{My 14yr. old...say what???} Colorado Springs Teen Portrait Photographer

Where do I begin??? It's a NEW YEAR & my head always spins with new ideas, inspiration, getting organized, staying motivated, etc. Who's with me???

For starters...I always make it a point to catch up on my blogging that I get about 6 months behind on every year.;) But before I get back to blogging my clients, I wanted to share a personal post.

During my slow season, I have to be more intentional about picking up my camera. Fortunately, with some good bribery, I can usually get my daughter, Sadie, in front of the lens. Still working on my son, Sawyer. He's not a huge fan of pictures like his daddy.;) I took these series of shots of Sadie late December after we received just a dusting of snow in our backyard Open Space. (Yes, it's become one of my favorite places to shoot year round...so thankful for this space). She was thrilled it snowed (despite the measly amount). I, on the other hand, could care less if it ever snows again!;) LOL!!! I took a few blanket scarves from my closet, my favorite go-to portrait lens & within about 10 minutes time, I had her laughing (it was a Christmas Miracle).;) Just kidding!!! But when I say bribery...I really mean it. Ha! She clearly does her own thing & takes little direction from me (because DUH...I'm MOM). But that's ok, cause I'm fairly certain this girl knows a thing or two about how to work the camera! Ugh...Jori & I are in trouble. Yep, she's only 14 but looks/acts like she's going on 20.

I'm currently in the stage of life where I am trying to embrace every single day/moment/memory because time is literally flying by!!! She signs up for High School classes next month & that has me FREAKING OUT!!! I know I have a bad memory, but it literally feels like yesterday when she had ringlet curls, a baby-doll voice & requested McDonald's Ice-Cream for breakfast. Ugh...it's so hard to watch them grow up!!! It is also very rewarding. I am proud of the human being she is. I could go on & on, but I just remembered there are pictures to post...hence the reason most of you are on here!!!! So...here is a peek at our wintery backyard mini-session...

{Julia} Colorado Springs Portrait Photographer

Can you say GORGEOUS, STUNNING, UBELIEVABLY PRETTY with a slice of SEXY!!! Yep, that's Julia. Not only is this girl a looker, but she has a heart of gold. She is so very sweet & the best to work with. This is our third photoshoot together & everytime it gets better & better!!! She's a natural behind the lens & we begin plotting & planning weeks before her sessions. She contacts me with a general look/feel that she's going for & then we decide on a location together & BOOM...it all comes together flawlessly. This time I asked her if she would be my guinea pig b/c I've been dying to shoot at these Paint Mines I kept hearing about. She said, "Of course." On the eastern plains of Colorado it usually is windier, but HOLY MOLY, I think we picked the world's windiest evening!!! Ha! I mean, no lie...WINDY! BUT...to our benefit, she wanted this whimsical, hair in the face, flowy, sunset session...so it worked out. BONUS!!! By the time we got to the second half of the session, we were both physically exhausted from fighting the wind, so we only got a handful of shots before we threw in the towel. But the ones that were captured, were absolutely AMAZING!!! I swear the b/w hair in the face shot looks like it's straight out of a magazine ad for Ralph Lauren Cologne. I LOVE IT!!! So, without further delay...take a peek at Julia's WINDY session...