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!

Yesterday I shared how my own kid refused to participate in family photos.  That same day my nephew pulled something similar but much more normal and subtle. First, I photographed his big brother, who was happy to tell me all about Star Wars and other heroic endeavors: He’s such a beautifully expressive kid.  He even gave […]

See this cute picture of Beckett, looking all sweet and happy?  Enjoy it.  It’s probably the last of its kind for a good long while. After years of photographing my children, I’ve learned that there is always one.  One kid who refuses to cooperate and who insists on behaving so badly that infanticide seems like […]

I met this family for their Louisville, CO family photography session at their house then moved to a nearby park to play in the leaves together. This family.  They love being together and they’re just FUN together.  Can you tell!? I laugh every time I see this picture. So. Fun. You know that way that brothers […]