Friday, March 29, 2013

Family Photographer in Elizabeth, CO

So I promised Jenny I would get her sneak peek up before the holiday weekend!

So let's get this party started!!!

This lovely lady is Kayli, however, I called her Tally for most of the shoot!!
The whole crew... oh wait, there is one more, 
Trevor is their oldest and he wasn't able to join us.

Sometimes I really wish I had more kids!  I love the dynamic they bring!
This is Tyler.
 And this is Tally!!  There is something I just love about this picture... she was 
smiling and laugh at her family!

 Four of the Five Boys!!
Tim & Jenny! Love the pink... Love the gray or is it grey? Hmmm....

Here we have Tomey!
 I just love when the train comes by... you just can't help stopping to watch it!
LOVE this pic!!!
 Say "Hello" to Brody!
 And last but not least... it's TUCKER!!
 I had a fabulous time with this fabulous family!  
 I hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend with your friends and family celebrating our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!!!
Until next week! Cija

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Children's Photographer in Lonetree, CO

Ah... Spring Break!  Yesterday the girls and I played lazy and it was fabulous!!!  We should play lazy a bit more often.  Today, we got up bright and early to meet up with these little lovelies!
Lucy and Presley (of course, I called her Ainsley and then Paisley and then final Presley... Oiy!!)
I have been photographing Lucy since she was 6 months old!!  Ah... isn't she a cutie!!
And then came along her little sister... Presley!!!
So precious!!!!!  Here she is just a couple of days old and now she's 1!!
Sisters are so much fun to photograph!!!  

Love those faces!!
 I just loved how Lucy walked over, sat down, crossed her little legs and started taking in the water fountain.  So sweet!

 Presley is generally very serious, but we still managed to get some little smiles!!
Although... I adore the more serious looks!
It was quite chilly for this shoot but all in all these two girlie girls did a fabulous job!
Way to go girls!!!
 Well, I should think about dinner... Cija

Monday, March 25, 2013

Praying for a Loved One

This would be another one of those times when I turn to writing to help me sort out my feelings and emotions.  Sometimes they fire across the bridge, back and forth so quickly I can’t figure out which is right.

I am sure many people like me have been in this same place.  A Christian, some one who loves Jesus Christ with all of their being, so overwhelmed by His sacrifice for me... nothing more than a selfish, know it all sinner; with a dear friend or family member who doesn’t get it, who doesn’t realize... 

Some are indifferent, “What’s good for you is good for you and what’s good for me is good for me”, others are angry and demeaning twisting the truth into something ugly like bigotry or intolerance. (I suppose I am intolerant, intolerant of Satan and his lies but not the dear people that he is deceiving.)

Several years ago through the public forum of Facebook, I began to see someone I love and care about very much start to post things, things that defaced the body of believers, things that promoted the destructive and sly lies of the enemy.  At first, I thought it was just a creative young man trying to rattle some cages, thinking it was funny to make people squirm; but I have watched it continue on and on and I fear now that Satan may have a real hold on this person who is so dear to me. 

I struggle inside myself with what to do.  Do I just keep praying?  Say nothing.  Or should I be doing more.  I wish I could drive across town, take him out to dinner and talk with him, let him see the love I have for him written on my face, and hear the concern I have for him.  To know in his heart that all I want is for him to experience the unexplainable joy that comes from walking with Jesus day in and day out.  To know that I am not judging him, I am just like him.  Pursued by an enemy, who seeks to destroy everything that is good, everything that God has for us.  But I can’t... I let that opportunity slip away.  Now I am left with words on paper, or maybe he has a phone, I’m not sure.  What would I say?  What would he hear?

Would he hear the pain and sadness in my heart?  Would he hear how desperate I am for him to come back, to experience the love of his Savior in a way he never has before? To have Jesus transform his life in ways he can’t even comprehend. Would he see that I only want good for him?  Would he see how much I love him?

I know in my heart that he truly is God’s masterpiece created in Christ Jesus to do good works.  He’s rich in talent, a skilled musician, a fabulous sense of humor and on those occasions when I have been with him his tender and helpful spirit always makes me smile.  I know that the Lord would use him in powerful ways to do so much!  Could this be part of his journey? I know God could use all of this time away from Him to weave a beautiful tapestry of testimony... oh, that is my prayer.  To see him come back, to live a life sold out for Christ, to see what God would do in and through him that is my deepest prayer. 

