Kyle & Lindsay Maternity - Three Pond Park

Congrats to Kyle and Lindsay ... they are getting ready to wlecome their first baby!  Is Lindsay not the most stunning lady ever .. pregnancy sure does look good on her!  I was blessed to be able to teach with Kyle a few years ago and I am even more blessed by the friendship that has grown since then with Kyle and Lindsay.  This session was so much fun and I cannot wait to meet sweet baby girl in October!  The countdown is on!

Ben & Liz: A Denver Wedding

There are no words to describe the love that these two have for each other.  This day could not have been any more perfect and Brandon and I were blessed to be apart of it.  Ben and Liz had an eventful day on June 4th in Denver. Liz and her bridesmaids got ready at the beautiful Brown Palace.  After that she rode in style with her dad to Alamo Placita Park where Ben got to see his beautiful bride for the first time. After taking as many photos as we could possibly squeeze in, we headed to Denver Community Church for their "I-do's". Their ceremony was both elegant and simple full of tears of joy and laughter.  After the ceremony, we headed to the most beautifully decorated reception location, The Mercury Cafe. This place was magical and was the perfect spot to celebrate the night away. Instead of cutting a traditional wedding cake, Ben & Liz cut the ribbon off their Oreo cake that sat underneath two superhero Corgi cake-toppers.  Why you ask?  Because why NOT!?  For those of you who don't know Ben and Liz, while they don't have a dog YET, they are obsessed.  So much so that Liz joined Instagram purely for the puppy pictures.  The fact that they love Remi the Berner as much as I do makes me love Ben and Liz even more than words can say.  I've never been to a reception that was filled with SO, SO many home-baked with love-cookies.  Liz's mom and dear friends from all around the U.S. made and brought cookies all the way to Colorado to make this reception absolutely perfect.  And to top it all off, they even had ice cream from the one and only Sweet Action Ice Cream.  Now this was a wedding after my own heart :)  Liz's mom also made the beautiful bouquets and the day ran smoothly thanks to the wonderful Cherry Bomb Events. The love that this bride and groom have is contagious ... I don't think I've laughed as hard as I have on both the day I took Ben & Liz's engagement photos and on their wedding day, and they made my job E-A-S-Y!  Ben and Liz, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for letting us capture the beginning of your marriage.  Wishing you all the best and lots of laughter ahead!

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Gretchen & Greg - A Denver Backyard Winter Wedding

I've photographed Gretchen's family for many years now so when she called me out of the blue a day in November and asked if I would be available to photograph her December wedding, of course I said "yes!"  Greg was Gretchen's ski instructor when she was a young teenager, and all these years later, Greg has been waiting for her to marry him.  I mean, could their love story be any more darling?  I met Greg the day before their December wedding and immediately saw how perfect they were together. Gretchen and Greg wanted photos of the two of them outside of their wedding attire out of the chaos of the wedding day so the day before we met at the park and captured a few photos of just the two of them before the big day.

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Gretchen's parents host a "Soup Kitchen" every Holiday season ... Gretchen's dad, being the chef that he is, makes a potluck of delicious soups and they invite all their friends and family over for the tasty affair.  What I love about their Soup Kitchen is that everyone is welcome just how they are, and every December their Denver house fills with people ready to taste tasty soups.  Since this was happening anyway on December 20th, Gretchen and Greg decided to have their ceremony right before this big event in Gretchen's parents' backyard.  They set up a warm, beautifully-decorated tent and the intimate ceremony was beyond perfect for the two of them.  The winter decor and beautiful bouquets of flowers added just the right touch and the day was a memorable one spent with friends and family from all over the world.

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Gretchen and Greg, thank you for letting me be apart of this beautiful day!  I love the both of you and wish you all the best!

A Year For the Books, Fall Family Sessions, and a Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  I cannot believe that tonight we will head into the year 2016.  I have so much to be thankful for as I reflect upon what a year it has been.  2015 was a year for the books!  A BIG thank you to everyone who made this year extra amazing!  Here are my top ten highlights of 2015 (in chronological order):

 

