June 2017: Dreamy at Share Six | Fort Collins, Colorado Lifestyle and Fine Art Photographer

The June blog circle theme at Share Six is DREAMY / DREAMS. I hope you’ll take the time to link around the full blog circle (next link at the bottom), and then submit to the Share Six Facebook and/or Instagram pages for a chance to be featured.

Macro photography feeds my soul. I passionately love looking at the world – particularly the natural world – from new and different perspectives. Although it may sound odd to some, macro photography reminds me of my snorkeling experiences, in that it leads me to observe things I simply don’t see everyday. I refer to my macro botanical work as “buds and bugs” as I also love witnessing life at the scale of insects when shooting macro.

For this themed post, I took a little time to shoot in my gardens, something I hadn’t done in recent months. As an aside, you know how when you go biking or running, you often become aware of hills you hadn’t noticed before? The same thing happens when shooting macro in nature and breezes. Those tiny breezes magnify so much. I say this to say the breezes – nay – the WIND – in recent days made several of the subjects I wanted to include unusable, for lack of focus as the plants swayed about! In any event, I love the abstract qualities and the delicious, dreamy bokeh in these images, and hope you enjoy them, too!

I sincerely appreciate you dropping by to check out my take on DREAMY / DREAMS. Next in the blog circle is the highly talented Ceri Herd Photography! Please link over and see the post Ceri  has generated for the theme. For a chance to be featured at Share Six, please submit your DREAMY OR DREAMS images to the Share Six Facebook and/or Instagram pages (tag #sharesix and #sharesix_dreamy or #sharesix_dreams) by July 5th.

2014.04.12 Tidal Basin Engagement Session; Washington, DC Family Photographer

You may have seen some of these images as proofs before, but the clients only recently selected images for final edits, which are now complete. The timing for this cherry blossom festival engagement session at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC could not have been better. These guys are self-proclaimed goofballs and there was quite a bit of horsing around throughout the session, as you will see below. Thanks for such a great time, A and D!!! Our next BIG session will be here before we know it!

2014.05.25 Family Session at Home; Washington, DC Family Photographer

This family has been wonderful to work with, and to me. They followed up on a recommendation on an online message board and booked their first session soon after I opened shop. I have since done a session for some of their family friends, and then, almost 6 months after their first session with me, they welcomed me back to help mark their daughter’s second birthday, which was just around the corner. It was *so fun* to see their toddler again. What a difference 6 months has made! Six months ago, I don’t recall her speaking to me or having any real interest in engaging me during our urban session. This time, however, she was ON. She was very verbal and playful. Spunky, like my own daughter who is just a few months older. This family is lovely inside and out, and they are some of the very best clients I have worked with. Thank you, thank you, guys!!!

Link here to view more Past Sessions!

2014.04.08 Post-Bridal Fun; Washington, DC Family Photographer

Lots of things have changed since this bride last wore her beautiful wedding gown, 7 years ago. She’s now the mother to two energetic little boys, for instance! Before donating her dress to a charity, she wanted to don it one more time for a quick little session at a neighborhood playground. Fifteen minutes. That’s what we spent, after school one day, and then we released the boys for free play. Enjoy!

 

2014.04.27 Family Session in Georgetown Residential Area; Washington, DC Family Photographer

With spring session work, edits, opening my Etsy shop, a big family birthday, and the school year winding down, I almost forgot to post some sessions. I did post sneak peeks from this one a while back, but here are final edits. We did this session in the residential area around Georgetown. This family was lovely and fun, and little man was full of great toddler boy energy. Sending out a great, big thanks to this family for trusting me with their photos and also to my previous – and also-recent clients who put us in touch! Word of mouth referral is THE BEST!

 

2014.06.01 Family Session; Washington, DC Family Photographer

I have been pretty swamped lately, between session edits, quoting custom and event photography jobs, actual photography, building my Etsy shop for Fine Art Prints, and end of the school year obligations. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, but it’s still a week away!

There are more photos I would love to share from this session, which was dominated by fabulous, little boy energy, but it will have to wait until things slow down. Until then, enjoy these, which are mostly client selections, along with a few I particularly love. Thank you so much, K Family, for trusting me with your family’s photos and being so wonderful and easy to work with. I hope to work with you again in the near future and to see how these handsome and fun boys keep growing up!

 

2014.06.01 K Family
2014.06.01 K Family

 

2014.06.01 K Family
2014.06.01 K Family

 

2014.06.01 K Family
2014.06.01 K Family

 

2014.06.01 K Family
2014.06.01 K Family

 

2014.06.01 K Family
2014.06.01 K Family

 

2014.06.01 K Family
2014.06.01 K Family

 

2014.06.01 K Family
2014.06.01 K Family

 

2014.06.01 K Family
2014.06.01 K Family

 

2014.06.01 K Family
2014.06.01 K Family

 

2014.06.01 K Family
2014.06.01 K Family

 

2014.06.01 K Family
2014.06.01 K Family

 

2014.06.01 K Family
2014.06.01 K Family

 

2014.06.01 K Family
2014.06.01 K Family

 

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2014.05.03 Blooming Spring Family Session

This family got in touch with me probably 6+ months before our session, while they were living out of state. They knew they were moving here and wanted to book a session once here, and while azaleas were blooming. The timing and location were perfect, with so many lovely plants in bloom: tulips, azaleas, dogwoods, and a personal favorite – bleeding hearts – to name but a few. The girls are 1 and 4, and full of energy. It was, as always, fun to watch and capture sibling dynamics! I love that one sister got smooth and silky, straight hair, while the other got her mother’s enviable curls. Both are so precious!

