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

Mr. & Mrs. "Soon To Be" Stark

Love is a gift of one’s inner most soul to another so both can be whole.
— Buddah

This Summer I had the chance to photograph a lot of family members as I got back into photography full time. And this one is extra special.... Michelle is getting married. My last big sissy is gettin' hitched!
I was a little weary when she told me, I mean I had never met this Matt character that she was talking about. After meeting him there is nothing but great things that I have found. They are perfect for each other and they seem like being together allows them to be the best version of themselves. It is so happy. October 27th in Vegas is the big day and I can't wait.

Going to North Dakota to take these was the most North I have ever been and it did not disappoint. It is gorgeous there and I can not wait to go back SOON!
In Fact--- I am thinking I will go back with in the next few weeks!

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Motshcall Family

Ever need some amazing black and white gorgeous faces printed huge on your staircase?!
Ya, I thought so... ME TOO!!!

I Love This family and this cool idea that Christine Let me be part of!

Have you seen the movie "keeping up with the Jones" ? The staircase in their house.... google it if you haven't seen it. It's AAAaaaamazing!

Tess & Bo

These two wanted some anniversary pictures when they came to visit Colorado. Boy, are they in love. The honeymoon phase is definitely not over for them! It was so adorable.
When you find love like that you never want it to end and they gave me a beautiful reminder for why i do this. love is perfect. especially in imperfection. I love documenting every part of it with all these love birds.

David & Stacy | Anniversary Session