  • Brandon and I bought our first house and we are finally feeling a little more settled in, have finally hung some things on the walls, and are continuing to work on never-ending house projects.  We are slowly but surely turning this house into a home.  I'm lucky that my hubby is handy!
  • Finally got the brother I have always wanted.  My sister got married on June 20, 2015 and now I am so happy to say that after 25 years of life I now have a brother (well two now, but I'll get to that) and a pretty cool one at that!  Congrats to KK & Cam!!
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  • On July 11, 2015 I married my best friend.  We had a beautiful, small backyard wedding at my parent's house and it was perfect in every way.  Thank you to my friend Sharon Arnoldi for capturing such a special day!  I also gained another brother and sister (love you Jeff and Katie!) and two loving parents (Mitzie & Lou!).  A big thank you to my mom and dad for such an amazing wedding, letting us use your house as our incredible venue, and for all your love and support!
  • Honeymooned in Cancun, Mexico!  We stayed at an AMAZING resort where we had our own pool on our private "roof-top terrace" and divulged in fresh-made "Coco-Locos" on the beach everyday.
  • Emily Ann Photography grew immensely ... thank you to ALL of my amazing clients old and new.  Thank you to those who continually give my name out to friends ... I wouldn't be where I am today without YOU!  I am so lucky that I have clients who do all of my marketing and advertising for me.  And a BIG thank you to those who trusted me for the first time to capture your special moments whether it was an engagement, a wedding, a new born bundle of joy, or your family.  I am truly blessed!
  • Traveled to Ft. Lauderdale with Brandon, my brother and sister in law, and great friends where we spent time swimming in the ocean, walking on the beach, and enjoying the immense hospitality of a church that hosted a HIFR show.  That little yellow book has been a blessing in so many ways, and it was so much fun getting to see Brandon travel and play at this show.
  • Brandon and I welcomed our new fur-baby into our hearts.  If you haven't met Remington yet, here you go!  To see more pictures of this cute pup, click here.
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Wishing you all the best, good health, and an abundance of happiness in 2016!

Remington

Meet Remington the Bernese Mountain Dog, the newest addition to our family!  After waiting 8 long weeks, Brandon and I finally got to meet and bring home this sweet girl last Saturday.  We have now spent a little over a week with her, and we are completely in love.  I've been meaning to post some pictures of her and with the surprise snow day today, I am finally able to! So far, Remington (Remi) spends the majority of the day sleeping and thinks she is a lap dog.  She's going to be in for a reality check once she gets bigger.  She's gained 4 pounds in one week and now weighs a whopping 21 lbs at 9 weeks old.  She was the biggest in her litter and her breeder said that she will be at least 100 pounds when she is full grown ... I mean, just look at those paws!

Last weekend, we set up the tripod to take our first official family photo ... Remi wasn't thrilled, but we got one!

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I am completely obsessed with her spotted nose ... it will eventually turn all black so I had to pull out the macro lens before that happened! (I know, somehow overnight I turned into a crazy dog lady)

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Remington loves the snow ... running in the snow, burying her head in the snow, chewing on all the sticks she can find...

And while I baked cookies today, she did what she does best.  The entire time she didn't move.  Playing in the snow wiped her out!

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And last but not least, since my dear friends requested a video, here you go, Ben & Liz!

Alex & Jared - A Red Rocks Chapel & Molly Brown Summer House Wedding

These pictures are all the words I need ... a gorgeous wedding for a beautiful couple.  Blessed to be apart of it!  Congrats Alex and Jared!  Best wishes to the two of you!

Hilary & Taylor: An October Proposal

I could not be more honored to be apart of Hilary and Taylor's beyond cute proposal!  Hilary had already scheduled her annual "Christmas Card" photo session with me when Taylor called and told me that he wanted to propose to Hilary during our session.  Hilary kept making things complicated by changing the date of the photos more than once, but Taylor thought of everything -- having their puppy be apart of it, the sign and the cute saying on the sign, the plot to get Hilary away for a minute so that he could put the sign around Oly's neck, everything.  All I did was help make the sign (with the help of a friend ... thanks Molly!) and showed up to capture the moment.  After we took a couple of photos like normal, I asked Hilary if it would be alright I took a couple of "head shots" of her because "I've recently had an inquiry for business head shots and I don't have very many to show this potential client".  Of course she agreed so I pulled Hilary away to take her business picture (I've included it below).  Taylor and Brandon pretended to be playing with Oly when really they were getting out the sign, making sure the ring was ready to go, etc.  After a couple of minutes, Hilary and I walked around the tree to see Taylor and Oly standing there waiting for her.  Needless to say, what came next was magical.  I was so unbelievably blessed to be apart of this.  Wishing Hilary and Taylor all the best as they enjoy their engagement (they are celebrating in Thailand right now!) and while they plan their wedding.  What a special time in their lives! photocrati gallery

 

Megan's Senior Portraits - Class of 2016

Congratulations to this darling senior!  It was so fun to photograph Megan ... what an amazing, fun, and gorgeous girl.  We took these at Cheeseman Park on a beautiful morning a couple of weeks ago ... the lighting, the flowers, the greenery, and that smile could not have been any more perfect.  I wish you all the best finishing up your senior year! photocrati gallery

