I am beyond grateful for so many wonderful things.


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 β€œtribe” 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




Jake & McKenna Family | Colorado Family Photographer

Jake and Mckenna are ENGAGED!!! WOOT!
I loved getting to shoot this lovely couple and their perfectly handsome little man. As you can see they, all three of them, are gorgeous. Seriously! Gene Pool Jackpot! It was a blast getting to hang out with them as we hiked around Devil's backbone in Loveland. We walked, talked and wrangled a 2 year old that only wanted to RUN! For never staying still for more than 3 seconds can you believe how adorable he is?! Lady Killer. Can't wait to show these two their pictures.... I feel like some of them when they were able to snuggle just the two of them really show just how in love they are..... ENJOY :)

Hanson Family | North Dakota Families

Jessica Watson Family | Colorado Family Photographer

I am so grateful to have such adorable and sweet people around me! I have known these wonderful people for YEARS but never lived so close BUT now I get to see them more and had the pleasure of having them in front of my camera.

I mean seriously don't they look like little models?! Man, I love Colorado!

The Andelin Four!!!

These 4 are some of my favorite people EVER. All because of that amazing woman! She is such a wonderful person and a great Momma. 
I met Torri when I randomly moved into her house, without her permission, back in 2009. I thought I was just staying with one of my friends, her roommate. But it turned out getting a place to live was harder and took longer than I expected. She accepted me with open arms and I have been grateful for her presence in my life ever since.  
I have gotten to see her get married and have babies. I love having people in your life that you can grow with. I will always love these guys and love getting to see them whenever I can.

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Sisters & Best Friends!

I love these two littles! I have taken pictures of them since they were both tiny. And they sure are growing up into the sweetest little ladies EVER. Claire is always perfect in front of the camera giving sweet smiles and being adorable on cue... I swear! BUT.. her little sister Adele is a little shy and just wants to love and snuggle on her favorite person- her big sissy! I am so glad that they love each other because if Claire did something then Adele wanted to follow her lead. 

I can't wait to see what they look like in the coming years! As you can tell they are already perfectly beautiful!!!!! <3

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Tom & Kelly Family

Little Sadie has gotten sooo big! She is gorgeous just like her good looking parents!

It was so fun getting to catch up with these three. If only I still lived in Utah, these guys are amazing! Sadie kept it entertaining the whole time by being her sweet little self! You know how three year olds have the cutest little voice?? Oh man, they get me every time! Watching little families grow up is one of my favorite parts of being a photographer. HAPPY DAY!!

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