Meet James, Tracey, Charlotte, and Evelyn. This cutie family set their roots in Boulder, CO. Charlie and Evie's dad James plays Banjo in a local Bluegrass band called Bowregard every Sunday at River and Woods restaurant for Brunch, and their superwoman of a Mom aside from staying home some days with the girls works for a Boulder-based company, Zeal Optics. These two chicks love their sweet parents so much it’s palpable. Charlotte, or Charlie as the family calls her, turned 5 in July and plays the best role of big sister. You guys wouldn't believe how sweet little Chuckie, as I like to call her, is with everyone she meets. Evie will have her 3rd birthday in February. She thinks she's about the funniest person in any room, and I think she might be right. Both girls get their goofy faces from their dad and kind souls from their mama. This family holds a special place in my heart since I've photographed them every year since Charlie was in Tracey's Belly. I feel so privileged to capture their growing perfect family.
I had the immense pleasure of photographing these two cuties just days after they were engaged. Dylan is in Medical school at the University of Michigan (smarty-pants alert!) now so Lauren thought a proposal was still a few years out. It was so special to see her their joy following their engagement and get to spend the next few days celebrating with them. Call me a romantic, but I am a sucker for a good engagement story. Dylan and Lauren, family in tow, took the Mountain Tram all the way up to the tippy top of Big Sky resort on Lone Peak. Once at the top after taking in a few of the incredible views, Dylan got down on one knee. The proposal came as such a shock to Lauren she almost didn't take him seriously. She said later she was wondering why he was fussing around in his coat only to realize what he was reaching for in the next few moments. Bonus: there are a few photos from their engagement at the bottom of this post.