Happy New Year! A Look Back On 2018 - The Year of the Babies

With every new year, we always like to take a moment to reflect on the past year and to thank all of our amazing clients that made our year so wonderful. From newborns to weddings to families, every session we had this year filled us with so much joy and we are truly grateful to each and every one of you. Here are a few highlights from our sessions this year. Then, read on for some of our personal highlights from 2018 …

A BIG thank you to all of our clients and friends who entrusted us to capture your special moments this year!

Now, here are some of our favorite personal highlights from the year …

In March, we traveled to Siesta Key, FL with my (Emily’s) family. Click here to read all about our trip! This was Elliette’s [our niece] first time at the beach and it was the absolute best watching her experience the ocean waves and the sand for the first time. We had so much fun on this much-needed vacay!


Then, in April, this happened …


We found out we were pregnant! I’ve decided to coin 2018 as The Year of the Babies because less than a month later, my sister found out she was also pregnant with baby #2!


and our sweet sister-in-law, Katie, was also pregnant with her first baby so I spent a good part of the year pregnant with both my sister and my sister-in-law. Katie was due in September, I was due in late December and my sister, Kayla, was due a mere two weeks after me. #theyearofthebabies


Brandon and I celebrated our anniversary with a camping trip to Grand Lake. One of our favorite places!


We spent the end of July camping throughout Ouray, Telluride, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Carbondale and Aspen.


On September 9th, Micah James came into the world. Our very first nephew and a cute one at that. Brandon’s brother, Jeff, and SIL, Katie, have become the best parents.


Also in September we spent a long weekend in Steamboat cheering on my brother-in-law who ran in the #runrabbitrun 100 mile run. Brandon, Remington and I camped while the rest of my family rented a condo. So fun to have a weekend away with family and Cameron (our BIL) is nothing short of amazing!


Throughout the Fall, Kayla and I compared our growing bellies. We called these babies the #twincousins since we were due so close to one another.


In November, my mom and sister threw me a darling little baby shower to celebrate Baby Gayle …


and then Brandon and I went on a quick baby moon (it was cut short due to weather) in Breckenridge over Thanksgiving.


Our favorite part of 2018 happened just a couple of weeks later on December 3rd. Juno Elizabeth Gayle was born at 3:52 in the afternoon. At only 36 1/2 weeks pregnant she definitely caught us by surprise, but now after having her be here for the past 4 weeks we can’t imagine it any other way. We also didn’t know if we were having a boy or a girl so finding out she was a GIRL was the best surprise of all. Weighing 6 lbs 3 oz, 18 inches tall and with some mighty loud lungs, we are truly grateful and so unbelievably blessed. We couldn’t be more in love with our June Bug.


*These last 3 photos were taken by the photographer at the hospital when Juno was about 15 hours old. Thank you to Bella Baby Photography for these! We are so happy to have these photos to remember Juno when she was a brand-new newborn.

We spent the holiday season cherishing every new moment as a new family of three (well four - we can’t forget about Remington). We wish you a Happy New Year and a very sweet year to come. We hope to see you in 2019 … we are now booking sessions for the rest of the Winter and the Spring! Happy New Year!


And since it was #theyearofthebabies, I know you’re wondering about Kayla & Cameron’s baby. We are still anxiously awaiting the arrival of Baby #2. We thought for sure he or she would be here before the New Year, but baby is too cozy in Kayla’s belly. Come on Twin Cousin #2 ... we can’t wait to meet you!