Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Engagement Photos in Vail Village with Niki and Ben. Through the Lens Series - Entry 11

Well, this post should bring me up to speed with my postings!  It's been absolutely chaotic around here with a ton of photo shoots and I'm trying to squeeze in a few more before my upcoming trip to New Zealand in April.  We're leaving in 3 weeks time and I have more shoots and more editing than I know what to do with, plus Russ is being whisked away to help open a restaurant in Maine and another in Alabama within the next couple of weeks.  It's definitely a happy kind of chaos though as we're both working on things that we love.

This is my favorite part of the winter season...the first day of spring!  Spring in the Rockies means skiing in a
t-shirt, spending more time hopping from deck to deck on the mountain than actually skiing and some really great free concerts to keep the Spring Breakers and locals entertained.  It's also universally a time of new beginnings and a great time to get outside and take some photos.

Last week, I was fortunate enough to be asked to take engagement photos for Ben and Niki.  We decided to take the photos in several locations around Vail Village.  Niki and Ben were boyfriend and girlfriend in 7th grade and they met up again last year.  Ben proposed in January and they are planning a wedding for next year.  They were awesome to work with and extremely photogenic, so that makes my life much easier!  Here are a few of their engagement photos.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

First Birthday photos in Eagle Vail with Emma. Through the Lens Series - Entry 10

I thought that this entry would bring me up to speed on my blog entries, but I'm still one post behind so I'll have to work around the clock to get where I need to be.  The Through the Lens series started as a way of ensuring that I posted at least one entry per week.  Luckily, I've been a busy bee this week with 4 shoots, so I have plenty of material to post here.

Last week marked the first birthday of Miss Emma Louise, so we had ourselves a wee photo shoot to celebrate the occasion.  It was an unseasonably gorgeous day in Vail and I shot the session with our porch door open to let in lots of natural light and we had no problems with temperature.  Our biggest problem was trying to keep Emma and Maxwell from crawling out the door. To have a little girl in my house with lots of ooey gooey pink loveliness was a nice change.  The pink decorations were left over from Emma's first birthday party, so they made for great props.  Kim (Emma's mother and my dear friend) was able to borrow 3 baby chairs for the day.  They were so fun to play around with and the perfect accessory for children that aren't quite standing yet.  I really need to invest in some of those!  The highlight of the shoot was definitely the cake smash.  Emma was more interested in putting her feet in the cake!  

Kim and I were pretty exhausted after the shoot so we celebrated on the deck in the spring sunshine with a well deserved glass of wine.  I love the spring time in the Rockies!  Happy first birthday Emma Lou.  xxoo

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Caro's Maternity Photos in Eagle Vail. Through the Lens Series - Entry 9

I knew the time would come when I would fall behind with the Through the Lens series of photos, but I have a legit reason!  I've just been overwhelmed with a lot of photography projects this last couple of weeks, so now I'm in the catch up stage.

To get me back into the swing of things (or my A into G as we say in NZ), I'll start with this series of maternity photos with the beautiful Caro, her husband Skip and their adorable dog Perro.  We spent some time shooting on the Eagle Vail golf course, but we couldn't spend too long out there.  We've definitely had an unseasonably warm winter and pregnancy certainly keeps you much warmer than usual, but as you can see, we still have plenty of snow.  I'm loving the fact that more and more husbands are taking part in maternity sessions.  They definitely bring something special to maternity shoots, not to mention the dogs that seem to be stealing the show lately!

Caro is an extremely talented graphic designer with her own company based in Eagle Vail called Caro Creative.  She is also the creator of Something Good, which is a wonderful organization which donates a
t-shirt to a child in need for every t-shirt that is purchased.  She's also helping me with some White Starfish Photography re-branding, so keep an eye out for that in the near future.  The last photo shows a design that she created for their new addition, who will be named Oliver.  We're all very excited to meet him and it won't be long now!