October 27, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Month | Portraits Published in Urban Ink Magazine!

Meet Reda - a beautiful breast cancer survivor and tattooed diva! She asked me to take some portraits of her and her collection of tattoos - including the one she is currently having done across her mastectomy scars. She submitted these along with her survival story to the national tattoo magazine - Urban Ink. She was hoping to get into their October issue to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness month. I am excited to say that the magazine published her unique story titled "Marked-up Survivor" as well as a profile of her tattoo artist, Shane Adair, of 5280 Ink.

This was a personal project for me - getting to tell someone's story through my pictures is at the heart of why I love photography. Sharing a powerful story of survival like Reda's was truly special. She was so great to work with and so open about everything she went through. Many of us know someone affected by breast cancer and I admire that Reda has chosen to tell her story in this way.

Thank you to Urban Ink for publishing a story with such heart and relevance and thank you Reda for asking me to be a part of this. The issue is out this month - I scanned in the spreads to share with you as well as some of my fave images from the session.

 She had two of her dear friends there to support her

October 10, 2011

Denver Newborn Photography | Brooks is here!

So if you saw my previous post - you were hopefully anticipating adorable, tiny baby pictures.

Well - here they are! Mr. Brooks arrived earlier than planned but as his parents say - he is "small but mighty". I love that.

He weighed in at 4 lbs 15 ounces but perfectly healthy and ready to take on the world. With big brother Hudson there to show him the ropes - this little guy is well on his way! Congratulations mom, dad and Hudson - he is amazing and I am so lucky to get to see what the future has for him.

October 7, 2011

Denver Maternity Photography | Chrissy and baby boy number 2!!!

Maternity sessions are truly one of my favorite things to photograph. I love the anticipation and beauty of a mom-to-be. I love an adorably decorated nursery. I love the big belly.

It is also really special for me when I am asked to do this for a friend - throw in an adorable 4 year old and cute-as-can-be dog and I am really in photo heaven. Next post will be the newborn photos - can't wait to share those!

Here are a few of my faves...

           We asked Hudson to make her laugh - not sure what he did but it worked!
      Nursery cuteness - the picture in the bottom left corner is Hudson's drawing of the new baby - aaawwwww...

      A crown for a new little prince

    Baby brother wanted to play with the cars too!

      Chrissy has a thing for Coke - and straws - they made for a fun prop