Monday, December 30, 2013

Last Sneak Peek of 2013!

It's a wrap!  This is my final photo shoot of 2013.  It has been such a wonderful year for LiLo and I want to thank all of my clients and followers.  I am going to do a 2013 wrap up, so stay tuned for that!

But before I move on to 2014, I have to show you one last family!  Our families go way back.  I met Lynne when I was working at D'Evelyn.  She is a wonderful teacher and she befriended me during my time there.  She recognized my last name and we figured out that she was on swim team with Chris and Stacey and even graduated high school with Stacey. 

Lynne contacted me a few weeks ago and wanted to give her mom a photo shoot for Christmas.  What a wonderful idea!  So we scheduled a shoot for 2 days after Christmas while her brother and his daughters were going to be in town.  After Grandma opened her Christmas present, she was able to choose the theme of the session.  She chose a Broncos theme.  I love it!

It was a beautiful Colorado day and we got some great pictures.

The Grandkids
I am looking forward to a few more of just the Hobbs Family when Jason will be in the pictures too.  More to come!

Happy new year and way to go Broncos!  I guess this family and their team spirit helped in the amazing Bronco victory.  For more pictures, check out my website or my Facebook page.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Sneak Peek: Mila

There is nothing like a baby at Christmas time.  It really brings home the whole reason why we celebrate!  A tiny baby born over 2000 years ago.

This little gal was a little older than my usual newborn, and had a ton more hair.  Don't you love all of the dark locks?  It was fun to work with a little lady who could focus on the camera a little more.  She needed a little extra TLC as she didn't want to shut her eyes.  Little Mila was too excited to meet me!  It gave me a great opportunity to get to know her Dad a little more while Mom was filling her belly to try to get her to sleep.  Mark works for cell phone companies installing new towers in some pretty remote areas.  Thank goodness for people like Mark!  We can all use our cell phones in Avon and Breckenridge and other remote places in Colorado and surrounding areas.  The bummer thing for guys like Mark is that they are away from their families Monday through Friday and then they are only home on the weekends.  Brutal!  Especially with a new baby.  I can't imagine how hard that would be.  It was very evident that these guys loved their little girl.

Doesn't she have such a georgous Mom too?  She has such a quiet beauty!  Mila is a lucky girl.

Mark also told me that his grandmother crocheted this yellow blanket for her new great grand baby.  The cool part is that she hadn't crocheted anything in a long time because it was too hard with her arthritis.  However, she came out of retirement to make this blanket for Mila.  After hearing that story, how could I not put it in the pictures?  I love personal touches!

Mark and Amber, enjoy your precious baby and may we all enjoy the baby that we celebrate during this Christmas season! 

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Sneak Peek: The LaChance Family

Jack Frost is nipping at my nose.  And my toes.  And pretty much every part of my body.  It is freezing outside!  Yet the children are playing outside.  They need it.  It has been a little too much inside time for little boys.  They need to get out and run and play.  So I guess if they are having fun in the 9 degree weather I should let them!

As for me, I am snuggled up in the house enjoying myself and finishing up this fun session with the LaChance family.

This family is such a blessing!  They started attending our church a few years ago and it has been fun getting to know them.  I have grown to love them, but even more than that...I have come to highly respect them.  They have such wisdom and it has been fun to watch them grow in the Lord.  You see, they came to know the Lord as adults.  They didn't make commitments to the Lord when they were young and therefore, they had to fully submit themselves to the Lord as adults.  I love that.  I think the older you are, the harder it is to surrender control of your life! 

It was a blast to hang out with this family and with Sherrie's parents.  It was a beautiful November day and I loved capturing this family.  Luke didn't want to show me his pearly whites, but I managed to get him to give me a big smile now and again.  Scott didn't want to smile very big either (like father like son) but he is a police officer, former marine and part of the S.W.A.T. team so he has a rep to protect, right?

Sherrie wanted to a photo shoot that included her parents, who were visiting from Arizona.  They are a neat couple and I love to see multiple generations interact.

These kids are so awesome.  Luke is a heck of a baseball player and plays on my nephew's baseball team.  It is always fun to watch them play.  Miranda is one of the sweetest girls I know.  She is always playing with the kids and helping where ever she can.  She is such a joy!  It is fun to watch these twins interact!
Thanks for living life with us LaChance family.  We love you guys!

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sneak Peek: Nathan & Amanda

Can I just tell you that I am pretty excited that I already have two weddings on the books for next summer!

My first wedding is Amanda and Nathan's.  Amanda's mom (Jannon, isn't that such a cool name?) is the sister of (Paula) the financial guru of SPELC (where all my kids have gone to preschool).  Are you confused yet?  Jannon is also a co-worker of my friend, Jessica.  I love how all of those connections come together for a wedding booking!

This cute couple is getting married in July up at Mt. Vernon Event Center.  I can't wait to help them celebrate their Big Day! 

I met with Jannon to discuss details and to cover wedding details, but I had yet to meet the Bride-to-be as she is living in Arizona.  I was excited when they wanted to do engagement pictures over Thanksgiving break when they were home.  Engagement pictures are so wonderful because it gets the bride (and more importantly the groom) more comfortable with having their pictures taken.  It also allows me to get to know them a little more so that I can better capture them on the day of the wedding.  It is almost like a little photo rehearsal.  It is so important, especially in cases like this when I am mostly meeting with the mother of the bride to discuss details.  If I had only met bride and groom on the day of the wedding, it might take us a bit to get into the groove.  Now, we can just jump right into pictures on the wedding day and we will be comfortable with each other and with the poses I am asking them to do!

This couple is cute and young and fresh.  They are a bit quiet and shy, but they came out of their shell by the end of the session.  I can't wait to see them all dressed up in July.  Enjoy your engagement and enjoy the weather in Arizona.  It is freezing here in Colorado!  Good thing the cold front didn't come through a week later.  That would have made for a freezing photo shoot!