Monday, August 15, 2011


 Belgium is one of my most favorite places to visit in the world! I am a little biased because I got the opportunity to live there as an exchange student....we won't say how long ago! But here are some pictures I took at a local garden exhibition in Melin. Melin is known for it's beautiful gardens and white stone houses. Fortunately one of the families I lived with as a student in Belgium lives in Melin, so I got to live it this beautiful village!

 My husband really wanted to visit some breweries while in Belgium, so here he is at Rochefort and Hoegaarden. Rochefort is a Trappist brewery so we only got to see the chapel, as the monks don't allow tourists within the brewery. I also lived in Hoegaarden as a student and the brewery is right down the street from my house. Sometimes my husband went for a 'bike ride' and I'm pretty sure that's where he ended up!

 The whole reason for our trip to Belgium was to see my Belgian sister, Caroline, get married. I didn't take near as many pictures as I should have, since I was busy being a guest. If you are in the wedding party it is a long day! We woke up a 7am to go get our hair done, went to the venue to start taking pictures, then headed to the church. After the church ceremony we went back to the reception venue for the afternoon reception. Oh but it does not end there! After the reception is an 8pm, several course, sit down dinner with the biggest desert bar I've ever seen.... Nope still not done. Then they throw a huge soiree with all their friends which lasted until about 3:30am. And let me tell you it was a party! I had the best time!!! Caroline's brother is getting married next summer so I get to go back and do it all over again. Can't wait!

 While I was in Belgium I got to take portraits of my Belgian niece and nephew, Louise and Estaban. They are the cutest kids ever! And so sweet. Louise loves to give big hugs and kisses. I took these images right behind their house.  Love those kids!

My Belgian mom from Melin, Anne,  is also a very gifted sculptor. She's started doing a lot of sculpting in the past few years and here are a few of my favorites. I think I might have her commission one for me soon!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

California Flowers

My brother is opening up a new dental office soon and he wanted flower images for all of this operatories. So that has been my latest quest. I went out to Cali earlier this month to photograph the infamous poppies of the California hillside, but if you didn't know...wind and poppies don't mix! Poppies close up! So I went to the botanical gardens instead at Palos Verdes. This has been a fun hobby the last month, taking flower photographs. So here are some of my labors....
If you would like to see the rest of the images that made the final cut you can view them on my website:

Marybeth and Gillian

My sister-in-law and niece came out to visit us a week ago. It was their first time to Colorado so we did a lot of exploring. I definitely think the rockies were their favorite! I also go the opportunity to take their portraits while they were in town. Here's a few of my favs!

Herman Family

I just got the opportunity to shoot April and Matt Herman and their three kids at East Lake Park in Thornton. They are one of the Studio S Model Families for 2011, so you will probably be seeing a lot of them. All my model families are getting their pictures done this month, so you'll be seeing beaucoup families at Studio S!


It's that time of year again!  When the weather in Colorado finally warms up, wedding season is around the corner, and it's time to celebrate some engagements!

Jessica and Todd will be tying the knot this Saturday!! My first wedding of the summer season! Jessica and Todd really enjoy the outdoors so we went to Lookout Mountain to take these images. Stay tuned for wedding images....

Lisa and Robert are having a beautiful Colorado fall wedding this October. They are definitely city people and Robert is a HUGE Bronco's fan. So we took their engagement images in LoDo. Check out my client viewing to see Robert and Lisa in their Bronco's paraphernalia!

I love these images so much I made a new studio sample engagement album so I can share them with all my new clients! Kristin and Jordan are also huge sports fans, so we did a number of pictures at Coor's Field in Rockies jerseys. These images were taken in front of Union Station.  Check out their engagement album!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Cale and Elianna Street

Here's a few images from some pictures I took this weekend of my niece and nephew. They are getting so big and so cute! Check out all their images at:
There's a few really classic ones of Elianna screaming and Cale looking like 'I am done yet'. It's hilarious. Gotta love kids!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Framed Prints

New Framed Prints are included in all Studio S Photography Portrait Collections! I just got in all the sample frames today. 28 custom frames to choose from! Here are a few of my favorites.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Studio S 2011 Model Family Promotion

If you are looking for amazing photography and free prints then you might want to check out this promotion! Ends February 20, 2011.

Model Families will become the official face of Studio S Photography for 2011. Your images will be featured on the Studio S Website, Facebook Page, Blog and Promo Materials!

What's in it for you!
Studio S Model Families will receive 2 PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS throughout the year including 10 Facebook images from each session, 1-8x10 and 2-5x7s from each session, 50 custom designed Holiday Cards, and your favorite image from 2011 in an 11x14!!

How do you sign up!
E-mail your favorite, most creative, funny, spunky, adorable, lovable, spectacular, amazing...(you get the idea) image YOU have taken to Studio S Photography. Your image will be posted on the Studio S Photography Facebook Page. ALL ENTRIES will receive a 15% off coupon to use on a photography package. The top 10 images that receive the most 'likes' will win %50 off a 'Classic Photography Session' and are entered into the drawing to become a 2011 Model Family. FOUR Model Families will be chosen for 2011.  

Model Family Responsibilities
Model Families must post and share their Facebook images after each photography session, pass out 30 customized discount cards to friends and family, and write a testimonial for Studio S Photography. Model Families will also have the opportunity to earn Studio S Cash to use towards any products such as canvas, albums, and framed prints!

Facebook Image Contest ends February 20th at 10pm. Model Families will be chosen and contacted on February 21, 2011. One image per family will be accepted. The image must be taken by the individual or family entering the contest. NO professional images please! Images can be of your kids, a pet, landscape, your favorite sunset, vacation spot, etc.  Please email images with your name, number of family members including ages and an image caption or title.  All image entries will receive a 15% off coupon to be used towards a Studio S Photography package.  'Likes' on Facebook will be counted one per individual. Please e-mail or call Studio S Photography with any questions!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Winter Wonderland

Well this was a winter wonderland wedding even if it was 10 degrees outside! This was a beautiful wedding in Colorado Springs on New Year's Eve! What a celebration! Congratulations to Alyson and Dan Gioia! They were so great to work with...and believe it or not they're the ones that pulled me outside for the wintery pictures. The images turned out amazing!

The Best Christmas Present Ever!

Lindsey and Jim decided to celebrate their engagement with a holiday photo shoot in downtown Denver. It was a little cold...but we had an awesome time photographing this session. The Christmas lights, decorations, and general happy holiday bustle made this a great start to the holiday season! Oh and Jim proposed to Lindsey right in front the the Union Station building where the top image was taken....adds a little story to the pictures! Stay tuned for their wedding images...coming summer 2011.