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Yay! I am finally getting back to catching up on the blog from where I left off last Summer!  I have a lot to catch you up on to say the least.

We have a new logo and wedding website and the wedding season has started along with everything turning green outside! I love it!

I wanted to start by saying hi and how I am excited to make the time to post sessions on here again.

As an artist, I also wanted to express my feelings on how I document families to ensure that all my future clients know what they are getting into with me with real expectations on photographing their family.  I want nothing more than to photograph people and the love they share and that want me to capture their real interactions.  That is what makes me love this job so much.  I want clients I connect with that get what I do for them.  I have to say that I do have the absolute BEST clients and am so incredibly grateful for all my past clients.  Without them, this journey would not be possible.  These images would not be possible.  I am still always in awe that families let me come into their lives and document them.  It is a huge huge honor.  The time I spend with them all will be with my always and a part of my life as well. That is truly special to me.

In this world of fast and mass communication and everyone wanting things now and not fully taking the time to read or grasp what is in front of them, I feel some things get lost in translation. I wanted to explain a little of what I do to capture images for clients based on what I do as an artist.  I often get asked by a potential client “I want the feel of that image you took” or “I want what they have in that image or session you took of that family, can you do that with my family?”  and I tell them that I don’t create the love that is behind the images I capture.  I don’t create the sweet and tender moments that take place between a family or that loving moment when the mom and dad kiss each other or hug their kids and have the best emotion on their faces or when siblings hug, love and play together; my clients do all that themselves. I can nudge or say to do something, like kiss or hug, but if there is not a piece of real raw emotion or a wanting to show it, I cannot capture it.  I don’t make those emotions suddenly appear in someone or a family. I CAPTURE it and PHOTOGRAPH the love and raw emotion a family already has and expresses in front of my lens.  I cannot make the love, touch or caress that a person gives come off as real and full of emotion if it is given in its truest form.  It has to be raw and in the moment for me to document it. Yes, I assist in creating a game plan for what to do in terms of the session and I can tell you to kiss one another or to jump for joy, but I cannot make a family show love, joy, happiness and meaningful glances if they are not expressed in a real manner.   Those feelings are created by the clients I am photographing and caught by me through the photographs I take.  I cannot express how much a client should want to be photographed and want me to document their life in an honest and emotional manner so that I can fully do my job.  My clients are just amazing people that want to be photographed.  I love that my clients are real families.  The ones where not everything is perfect.  Not everything goes as planned.  Kids get cranky or weather is not up to par so we wing it.  Not everything is posed perfectly. But real life.  I want to capture the real touches, glances, hugs, laughter, crying and, of course, fun.  I want to capture the real hugs, the long glances, the sweet kisses and the way you would truly hold, talk to and interact with your loved ones.  Otherwise I would just get a fake version of the real you and that does not make for real images for you or me.  Real moments have stories behind them and that is what I capture in a photograph.

So, come to the session ready to show who your family is and the love, life and fun you have together!! I look forward to all the meaningful moments you want me to document of your family.

Colorado family photographer.

♥ heidi

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Wow.  How fast a year can go by.  2012 was a blessed year and we are so incredibly grateful for every single moment it brought. We had the utmost honor of spending time with and photographing the loveliest people from all parts of the country; from new faces to people we have been documenting for many years now.  What a joy it is to watch families grow and evolve over the years.  The weddings were perfection filled with love and laughter and the families showed us how love grows even more over time. To repeat ourselves in necessary here too.  The fact that we get to document the happiest moments in people’s lives is more than we could ever ask for as people and artists.  We get to be among love and happiness and it is intoxicating to say the least.  2013 is already shaping to be a wonderful year and we would be so very lucky to have it be as amazing as 2012.  We wish this past year has been amazing for you and that 2013 will be even better.

The video (view video below) is of our amazing clients (with a few of our daughters sprinkled in there too) and art from weddings, engagements, street photography, commercial work, new babies, children and families. These are just some of our favorite photographs from clients that have allowed us to share the images in our body of work from this past year.  There are always the images we wish we could showcase, but privacy is respected on our part and we also could not post all images in the video, so please follow our wedding and lifestyle blogs to view the full stories on the sessions we are able to showcase.  If not already posted, they will be over the beginning of the year as we will be allowed a chance to catch up on our blogging.

Cheers to our clients and to the next year!  We look forward to all the people we get to meet and photograph in 2013.

xoxo~ daniel and heidi

**If you want more after our 2012 review, please view our best of 2011 if you are now just following us or wish to just reminisce a little**


Wow.  Time flies when you are busy.

This Summer has been filled with weddings, families and commercial work that has left pretty much no time for the blog.

Which makes me happy as we love being busy and sad as we love to post as many of the amazing people we get to photograph.

Here are some lovelies from just a few of the sessions over the past few months that will be coming up on the blog as soon as we get more time to blog them along with other sessions in the works too.

To see more of our recent wedding, street and commercial photography, go to our wedding blog.

We are so excited to show all the images and things we have been up to.

Newsletters and B. will resume this Fall and Winter too which is exciting.

**Just a note for anyone wanting Fall & early sessions for holiday cards, we are booking about three weeks out right now, so please reserve your spot now in order to get a session.**

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♥ heidi

**Do not copy/save any images on this blog or website.  Thank you.**

These might just be sprinklers in the photograph, but I am putting this out there to bring the rain and stop these fires in Colorado.

Wishing everyone safety out of harms way and sending so much gratitude to the firefighters.

I will be catching up on full blog posts and more sneak peeks in the coming weeks as there are families getting bigger, babies being born and traveling to be done. So much to share from these amazing people we have photographed lately.

I am so grateful for the continued support of our work by our amazing clients.

♥ heidi

May 13, 2012

Disclaimer:  This is not Heidi writing and posting this time, instead this is Daniel, the loving husband hijacking her blog for Mother’s Day and throwing around some of my thoughts along with a photo session of her and her Jo Jo.  Addi, our oldest was too busy with her other social obligations (that every 6 year-old should have) so we had a little one on one time at the library.  Literature ensued.

Every once in a while a special woman comes along and makes life worth living.  She has charisma, talent, alluring looks, and power to make everyone around her better.  That woman is of course Natalie Portman, and since she is a new mother, I’d like to wish her a happy day.  I would also like to thank my wife and amazing mother of two beautiful children for allowing my sarcasm a place in our lives.  Heidi has already done a wonderful job of teaching the girls that you really can be whatever you choose even at an early age.  Addi and Joli are polite (mostly) and carry themselves with elegance and grace, while singing their way through each daily activity.

  So for the princesses they are to become and the sweethearts they are now, thank you Heidi for all that you do.  Enjoy the pictures and have a wonderful day.

Love Daniel,

devoted husband and consummate professional.