Erica & Trey - Hudson Garden's Wedding

Erica and I were close friends all through elementary school ... I remember constantly having sleep overs with her, spying on her brothers (yes, we were Harriet the Spy fans), and doing everything together.  Because of this I was so honored when she asked me to photograph her wedding.  This wedding was so much fun to photograph because not only did it bring back so many good memories, but I was able to catch up with many old friends that I have not seen in years!  Erica is now a flight attendant who travels the world and lives in Virginia where she met her husband.  I did not get to meet Trey until the wedding day, but as soon as I did, it was clear that they were perfect for each other.  They decided to do a first look (which always makes me cry) and the pure laughter, tears, and joy made it so clear that they belong together.  Erica and Trey got married at Hudson Garden's surrounded by friends and family, and they sure did throw quite the celebration!  Didn't Erica make a stunning bride?  Erica and Trey, I wish you nothing but the best.  Congratulations and thank you so much for letting Brandon and me be apart of your special day! photocrati gallery

 

Paul's Senior Portraits - Class of 2016

It's that time of the year again! Senior portrait sessions are filling up, and I couldn't be more thrilled with how Paul's turned out! We took these photos at Three Pond Park on a beautiful afternoon last weekend.  Paul and his parents were so wonderful to work with, and made our job a piece of cake!  Wishing Paul the best of luck as he finishes his last year of high school ... congratulations to the class of 2016!  

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Congratulations Chelsie & Chase - Sweet Baby Boy Is Almost Here!

You might remember Chelsie and Chase from their wedding that I photographed in October of 2013.  Well, now they are awaiting the day when they get to welcome a sweet baby boy and grow their family to a family of three!  I couldn't be more excited for them!  Chelsie is one stunning mama, wouldn't you say?!  Stay tuned for new born photos after they are home from the hospital! photocrati gallery

 

 

The Matthews & Reilly Family - Cheeseman Park

It was so much fun photographing this lovely family again!  I photographed them about a year and a half ago at when Quincy was just a little guy.  Now he's two and half, and has the biggest vocabulary of any two year old I have ever met!  It is so much fun to get to photograph multiple generations in a photo session, and it is so much fun to get to photograph a family that you've photographed before!  Thank you so much to the Matthews family for a wonderful shoot!  

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Alex Morrision Real Estate

A couple of months ago I had the privilege to photograph this beautiful lady's head shots.  Alex recently received her real estate license, and has joined SPX Real Estate.  Whether you are looking to buy your first home, move into a larger home, or sell your current home, Alex is your girl! You can get in touch with her and find more information about her through her website.

Furthermore, many of my clients do not know that I provide head shots so if you are wanting to update your current headshot for your website, business card, or just to have a professional photo of yourself, let me know!

 

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The Goldammer Family: Backyard Portrait Session

So much thanks to this darling family for a fun, laid back photo shoot!  So fun to be able to capture the entire family together!

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Happy New Year : 2014 Highlights

2014 was a year for the books. Top ten highlights: 1) Finished student teaching with the best mentor teacher in the world (Thank you Angela! I learned so much about being a teacher from you!)

2) Graduated from graduate school with a Masters in Elementary Education! No more homework! (well now it's lesson planning... see below.)

3) Received my first teaching job. I've made it half way through my first year of teaching! Go Second Grade!

4) Photographed weddings, families, babies, kids, dogs, and occasionally the beautiful Colorado scenery. I am so blessed for all of my clients and the smiles and memories I get to catch in one year's time.

5) Helped my sister plan for her 2015 wedding ... it has given me a great project to work on and now has come in handy. (Again see below, number 10)

6) I went to my first Broncos game and it was a playoff game, and they won! Until... they lost terribly in the Super Bowl.

7) Vacationed in Mexico with a family I am so lucky to have in my life. It was so beautiful. I never take the ocean for granted living in Colorado.

8) Took swimming lessons, and now I can finally say, I can swim without doggy-paddling! Triathlon in 2015? I think so!

9) Spent time with family and friends. My life wouldn't be the same without all of them.

10) I got engaged! My (now) fiancé surprised me with a Christmas Eve proposal. My entire family was there to celebrate the special moment with us! See the pictures below and you can fill in the rest of the story. I was so shocked, happy, and excited to say the least (don't let the happy tears throw you off!)

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Wishing everybody a happy and healthy New Year!  Thank you so much for your business and your support this year!  Looking forward to a  wonderful 2015!

 

Jose & Angelique - Holy Ghost Church & Terrace Gardens

Jose and Angelique were such a joy to work with ... I am so honored to have been apart of their special day!  The first time I met them, it was clear that they are perfect for each other, and I knew I would be capturing something amazing.  They got married at Holy Ghost Church in downtown Denver, and a fun reception followed at the Terrace Gardens in Ken Caryl.  Thank you so much for having me, Jose & Angelique!  

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