The first session of the new year always feels like a breath of fresh air. It's a new year, new goals, new expectations. This session was just a perfect way to kick all that off! Jenna and Josh are expecting their first sweet bundle of joy! I'm so honored and full of excitement that I will get to document their family over the next year and provide them with the beautiful memories from their maternity session until their sweet baby's first birthday! They are going to make such wonderful, sweet, fun-loving parents! This sweet little one is already so loved. Cheers to 2017, this is going to be a beautiful year.
I literally can't believe that I haven't written a blog since September!! Ahhh total FAIL!!! In all fairness there has been a lot going on. SOOOOOO it's time to play catch up!
As most of you know, Fall is my busiest time, along with every other photographer out there. This fall though we also had a few extra surprises!
As some of you saw my post last night, we are expecting baby number 3 in May! Surprise! We are super excited, but this mama is also super sleepy!!! It was extra tough for me to fight my first trimester sleepiness and nausea (and forgetfulness, sorry if I took a little longer to respond to emails) especially during busy season! Luckily I made it through, and I am feeling SOOOOO much better now yay!!
So today I thought I'd just write this post on my fun, silly life lately! Today was extra fun for us! My oldest daughter had her first ballet recital!! She was AMAZING! She is my sweet, courageous one, and I couldn't be more proud. She was so excited to get up and dance on stage for the first time today. She wasn't even nervous (she doesn't get that from me, I'll tell you that)! Any who here is some cuteness from our day today! <3 Hope you all have a wonderful Holiday seasons! I'll be playing catch up on blogs and hopefully posting WAY MORE!
Well, after 2 years in the business, lots of up and downs and "Maybe I should just quit". Here I am! Thriving, and loving what I do more then ever. Over the past few years I cant believe how far I have come. And the best part is I didn't do it alone. I had all of you! My amazing clients, my family, my friends, and even other photographers who helped me grow and find my passion and mix it with my artistic visions.
I'm so thrilled to be where I am. I'm excited that I am able to give you all such beautiful images of you and your families for you to keep and cherish forever. Kids grow so fast (I should know I have two sweet girls of my own). As a mother I love looking back and remembering those little toes, and silly faces that make them who they are. It all goes by way too fast. You don't want to forget those moments of cuddles and snuggles and I love yous. So I am giving away my top package. $400 package on location at sunset with 50+ edited images. I love each and every one of you for supporting me on this amazing journey. I would not be where I am now with out you all! THANK YOU <3
This session will take place in Colorado <3
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Meet Henry. The newest addition to the Domingos Family. Henry is such a sweet, handsome little man. He is so blessed to have been born into such a loving family. Did I mention what a sweetie he is <3
Since I'm such a wonderful blogger (NOT), I am just getting around to this sweet girls newborn session. I had the pleasure of doing moms maternity session in their home, and then did their beautiful lifestyle newborn session there as well. It's really neat to photograph the before baby and after baby in the home. It's so amazing to see life before an added addition <3 and then the completeness of after baby arrives home.
Last year my oldest daughter started her first year of preschool. Little did I know that not only would she make new friends, but so would I. It all started with this conversation with my daughter:
My daughter kept pointing at this boy and saying "That's Boy, That's boy".
I said "Maddie, I'm sure that boy has a name, do you remember it"?
She said "Yes Mommy, That's Boy"!
Sure enough his sweet mama smiled at me and I asked her what his name was. It was Boyd. Maddie knew his name the whole time, I just wasn't hearing it correctly haha
After a few weeks, a couple of us moms started to get together and grab coffee during the short 3 hours preschool was in session. Each week, we grew to know each other a little better then the week before. This is where I met Jacy. Jacy is from a long line of beekeepers, all starting from here in Colorado. It's really amazing what decades worth of beekeeping has brought to her and her whole family. They truly run an amazing, heartfelt family business. She is full of such passion, charisma and had the biggest heart of anyone I've ever met.
Now I am happy to say she is one of my dearest friends.
I also had the pleasure of photographing some amazing new products she is adding to her shop: HOODIES! If you know me, you know there is not much I love more then hoodies and fall attire (except for my family, and coffee)! I mean seriously, I love rainy cold summer days for the main reason being that I can wear hoodies <3
Not only does she have AMAZING honey (So many different choices, I may have like 5 different flavors right now, don't judge), she also has lotions and honey melt scents, candles, and more. I mean really just check it out because it's local and it's the bees knees (see what I did there)?
