Friday, October 19, 2012

A Morning at the Ranch ~ Durango, Colorado Photographer

I was privileged to photograph the soon-to-be "for sale" horses at the Triangle Bar V Ranch. Erika, the trainer extraordinaire works magic with these horses. I am so stoked that she is doing what she loves. I think we can all aspire to that! Most of the images that we took that day were aimed at creating images of the horses that demonstrate value for potential buyers. None of those photos are displayed here. That was the "work" part of this job, but the fun part was capturing Erika interacting with the horses in between getting them into the correct position for their "close-up." My absolute favorite part of this shoot was photographing Erika and her squeeze Tim. These two incredible humans are beautiful, talented and adorably in love. What more can you ask for?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Swilling Family

I love this family so much! I have been lucky to follow their lives with a camera since their wedding nearly 8 years ago! What? Crazy, I know. Cooper is the most recent addition to the family, and he worked very hard to get here. He came early weighing only 1 pound and 15 ounces. He literally fit into his Daddy's hand and could tuck nicely into his Mother's chest. His first months were spent in the hospital. I cannot imagine what this family experienced during that time. I have so much compassion for what they endured and immense gratitude to see the outcome of this little lad. He is perfect in every way.