Thursday, October 29, 2009

Rhonda and Matt's October Wedding in Breckenridge

Rhonda and Matt picked a beautiful fall day to have their wedding this month! They married themselves in the back yard of this beautiful Breckenridge vacation home. Their two boys, Connor and Andrew were absolutely adorable and seemed to be enjoying the celebration too!

Rhonda and Matt's slideshow online here....

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And earlier in the week we all met at a park in Breckenridge and spent some time getting to know each other.... here are a couple of my favorite images:

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What I really like about these family photos are they are GENUINE! Rhonda and Matt said they wanted to have fun and take candid photos, and didn't anticipate the boys would do a lot of "posing." But these moments are even better than the posed photos! What a beautiful family!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Dancing With the Mountain Stars

We were hired by Summit Medical Center to photograph this year's Dancing with the Mountain Stars event at Keystone. Diana Sabreen was available to photograph the event while I was out of town and she took these amazing photos of an absolutely amazing local event!

The Dancing with the Mountain Stars slideshow can be viewed here....

and all 263 event photos can be viewed here....

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Welcome Baby Mason James Ramey!

Baby Mason James joined the Ramey family on October 6th, 2009. I was lucky enough to be able to photograph him at just 3 days old - what a cutie! His brother Donovan has always been a photogenic little guy - and it looks like Mason is going to follow in his footsteps!

View Mason's Slideshow here....

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Wasn't that a Party?

The month of October is my "birthday month" and I always like to celebrate a lot, but this year, turning 50, made it a celebration bigger than most! The celebration started on October 1st, and is still continuing now on the 20th of October! Now wasn't that a party?

All 130 party photos can be viewed by clicking on THIS LINK!

50th birthdays are a great time to reflect on our blessings, our friends and families, and an opportunity to make some change for the coming years! So the big day itself, Thursday, October 8th, I started out with a great yoga class led by MaryPat Cropper. Another friend shares the same birthday, so we were did yoga with tiaras and our ages plastered across our chests! I am PROUD to be 50! Then we had a "yoga coffee" celebration at Borders & made some noise in there! The evening was a ladies happy hour at my house led by the theme song Ladies Night by Kool & the Gang! And I remembered that I really do like disco!

I feel so blessed to have so many friends that were able to come & celebrate with me and I even sent out a little email to friends across the country to gather wishes for a "virtual birthday party" and I LOVED some of the thoughts and wishes shared! They made me laugh and cry and spend some time in between!

Wishes came from France, Australia, Canada, Vermont, California, Florida, and almost every other state!

Deb, a friend that I met in junior high sent her wishes signed, Deb, "Your friend from 1971"

Karen, my RA in college, reminded me that when bored of homework, we used to "fall off chairs" in our dorm room for fun. We thought it was so funny, we would be in stitches laughing... for HOURS!

Linda Ann Smith, one of the infamous Green Ladies, sent several wonderful quotes that make me smile:

"I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming.... suddenly you find - at the age of 50, say - that a whole new life has opened before you" - Agatha Cristie

"By the time we hit 50, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves" - Marie Dresser

I think all these photos and celebrating the great age of 50 (with the great state of Alaska born in 1959 also)... show that I'm not taking myself too seriously - can you tell? And I'm thrilled about what the next few years (50?) have to offer! I will try to live in the moment and enjoy every moment!

Some of these last photos were all taken in a makeshift "photobooth" in my home studio where the camera is on a timer..... Diana Sabreen, a fellow photographer and friend, helped capture some of the best images of the night... and what a great party it was!
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