Love ya Girl!
check out some amazing honey and accessories here:
I really loved this session. I enjoying chasing after little ones and really capturing who they are at this moment in time. It is such a sweet, magical age to capture. I know first hand because I have a little one almost the same age at home. The age where they are finding their independence, investigating everything, on the go all the time, but still grounded by their mama's love. Capture all of these moments, especially the ones where they don't want to sit still and wiggle out of your arms to run around. Because they will always run back into your arms, now and forever <3
Because even though she is almost 5 months old now, and I'm terrible at blogging in a timely manner, I still adore how amazingly beautiful these images of her are. Seriously, she is just so beautiful (did I mention she slept through her whole session)!
One of my favorite sessions are my grow with me sessions and lifestyle ones at that! It is so amazing watching these little babies turn into soulful, personality filled, toddlers. I can't explain how wonderful it is being able to capture each stage and watch them grow into this little person with their own likes and opinions. This beautiful family invited me into their home to capture lifestyle images for their milestone sessions. I am seriously in love. To capture the spirit of the children growing in their own home and the little things, like how they read together, or how she plays with her brothers hair and he loves it. These are the little moments you are never going to want to forget. The little things that made them happy at that time in life. Capture the little moments, even if it's on you phone. And print them, always print your photos so you don't loose these special memories, because you don't get these days back.
Becky is our neighbor, and local artist/woodworker. She can make pretty much make anything. She creates beautiful signs and her and her husband Drew have started making farm house tables and even bed frames! I had the pleasure of taking their photos not too long ago. Their daughter Taylor is close in age to my own daughter and the sweetest kid around. We went on down to creek and got our feet wet and muddy. It was such a blast. Check her work out at: https://www.facebook.com/TheArtisticOwl
This sweet little girl just turned 6 months! I can't believe it! (yes, I am that behind on blogging)! But since I just saw this beautiful family yesterday I felt the need to come home and blog her newborn session. I always get super excited to see each phase of the babies of my grow with me package. I cant wait to see her again for 9 months. It is so crazy how fast they grow and change! Each passing day, they get just a little bit older...
Kyle and Kristine are recently engaged (and one of the sweetest and fun couples ever)! Kyle wanted to propose on a day that was meaningful but still a surprise, so he proposed on the 6th anniversary of their first goodbye. He decorated the house with a huge paper cut-out of the Golden Gate Bridge and photographs of many moments they shared over the years together. <3 Congratulations to you both!!!!
Well here I am, it has been TOO long since I've sat down and made a blog post. I could blame it on, well pretty much life! A lot has been going on the last few months. A birthday, a long over due date night, the ending of school, and mainly our new addition of a cute little puppy (yeah he still doesn't have a for sure name yet, we are slacking on that too). Any who! Here I am, and scatter brained as always. But FUN NEW things are happening! Like today, I just got my brand new lens <3 AHHHH it was my goal this year to upgrade all my equipment and I did it!!! I am super excited because it's not only awesome for me, but awesome for all of you as well! I finally saved up enough to purchase my dream lens and even an artsy one too (because who doesn't love the real artsy shots)? Luckily I have my two lovely models here to help me test them out and it's official I am IN LOVE <3
I must say smash cake sessions are one of the cutest things ever! A baby who gets a cake all to themselves! All the different emotions that show in this type of session are really just the best.
It always starts with a bit of confusion. The child usually isn't sure if this is a trick, and they will be scolded if they attack the cake full force or if it's for real and they can dig in and eat the whole cake and it is what they are suppose to actually be doing. I love it because a baby's face doesn`'t lie. You can see the confusion set in as they try to comprehend the situation and what is really happening.
Then they taste it. Still unsure what is going on, they go in for a taste and start to pick at it. Waiting to see what happens next.
Then without hesitation, they dive in. It's everywhere. It's like the cake just exploded. It's in their hair, they have fists fulls of cake, icing smeared all over themselves and could not be any more excited. Smiles galore. Complete and utter satisfaction.
Then comes the crash. It doesn't take long to get here. They realize they are full of cake and kind of tired all of sudden. I'm mean really, who doesn't feel like that after they just ate fists full of cake.
This little turkey though happens to be one of my favorites. I mean seriously can she get any cuter!!!????
When I met Becky for the first time at her home for her maternity session I just knew that I was going to love photographing her and her family. She and her family are just the sweetest people!
It was colder outside the day of their session, so we did an indoor shoot at their home, which actually turned out to be one of my favorite session. There is just something about lifestyle maternity sessions that really gives it an amazing feeling of getting ready to welcome this little life into your home. It's almost like mom is more comfy and just patiently waiting to meet her newest little love.
