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Denver Family Films | Home is wherever I’m with you

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Denver Family Films. Who remembers last summer when Kayla came to visit and filmed my family? This Spring I traveled across the Atlantic to visit Kayla and her crew, with Chloe in tow.  You can see a few personal images with her in them from May’s 10 on 10. It was exactly what you would […]

May 31, 2018

Colorado Springs Family Photography – Alexa play Sugar from Maroon V

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This Colorado Springs Family Photography session post has actually been in draft status for almost a year.  In a Day in the Life I often deliver 2-3 films and hundreds of pictures, so it is a bit overwhelming to blog at once.  But now I can say this blog post was waiting until the moment […]

December 19, 2017

24 Hours with the Reagans – Family Photojournalism

travel documentary family photography

I craved donuts every.SINGLE.day I edited this session.  I managed to only go get donuts 3 times in the last month, but I am not sure I got donuts 3 times in the last year before this.  Editing films where my clients are eating and/or baking is definitely bad for keeping my sweets to a […]

October 1, 2017

Day in the Life Family Photojournalism – Hello Luke

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Last month I headed back to Portland to do a second Day in the Life photosession for The Reagans.  Yes, by total mistake we scheduled for the day of the solar eclipse. I assure you if we had known we would NOT have chosen this date because there were horrid news stories about traffic in […]

September 6, 2017

the cure for nostalgia

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This morning a video of Chloe counting popped up and she skipped from 6 to 13 for awhile, I forgot how adorable that was.  It was just a crappy iPhone video, but makes me cry just the same.  Do you have videos of your kids on your phone like that?  TIP – please back these up […]

September 5, 2017

What to do when you don’t know what to do for your session!

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That was a mouthful, right? Earlier this month while I was spending time in the PNW, a friend asked what my clients chose what to do for their Day in the Life session.  Then she said it.  “I don’t have any idea what we would do for a full day session like that.” Let me […]

July 23, 2017

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