""It's not what we have in our life, but WHO we have in our life that matters.""
2020-The year that..wasn't? Or was?
Seems like yesterday and a lifetime ago..I had plans for this blog..reasons for why you want to Live NOW,Love NOW,Get in the picture NOW.It was the start of a new year right?
Covid 19 changed our world in ways I know I didn't see coming! It adjusted many families' lives and schedules took a complete twist and a lot of adapting.
Our high school senior shared her last senior night ever in Feb 2020 that I am so thankful for.
We didnt know it would be months til she saw her friends again,that remote learning would be a way of life,that we would not step foot in the high school for many months or see her graduate.
What it took for many of us to see the end of 2020 has been a ride!
Pictured above-March 2020
Pictured left-April 2020
I did what any documentary photographer would do and went to work documenting the closures and lockdown for our senior to surprise her with a video from her teachers..I didnt know at the time she wouldnt see them again.
Then in April we did our Cap and Gown pictures and I began offering senior cap and gown minis...
Senior Prom at Home
Proms,sports,schools,everything closed down or modified across the nation.We held a prom at home which consisted of just mom,dad and little sister but we tried to make it memorable with a little music and festivities in our garage late April 2020.
Virtual graduations became the normal as educators and school districts,colleges,all scrambled to find ways to reach kids isolated from friends and family at home.Our 5th grader,like many, never stepped foot in her elementary school again..
Senior Cap and Gown Minis
Pictured Above and left
I wanted to do something for these seniors,so I took to the social media pages and offered cap and gown minis.I met so many INCREDIBLE young people who are going to shape and change the future.They are resilient and dedicated young men and women and I was honored to do it.Class of 2021 is going through it as well and I plan to offer these again late spring because seniors hold such a place in my heart.I love talking to them and photographing them and sharing in such a special moment in their lives.
In the end,our 3rd graduated high school AND turned 18 on the same day!We are so proud of how all our kids are handling what is being thrown at them.
Our oldest getting promoted-Colorado Dept Of Corrections
Blessed our oldest has continued to work and be paid during this time!
We have a daughter in college in Greeley,CO who has continued to work and do school online as well
Capturing Memories-July 2020
This beautiful family is battling colon cancer,, you can read her story below, a fellow photographer, military spouse(veterans) and sweet friend of mine.Please pray for them if you feel led to do so.
September brought more senior and family photo sessions..staying outdoor and I average 10 feet or so aweay with my long professional lens I photograph outdoor sessions with.You can feel confident if you book a session that it will be safe and sanitary indoor or out.
Operation Deployed Love
End of Sept,I participated in Operation Deployed Love Fort Carson Sessions for families with a deployed spouse or loved one over the holidays. I was HONORED to meet such sweet families during this morning!It went absolutely wonderful and I hope to volunteer in the future as well.You can learn more below and follow for next year's info!
October was another busy month for my business capturing families and seniors.I love every minute of it.Even with the challenges 2020 has brought to our world,kids are still growing,babies are being born,and there is a need for photography to capture your special moments in life.
November was a big month..busy with sessions,my oldest got married,red truck mini sessions,which were a BLAST and just being thankful for so much this year!This little cutie above is from a session end of month with one of my sweet friends in town visiting.We did not get time together and I look forward to her next visit already!
This sweet little family pictured left has welcomed this beautiful girl to their lives in 2020 and came to see me twice:) 2020 had a lot of positives too!
I am spending some down time getting my business ready for the year ahead!Easier booking straight from my website will be added this week to bring you convenience and the best experience I can!I am always learning and growing as an artist!Style guide will be sent after booking to help you enhance your beautiful family and bring the best to your family or high school senior photo session.
Thank you all who supported my little business in 2020 and I hope to see you in 2021!