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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Karen and Joe’s Wedding at the Vail Wedding Deck, Arrabelle, and Terra Bistro

Karen and Joe were married July 9th in Vail, Colorado. The ceremony was at the Vail Wedding Deck with majestic views of the mountains on either side. They also had a reception at the Arrabelle and a dinner at Terra Bistro. getting-ready-vail
Karen’s flower girl was so adorable!flower-girl-mirror
Joe’s mom began crying right before he walked her down the aisle. It was cute how the whole crowd, including Joe’s mom, was laughing.vail-wedding-mother-cryingMatt caught this moment and it made me laugh so hard when I saw the little boy licking Joe.wedding-ring-bearer-funny-momentvail-wedding-deck-father-bride-walkingvail-wedding-deck-photojournalismvail-outdoor-wedding-ceremonyvail-mountain-wedding-deck--photographersvail-wedding-photogrpahywedding-deck-vail-mountainwildflowers-vail-weddingvail-mountains-wedding-photographersvail-wedding-deck-portraitsThe origami decorations were beautiful!oragami-decoration-wedding
Since Karen and Joe had gambling at their reception, I took a picture of the rings with the poker chips.wedding-rings-poker-chipswedding-favorfirst-dance-arrabellewedding-toasts-arrabellevail-wedding-photographers-coloradovail-wildflowers-wedding-photographyvail-river-wedding-photographywedding-photography-vailwedding-vail-river-portraits

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Our California Vacation

Two days after Kaitlin and Dan’s wedding, we headed out for California! We had a wonderful time! It was our first real family vacation in the ten years that Matt and I have been married.

Our first stop was Laguna Beach where we spent three days at the Pacific Edge Hotel, right on the beach. It was really great being able to walk from our hotel room to the ocean. These photos were taken our first day there when the kids were discovering the ocean for the very first time.
panoraamic-ocean-portraitocean-6-year-oldLevi and Liana were determined to learn how to surf on our boogie boards.surfing-kidsNext, we visited Sea World. We loved getting to see the new Turtle Reef exhibit and getting to meet the dolphins.sea-world-turtle-reef
Our next stop was the San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park.Ã?  Ironically, the things the kids enjoyed most here, were the petting zoo and the entertainment.petting-zoo-wild-animal-parksister-wildlife-safari
Our last big amusement park was Legoland.�  I think we could have spent five days there!legoland-airplane-ride
I love the looks on everyone’s faces.Ã?  This was the first roller coaster all four of them had been on!legoland-rollercoaster
On the fourth of July we went to a small neighborhood parade. 4th-of-july-parade-orange-county
Then we spent the evening at Angel’s Stadium watching a game and watching the amazing fireworks.angels-stadium-fireworks
Our last stop was to visit my grandparents in the Sacramento area.great-grandparents-and-kids

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Dan and Kaitlin’s Wedding at Pinecrest Event Center

Dan and Kaitlin were married in a beautiful ceremony at in Palmer Lake, Colorado. They were adorable together, madly in love and so excited to begin their lives together!palmer-lake-wedding-photosunity-candle-pinecrest-palmer-lakewedding-ceremony-pinecrestflower-girl-pinecrest-stairwayWhen Dan, Kaitlin and the bridal party were announced at the reception they had a wonderful coordinated dance they all did. This shot was from the grand finale!pinecrest-wedding-dance-receptioncake-cutting-pinecrest-weddingDan and Kaitlin had a slide show, with pictures of them as children, playing during the reception. pinecrest-event-center-receptionDuring the slide show, Kaitlin’s dad began tearing up. It was so sweet! pinecrest-wedding-reception-fatherSince Kaitlin’s dad owns several Chic-fil-A stores, he let them drive away in the catering car! chic-fil-a-getaway-carAfter the reception we headed over to Palmer Lake for a portrait session.
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Emile’s First Birthday

I have been photographing Emile since he was a newborn as part of our Baby’s First Year program. It has been such a blessing to watch him grow and to get to know his sweet personality! At the end of my Baby’s First Year program we include coverage at the baby’s first birthday party. Emile’s was so much fun! It was so wonderful to be there!!!!birthday-party-cakefamily-portraits-colorado-springsbabybaby
The first taste.

birthday-party-photographyI think it was safe to say he liked his cake!!!!eating-the-cakefirst-birthday-photography

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