Not only is Ashley totally fabulous just in who she is, but when we took these she had just returned from a fashion internship in New York City. How awesome is that?! The red dress she’s wearing in the beginning is a piece from one of the designers she worked with. Ashley! I had such a great time working with you! I wish you all the luck in the world as you pursue your dreams! Go get ’em!
Right before I moved I was able to do a portrait session of one of my very dearest friends Sara. Not only is she a beautiful woman but she’s also a very talented singer/songwriter (think jazzy goodness) and all around awesome person. She is one of the most passionate people I know, especially in the area of justice. World, this is Sara.
Ryan and Christy met three years ago on a missions trip to Kenya, after coming back to Boulder, continuing with school and their friendship, going to India together, and Christy spending several months in Peru they have finally gotten married! They have quite a wonderful journey and story, complete with dreams and prayers and friends and living life together. I had a special assignment for this wedding. We got up early in the morning, everyone in their bridal party got ready, and we went downtown and did a two hour shoot after which I ran home, edited like a mad woman, picked my top three faves and got them printed. Then I brought the prints to the wedding that afternoon so that they could have them at the wedding for people to sign around. Then I just enjoyed the wedding (didn’t take any pictures) and spent time with my dear friends. The lovely Anne Story second shot with me and it was such a joy to get to be a part of their day.
These were the three we ended up taking to the wedding:
Christy is so photogenic, I could take pictures of this girl all day long…
My friend Amy and I have went to The Keg at Colorado Mills last year for Denver Restaurant week and the food was so amazingly delicious that we decided to go again this year. For added fun we invited our friend Rochelle and went to The Keg in LoDo. The atmosphere in LoDo was understandably completely different than the Mills but the food was just as delightful as we had remembered. In fact it was so good that we forgot to take pictures of it until we got to dessert. We had baked garlic shrimp and an iceberg salad for starters, filet mignon with a twice baked potato and prime rib with sweet potato fries for entrees, and then dessert! Between the three of us we each got one of the desserts and split them, our choices were Billy Miner Pie (a mocha frozen delight with a thin chocolaty crust), creme brulee and cherry topped cheese cake. Needless to say those were as delectable as the rest of the food. We ate until we were completely stuffed, I think I was almost in pain I was so full, but it was worth it. Check out Denver Restaurant Week next year, it’ll be good!!
In January I went to Chicks Who Click 2009, a social media conference geared toward women, in Boulder. I had a marvelous time, met amazing women, and learned many new things about social media. One of the conference organizers is my friend Gwen Bell who asked me to come take pictures. Here are some of my favorites from the event, as always you can click here to see the rest of the set on Flickr.
Another adventure that Sherah and I had, besides trying the crepe place off Pearl on Broadway (Crepes a la Cart, they’re superb, try them out next time you’re in Boulder), stopping in various shoppes, and of course visiting the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, was going to do the Dushanbe Tea House. Some time I want to go and really photoshoot that place, but here’s what I have for now. The Tea House was imported from Tajikistan as a present for Boulder from a sister city there named Dushanbe. It’s an amazing and delicious experience!!
There are huge, intricately carved wood pillars inside the tea house.
Sherah with her Blueberry Almond Tea, so good that she bought some to take home to Arkansas! And she doesn’t even like tea…
Sherah thought it was cute that the couple at the table next to us was holding hands under the table…so I set my camera on my lap sideways, and did a true point & shoot, this is what I got:
The details and colors in the tea house are stunning.
While my sweet friend Sherah was in town we did all kinds of things around Denver and Boulder that I’d never done before, including visiting the Denver Aquarium. These are a few of my favorites from that outing (and my commentary)! :)
This guy must have been on the welcome committee because he swam all along the edge of the tank against the side, bobbing up and down as if to say, “Welcome, welcome, welcome!!!”
My Current Desktop Background Buddy:
Doesn’t this guy look like an angry neighbor grouching at you over the hedge? “Can’t you keep your trash cans on your side of the curb?”
Suffice it to say he didn’t appreciate me taking his picture.
Click here to see the rest of my Denver Aquarium photos. Enjoy!