 

2014.05.03 Sisters + Azaleas
2014.05.03 Sisters + Azaleas

 

2014.05.03 Sisters + Azaleas
2014.05.03 Sisters + Azaleas

 

2014.05.03 Blooming Spring Family Session
2014.05.03 Blooming Spring Family Session

 

2014.05.03 Blooming Spring Family Session
2014.05.03 Blooming Spring Family Session

 

2014.05.03 Blooming Spring Family Session
2014.05.03 Blooming Spring Family Session

 

2014.05.03 Blooming Spring Family Session
2014.05.03 Blooming Spring Family Session

 

2014.05.03 Blooming Spring Family Session
2014.05.03 Blooming Spring Family Session

 

2014.05.03 Blooming Spring Family Session
2014.05.03 Blooming Spring Family Session

 

2014.05.03 Blooming Spring Family Session
2014.05.03 Blooming Spring Family Session

 

2014.05.03 Blooming Spring Family Session
2014.05.03 Blooming Spring Family Session

 

2014.05.03 Blooming Spring Family Session
2014.05.03 Blooming Spring Family Session

 

2014.05.03 Blooming Spring Family Session
2014.05.03 Blooming Spring Family Session

 

2014.05.03 Blooming Spring Family Session
2014.05.03 Blooming Spring Family Session

 

2014.05.03 Blooming Spring Family Session
2014.05.03 Blooming Spring Family Session

 

2014.05.03 Blooming Spring Family Session
2014.05.03 Blooming Spring Family Session

 

 

2014.04.13 Mini Session at the Tidal Basin

These guys were sweet and easy-going. The mother is a fellow photographer and I was honored that she chose me to photograph her family during the National Cherry Blossom Festival this year, and at such an exciting time for them as they neared the arrival of their new baby. I have now seen photos, and their daughter is gorgeous. I am so happy that I was able to be a little part of their journey!

 

2014.04.13 Tidal Basin Mini
2014.04.13 Tidal Basin Mini

 

2014.04.13 Tidal Basin Mini
2014.04.13 Tidal Basin Mini

 

2014.04.13 Tidal Basin Mini
2014.04.13 Tidal Basin Mini

 

2014.04.13 Tidal Basin Mini
2014.04.13 Tidal Basin Mini

 

2014.04.13 Tidal Basin Mini
2014.04.13 Tidal Basin Mini

 

2014.04.13 Tidal Basin Mini
2014.04.13 Tidal Basin Mini

 

2014.04.13 Tidal Basin Mini
2014.04.13 Tidal Basin Mini

 

2014.04.13 Tidal Basin Mini
2014.04.13 Tidal Basin Mini

2014.04.17 Asheville, NC Family Session

I traveled to beautiful Asheville, NC, one of my all-time favorite cities, for this session. I have known and adored the wife and mother for 25 years, but had never met the rest of her crew. You will simply never meet a nicer or more down-to-earth family than this one. There are two pairs of two different personalities in the family, which was a fun  challenge to work with. My favorite of the photos is, without question, the one of the vibrant and beautiful mom with her usually-reserved younger daughter, mouth agape with joy in her eyes. That photo is from very late in the session and I almost didn’t get a big smile from her, but that’s the money shot! THANK you to the whole B family for a wonderful visit and session!

2014.04.17 Asheville, NC High School Senior Mini Session

I recently traveled to fabulous Asheville, NC for a family session, but I needed child care. The clients brought this lovely young lady and her mother along to help me out. In exchange for child care while I shot the other session, I provided her with a quick high school senior session of her own. My kids LOVED her and her mom, and I know why. They were both wonderful to work with and we got some lovely shots in the short time we had to work. The light was nice, her smile was bright, and her attitude was perfect. I think it was a win all around. Thank you so much, L and S. And, of course, huge thanks to the B family for connecting us!!!

Please send more fabulous  seniors and prom-goers my way! So without further ado… Here is the lovely Miss L!

 

L's Micro Senior Session, Asheville, NC
L’s Micro Senior Session, Asheville, NC
L's Micro Senior Session, Asheville, NC
L’s Micro Senior Session, Asheville, NC
L's Micro Senior Session, Asheville, NC
L’s Micro Senior Session, Asheville, NC
L's Micro Senior Session, Asheville, NC
L’s Micro Senior Session, Asheville, NC
L's Micro Senior Session, Asheville, NC
L’s Micro Senior Session, Asheville, NC
L's Micro Senior Session, Asheville, NC
L’s Micro Senior Session, Asheville, NC
L's Micro Senior Session, Asheville, NC
L’s Micro Senior Session, Asheville, NC
L's Micro Senior Session, Asheville, NC
L’s Micro Senior Session, Asheville, NC
L's Micro Senior Session, Asheville, NC
L’s Micro Senior Session, Asheville, NC
L's Micro Senior Session, Asheville, NC
L’s Micro Senior Session, Asheville, NC