Becky was just glowing the day of our session. I wish pregnancy looked half as good on myself as it does on her. Not only was she stunning, but she also had the CUTEST home ever (not to mention she has amazing interior design instincts)! Seriously though, they have the cutest house layout. I'm in love with older homes because they have this sort of vibe that a cookie cutter house just doesn't give you. It's just so full of life, and it totally fits them as a family.
My favorite part was when they starting reading the book "Ma! There's Nothing to Do Here! A Word from your Baby-in-Waiting" to their daughter Daphne (who by the way is the cutest, sweetest little girl, she is going to make an amazing big sister). I've never seen an almost 2 year old so into (and excited) about a story. It really just pulled at my heart strings!
Their sweet baby girl is due anytime now and I can't wait to meet her!
If it wasn't known before, it'll be known now....I'm a terrible blogger. I mean just horrible! It is really a goal of mine to step it up this year (I really don't think I'm doing too well at that so far but as of now I am going to step it up). This week I will blog everyday. It may be a personal blog, it may be of a recent session or a session I never blogged from months ago. Either way it will be a week full of blogging! So get ready!
I really am stoked it is getting warmer outside. My girls love to play outside. They would live outside if I let them. It's important to me that I remember to capture these moments in my own life, because as we all know our littles grow up too fast. So fast, at times you sit back and wonder if you missed out on how little they were the day before. Their personalities shines through a little more each day, Today I am really thankful for a good friend of mine, and fellow photographer Lexi Green (Ninja + Sox Photography check her out she is sweet as pie and puts these awesome projects together). We are in a group with several other photographers doing a 7 for 7 challenge. 7 photographs a day for 7 days. It's really nice because on top of work it pushes me to go the extra mile and after Im done working for the day I work on my own personal project. I love it because not only do I get to take pictures of my littles and their everyday life, but I get to practice my creative side and find more ways I can use my new found creativity each day in my work for my clients. So here is day 1. My little loves rocking their outside life!
What's the best surprise you will ever? It is welcoming your baby into the world and not knowing if it going to be a handsome little boy, and sweet baby girl. Lisa and her family did just that.
I can say from first hand experience that this honestly is the best surprise! With our second child we did not find out the gender, and it was such an amazing experience. There really are not enough words to describe the excitement of waiting to meet your baby and find out that day if you will be the parents to a new baby boy orgirl!
In December, the Myers welcomed their second son into the world! He is just a dream! He slept the WHOLE TIME during his session.
I now have baby fever!
Oh Miss Kenzie! She was such a good sport for us on this warmish day in November! If any one remembers sweet Kaylynn who turned two a few months back, this is her amazing little sister! I love this family! They are all so much fun every time we have a photo shoot!
Kenzie is such a sweet, fun, adventurous one year old! She loves dirt, the water (when it isn't freezing cold) and her adorable little purse she brought with to her session as well. It got a little chilly in the water but oh we had a blast! Happy first birthday Kenzie (late because I am so behind on my blogging)!
Since I am again realizing I have several amazing session I NEVER BLOGGED, I'll be doing that now!
I met Bridget and her daughter a few months before this when I took nursing pictures of the two of them. She contacted me a few months later for family pictures, especially some with their amazing family dog. They recently found out that their family dog was sick and the vet had estimated she had 5 months left. They really wanted to have some pictures done of them all. Bridget and her family are one of my favorite families to photograph. They are so natural in front of the camera and their love for each other really shines bright. I am so happy I was able to capture some amazing moments for them to hold onto forever!
What do you do on a Friday when you are stuck at home and should probably be cleaning or doing other household chores....You trade that silly adutling stuff in and get your coat and snow boots on and then head outside!!
Maddie is our sweet, loving flower child. She has such a kind, free soul. She spent most of her time making snow angels and making foot prints in the snow.
Our oh so cute adorable Husky spent her time chasing the kids and playing fetch with her KONG.
May has never played in the snow until this afternoon. She had a blast, mostly eating snow, but she enjoyed every second of it! She is our hard headed, go getter kid. She is sassy, knows what she wants, and won't stop until she gets it. She was the most devastated when it was time to go inside (even though her little nose was red and her little hands were getting cold).
If I could spend every afternoon outside in the snow with these kids, I would. On the agenda for tomorrow is to build a snowman!! What will your Saturday consist of?
Stay warm! From Colorado with love!