Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Vail Newborn Photographer - Lily's Newborn Photos in McCoy, Colorado.

I had so much fun taking Lily's newborn photos recently.  Lily is one lucky girl, living on a real wild wild west ranch, named Black Mountain Ranch in McCoy, Colorado.  I had never been to McCoy before, but I have done a lot of rafting around the neighboring State Bridge area.  It was quite a spectacle to drive onto the ranch and see dozens of horses roaming around on a beautiful Sunday morning.

Lily was so cooperative and she did a great job of letting me capture her.  We even had time to take a few family photos outside.  Here are a few photos from our session.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Vail Family Photographer - The Stroker Family at the Eagle Vail Pavilion

When you move to the other side of the world, it's always a rare and special thing to meet someone from your homeland.  When I started working at The Ritz-Carlton Club 5 years ago, I met Rachael.  Not only is Rachael from New Zealand, she's also from my the same home town as me.  On top of that, we even went to the same high school!

We talked about taking some family photos when Eli was born in November last year and we made tentative plans them in April.  Given the crazy weather that we had this spring, we must have scheduled 5 different times to take the photos before we were finally able to capture everyone, in one place, with great weather at the end of May.  It seemed like it was never going to happen, but we got there.  Even Kaia the dog made an appearance.

Today is Rachael's (21st?) birthday.  Happy Birthday Chica!

To see more family photos from White Starfish Photography, go to The Family Photo Collection.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Vail Newborn Photographer - Greysen's Newborn Photos in Vail, Colorado.

One of the greatest things about being a portrait and event photographer is that you get to capture some of the most exciting moments in people's lives.  It's always nice to see old clients and to catch up with them again when their next exciting life event for occurs.  

I shot Kimber and Phil's Wedding nearly 2 years ago, so I was so happy when they asked me to take family photos with their new little man, Greysen.  He was such a joy to capture!  We had a fantastic time trying different ideas and playing around with a few outfits, including a Florida Gators Onesie (don't tell any of the Bulldogs fans that frequent my house!).  Here are a few of my favorites from our session.

I apologize if none of this makes sense.  It's far too early in the morning and I'm not caffeinated yet...

Monday, September 2, 2013

Vail Wedding Photographer - Kristie and Fritz's Wedding at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado

For all of you that are married, think back to your big day and try to remember how nervous you were.  Now imagine having all of the details finally in place, your guests are seated and you've just walked up the aisle and the ceremony has begun.  Everything was running smoothly for Kristie and Fritz on their big day, until they were 2 minutes into their vows and the heavens opened up with a classic Colorado afternoon shower that had all of the guests at their outdoor ceremony running for cover.

As all of the guests huddled inside, Kristie and Fritz had to decide whether to move the ceremony indoors or to wait it out.  Thankfully they chose to wait it out and 20 minutes later, seats were being wiped down and after a much more relaxed procession, the ceremony began again.

I was so impressed with how well they handled the whole fiasco, and as you can see from the photos, everything worked out beautifully!

To see more photos from Kristie and Fritz's Wedding, click here.