My darling third born son Kieran received Painted Lady caterpillars for his eighth birthday this spring.  They arrived as teeny, spiky little bugs, grew exponentially every day and soon pupated.  A few days later we had butterflies!  And this, my friends, is when life became interesting.  Because our cat Nova is, apparently, obsessed with butterflies. […]

Welcome to my 100 days project! If you’ve been following me for any length of time you know that I get sucked into the vortex in summer and end up blogging it well into MARCH.  I also tend to be perfectionistic and thus paralyzed.  Someone invited people to a 100 days of 10 group and I […]

Check out this beautiful family. I photographed them in their Louisville, CO home shortly before Christmas.  We chose to meet at home because I feel like kids under the age of three do better at home and Mom agreed. This family paid me the best compliment, ever.  When I talked to Mom ahead of time […]

I’ve been sitting on this blog post and not sharing it because the overarching timing of this trip brings up many Feelings. It happened in December and December often comes with some really big, not-fun feelings for me. It was a trip with my husband and we were at a weird spot in our marriage […]

I keep thinking about this trip and being reminded that I never blogged it!  We’ve camped several times at Mueller.  It was, in fact, the first place we took our trailer (look how tiny Bex was back then!!  Awwwwwww!).  Camping at Meuller State Park is a joy: it’s accessible and gorgeous, with a wonderful balance […]

When I talked to Mom before this 12-month session she mentioned that her daughter had recently started saying “NO,” delivered with the most adorable scowl, ever.  She was hoping that I could catch the scowl at our session so she could remember how fun and feisty this stage was.  I showed up, a stranger with […]

I get to see this darling family on Saturday, which made me realize I never shared their Arvada, CO fall photography session! If I could tell you just one thing about this family it would be this:  when I asked them all to look at their favorite person (something I do because usually it makes […]

As impossible as it sounds, my brother, the little punk I grew up with, has two cute-as-a-button daughters.  Clearly my sister-in-law has good genes!  (Just kidding, bro). At the time of these pictures Alba was 2.5 and Arya was 5 months.  And adorable, of course: Wheeeeere’s Arya?

You can’t fulfil your dreams of playing in the NHL until you learn skate, so that’s what we’re doing. What we learned: ice is slick. Skating hurts. Flying free on the ice is pure joy! I have to hand it to Kieran. He’d only been on the ice once before when he ended up crawling across the […]

Where were the Johnson boys today!?  Can you guess!?   We sat on every couch.  Every single one. We walked until our feet felt like they were going to fall off. We wanted to buy All the Things….but we didn’t.  Even though we wanted to. We were tired!