Still one of my favorite portraits to date, shot for @transformcolorado. Miss you @cfent2!
3 reasons to get married in Colorado: 1. Insanely gorgeous venues with mountains in your face 2. Dancing with your main squeeze on top of said mountains 3. Shotskis on your wedding day with your best friends will always be appropriately themed here 🤙🏼
I’ve been working with this badass hunny, Tiffany, owner of @villagesolo salon in Denver. She invested in her salon’s brand and signed up for a subscription for the next several months with JQP. During that time, she’ll be using the batch of images we create each month to upgrade her social media accounts, create promotional materials, launch her new workshop programs, and revamp her website. The possibilities are endless with a fresh, new, comprehensive library of images to pull from. Subscriptions allow us to dig into different facets of your business each month in an effort to bring those areas to life - to help you show off what you do and how you do it. If your business needs an imagery facelift, get in touch! With a monthly plan, a photo investment just became so much more approachable - ask me how!
Nowadays, the first thing I do when I wake up is roll over and watch Weston as he sleeps in the bassinet next to us. Weston’s a great sleeper and we’re thankful for that right now. I creep out of the bedroom, go downstairs, make some coffee and a quick breakfast, spend some time with Crosby and get ready to feed Weston his breakfast bottle in the nursery. We read, we play and we decide what the rest of the day might entail. Monday’s aren’t really any different from any other day of the week right now. The days run together in this stay at home mom stage of life and it’s the hardest shit I’ve ever done. Because when you put someone else before yourself in every possible way, there’s a lot of “refining in the fire” that goes on. But you know what? We can all do hard shit and that’s my mantra for this Monday.
Valentine’s Day is almost over here in mountain standard time and I’m really hoping you got in some self love today, too. And if it was in the form of wine with pizza in your underwear, even better. . . P.S. did you know boudoir sessions are probably my favorite thing ever to shoot? I bring the playlist, the champagne, the camera. You bring yourself, unapologetically. Hit me up if a shoot like this is something you’ve always thought you owed to yourself. Because you do.
To say Annie Kate was my kinda bride would be an vast understatement. On her wedding day, AK was graceful, stunning, adored, and present. She wasn’t afraid to get a little dirty and had a goal to crowd-surf at the end of the night. I know this is also how AK lives her life and this is how I know she’s a JQP bride through and through. You know how they say to always wait for your ideal clientele? I’d wait to work with Annie Kate all over again. Also, who’s getting married at Lake Tahoe this summer and wants me to come shoot it? I may need to go back every year, I decided.
Back to that Monday grind... We had a really sleepless night with Weston last night. But that doesn’t mean there’s rest for the weary. The Mondays always go on anyway, don’t they? Trying my hardest to channel the joy of these two in this moment and choose gratitude. What are your tricks for choosing joy on Mondays, folks?
I finally got the email I had been dreading to get since I found out I was pregnant. It was the email that assumed I was too busy being a mom to keep doing what I love. The email that assumed that because I had my first human baby, it meant that I would stop pursuing my first business baby. It was the email I dreaded getting and the one that would aim to make me feel guilty for wanting to grow our family while also growing my business. ✨ “What, like it’s hard?” Just kidding, yes it’s really hard. And let me tell you what I’ve learned in the past 5 months since my son arrived 3 months early. I learned that when the rubber meets the road, I’ve got what it takes. I’ve got grit and strength and power beyond what I ever thought I had. And I’m allowed to be a boss mama while owning a thriving business. Don’t underestimate that I’ll continue to run relentlessly with the photography empire I’ve worked so hard to build over the past decade. I’ll hit my goals, I will continue to create, and I will work with incredible clients who seek me out because they love my work and what I stand for. If you think I was driven before, you can bet that all of my recent experiences around bringing a baby into the world has given me more determination to be better than I’ve ever been. You can also bet I’ll do it all with a baby on my hip. ✨ Why is it that we assume the mamas can’t do it? Why not show support for the moms getting it done while taking on their hardest job yet? Being a mom isn’t for the faint of heart, as they say. Good thing I’ve never been or ever will be less than bold. If you don’t wanna work with a mom, that’s your deal but don’t think for a second that I’m not still me and or that I’m not still here, go-getting harder than ever. I’m now a badass mama running my own business and throwing everything I’ve got into all that I do. And to all my fellow bossmoms out there gettin it done, I’m fiercely cheering you on 🙌🏼
The cuteness knows no bounds.
To the ends of the earth would you follow me, there’s a world that was meant for our eyes to see.