Many times when I get a Photographer here to mentor with me, they also book a family session. This is an extra special treat because I get to spend extra time with them as well as photograph their amazing families. It is truly a win/win. This Mama has my heart. Her and another wonderful photographer came down for a 2:1 in person mentoring session and then we spent a couple days later photographing her family. I took her to one of my favorite Colorado locations and quite literally frolicked in the mountains. In fact to commemorate their wedding anniversary, she brought the bottom half of her wedding gown and we got some truly special images. I just love her and know our paths will again some day cross for sure.

On another note I am still underway with a huge brand and blog make over which is why I haven’t been blogging much yet, but once that is off and running I have dozens (Yes DOZENS) of sessions to share with you. It has been a beautifully busy year.

And if you missed it announced on the widget, our family session winner is Andrea Jordan!! Congrats sweet Mama!
If you didn’t win this one, don’t lose hope because I will be contacting FOUR random Mamas for a free mama and me mini if they should want that and using the same app to choose winners at random. If you would like to book a fall session for 2016 (I am about 90% booked as of now) for the next week you can save 10% off my biggest two packages. Don’t be shy, friends! I would love to hear from you!

 

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You guys. Confession. My business birthday was technically last week. Yes, I am a slacker. Not entirely though, I promise- because this was in part belated for a big reason. I wanted it to be amazing for you all.  I wanted to do something special because not only did we celebrate seven years this year, BUT we managed to make almost 91K “likes” on the Facebook page and I am feeling so grateful for each of you. I know you aren’t a number on the fan page. I know you are all human souls behind that computer screen.

So this month will be full of giveaways and contests and sales and all the good stuff. In fact I FINALLY have some new Photoshop actions and Lightroom Presets due to be added to my humble shop between the end of August and beginning of September too. Many know that I am a full time professional photographer. I love what I do so incredibly much and feel exceedingly fortunate to call this my “job.” BUT, I started creating tools for photographers years back before I even hopped into the professional photography arena. In fact I was creating Photoshop actions two years before I began photographing other families aside from my own in a business so I try my very best to pay it forward and keep those costs low to share my passion for processing and all things creative to those that maybe don’t even have hundreds of dollars to invest right now.

So in honor of this big milestone I am having a Sale! The first sale in Months now because time has gotten away from me and I don’t get to have them very often.

For the next 48 hours please take 65% off ALL Photoshop Actions, Lightroom Presets, Bundles and even the super popular Everyday Artistry Phone Photography guide here (which hasn’t been on sale since it’s release.) Use Code M4HParty.

But if you miss out the next 48 hours- I have something for you, so don’t stress lovelies!

August 9th-11th 65% off

August 11th-14th 60% off

August 15th-22nd 50% off

August 23rd-31st 40% off

The only thing not on sale is the Creative Processing Workshop but I have extended the early bird discount for you all and that is already reflected. That promo ends in five days from today!

Sound awesome?? Go Shopping!!

And be on the lookout for more amazing things coming your way, friends!! Thank you!

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McCall Joy Dunaway

An amazing sale! Love your work! Thank you!!

This Mama. Really. She is the whole package. Beautiful, inspired, talented, a big fat heart and great hair. Yes, I just said that haha. But really, her hair is pretty gorgeous.

I love her though. She came to me for a one-on-one mentorship earlier in the summer and I didn’t want it to end. We talked photography over coffee and shot together and I left on a high of sorts and ready to photograph her with her little men a bit later in the month.

And we met in the mountains with the rain coming down all around- and we decided to roll with it. I am so glad we did. We are already planning on this again. I admittedly get the most AMAZING families, but I feel spoiled to get to love on her family sooner than later. I have so much blogging to do but I have had a bunch of messages requesting to see these all- so here they are.

One of my all time favorites… ever.

Kim Rodgers

Her dress… their eyes, holy moly. These are all gorgeous!

Jennifer Brown Myers

Beautiful session. As usual :)

Rachel McGregor Sullivan

Nobody does it like you!!!!!!!!

Gosh. This Mama.

I met her on a session years and years a go. She was actually one of my first clients in my humble beginnings back when I started my business and began taking work on. She inquired off the internet and I remember her using the word organic to describe my work and I knew we were going to be fast friends. I was blown away that she really loved my photography so much to take a leap and be one of my first real sessions.

I remember meeting them at a little park in Rhode Island and being so nervous, the butterflies just bounced around in my stomach. And then this beautiful Mama with her pretty little daughter came out and we began chatting and it all melted away. It was effortless.  And nearly eight years later.. here we are. I have since moved to Colorado, and honestly don’t get anxious much these days (but I do get nervous meeting new faces sometimes because I am a bit of an introverted people person),  and yet the friends I have made from being a photographer are so special to me. I take little pieces away of each family I am fortunate enough to photograph. I can honestly say I LOVE Sarah. And on top of all that, she is an amazing hair stylist in Connecticut. We traded for years and years afterwards and she always makes me feel absolutely beautiful after leaving her chair. This also means we have had some wonderful conversation and really only gotten closer as the years have marched on.

And when she began dating George, I watched her talk about him with stars in her eyes. I immediately recognized exactly what was happening. My friend was in love. And as life has a way of doing, they have their own story with their own twists and turns. When she messaged to let me know they were getting married however, I knew something amazing was happening. They came out for their engagement photos a couple of years ago and I sadly couldn’t make it to their wedding last year, but her and George came on back for very special maternity photos of her beautiful belly. Ruby will soon be here and next year I look forward to photographing her entire family at some point. And on this evening, taking these maternity photos- we (Safely) climbed a rock that overlooked the mountains and played their wedding song and I felt like I got to yet again witness something special happening. There they were slow dancing with their baby daughter before she even made her entrance into this world. How amazing is my job??

Aside from all that, this day was amazing. We started out on this day at sunrise, and I stepped out of the car in a crumpled dress i wore the evening before (because I am not much of a morning person) covered down to my toes in my own baby’s spit up. We *just* missed  the actual sunrise but took advantage of the glowy light. We then napped and headed back out to the mountains and started a few hours before sunset all the way up until there was no more light to be seen and ended the evening at my favorite burger place with her beautiful belly and my six kids in tow. Side note- George, Sophia says hi.;)Haha (Yes, my seven year old is obsessed with a married man.)

This is perfectly and blissfully typical too. I have now photographed so many families turned friend. So many Mamas that have confided in me on much more than a Photographer/Client level. I remember every family, every Mama, every child that has been in front of my lens. And being able to blog these images right this moment remind me of how blessed I am.

Sarah, I adore you. Thank you for so much more than allowing me to document your precious family. Thank you for your friendship.

You are so loved.

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Kristin Erickson

Gorgeous!!

Lela Johnson

Love them all!!!!

Michelle Lyons

Reading this post actually brought me to tears. You speak of the love you witnessed and could sense between Sarah and George. I could sense and feel the love and true bonding between you and Sarah as well. How blessed you all are to be a part of each other’s lives. Your pictures are breathtaking and you truly have an amazing eye. Sarah is absolutely stunning and George is a handsome devil himself . Beautiful pictures for beautiful people❤️

Karly Choate

Everything about this is so beautiful! I can’t wait to do a session here with my family!