Vacation Lifestyle - Bennett Family - Blueberries, books, & Beaches

Vacation with a toddler couldn’t have been any easier. There are so many ‘things’ as well as such a specific rhythm to the day with nap time that could have made a trip difficult or not as enjoyable, but I couldn’t have asked for a better getaway. This is all thanks to my college roommate who we visited in the Portland area. She has 2 kids so she not only ‘got it’, but she was so sweet to share her kid friendly space with us. They even had an extra carseat and pack and play so we literally just brought carry ons. I don’t think I have ever traveled that light even without a kid.

We had such a relaxing week. As Collin put it “having kids around makes the day feel really long, but thats nice for a vacation.” We spent some time in Portland, and ended our trip out at her parent’s beach house on the WA coast. I loved watching our kids play, and it was so nice to catch up and talk about our lives post college. Adeline loved exploring with us. She was a huge fan of eating her favorite food, blueberries right off of the bush! And she loved spending so much time with daddy, as if she wasn’t a daddy’s girl already, this trip definitely reinforced their bond. I love watching them together.

In Home Lifestyle Newborn - Carl + Beth + Baby Anya

We all know how much I love in-home newborn lifestyle sessions, but you add that with a beautiful adoption story and I am in my happy place. Adoption holds a special place in my heart since I was adopted and I hope to move towards photographing more adoptions more in this coming year. Stay tune, there are a lot of exciting things coming soon!

When I met with Beth before the session she was so open and sweet to share her and her husband, Carl’s heart for adoption. Carl was adopted and when they got together he made it very clear he wanted to adopt children someday. Due to various adoption agency rules, they were able to officially begin their journey 2 years after they were married. Adoption is not for the faint of heart, it is a journey full of paperwork and a lot of hurry up and wait. 2 years later, Beth and Carl were selected and about 6 weeks after they were at the hospital ready to take their new baby girl home!

Red Rock Open Space - Maternity - Ryan + Mary Kathryn

Baby girl Elenor will be here before they know it! Mary Kathryn and Ryan had quite the experience finding out they are pregnant. Long story short she was in the emergency room at Fort Carson for some stomach pain, lo and behold this wasn’t just an upset tummy - a baby would soon join their world. Have you ever had or heard of a crazy ‘finding out you are pregnant’ story? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.

Denver Wedding - Gabby + Daniel

I had a hard time just choosing only a few pictures to feature of Daniel and Gabby’s wedding. They are such a beautiful couple and it was an amazing day to witness and capture. I don’t photograph weddings often, but when you have a bride and groom like them, it makes me want to open up more availability for weddings. We will see… in the meantime, enjoy the sweet wedding photos from their special day.