SMP on Rock and Roll Bride!

So excited to have Lori and Nick’s super rad day after session featured on Rock and Roll Bride today!
Thanks Kat!!
In case you missed it, you can check out the session and slideshow HERE

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! We are shooting our first wedding of 2011 tomorrow and we are SO excited about it! Also, tune in on Monday for a big announcement… especially if you’re in the market for a boudoir session… I’m just saying. :)

Hey! Look what I’m making! {personal}

So I’ve been going back and forth about writing this post for a couple of months. Part of me wants to shout it from the rooftops, and then there is another part of me that wants to keep it to myself. The rooftop shouter won out, as she so often does with me. That’s right, I’m making a person! A little boy to be exact who will be joining us sometime in July. While we are SUPER excited for him to come live with us, he was not what I would call “planned.” I mean, do wedding photographers plan to have babies in the middle of the summer? The answer to that is no, no they don’t. But planned or not we are excited for this new addition to our little family. I mean, hello! Look at this face! What’s not to love?

I’ve never thought of myself as someone who liked being pregnant, but I must say this one has been pretty darn easy. No sickness, no weird cravings (though I am HIGHLY susceptible to suggestion when it comes to food), not even feeling too crazy tired. All and all it’s been a pretty awesome experience and I’m really over the moon. I’m shooting weddings right up until the end, but luckily I’m getting lots of help from my wonderful husband and my really amazing photographer friends who are shooting along with me in my final weeks. I can’t tell you how blessed I feel to be so supported by my partner in life, my dear friends and my sweet clients. Thank you all for being so awesome during this time. I’m taking a short maternity leave after my July 1 wedding and will back in action for fall weddings. We have three spots still available for 2010 so feel free to send us an email if you’re still looking for a photographer.

Ashleigh and Kris {wedding}

OH MY GOSH! I can’t even BEGIN to tell you how happy I am to be posting this BEAUTIFUL and AMAZING wedding that we got to be a part of! Ashleigh and Kris are just magic and their wedding was truly one of the best times we have EVER had at a wedding. We felt like family as we witnessed this beautiful pair become man and wife. I seriously have more pictures from this wedding than I ever thought I could possibly deliver to a single bride! But, since I flew in my ringer, Marina Miller of Red Heart Photo from Hawaii and had my sweet intern Windy with me as well as my wonderful and amazing second shooter husband Dustin it’s really no surprise that I’m delivering over TWO THOUSAND images from this wedding! Windy and I started our day with the ladies and HELLO! Could Ashleigh and her gals be any more beautiful?!?!?

Ashleigh’s dress was AMAZING! I had a lot of fun playing with it.

And then there were the shoes… the shoes that made my heart skip…

Then it was portrait time!

While I was surrounded by amazing beauty, Dustin and Marina were surrounded by hot guys! Kris and his friends had a little game of pool football before getting ready for the main event.

Then it was time to get these two hitched! Ashleigh and Kris has a wonderfully moving ceremony. EVERYONE was crying by the end. It was just amazing!

And then it was time to get the party started! Debra of Tres Fabu seriously outdid herself on this wedding. I could have spent the entire day photographing details and NEVER have gotten it all! I seriously was blown away by the beautiful design of the whole event. It was SO perfect, and SO Ashleigh and Kris!

We even took a few minutes to grab a few pictures of our lovely couple.

These crazy kids sure know how to party too! Between the dancing and the drinks and the surprise fireworks it was just one heck of an incredible celebration.

I seriously can’t thank my team enough for being so freaking ON IT during this wedding, and especially my sweet husband who keeps me sane and makes SMP possible. To all the wonderful vendors, it was RAD working with you all. This really was a Platinum wedding with an amazing couple who have some of the most fun family and friends I’ve ever met. Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your amazing day! Check out the SLIDESHOW HERE or in the box below for more pictures of this rock n’ roll wedding extravaganza!

Ceremony and Reception Venue and catering: Serrano Country Club
Event Coordination: Tres Fabu Events
DJ: Extreme Productions
Videography: Sheffield Multimedia
Stationary: Philosophia
Flowers: Floral Artistry and Shelley McArdle
Cakes: Karen’s Bakery
Hair: Hair by Design
Makeup: Image Provocateur and Makeup by Lelani

Keegan Andrew {6 Month Portraits}

KEEGAN! Seriously, how am I so lucky to know so many cute kids? Keegan just turned 6 months old and so his parents built him a new house up in Colfax to celebrate. Well, maybe it wasn’t JUST because he turned 6 months old, but still I think it had a lot to do with it. Dustin and I were thrilled to be invited up to the new digs to capture Keegan doing what he does best – being cute.

Like our Lauren Keegan has LOTS of books and enjoys them thoroughly.

How cute is the waving? I miss the baby wave! Keegan looks a bit like a budding politician there in that last one. We also had a lovely time on the back deck. Keegan is a fan of the great outdoors, which is good considering he’s living in the hills now.

And since Keegan’s mom and dad just happened to be around (imagine!) we let them in on the fun as well.

Thanks to Whitney, Phil and Keegan for a great evening! We love you guys and can’t wait to make the journey up to your new place again soon! Check out the SLIDESHOW HERE or in the box below for more cute baby than should be allowed by law!