Thursday, August 27, 2009

Children's Photography in Colorado Springs, Monument & Castle Rock

I'm back! I just couldn't resist posting this little guy's pictures!! How cute is he?!?!? Poor little thing wasn't feeling good at all, but he was still a trooper and I just love how sweet he is! Maddix is celebrating is 1 year old birthday today! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADDIX!!! See my website for more details on how to book your own birthday pictures! Taylor... give that boy some CAKE!

Family Photography in Denver

Oh the insanity of it all, I am running a tiny bit behind schedule!! I just know all you faithful followers have been checking in everyday and have wondered "hmmm... where could Cija be!?!?" Well, here I am, but not for long I have a list a mile long of things to do and then I am outta here, pow, zoom... gone! Off to the Ladies Retreat in Keystone, where I will be kickin' back with friends and soakin' up the love of my Jesus! But before I hit the road I wanted to share some pics from my shoot this week with the Vogel's and their blond haired beauties. There is only a few more weeks left to capture the summer colors so visit my website at to schedule your own family shoot. It's also the perfect time to schedule school pictures for you kiddos!!! Have a super cool weekend my friends. God Bless. Cija

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Family Photography in Denver

Hey All... well it's Sunday afternoon, the kids are at the neighbor's, the hubbie is asleep on the couch and I am gearing up for my shoot in just a couple of hours. So as I said last time, I had two shoots yesterday, the second was a family shoot up in Denver. Erik, Shantel & Avari wanted to bring their two sides of the family together for a group shot of all of them. Thankfully, it had cooled down a little bit by the time we headed out and we got to enjoy a beautiful Colorado evening. If you are thinking about scheduling your own family shoot take a look my website at for more information. Well, I am off... Cija

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Maternity Photography In Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Parker & Denver Metro

Yes, I am at it again in the wee hours of the morning... and yes, I always regret it in the morning! Today I had two photo shoots the first was here at the house, a maternity shoot. Baby Kate is due to make her arrival in September. Mom, dad and big brother Kevin are excited to meet this precious little one (and so am I!!) I just love those newborn shoots! Sarah purchased a "Before & After Wishes" package and with that she gets two sessions, one before the baby is born and one after... two sessions and a total of 14 images to capture the memory of this special time. If you are interested in booking a session of your own, visit my website at Well, I should probably go to bed, it's tired out!! Till next time... Cija

Friday, August 21, 2009

Festival in the Park

So last Saturday, our church, Calvary Chapel Castle Rock hosted Festival in the Park. It's our largest community outreach of the year and boy was it FUN!!! Originally I was signed up to help with face painting, but was then asked to photograph the event instead... phew! The face painting was WAY beyond my skill level! My husband entered and won his very first chili cookoff!! Way to go, honner! Don't ya wish this blog had a smell feature?!? YUM! My girlies ran like crazy people all day, there were jumpy things, a rock climbing wall, a magician, watermelon eating contests, games and more! All for FREE!! Oh, and did I mention lunch!??! and 4 different bands that rocked the park! Make sure you don't miss it next year!!

Children's Photography in Denver, Highlands Ranch, Parker & Castle Rock

Ya just gotta love boys! They always crack me up... having 3 girls the whole dynamic is so different! These handsome fellows are Luke & John, and this was my second opportunity to work with these fine young men. We went to an open space park south of Castle Rock and just let them run crazy through the tall grasses... and whew! were they tall! It was a really neat place and after the shoot was over I sat in my car, read a book and watched the sunset! Ah... just what the doctor ordered. To book your child's annual pictures (school pictures) check out my event calendar on the website at or contact me at Happy Friday, everyone! Cija

Monday, August 17, 2009

Baby & Children's Photography in Castle Rock, CO

Happy Monday everyone! Holy cow that was a crazy busy weekend! Scrapbooking with my peeps on Friday, Festival in the Park on Saturday, church and home fellowship on Sunday, so when did I have a chance to see this little fairy princess?!? Well, Eva and I spent about a hour together Saturday evening, in between the Festival and the Chinese takeout! Oh my goodness, this sweet child was an absolute doll, with those great big baby blues and a smile that squeezed my heart! Eva is 4 months old, still to little for sitting up, so I brought a couple of different baskets to help Eva look her very best! As far as I am concerned a baby is never to young for an outdoor photoshoot! (I can't wait till winter I found the cutest little sleigh just big enough for a wee one!) To schedule your own "One Wish" session visit my website at . Well, now it is time to pack things up and head out for "date night" with my cherubs. Until next time... Cija

Friday, August 14, 2009

Senior Pictures in Lonetree & Highlands Ranch, Colorado

I have plum lost my mind! It is currently 1:00 AM, and here I sit playing with pictures and now trying to write a blog entry, it will be interesting to go back and read this tomorrow, or should I say later today and see if it makes any sense. My New Year's Resolution for next year is definitely going to be to go to bed earlier! But since I am here, let me tell you about "Hilary", a beautiful 2010 Senior from Cherokee Trail High School. Hilary plans to attend Calvary Chapel Bible College after graduating and then plans to attend nursing school. Oh, how I love doing senior pictures, reminds me of my youth and what adventurous and happy times they were. Scheesh, was it windy out there tonight, but quite frankly, once we got started shooting we hardly even noticed it, at times, wind can add some fabulous drama to the shots! Well, I really must wrap this up and head off to bed, tomorrow is scrapbooking day with my peeps, and I am sure the festivities will stretch late into the night!

If you are looking for something to do on Saturday, come visit me at the "Festival in the Park" from 10:00 - 4:00 at Butterfield Park in Castle Rock. There will be live music, free food, vendor booths, and all sorts of fun stuff of the kiddos to do! (My friend Jackie, from will be there too!) Oh! and be sure to stop by the chili contest, my husband is whipping up an entry that features some rather interesting ingredients! (Cactus!!) Okay all, nighty night...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Senior Pictures in Denver, Colorado

Hey everybody, this is Laura, a 2010 Senior from Denver Christian! I met Laura when she was in the 2nd grade... I was her Sunday school teacher, and wouldn't you know it, 10 years later our paths have crossed again. I found Laura to be just as beautiful and sweet as I remembered her from so long ago. Laura is planning to major in agriculture and hopes to have a farm one day!! I gotta be honest, in all the conversations that I have had with seniors over the years I have never heard that one before; but by golly, I think that's just great! We took Laura's pictures in two different locations and Laura's mom got to try out her Indy driving skills in our race against the sun! Well done, Deb! We made it! Laura is also a big football fan and is the manager of her high school football team, so we got to take this fun "theme" photo too!! Visit my website at to schedule your own senior session. Until tomorrow! Cija