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January 04, 2015
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2014 Year in Review

Happy New Year!

2014 was so very amazing, fun, hard, fulfilling, exhausting and also so very enlightening to say the least. Reflecting on 2014 was quite wonderful. The things we now know and have experienced from just twelve months ago are truly a gift.  They all have lead to this new year and another year at life and love!

**Although I did not blog much at all on the family blog, I have made a mission to blog posts to catch up on the past couple of years on the lifestyle and family blog.  But please do check out the video to catch up on some of the work from the past year:).**

We have been so blessed to have crossed paths with all the people that allowed us into their lives and photograph their happiest moments yet again for another year. We get to be a part of those memories forever. This was our busiest year to date and we are so incredibly grateful. We started off the year with some fun time in the snow with our family, then our first wedding of the year was of the beautiful Savannah Guthrie (of the Today Show) to Michael Feldman in Tucson, Arizona.  What a delight to seeing our photographs of them on the news and in People magazine along with some other events throughout the year.  Our work took us mainly through Colorado as well as NYC for weddings and families and to photograph more lovely people that we know we will be in touch with for a long time.  We also got to work with new people in the wedding industry and ones that we love seeing more and more.  Looking back to where we began, we are loving where we are headed and so grateful for the path we have taken to get to 2015.

2015 is going to be a great year and we look forward to all it has to bring!  We will be making some positive business and life changes as we move forward to better help our all aspects of our life, so that we can be the best for our family, our work and our play time.  Thank you to all of our clients for allowing us to photograph your lives. We are so thankful for the you and everyone we had the chance to meet, work with and make friendships with that will forever be in our hearts.

Cheers to 2015 and for the very memorable year of 2014.  Please enjoy our favorite moments of 2014 in photographs.  The world is quite small, so I am sure you might see someone you recognize in there.

xoxo ~ heidi + daniel

DESTINATION FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN COLORADO

March 11, 2014
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ASPEN COLORADO PHOTOGRAPHER

Aspen is divine.  It is gorgeous.  I have lived in various mountain ski towns my entire life and this town is so beautiful.

This sweet family is just so wonderful.  Siblings flying in from Florida for a visit, grandparents flew in as well and a celebration of a couple of religious holidays to merge two families together was so sweet to document.  What a joy to see the relationship of a family together for the day.

Life isn’t perfect, but nothing is, so I want to document it as it is. Life is real, so a shoot should show the soul of a family.  A soul of the person being photographed.

I adore this family.  I even got to photograph the twins a few months later.  I am so lucky to see them grow up just a little.  I can’t wait to see them again.

Happy kids make me smile so much and you can see the love from these kids to their parents.

Here are just a FEW from our shoot.

LOVE!!

♥ heidi

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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

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

DURANGO COLORADO BASED FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

COLORADO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER, NYC WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER, DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS BASED IN COLORADO AND NYC

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**

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♥ heidi