Newborn | Claire

This adorable little girl is already 6 months old!!  Claire was so cute for her newborn photos!  She was awake and looking around the entire time!  Such a cutie!Claire, Newborn Claire, Newborn Claire, Newborn Claire, Newborn Claire, Newborn Claire, Newborn Claire, Newborn Claire, Newborn Claire, Newborn Claire, Newborn Claire, Newborn Claire, Newborn Claire, Newborn Claire, Newborn Claire, Newborn Claire, Newborn Claire, Newborn Claire, NewbornClaire, NewbornClaire, NewbornClaire, NewbornClaire, NewbornClaire, Newborn Claire, NewbornClaire, Newborn Claire, Newborn Claire, Newborn Claire, Newborn Claire, NewbornClaire, Newborn Claire, NewbornClaire, Newborn Claire, Newborn Claire, Newborn Claire, Newborn Claire, NewbornClaire, Newborn

 

I just love this last photo!  So precious!

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Pets | Introductions

While I absolutely love wedding and lifestyle photography, I also love capturing those other special members of your family too!  I have had many people ask if I take photos of pets, and the answer is…YES!!  I love the furry (or spiky, or scaled, or feathered,) babies too!  I think pets are such an important part of our lives and capturing them in their element is so much fun!  Here are some photos of my own fur-babies.Finnegan, Odin, & SullyFinnegan, Odin, & SullyMy “first-born” is my tabby Finnegan.  He has some ridiculously awesome stripes, so I refer to him as my own little tiger fairly often.  He also goes by Finn, or Mr. Finnie, though he really doesn’t have a preference.  He knows exactly when it’s time to be fed, comes when he is called, and even knows how to sit and give hugs on command.  He is very easygoing and loves his catnip toys, cat forts, and tunnels. Finnegan, Odin, & SullyMy baby, who I often refer to as “little baby,” is my snowshoe Odin.  While he is not pure bred (all my fur-babies are rescues), he looks like the definition of a snowshoe cat (the cutest in existence, of course).  He has the squeakiest meow which sounds like it could be from a kitten, however it can be very loud and powerful!  He is our little talker and lets us know when he wants cuddles by letting out some pretty awesome purr-squeaks.  He loves to be pet on any rug (carpet doesn’t count), sleeping under the Christmas tree or on top of our counter, and chatters at the critters out the windows.Finnegan, Odin, & SullyOur most recent fur-baby is our pup Sullivan (or Sully).  He is so lovable and always wants to be in the same room as us.  He absolutely loves the fireplace, and although the cats don’t like sharing it, he sneaks right in and snuggles up.  He loves going to puppy day care and spending the day playing with other dogs, could play tug-of-war all day long, and loves being in the snow!  Finnegan, Odin, & SullyFinnegan, Odin, & SullyFinnegan, Odin, & SullyFinnegan, Odin, & SullyFinnegan, Odin, & SullyFinnegan, Odin, & SullyFinnegan, Odin, & SullyFinnegan, Odin, & SullyFinnegan, Odin, & SullyFinnegan, Odin, & SullyFinnegan, Odin, & SullyFinnegan, Odin, & SullyFinnegan, Odin, & SullyFinnegan, Odin, & Sully

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Travel | Denver, Colorado

My husband and I took a trip to Denver to visit my brother this past August.  Once my brother found out we had never been camping, the type where you off-road through the mountains and “find a good spot,” he decided it was time for us to go!  My brother has taken me on some off-roading adventures when he lived in Oregon, so I had an idea of what we were getting into.  This wasn’t quite as crazy of an adventure as Oregon was (driving on logging roads just inches away from a drop-off in icy and snowy conditions), but it was a lot of fun and something we need to do more often!

My brother took us to one of the largest mountains in Colorado (Mount Massive, I believe).  We traveled through the well traveled roads through the camp sites, across rivers and streams that came well up the side of the car, and over some pretty steep boulders an found the perfect campsite (though it could have been warmer).  The structures in the photos below are of a 1800s/1900s gold mine (unsure of exact dates).  It was making a lot of creaking sounds and looks like it could fall over any day, I’m glad we got some photos.  We also brought our puppy, Sully, who had fun with my brother’s Bernese Mt. Dog, McKenzie.

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Event | Garden Party Bridal Shower

As I was going through my photo shoots I need to blog, I came across my friend’s “Garden Party” couples bridal shower and I wanted to share!  The morning started off with all the ladies having donuts, coffee, and mimosas, while the guys went to the court to play ball.  We added fresh blooms, Brittany and Dan’s engagement photos, and fun plants which doubled as party favors!  I also added fun spice jar free printables to label everything!  It added a little whimsy to the garden party while we were inside.

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Once we were done with brunch, opening presents, and playing some girlie shower games, the guys came back and we took the party to the backyard.  Just a simple, fun hangout with sangria, mason jars, bean bag toss, and food!Couples Bridal Shower | Brittany & DanCouples Bridal Shower | Brittany & DanCouples Bridal Shower | Brittany & DanCouples Bridal Shower | Brittany & DanCouples Bridal Shower | Brittany & Dan

And here’s the bride and groom playing one of the couples shower games.Couples Bridal Shower | Brittany & Dan