Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Piage and Daniel's Engagement Photos taken in Durango Colorado

I was so excited to get the call to photograph Paige and Daniel's wedding this summer. Paige has actually modeled as a bride for us before and now we get the real deal. This girl is full of giggles (mostly caused by Daniel) and attitude that makes photographing the two of them a blast.

These boots!!! I love them. I wish I skilled enough to wear heals like this. Paige could put anyone to shame with her ablitity to walk in these bad boys. Yeeeowzer!

Kissing in the "red" room. :)

Above: two images from our first photo shoot with Paige.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Deliciously Weird 3rd Annual Art show

There are a couple of things you need to know. My girlfriend Carson keeps a pen and pad of paper near her at all times. This is important because on this pad she writes down ideas as they spontaneously enter her brain, and from these ideas she creates magical things. One example of these things is the event "Deliciously Weird." An art show where artists have one night to display their work. Should they sell their piece the artist takes home ALL of the profit.

At the door a suggested donation of $5 is collected. The door collections have gone to a non-profit organizations of Carson's choice. This year she choose the "Judi Jackson Cancer Fund" (My Mom.) In addition to the door collections, my Aunt and my Mom's good friend and artist Krista Harris added another fund raising idea. Krista donated a painting to the show and 100% of the proceeds would go toward the cancer fund. My Mom loved the painting, so my Aunt decided that we should see if people were interested in putting money towards the painting that would then go to my Mom when she returns from the hospital in Denver in about four months. All together we raised over $3,600 for my Mom's cancer fund. WOW!!! Durango goes over the top in good deeds again!

What about that lady with the pen and pad of paper? What did Carson Jones profit? Well, she did not take home one cent. You might be asking yourself "Do people like Carson really exist?" I would be asking the same question if I didn't know her personally, but trust me she exists. The day after the show she told me that her heart was filled with joy and then said, "The best part of the night was that I saw a real Kyla smile on your face for the first time in a long time."

Thank you Carson Jones. I know I am not the only person that you can make smile. Causing smiles is just one of your many talents. You are such an amazing person and an extraordinary giver. I am so grateful to have you in my life. I love you to bits!

Above: My art piece on the leaft sold. I donated 100% of the proceeds into my Mom's fund. Thanks art investors! Right Tim Kapustka's art piece that sold to my husband Steve, which meant another donation into the fund. Thanks Tim!!!

Deliciously Weird? :)

Above and below: Carson and Kyla

Above: A mutual response when asked "What would you like to tell cancer?"

Above: Gary, Laurie and Steve wearing the famous hat of the evening.

Above: Look closely.

Above: Two famous artists in Durango (and friends of our family) Krista and Susan.

Above: Jaime and Stacy (also family friends and supporters of Judi Jackson)

Above: Ms. Jones enjoy a lolly pop.

Above: Photographer extraordinaire Sophie Mohr

Friday, February 5, 2010

Noah's day in front of the camera ~ Durango Colorado Baby

Yesterday I spent the afternoon with my favorite baby. Little Noah is about 8 weeks old now. I cuddled and cooed over him all afternoon in between taking his photo. I decided to post one shot of him in the sink, because I think it is always so funny when you look back on images of yourself as a baby and think "I used to fit in a sink." In addition to spending a lovely afternoon with some of my most favorite people, Rachel and I also managed to squeeze in an episode of Sex and the City. Truly a day of complete soul food.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Gerber Baby visits photography studio in Durango, Colorado...

...or so it seems. This little angel came to our studio with his whole family, grandparents included. It was his first time being photographed and as you likely already guessed he is going pro. The original Gerber baby has met his match. See below! :)

It was pretty clear when the shoot was meant to come to an end. This love bug is already an excellent communicator. :)