Monday, April 3, 2017

hanging lake | glenwood canyon

we took a day trip up to glenwood canyon, about 7 miles from glenwood springs, colorado, to go on the most beautiful hike to hanging lake. 

this hike is very popular among locals and tourists alike. going in early april, while the weather was still a little crisp and the trails being a bit muddy with ice and snow, made it a little more personal and quiet as there were not nearly as many adventure seekers as there would be in the summer. most of the trees were yet to be in bloom, but the beauty still did not disappoint.

the trail follows a flowing creek with waterfalls sprinkled along the canyons. there is a lot of climbing up, but the hike is a fairly short one. once you reach the lake, you can see what the hype is all about. The crystal clear, turquoise water makes you feel like you are in a fictional world. It is not for humans to touch -- though, i've seen photos online where some "not-so-smart" people were in the water being disrespectful. But, here's to hoping the majority of people continue to follow this rule. I'd like to think this can stay pristine for years to come.

**we had a trained service dog accompanying one of us on this trail; however, dogs that are not approved are not allowed to join you on this hike. my dogs love to hike, but knowing this rule, they had to sit this one out.**

afterwards, we stopped at the famous hot springs in glenwood springs afterwards. I've never seen anything like that before. mineral water from the earth being pumped into the world's largest hot springs pool (with a diving board and slide)! you could feel the warm water seeping up through the cracks ... mind-boggling. 

here are some photos of our little sunday adventure. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

ada | red rocks | morrison, colorado

i'm very excited to share this session i had recently at the red rocks amphitheatre with you all. 

it was so much fun hanging out with ada, ali and chris while we walked around the red rocks finding fun spots for photos as the sun went down. being out of breath from the climbing was totally worth it.

 (these arizona lungs need to get with the colorado program!)

i was surprised to learn that ada is only 9 months old! she was so well-behaved and the perfect puppy model. her parents were also amazing and so easy to photograph. don't get me wrong, i do love a challenge when it comes to this work, but they truly made my job incredibly easy.

here are a few of my favorites.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Tilly the Corgi | Loveland, CO

I had so much fun taking Tilly's 9-week-old photos in Loveland, CO the other day.

I can't believe how much personality can fit into such a tiny, fluffy body. I look forward to seeing how much she has changed and grows into that personality during her 1-year photo session at the end of the year! 


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

a to z | about me

A. Age: About 377 months old (in new mom lingo). 

B. Bed size: We had to upgrade to a King because DOGGIES.

C. Chore that you hate: I'm not a fan of dusting. When you have as many books on shelves as I do... it is the worst.

D. Dogs: Yes, please! I have two adopted/rescued furbabies that are my world. Eventually we will rescue another.

E. Essential start to your day: Find where the pups have wandered off to so I can squeeze them and then open the blinds to our windows to "feed" the plants. 

F. Favourite color: All of them.

G. Gold or Silver: Gold. My wedding was basically lace and gold.

H. Height: 5’ 4” ... I feel like I'm getting shorter as the years progress?

Saturday, January 21, 2017

we are morans | oliver and lewis edition

when you're best friends with your adopted brother and your mother is obsessed with you...

we are morans | John's 40th hipster birthday edition

my husband's 40th birthday was the day before we made the big move to denver, co, so I thought it appropriate to throw him a birthday/going away party that weekend with all of our closest friends.

themed parties used to be a thing for this group back in the day -- it was only fitting to make this gathering hipster. I was very excited to see everyone's rendition of how a hipster would dress. My husband calls me a hipster so finding something to wear was easy for me.

we are surely going to miss all of these amazing people!

here are some photos that the good vibe media captured for us.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

the becker family | arizona and colorado

this year we did two locations for their family photos!

phoenix, arizona and telluride, colorado -- the desert and the mountains, best of both worlds.

these are some of my favorites...