Grateful.

I am beyond grateful for so many wonderful things.

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I'm sitting here looking at his cute sleepy face and I'm overwhelmed with love and gratitude. Hudson has brought a new look on life that I am excited to figure out. I am looking at things differently with him here. Our lives have definitely changed.  

So far it's not in big ways just in small ways. We have to consider him and what he needs before we plan anything. The number one thing that has changed is time and timing.

I used to be able to get ready and out the door in a half hour…. ha. I haven't figured out his feeding schedule enough to get out the door within 2 hours. I had been doing pretty good... then I adjusted it for what I thought would be better and it wasn't!

He went from happy self scheduling perfectly to a fussy tired and hungry all the time baby. I'm grateful in the last 2 days he hopped right back into his happy baby mode. I bet he is pretty happy about it too.

So now I have a baby that sleeps 3-6 hours between feedings and wakes up every morning between 6:15-7.

I knew he was perfect but letting me get some sleep really makes him even cooler.

So today

I'm grateful for my little man.

I'm grateful for a loving and supportive husband.

I'm grateful I'm almost all healed up.

I'm grateful I'm getting sleep.

I'm grateful I'm NOT pregnant.

I'm grateful for my “tribe” and all the support and love they give.

I'm grateful for coffee.

I'm grateful for this new chapter we've started.

I'm grateful I love my life.

 

I hope you have a grateful kind of day too <3

 

Xoxo

Deb

Calvin & Mckyley GOT MARRIED!

This wedding was AMAZING. I think mainly because they aren't clients anymore, they're friends. I got to help with any questions along the way and be their for them when things got a little stressful. It made the process so much more fun and I was able to deliver images knowing exactly what they wanted and what they had worked so hard to achieve. It showed. Their wedding was stunning. It was planned to the very last detail and was an all day event that everyone enjoyed. I only wish I could share all the images on the blog because since I was there all day long it is so many more than I can post on this blog and still keep you entertained enough to keep scrolling ;)
I hope you enjoy looking at these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.
XOXO

Deb


Venue: Brookside Gardens, Berthoud CO
Dress: Dora Grace Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Kendall w/ Brookside Gardens Spa
Flowers: Nature's Grace Design
DJ: Matt Amore
Videographer: KAL Films
Caterer- Origins Catering

Rustin & Kelsey | St. George Utah Engagements

Rustin is My Husband Michael's best friend. And we couldn't be happier that he found such a great person as his wife! Kelsey is sweet, loving and kind everything that Rustin deserves. I love seeing both of them transformed into their best self because of the love that they give each other and give them self now. Seriously, such amazing people and such a blessing to have them in our lives! If only we could convince them to move to Colorado too!

Hanson Family | North Dakota Families

Monday Musing • Dear Clients & Friends...

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I've been thinking a lot lately about the gift God gave me. I have been blessed with this talent and Now understand how precious it is to me. I know that I will continue to develop it AND in looking back over the last year it's very intriguing to reflect on.  

This time last year I moved to Colorado with hopes of an amazing new job and bright things on the horizon. However, it definitely wasn't that. I don't want to dwell on it to explain but to say the least this year has definitely been one of growth.  

I have learned a lot about who I am some of which I am happy about and some of which I am happy I have the ability to change. I learned how I deal with pressure and how much I can deal with before I just crumble.  

Ive never been through such intense, uncomfortable and enlightening experiences.  

In May when I realized it was time for a change. I found myself excited but nervous to go back to doing photography. I knew I loved it and could do it well since it was something I had been doing for years.  

I had been told from my job that I had been at that it was either all in or nothing. Meaning I could not allow photography to distract me from the position they wanted me in. Since they were paying me a significant amount of $$$ I figured-- "well, I do like money" And when I stopped photography my mindset was that it was tedious.  

That right there has changed more than I ever imagined. 

I now have a renewed absolute LOVE for what I am doing.  I eliminated all the things that were tedious and decided to focus on the things that brought me true joy.  

The people.  

The memories.  

The pieces of my art that now hang in the homes of the families I get to meet.  

It's such a blessing to get to know the people I am meeting or getting to see year after year. By increasing my customer interaction and customer service I actually enjoy my work even more! I'm so happy that I am literally waiting for my next shoot with excitement. I want to bust it out quick just to see or hear their adorable reactions! 

It's my own little version of the feeling you get when watching one of those really good romantic comedies.... I laugh, cry, smile and then get that warm fuzzy feeling like a happy ending. 

So, thank you my amazing clients and friends  for allowing me to be part of your journey in this life. Thank you for letting me document even just a piece of your happiness. You have made my life truly rich.

Xoxo, 

deb  

 

 

McKyley and Calvin | Part TWO

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
— — Lao Tzu

Calvin AND McKyley | Part ONE

They're perfect. And so is there love!

Calvin & McKyley are so happy it puts a smile on my face everytime I peak at these photos.

We started of heading up to Rocky Mountain National Park. With gorgeous views and stunning backgrounds, it was every thing we could have asked for!! Even the occasional Elk call made it into the back ground.... The only problem was that in a National Park when one pulls over they think it's for animals.... HA!