Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Bicycles Built for Two

More photos from this lovely couple whom I adore. Amie and Jeff rode the Iron Horse Bike Race on Saturday. We got a few cute shots before the ride and then off they went, engagement ring, pink spokes and all!!! I loved that they wanted to incorporate bikes and fishing into their photos. Fun things that keep them happy. Of course the train needed to be part of the experience as well since if it weren't for the train, there would be no Iron Horse.

The coolest thing for me was that I had met Amie already, but I didn't know it until I showed up for the photo shoot. Two years ago, when my mom was in the hospital, Amie was part of the enormous crew that helped save her life and get her home in time for my wedding. Since Amie had already ridden the Iron Horse THREE times she was assigned to my mom's case because she is familiar with Durango and could help pinpoint the cause of mom's sickness. I have a huge amount of gratitude for Amie and all the doctors at University Hospital and I am thrilled that she has found such an wonderful man to share her hobbies and her humor with. Congratulations Jeff and Amie!!!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Iron Horse Engagement

Good morning, Happy Iron Horse and CONGRATULATIONS to Amie and Jeff!!! More engagement photos to follow... for now, they ride!!!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Miss C. ~ Photography for women

Wesley and I fell in love with this woman! She is so open, joyful and not afraid to tell it like it is. She has experienced a lot in her short life and I think that is what contributes to her sense of humor. I applaud her for creating the healthy, enriching life she is enjoying now.

When asked about her intentions for this shoot this is how she replied: "I want to feel beautiful, strong, innocent. I want to capture conventional “LA sexy” and innocent shining true beauty. I want to do the ballet thing on the street where sex and softness meet. I want a good picture of my butt (I love my but and hate my butt…it needs some more love) I want a picture in nature with my white dress I can give to my dad and mom and bunch of vulnerable nude shots where devotion and shining “I AM” light can come thru my eyes. I can keep those in my little box on my alter. I’m doing this to celebrate being alive, stretch myself, and my devotion to God/ truth/ the divine/ life whatever you want to call it. I want to serve God with all my heart. Above all else, I am still really influenced by my environment (peoples approval or disapproval) and I will check boundaries of others and if there supportive and ok it helps me grow into my edges and know its ok to shine. I know ultimately I don’t need others to approve of me but part of me is still learning about that.

Welcome to the Photo Divine Mafia!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Your Mama's a Superhero Show still up at Serving Life Chiropractic until FRIDAY!

Well if you missed the opening for "Your Mama's a Superhero," fear not because you didn't miss the show. This show is in honor of all Moms, especially mine! Each image at the show was paired with a testimonial of motherhood from the Mom or Moms photographed. Below are a few samples. The one photo that arrived a bit late to make the debut is the one of Odin and I directly below. Thank you to all who participated and made this event happen. So much gratitude to you all!!!

My gratitude for my Mom increased by an immeasurable amount after I became a mother myself. My mom  seems to have very little recollection of how challenging parenthood is in the early stages. Wesley and I must have been perfect children.  Often I find myself nurturing my son the way I remember being loved as a child and I can’t help but think, “If I am only half as good of a mom as my mom then surely I will nail this parenting thing.” My mom is my superhero. She is my inspiration!

ABOVE: SUE~ (my Grams) I have two super daughters – one is a Super Mom who raised two great daughters and the other daughter is a Super Aunt who has a twin brother. I am the youngest of my three sisters and I was with them, along with my mother, at the birth of their babies. I couldn’t wait to have mine and give them all the love and understanding. They were (and are) my joy. 

ABOVE: There is no bigger reward in life to be someone’s mother. To feel connected and responsible for such a young, dynamic person is flattering and fulfilling. The biggest challenge I have faced and continue to face is balancing who I am individually-- my wilder, more carefree side-- with my role as a mother.
ABOVE: Discuss the rewards and challenges you have experienced as a mother: KRISTA: From the beginning, she has taught me to be a Mother. I remember one night in China I was trying to get her to go to sleep, but she was wandering around the hotel room…looking for something. Finally she found the baby powder, which I had brought but hadn’t used. She walked over to me and started shaking the powder on herself…showing me how to do it! I’ve learned more from her about myself and Motherhood. Once you have a child you see the world through new eyes, you see a bigger picture, and your role in it is different. You are no longer the center of the universe…which is a tremendous gift.

ABOVE: Nicole and Vivi
Share with us one of the funniest things your child has said to you?
Pointing to her bum in the bath. Me: “What did you find?” Her “A hole… a poo-poo hole.”
What would you like to share about your experience as a mom?
Motherhood is all consuming and ever giving… you will never be the same. It is not only you but another fragment of you that you could never imagine until your child is here. The love is indescribable and overflowing

Friday, May 3, 2013

The Flemmings

We have all been waiting patiently for this little bean to arrive. Just a couple weeks overdue now. I don't think the news has hit, but I have a feeling this baby is here or on it's way!! I can't wait to find out if Sean is a big brother to a boy or a girl. So exciting!!! As for this photo shoot, Rachel was such a brave lady! I am always awed when a Mom is willing to put on next to nothing or nothing at all to be photographed when it is less then HOT out. At least we had a sunny day even if the snow was still on the ground. The best part of this whole shoot for me was when Brian and Rachel came in to see there photos and Brian got a little teary at the site of is beautiful pregnant wife. Any photographer will tell you that those are the most rewarding moments.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Little Miss Zaria

Oh my goodness... if you were on the fence, I bet she makes you want one.

Mother's Day Reminder

None of the images below will be showcased at Your Mama's A Superhero next Friday, but they were all shot during our outings for the project. It's been a lot of fun and a lot of work preparing for this show. We really hope that you will come out on May 10th to help us celebrate all the wonderful women in our community that have raised, are raising, or will be raising our future generations.

1040 Main Ave. Durango (upstairs)
5pm - 8pm