If there is one thing that Colorado has taught me this year, it’s that you can never predict the weather. Ever. You have to be prepared for snow, rain, heat, and cold every single day – especially as a natural light photographer.  I have never had to reschedule more engagement sessions than I have at the beginning of this summer. Fortunately though, I also have great clients that entertain my creative side and let me shoot in the elements anyway, even if it’s for half an hour or so.

Rachel and John envisioned a beautiful Echo Lake engagement session full of green trees and bright sunshine, but as we drove from Denver, we realized that we were in fact entering into a winter wonderland – in mid-May! We didn’t even have coats! But being one of those amazing couples I mentioned already, they agreed to let me shoot anyways under the pretense that we’d finish the more summery part of the session later. So after about 45 minutes, soaking wet hair and frozen toes, we got the first gorgeous set of photos you see below. And despite the conditions, Rachel & John killed it! Fortunately, the forecast for the weekend looked much better on Sunday (only three days later), so we stayed away from high elevations and went to Fox Run in Colorado Springs to finish capturing their love.

I’m looking forward to their wedding in November – which may or may not be snow free. You just never know with Colorado! But regardless, their love and laughter will warm any moment!

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Has it really been one year? I cannot believe how fast time goes. Last year, I had the huge blessing to not only photograph but witness the birth of one of my dearest friends’ baby. And here we are a year later, taking Porter’s photos as he is growing into a fun, happy, and incredibly caring little man! He and his mom have brought so much joy to me, and I am beyond thankful. Words cannot even convey. Love you Natalie & Porter!

See the whole story: 

Natalie’s Maternity Photos

Porter’s Birth Story

And now his one year photos are below…

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There is something to be said about walking away from a photoshoot feeling completely and utterly fulfilled. And a few weeks ago, these two, along with Anisah’s sisters and mother, filled my heart so much! All the smiles and laughter. No one could keep from grinning! Below is the first part of the session with her boyfriend, Roderick. No ring…yet. But I have a feeling there is a love present that will last a lifetime! Keep an eye out for the second part of the session with her sisters and beautiful mother!

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