Monday, March 31, 2008

Anna and Rob are Getting Married!

We got to photograph Anna and Rob's engagement pictures in Fort Collins yesterday and it was so much fun. Both Jess and I went to college in Fort Collins and having the opportunity to get back and take pictures was really exciting. Their wedding is in May and we couldn't be more excited about it. My sister Chrissy is in the wedding so I know it's going to be fun. Thanks Anna and Rob, we can't wait for the wedding.

Friday, March 28, 2008

A quick mountain getaway...

This time of year I always start to get a bit of cabin fever. The weather is getting nicer, and I get excited about being able to spend more time outside and in the mountains. Jessica was on spring break this week so we spent a few nights at the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs near Buena Vista. It was such a great time and really a cool place; they had two soaking pools as well as numerous pools right along the creek. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who lives in Colorado. There was also a small ghost town that we decided to drive to; unfortunately there was a significant amount of snow so we didn't get to see much of it. Just an excuse to go back in the summer.

Ghost towns are always very cool places to take pictures, the old signs and buildings are very unique.

I love getting out of town and into the mountains. It is one of my favorite things to do.

This area of Colorado is very popular for rafting and kayaking, and this just made for an awesome image.

And of course the two of us...

Sunday, March 23, 2008

I hope you had a Happy Easter

I really love Easter, it is one of my favorite holidays. In fact this whole time of year is so wonderful, and as a Christian it is an incredibly important holiday. It also means that we get to spend some wonderful time with family and go to the White Fence Farm. We also had a huge Easter egg hunt in my grandparent's backyard. We dyed 47 eggs last night then hid (and found) all of them.

I hope you had a wonderful Easter day and that you got to spend some time with family. Here are a few pictures from our weekend.

Everyone displaying their best egg.

Jess did the incredibly ornate ones (like the butterfly.) She's very talented.

My cousin Josh is a faithful blog stalker. Here he is trying to ride a bike (actually he's just trying to be funny.)

My (second) cousin Nicole was busy looking for eggs.

Here is me and Jess with the rest of my family.

Me and Jess

These are my very adorable grandparents. This year will be their 60th anniversary, and they are both so amazing.

And this is my little cousin Michael, he's definitely a ham.

Friday, March 21, 2008

I made a pretty big mistake...

I learned a good lesson this week; double check your work. No I didn't accidentally lose pictures or a report. I messed up my NCAA Tournament Bracket. I had every game picked the night before, and then Thursday morning I was checking it and must have forgot to save my final pick. So I have every game picked but the championship (I'm picking North Carolina by the way) which basically means my bracket is almost worthless.

I know in the grand scheme of life this isn't really important, but I wasn't too pleased with myself when I realized what I'd done.

In all seriousness I hope everyone has a great Easter weekend. This is one of my favorite holidays and times of year. The Church ceremonies during this week are so moving and spiritual; and lent is such a great time for personal reflection and prayer. Plus we always go to the White Fence Farm every Easter morning with my whole family; if you've never been than you are missing out.

I hope that everyone has a great weekend, and make sure to check back soon for some pictures from Kelsey and Nathan's wedding.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Kelsey and Nathan are married!

When we first met Kelsey and Nathan last summer we knew we wanted to be a part of their wedding. After their engagement pictures we knew their wedding was going to be so amazing. One of the most exciting things about photographing weddings is to witness couples and their amazing families. Kelsey and Nathan have one of the closest, strongest families we have ever met. Their wedding reminded us a lot of our own which made the day even more special for us. Congratulations Kelsey and Nathan, there is no doubt that the two of you are going to live a long and happy life together.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Random Thoughts for your Weekend...

I went to a funeral yesterday and on the program was an Irish Blessing. I really like the blessing, and I was just talking about it with my friend Greg last weekend. I think it is so cool when two seemingly random things are actually connected; you just have to look for it.

May the road rise up
to meet you.

May the winds be always
at your back.

May the sun shine warm
upon your face.

May the rains fall soft upon your fields and,
until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm
of His hand.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I had a 5-Way at Skyline, Slyders at White Castle, Ice Cream at Graeters...

I apologize for not blogging for a few days, I was visiting my friend Greg in Cincinnati. Greg and I were roommates in College, and lived together for about 5 years during college and right after. He has been living in Prague and traveling across Europe for the last 18 months; so it was great to see him. I had never been to visit him in Cincinnati and I really enjoyed seeing where he grew up, and I got the official "Tour de Greg."

I also happened to be there during one of their biggest snow storms in decades. Apparently 10 inches of snow is more than enough to shut down the city. We also did our fair share of eating, in fact I don't think I ate anything healthy for about 4 days. I had chili at Skyline (which I've never had before) and I also had my first
(and second and third) burgers from White Castle.

I had so much fun spending time with Greg, seeing where he grew up and having time to catch up on the last 18 months. Here are a few pictures from our random adventures while I was out there...

Cold and snowy.

I was told this was the best view of the Cincinnati skyline...I guess I'll see it next time.

I forgot to mention that the wind was blowing pretty hard.

We shoveled the driveway, so I did get some exercise.

We also visited his cousin's farm in Indiana, and went for a small hike. So a little more exercise to offset the eating.

And we answered the age-old question..."Do horses like ranch sunflower seeds?" The answer is no.

Greg doing his best model imitation.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008


I can't remember the last time I went bowling, probably 4 or 5 years ago. That was until a few days ago, my friend Jon got all of us together for a night of bowling at Elitch Lanes. It was so much fun, and a great way to spend time with our friends. I was actually very surprised how well I did; I won't be quitting my job to join the professional tour, but I definitely had a great time.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Liam, Casey and Gavin... year old triplets. Jessica and I had so much fun yesterday photographing Liam, Casey and Gavin; and meeting their parents. I can't even imagine what it must be like to have triplets, but Chrissy and Brian seemed to be in control. These three little guys were so adorable; it is amazing that even at a young age you can see three different personalities. Here's just a few of the shots that we took...