started out a little chilly but luckily the rain and wind held together long enough for us to get some awesome pictures!

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As I started taking pictures I noticed that Jonathan was a little stiff and very serious, I said “Why so serious, this may be a little nerve-racking having a baby but I know how excited you are.” I was able to get some great shots of them and the interaction between them is pure love! I don’t know Jonathan that much but I do know that he is very sweet and is VERY excited to be a dad!

Both Bre and Jonathan are going to make amazing parents. They both are very hard workers but love unconditionally. As a parent you have to give so much of yourself that you come last but when I was talking about that Bre was actually so excited to have it be about their new little girl than about her. The selfless act of a mother who hasn’t even had her baby yet, how amazing is that?

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This is the first part of a two part blog so make sure to catch the second part after little miss is born! I can not wait for that part either! I try to get my baby fix where I can (cuz after twins, we all know that I am done)!

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I know how to work around the light and so I had picked a gorgeous bridge at Fox run and I wanted to get a picture of them with this adorable wood sign that Bre had made in front of them…it had been cloudy and perfect the whole time, but as we walked over to the spot, the sun came out and was blinding them…we walked a little bit more and got some other pictures, but it seemed like every time I wanted to get that one shot the sun would come out!  It made for some fun, fast photos, and blurring them in the background made for a super cute picture that the sun didn’t affect at all!

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Can you believe she is 38 weeks along and only has 2 weeks till her due date? She is adorable!!! Her bump is so cute you wouldn’t even believe she was that far along!

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The picture below was awesome…I was doing the traditional initials in focus and then have Bre and Jonathan out of focus…I got one and then luckily I caught this gem of Jonathan and then Bre’s expression! This is one of my favorites because it was so unexpected!

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I am so exited to meet this baby girl and take pictures of all the love that is going to come out of this small little miracle!

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Thank you to everyone who took the time to read about this adorable couple who is about to be among the lucky parents out there! Your lives will be changed forever…but in the best way EVER!!!

Love,

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Family

Maruska Family

“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”

– Desmond Tutu

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Meet the Maruskas…Silas, Allison, Joe and Nathan (left to right) I have known this family for quite some time. We met at church a long time ago and have stayed in contact ever since!

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Silas was a silly boy and we had some good laughs! He is a HUGE fan of comedy! He quoted a lot of Bill Engvall, and I actually knew some of the references! He warmed up right away and was super sweet the whole time.

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Nathan was a little more reserved than his brother, but what do you expect from a teenager. Despite his best effort to not enjoy the shoot, I had him laughing and cracking jokes by the end of it! Nathan is also very sweet and very well mannered!

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What two fantastic boys you have raised Joe and Allison!

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Joe and Allison have been married for 15 years and are just so cute! You can tell they have the marriage thing down. We all know marriages aren’t perfect, but these two compliment each other and have learned how to communicate over the years! It made for a super easy shoot with them. PROM POSE,  because why not!! 😉

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For those who do not know, Allison is an author! If you are a reader at all you should check it out! At the shoot we threw in a few headshots for her book that is in the works! Her book info is here: https://allisonmaruska.com/my-books

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I had so much fun, and fox run park is always an amazing place to shoot at! There are so many options, and the sun always gives me great lighting, even through the hundreds of trees and amazing scenery!

maruska family-1Thank you so much for taking the time to read about this sweet family and for joining with me on my journey! I appreciate your constant love and recommendations! You are all the reason I get to do what I LOVE!

Love,

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Haven’s 3rd Birthday

Happy 3rd Birthday Haven!!!

Here are some of my favorite pictures from this party I had the pleasure of capturing this past weekend! Hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed taking them!;)

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Thank you for taking the time to read about this adorable little girl, and the two people who love her more than anything in the world! What a gorgeous looking family! Thank you Scott and Ashley for allowing me to be a part of Havens’ special day!

Love,

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Engagement

Jamee + Jacob Engagement

“Where there is love there is life.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

Jamee + Jacob Engagement (62 of 62).jpgOn top of the world….this is how I’m feeling after what I would say is one of my favorite engagement sessions! This couple I got to spend my evening with, on Saturday, was nothing short of amazing.Jamee + Jacob Engagement (37 of 62)Meet Jamee and Jacob! When Jacob originally reached out to me he already had a location in mind, Pine, CO. I had never heard of it before, and it takes a little under two hours to get there, but WOW is it worth the drive. There are tons of locations to shoot at but we chose Pine Valley Ranch Park.

Jamee + Jacob Engagement (47 of 62)I got to the park early that day since I had never been there before… better to be early than late. Jamee informed me she found this place on a drive a few years ago and it has become her happy place. What better reason to take engagement photos, right???

Jamee + Jacob Engagement (55 of 62)They came walking up from fishing in their comfy outfits and all I could do was smile. They were so cute together and I loved their interactions. I’ve known Jacob for years, so meeting Jamee made my heart so happy. They are so perfect for each other and compliment one another to no end! Jamee + Jacob Engagement (60 of 62)Jamee and Jacob have been dating almost a year now, and got engaged on June 30th. They actually met online, but after their first date they knew this relationship was something special.

They have lots of differences, but what is interesting in their relationship is how they embrace each others likes and wants. They are willing to meet in the middle and aren’t afraid to try something new. Jamee told me she took Jacob skydiving for his birthday…Jacob skydiving?? Yes!!! I know these two will continue to bring out the best in each other!

Jamee + Jacob Engagement (54 of 62)I am so happy I was able to take these photos! Sadly, I will be out of town for the wedding, so thank you Jamee and Jacob for giving be the pleasure of capturing your love through your engament!Jamee + Jacob Engagement (59 of 62)

Thanks, as always, for taking the time to read about this adorable couple and the journey they will start in May 2019! Congrats to both of you and keep communicating through everything!!!

Love,

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Senior

William- 2019 Senior

“This is the beginning of anything you can dream up.”

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Most shoots take a while to get going, but William was on a mission and I was not about to hold him back! He followed all my cues and we got his session done in a decent amount of time so he could go up to Estes to meet some friends for the rest of the weekend! Claudia and William Session (37 of 91)William was so nice! Even though he wanted to get going he was very sweet and never made me feel like I had to rush. The scenery is some of my favorite! We found a few different backgrounds in the front of Castlewood Canyon State Park that I hadn’t really seen before…who knew? lolClaudia and William Session (26 of 91)

Williams family was also there, along with his twin sister, Claudia, so we obviously had them jump in a few photos as well! These are my favorites:

 

 

Good luck on this new path you are about to head out on and always remember to be you and never stop believing that your dreams are worth fighting for. Congrats again William!Claudia and William Session (35 of 91)

Thanks again for taking the time out of your busy day to read a little more about this sweet young man!!

Love,

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