I photographed Kelsey and Joe’s wedding in Estes Park the year of the epic flood. Despite the natural disaster, we were all stranded there together, and it was meaningful, and beautiful and so much fun. This was my second Mosimann wedding, and at this point I had become friends with this family. They are truly some of my very favorite people. The whole extended gang. So I had anticipated meeting Kelsey and Joe’s baby with a lot of joy. When I got there, they were drinking French Press coffee (I think French Press, right?), and eating homemade bread and listening to Stevie Wonder and dancing with Franny in the living room of their cool mid century house. Baby Frances slept most of the way through it, but like her mom and dad, she is so easy to photograph. Completely beautiful. Love you Kelsey and Joe and Franny. Here are some favorites.
Kelly is one of my very dearest friends from college. We lived together in the Mint Mansion on Leavenworth Street, and some of the most joyful and deep moments of my life were with this girl over the course of a few years. So it was so very satisfying and fun, years later, to finally meet Kelly’s husband Adam, and one year old son Wyatt. I adore them both. Here are a few highlights from my time with this completely lovable family of three.
Sarah and I call each other “sister”, partly because we look like we could be sisters, but mostly because years of friendship has earned a relationship that is worthy of that title. I got to photograph Sarah and Mat’s wedding on the top of Aspen mountain a handful of years ago, and since then we have had two more kids, and they have had one, (sweet baby Eve, who you get to meet in this post!), and we have started a summer tradition of driving west, to the mountains to spend a few days of vacation with them in the summer. So here are a few photos of this beautiful beloved Hirst family at home. It was so moving for me to see Sarah beaming with love over her daughter. Love you Sarah, Mat, and Eve!
Sweet Adelyn Gaston turned one recently, and we got together to take some pictures to capture her cuteness. Her cousins who adore her joined us for a few as well!
It’s a joy to spend time with this family. Carolyn and Ben react to their kids with patience and delight, in a way that always leaves a mark on me. Two year old Teddy especially stole my heart this time, but I loved all of the hidden gems of connection between this family!
Here are some favorites from my recent time with the Stasi Family. I just loved capturing their playfulness and affection. Here are Jenny, Mike, Kennedy, and Peyton.
The Tomlins have no shortage of people that love them. Their 50 year marriage has cultivated a robustly loving family, and a whole party’s worth of friends and colleagues that would do anything for them. I loved seeing the reunion of the cousins that once played together as kids. I loved hearing the stories that several of Mike and Jayme’s dearest friends told, and watching them react in their own distinct ways, and sometimes exactly in sync.
It was also touching to see our good friend TJ and his sister Shari cry as they toasted their mom and dad for what a solid job they had done as a couple. Cheers to you Mike and Jayme!
One of my best friends connected me with this delightful family. She said that they are some of her very favorite people, and after spending a few hours with them, they are some of my new favorite people. Here are Shelby, Bo, Pierce, and Merritt.
The Guthrey family has always embodied such a warm but sophisticated hospitality. They are easily gorgeous and equally kind, and it was such a pleasure to meet each of their parents and some cousins and the whole gang as they all gathered to celebrate Louis turning one!
His young and older cousins all gathered around to watch him open gifts and eat pie. I got to talk with Amy’s grandmother and grandfather about farming. It was delightful. Here is a peek into the afternoon celebrating Louis.
I love this Davig family. Erin originally bought a sitting from me at a school auction when I was in the early years of my business. They immediately won me over with their warmth, and humor, and dedication to their family. We did another shoot or two, and then we were both in the thick of having kids and moving, etc, and we didn’t see each other for several years. But I was so happy to have the opportunity to photograph them again as a sort of closing marker on their season raising their family in Brookside, Kansas City. They recently relocated to DC, and as I sorted through pictures of them sitting in front of the house where their kids did so much growing up, and they had lots of things pass in relationships with neighbors and co-workers, and family, I got teary. In a good way. This is a little homage to life for the Davigs in that Brookside season, and I am sending all of my biggest love for the season to come.
I have to say, one of my favorite dynamics in this family is the laughs that Erin and Troy share. They cracked each other up constantly. Here are some favorites…