Olean, NY In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Session

You guys may remember Rachel, Brandon and Louis from the fall maternity session I posted a couple of months back. Well, great news! They are now plus one. We welcomed Henry with a super-sweet in-home lifestyle photo session.

Rachel and Brandon’s home is so welcoming, inviting and warm. I had a great time spending some time with their little family and, of course, capturing some lovely memories.

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Olean, NY Mother Daughter Family Photo Shoot

Fall is prime time photo season here in Western New York. It also happens to be my busiest season as a photographer. When Amy reached out to me about a mother and daughter photo session, I was excited to capture some beautiful moments in the midst of a gorgeous NY fall.

I have known Amy for some time now, but I was very excited at the chance to reconnect and to spend some time with her daughter, Addison, as well. I had them up to my property to snap some photos and catch up (most of my sessions can be descried as glorified hanging out). Amy and Addie have such a special, loving relationship that was a pleasure to capture.

Amy was also looking for some shots to promote her website, where she blogs, creates home decor and showcases her venture, The Wooden Wing Project. The Wooden Wing Project offers bereaved parents of deceased infants a handcut wooden wing figure to display in their home or on their Christmas tree as “a remembrance of an angel gone too soon.” Check it out here.

Here are a few of my favorite shots from Amy and Addie’s shoot – I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed taking them!

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Olean, NY Union Tea Couples Photography

Way back in July (ish?), or maybe August (time is sometimes not on my side, unlike Mick Jagger philosophized), I decided to think up a way to 1. meet some new people and 2. gain some new clients (aka friends). Coincidentally, this happened during the same week I decided to stop at Union Tea Cafe for a lunch sandwich. I immediately fell in love with the aesthetic at Union Tea, and realized right then that I needed to shoot there.

I decided to do a little contest on my Facebook business page for a free couples shoot, and my winners, Lisa and Allen, were ecstatic at getting to shoot at our little tea cafe. Lisa and Allen are newlyweds, and so in love. Seriously, they made my job easy by being affectionate, outgoing, and all around cool folks. Check out a few photos I snapped on a sunny Saturday in downtown O-town.

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If you’re ever swinging through Olean, NY, be sure to check out Union Tea Cafe; you won’t regret it!

Olean, NY Maternity Family Session

When Rachel reached out to me to shoot her maternity and family session, I was elated. I have known Rachel since I was in 3rd grade, and we even attended the same college (what up, Bonaventure). She is now pregnant with her and Brandon’s second little babe, and she looks amazing.

I had been looking to shoot in this lovely location just outside of Portville, NY for some time now. The way the sunset light falls onto the yellow goldenrod and the surrounding hillside is nothing short of awe-inspiring. We started with some photos of the whole family, but as the sun began to set over the hill, I knew we had to grab some solo shots of Rachel and baby before he or she makes his or her grand entrance into our world.

I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed shooting them!

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Olean, NY Lifestyle Newborn Family Shoot

For those who may not know, I recently relocated back to my home town of Olean, NY. Since nobody knows where that is, I usually say it’s near Buffalo.

In addition to reworking my marketing and client base, I have been connecting with some old friends I haven’t seen in many years. That seems weird to say when you’re only 30, but hey. Jessie and her husband, Jordan, recently moved back into the area from Vermont with their three lovely children, one only 9 days old at the time of this shoot.

We decided to capture some memories in the home where Jessie’s mother spent her childhood and where baby Pearl was just born a little over a week prior. I greatly enjoyed a reprieve from what can be described as somewhat pessimistic news happenings to spend time with this family as we celebrated new life and forever love.

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Colorado Springs In Home Shoot – Colorado

Well heyyyyy.

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned lately how much I love in home shoots. I get to see a couple or family interact in their element, and capture those beautiful unstaged moments of life – because that’s what we’re doing day to day, isn’t it?

Katie and Ryan were not only supremely comfortable, but also clearly in love. Look at their interactions and tell me this isn’t #goals.

Even though I live in Boulder, I love to travel, see new areas and meet new people. Let’s talk!

peace love and rainbows

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Boulder Colorado Engagement VW Bus Shoot – Boulder, Colorado

When Kim and Meade asked me to capture their engagement moments when they flew in from Chicago, I obviously said YES.

We met in Boulder Canyon and captured some lovely moments that come close to showing the amount of love they share for each other.

When I saw a VW bus chilling in the lawn, I knew we had to take advantage of it. Weirdly enough, I have one that’s pretty much the exact same color blue, but at that time the battery had died and I couldn’t drive it. Is that fate or what?!

Check out some of our shots that do well of emphasizing my perfect session: movement, laughter and REALNESS.

peace love and rainbows

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Boulder, CO Visual Storytelling Lifestyle Shoot

This past week, my fiancé and I decided to get a Christmas tree. We decided on a ‘live’ tree because I have a strange empathy for plants. Or maybe I’m just strange.

We started off with a solid breakfast at 24 Carrot Bistro in Erie, CO. I highly recommend eating there if you’re ever in the area – the mocktails are to de for. I’m sure the cocktails are too, but it was 9am.

After that we headed over to The Tree Farm. Anyone who lives in Denver has probably heard the catchy jingle on the radio (5 miles west to The Tree Farm). We found the perfect little tree, and then we headed home to decorate.

Peace, love and rainbows

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Puffy & Chunk Cat Lifestyle Shoot Longmont, CO

Well hello.

A couple of months back I came across the Puffy & Chunk page on Facebook. If you haven’t seen it yet you need to check it out. Hilarious cat antics 24/7.

Anyhoooo I decided to email Kira (the human behind the magic) and asked if I could come by and take some photos. She agreed and now here we are. On the shoot I discovered Kira was totally awesome and now I can go visit her and the kitties whenever I want!

Connections – what this job is all about.

Peace, love and rainbows
C

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Boulder Colorado Family Lifestyle Shoot

Hi all!

Super, super excited to share this shoot. I mean … Look at this family. Is this not #goals or what?

Their house is full of lovely natural light so um, duh, we’re gonna shoot there.

First, we made cookies while listening to Grateful Dead records and then we played some Christmas carols on the guitar – well, dad did. These awesome parents publish Boulder Lifestyle magazine, where I consider myself very blessed to work.

It’s currently 7 in Louisville today, so yeah. Get your coffee and your whisky, and turn on some old school animated Christmas movies.

Peace, love and rainbows

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