Friday, July 26, 2013

Durango High School Sistah-Friend Claudia

Claudia is interested in exploring a modeling career and came to us this year to be one of our high school "senior models" or "senior reps" as we like to call them. As it turns out we also needed more women to participate in our joint show at Eno that will be held in December. We are collaborating with hair and make-up artist Michelle Campbell to create the show. So lovely Claudia created a win, win for all of us since she agreed to participate in the show giving us the freedom to create! Below are some of our favorite images from the shoot. Let us know which image you like the best! Feedback will help us with the show selection. Thank you! We also want to thank Barb at the Kennebec Cafe for allowing us to photograph at her fabulous venue!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Bosom Buddies Grow Up

For my 30th birthday present Jed gave me the best gift possible. I don't know how my husband became such an insightful genius, but he is and that is one of the endless things that I love and adore about him. He gifted me a road trip to see my best bosom buddy, Brit and her beautiful family. 

It had been nearly two years since we had seen Brit, Hunter and Luli at our wedding. We had not yet met Baby Lars. One might think that it could not be possible to love a family as much as I love the Neubauers. But it is. I love this family so much that my heart aches with joy looking through these photos (hence the reason I have posted so many). Brit and Hunter just celebrated their 5 year wedding anniversary. Now they have two of the most adorable and enjoyable kiddos you will ever know. Seeing the four of them together lights up my soul and makes my heart wants to jump out of my chest. I am delightfully happy to have met Brit on our first day at college. My life would certainly not be the same without her, and even though I may not see her again until I am cuddling a baby of my own, I look forward to that day more than anything. I love you B, H, L and BL!!!

**Thank you, Jed, for knowing me so well. I love you to pieces. (And thank you for capturing me with Lu and me with B, I will cherish those photos forever!)

Monday, July 22, 2013


I have had so much trouble with with wording this blog entry. I realized this is because this situation hits so close to home. When my Mom was first diagnosed with cancer we planned a photo shoot for our family. Everyone understood the purpose of the shoot, but no one spoke of it. Though we were all upbeat the heaviness of reality was lingering. Fast forward four years. Our Mom is a cancer survivor. So here we are at this particular photo shoot creating important images, which is the whole purpose of why we do what we do and yet to do this on this day having the knowledge of the purpose of these images was just heartbreaking. We all tried not to cry. There was even singing and dancing to prevent those sneaky tears, and yet there they were part of the process. I am astounded by the strength of determined humans, their resilience and the beauty of what they create. Look at this family. Look into the eyes of these precious children and their humbled mothers. What a gift life is, even when it forces you to struggle (grow) and with a combination of hope, faith and luck heal.