Denver CO

I’ve never been out west until this trip to Denver, CO with 8 of my friends from Charleston.  And I wasn’t disappointed!  The highlight for me was hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park.  We covered a lot of ground in a few days. I got a taste of Colorado and am ready to go back again (planned around a show at Red Rocks)!

Denver Botanic GardensDenver2015-1 Denver2015-4 Just a little cheesy candid for yaDenver2015-5 Rocky Mountain National ParkDenver2015-6 Denver2015-7 “The mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”Denver2015-9 Denver2015-10 Denver2015-12 Denver2015-13 Denver2015-14 Denver2015-15 I think it’s good for your soul to visit places that make you feel smallDenver2015-16 Denver2015-17 Denver2015-18 Denver2015-20 Denver2015-21 Denver2015-22 Washington ParkDenver2015-23 Red RocksDenver2015-24 Love that they let you on the stage at Red Rocks.  This guy was livin’ the dream just playing and singing his heart out.Denver2015-25 Please disregard my wonky arms in this one ;)Denver2015-26 Hiking at Red RocksDenver2015-27 Denver2015-28 Denver2015-29 Denver2015-30
I couldn’t decide if I liked color or black and white better?Denver2015-31 Denver2015-32 Yea, we were sucking wind most of this trip!Denver2015-33

Denver, we shall meet again.

Kait with Salt and Light Designs

My dear friend Kait is the face behind the Etsy shop Salt and Light Designs.  Her pallet art is so fun and makes such great gifts.  It’s been so cool watching Kait’s shop grow so quickly.  She does a great job with her shop all while being a wife and mama – she’s a busy lady!  Kait asked me to take some head shots for her business social media and website.  Couldn’t resist taking a few of sweet Noah too :)Kait-1 Kait-2 Kait-3 Kait-4 Kait-5 Kait-6 Kait-7 Kait-10 Kait-11 Kait-12 Kait-13 Kait-14 Kait-15 Kait-30Now do yourself a favor and go visit her shop!

Young Family

Ok, I love the story behind these photos!  Joe and Diana live in Florida and came to the Charleston area for vacation.  They rented a house to stay in for what Diana thought would be for just a couple of nights.  She was thinking the house was awfully big for the two of them.  Joe had worked out all the details for their three sons and their families to vacation with them.  Everyone kept the surprise from Diana!  The families came from Massachusetts, Japan and Florida!  I bet that mama’s heart was so happy to have everyone in one place.YoungFamily-4
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What was that I said before about boys being boys?YoungFamily-16

Perdue Family

This is one of my favorite things about my photography business.  Watching families grow and change over the years!  I photographed the Perdue family two years ago when they visited Charleston for vacation and again this summer.  It’s fun to see how they’ve grown and how I’ve grown as a photographer.
They’re such a fun bunch!  We met at the Shem Creek pier, one of my favorite spots in Charleston to get some beautiful shots with the marsh and shrimp boats in the background.
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Rachel & Jaden

As you can see from these photos Rachel and Jaden are way cooler than I am.  I don’t know why they hang out with me ;)

My sweet friend Rachel will be starting a fashion blog in the near future (so be looking out for it!) and here are a few sneak peeks from our beach shoot last night!  I know, a sneak peek should be about 3 photos but I couldn’t choose my favorites!

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Maddie & Charlotte

My two nieces are cuter than yours.  :)

I got to travel home to upstate New York last month and visit my family and best friend of 30 years.  THIRTY.  That’s so weird to say!  It makes my heart so happy to see her as a mama to these little loves Maddie and Charlotte.   We did an impromptu photo shoot in my parents backyard and suffered through the mosquito bites to get these photos.  I think it was well worth it ;)
*Thanks to my mom for being my assistant in helping out with a very independent 2 year old!

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