Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Can't wait to celebrate with this guy tonight!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Engagement Session: Aly + Stuart.

In the spirit of love and Valentine's week, I wanted to post some pictures from an engagement session I photographed back in the fall. Ha, except that sounds way too official because these are two of my best friends and it really didn't feel like a job to go to the park and snap some photos of them. I am pretty pleased though with how they turned out considering that this isn't something I do very often. Aren't they a beautiful couple?! Aly suggested we go to the Elk Meadow off-leash dog park which is close to Evergreen, CO and about a 15-20 minute drive from Denver. It doesn't sound very glamorous, but this place is so gorgeous with about 3.5 miles of hiking trails, a small stream, great mountain views, and plenty of those lovely Aspen trees that had just started to turn yellow. It was colder than we expected but we stuck it out and spent a few hours getting more and more comfortable with each other :) Hope you enjoy these as much as I's not everyday that two of your favorite people get engaged and you get to be a part of the process! Hope you are getting lots of love this week. xoxo!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Nashville + Family.

Well, these are the last of my Christmas photos. It's really hard not to post a dozen more of these baby girls. They kill me they are so stinking cute. We were a little more productive in Nashville and made it out of the house a few times....specifically to Husk for lunch and drinks (my brother-n-law Mike is the bartender and makes the best cocktails in town :), to the Omni hotel for lunch at Kitchen Notes and a wander around, the Barista Parlor once again for coffee and the best biscuits in town, Robert's and Pinewood Social for some tasty latenight libations (sadly no pictures of this place but it's a must go, super cute new spot), Mangia for a 12 course family-style Italian feast, and a couple little shops I will tell you about in another post. Nashville is really changing and taken me by surprise my last few visits home-- so many new, great restaurants and shops! I totally recommend it to anyone traveling that way or in need of a fun town to explore. 

At home, we had a gingerbread house decorating contest (dry ice was involved!), opened presents and ate ourselves silly. Mostly though, we just tried to stop time and take it all in, because this was a memorable holiday for so many reasons. I know it's sappy but everything really does happen so fast when babies are this small. Little hands, little feet, and the best smelling skin, you want to bottle it all up and keep it just a bit longer. These girls bring so many smiles, it really did make my Christmas about a thousand times better having them around and my family isn't so bad either ;)