Happy New Year: Reflecting on 2017 as we ring in 2018

As 2017 comes to a close and we get ready to ring in a new year, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past year and to thank our clients who made this year one of the best. 

2017 started off with an all-time high when we welcomed our niece into the world on January 2nd, 2017. Elliette Kay has filled this year with so much love, laughter and joy. 

The summer of 2017 was a great time for adventure.  Near the end of 2016, we purchased a travel trailer and this year was spent traveling and camping throughout Colorado. Some of our highlights were hiking throughout Mueller State Park, going to Carbondale with our good friends, and trying new beers at the Octoberfest in Breckenridge. We were certainly #happycampers

This summer we also went on a two-week long road trip with the travel trailer to Nashville, TN. We stayed at an amazing resort on a beautiful lake. We watched the sunrise everyday, went fishing, swam in the water, and walked up and down Broadway while eating good food and listening to great music.  We celebrated the marriage of Brandon's cousin and got in lots of quality family time as well. Remington went on a boat for her first time and initially loved every second of it until Emily jumped in the water at which point she had a complete meltdown.  

In October we spent four ocean-filled days in San Diego with Brandon’s family celebrating his parents 40th anniversary followed by a quick stay in Fresno, CA to celebrate the lives of both of his grandparents who passed away this summer.  

Our Fall was filled with teaching (Emily), guitar playing (Brandon), soaking up every ounce of Fall weather and lots and lots of portrait sessions. Fall family portraits are always one of our favorite things every year and since many of our clients use these pictures for their Holiday cards, we never post them until after Christmas.  With that being said, I'll do a blog post of these soon!

Last but not least, this year wouldn't have been the same without the friends and family we are surrounded by. Here are some other favorite moments from 2017 ... Our year was clearly centered around our sweet niece  :) 


As you ring in the New Year tonight, take some time to reflect upon 2017 and set new goals, hopes and dreams for 2018.  Each and every session this year from newborns to families to headshots meant so much to us, and we are so grateful for each and every one of our clients and friends.  Happy New Year! 

*P.S. - If we took your photos in 2017, your gallery is back up and running until February 1st.  Use code: NEWYEAR18 for a 30% discount off your print order of $30 or more!