It just occurred to me that it is "Passion Week", the week leading up to Easter.  Good Friday... I don't think "good" begins to express what that "Friday" meant for all of us.  Good doesn't even scratch the surface. 

Betrayed, arrested, bound, questioned, struck, denied, handed over, found innocent, flogged, crowned with thrones, struck, handed over to be crucified, carried his cross, crucified, pierced and then laid in a tomb.   For me... in my place, for my sins.

But then... came SUNDAY!! "While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you." ... "Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds?  Look at my hand and my feet.  It is I myself!  Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have."  "This is what is written:  The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the the third day and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem."

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Seniors, The Boy Scouts and Birdhouses

This morning I was with Alex and his fabulous mom, Dawn.  Now I am not sure is Alex is technically my last senior shoot or my first senior shoot of the season, but I think maybe he would be considered my last, as he is graduating in May. 
Alex is graduation from C.O.V.A (Colorado Online Virtual Academy) and plans to attend Arapahoe County College in the fall where he will pursue an IT career. 
 Now... let's talk about the bird house.  
Alex made the bird house and 5 others, he is working with Post Partners to increase the bluebird population here in Colorado to help keep the mosquito population under control. 
He was entirely in charge of this project, planning, organizing, procuring supplies and finding volunteers to make it all happen.  

 Alex has also enjoyed a long career in The Boy Scouts (you should have seen how proud his mama was when he put on his uniform).  He started as a "Cubby" and plans to continue after high school in the "Venture Crew".
Alex was one of my favorite clients... he gave me 2 hugs, told me "You Rock!" and said I was one of their families dearest friends!!  What a great way to spend the morning! 
He even made his mom give me a hug before they left, Dawn mentioned that she is not much of a "hugger" but she should really consider being one of those people with the "Free Hugs" signs... she gives and especially nice hug and I'm not even kidding!
Well, I am off for now!!  Until next time!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Milestone Baby Photographer in Castle Rock, CO

 And another baby goes and turns 1 on me!
This little beauty is Emma and yep she is already 1!!!!
We started out our shoot in this wonderful outdoor location... but Emma was loving it as much as I was.  Mom tired snacks, her favorite book and even finger puppets!  But Emma was not feeling it!
 While I was feeling confident that we had got some great shots in between the tears, this was her one year old shoot!!  We are talking major importance her!
So I sent a quick text to a friend of my that just happens to own a colorful little yogurt shop... to early to be open I was hoping something would work out!  And wouldn't you know it!!  Her daughter, Jessie was at the shop and they were sweet enough to let us stop by and finish out our shoot!
 I was so glad we did, while I truly love this precious sweet images of Emma...
This great big smile is off the charts!!!
 Happy Birthday, Emma!!!  I hope to see you and your sister Natalie again real soon!!!
 Again, a big thank you to the owners and operators of Froyo Spot in Parker, CO for let us crash the join and finish out our shoot!!
Froyo Spot
16524 Keystone Blvd #D
Parker, CO 80134
Okay, I am off!!  Cija

Monday, March 18, 2013

Baby Milestone's Photography in Castle Rock, CO

Well, it has happened again....
I'm in LOVE!!!!
 Say "Hello" to my newest "Milestone Buddy", Matthew.
Isn't he the squishiest pile of cuteness EVER!
I mean look at that sweet little mouth!!
This is his monkey... he will be joining us at all of Matthew's shoots, 
so we can see just how fast he is growing up!!

I was a little bummed last week when my shoot had to reschedule because of the very nasty stomach bug, but that meant there was time in the schedule to squeeze in little Matthew! 
What a fabulous way to spend my morning!! (Don't cha just love his hat!)
 Did I mention that Matthew is 3 months old!!?  So grown up!
So many possible captions for the picture below...  

 Well, it's true I have a fabulous time with Matthew! and I cant' wait to see him in 3 more months when he is ready to show off his sitting up skills!!!
Until then.... Cija