In 2008 I left my full time job to to help Adam with the photo business. At the time he had been in business for a few years, but that year it was different. He sold 62 weddings. Everyone thought I was crazy, but I wanted to live the dream Adam and I had wanted for so long. The dream of working together documenting other people’s lives.

When the summer of craziness (that’s how we refer to it) was over our business changed, we grew as a couple and as business partners. We started living our life through a calendar. We manged our personal life differently so that we could still do all of the things we wanted to do and maintain our close family connection. Here we are, years later, and people still think we are crazy to manage our life through a calendar. It works for us, it works for our family. Because when it comes down to it we don’t want to take life for granted and we want to enjoy the time that we have together.

We are lucky enough to be living the dream, the dream that we talked about when we were dating, the dream we had before we even talked about our own wedding, and the dream that still feels out of reach at times. We always dream of going into any day and photographing people in a way that we never have before. As we start to see glimpses of that dream taking shape, it almost seems to be in reach like we can just put out a hand and grab it, but not always. I dream of the day that we do grab it and keep it in our hands. I dream.

The most surreal part of this journey has been how others view our work. Seeing our work published on blogs and winning awards is still a little unnerving at times, but it also feels really good. We want our clients to be in love with our photographs, that is why we do what we do, that is why we chase this dream.

For those of you who just flat out love photography, there is a new blog that is just incredible and you must follow. Moment Junkie features wedding photojournalism at its best. It was started by two VERY talented photographers and they feature timeless, heartbreaking, and often hilarious images. Recently we were lucky enough to have one of our photos featured titled “The Scolding”. This is a blog that has to make your Google Reader list… its that good!

Last week we were also fortunate to have Kim & Gabe’s Estes Park wedding featured on Style Me Pretty! And…  last but certainly not least… the latest Wedding Photojournalist Association contest results came out and the photo below placed in the top 20 for the Musicians & DJ’s category. To say that we are thrilled would be an understatement. We love being part of WPJA and are blown away by all of the winning images this past quarter.

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They love food, traveling, music, and each other. When you see Ryan and Caki together it seems like they are the only two people in the world. I love how they look at each other and how he makes her smile. They are so much fun to be around, so generous and we can’t wait for their wedding.

During their Denver engagement session we shot a little film only to find out we have a light leak. When we got the film back we realized that mistakes often become a happy accidents… Oh, the beauty of film. We also had the opportunity to try out the new Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G Wide Angle Lens. We are pretty much in love with this lens. It is incredibly sharp, contrasty, and the colors are amazing.

Here’s a little peak into Ryan and Caki’s world. They will be so much more of them to come. Stay tuned.

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We have known Chris and Nikki for a few years. They are such fantastic people and are so incredibly great together. They met years ago at a church youth group and share a passion for God and life. They are lucky enough to be able to share that same passion with others around them as well. The wedding will be filled with love, faith, and good people. We can’t wait and its certain to be an amazing day.

In other news, You might remember Tiffany and Ed’s engagement session, a few weeks ago their session was featured on Pretty Little Weddings. Make sure you head over to Pretty Little Weddings and CHECK OUT Tiffany & Ed’s Denver Engagement Feature.

Happy Tuesday and enjoy some highlights from Chris and Nikki’s Denver Engagement session! 🙂

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Maybe it was the calming sound of silence in the house when everyone was getting ready. Maybe it was the snow that started falling when Sarah walked around the corner to see Jeremy for the first time. Maybe it was the intimate wine restaurant Ember in Breckenridge that made this day perfect.It may have been the amazing food or the kindness of both their families. It could have been the moment when both Sarah and Jeremy fell apart reading their vows even though they rehearsed them 4 times. Maybe it was that they had one of their closest friends marry them.

Whatever it was, their day was perfect. It all ended with the princess turned rock climber marrying the mountain man she’s head over heels in love with.

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