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{Lafayette Family Photographer} Meet the Lewis Family!

This family will hopefully bring you some Christmas cheer, as they have recently started an organization  called Child Restoration where 20 % of the proceeds go to help build an orphanage for kids in India!  They carry the most beautiful jewelry, scarves and purses!  You can find out more here on FB and can even host your own party!  The Lewis family has 3 handsome boys that are full of joy and energy.  Thanks for allowing me to document your family!  Complete styling brought to you by the AMAZING Jill Carter of Common Couture.  Jill outdid her self on this shoot!  Thank you Jill!


Fall Mini Portrait Special!!!

It’s my favorite time of year again, autumn, so comes our annual “Fall Mini Portrait Special!”  See more information below.  We currently have the following dates available 9.10, 9.18 and 10.7 in Colorado.  Sessions are to take place in Wonderland Park, Boulder and Waneka Lake Park, Lafayette. Space is limited, so contact me today to set up your session!  This year we’ve spiced it up with a little added bonus, a retouched digital file, perfect for Holiday Cards 1 8×10, 1 5×7 and 1 4×6.  For each person or family you refer, get one FREE 5×7 from your session or refer 3 and get your session for FREE!!  The price is only $129.

We are also adding a day for our Pittsburgh, PA clients,  on Wednesday September 21st and possibly the 26th, as I’ll be flying back to photograph a very special wedding!  Location to take place North of Pittsburgh in Zelienople, PA.

Great if you’re recently engaged, need updated family photos, photos of your new baby, or for your Holiday cards :)

Email or call for details and to set up your session! 720.837.4183




{Broomfield Photographer} Video of the factory girls living it up in the kitchen!

Each year, my girl Lesli and I get together to bake Christmas cookies, and this year was deemed particularly fun, due to my delirium brought on by a 5 am wake up.  There was much laughter and thanks to her we made about 8 dozen cookies to distribute to my neighbors and friends.  Here is a little sample of our “cookie mockumentary”, enjoy!

Fast Tube by Casper

music by Flogging Molly “Factory Girls”

{Boulder Baby Photographer} BOBA Baby Backpack Commercial shoot…

Last summer, after taking some time off to have my little Chloe, Robert, of Sleepy Wrap approached me about being on their creative team for their upcoming product BOBA, a baby backpack complete with foot straps and hood.  I couldn’t have been more excited, and now after several shoots and fully adopting all things natural from baby wearing, to cloth diapering, to making my own baby food, and I’m finally getting around to blogging their newest edition of the BOBA, 2G.  I simply adore Robert and his beautiful family, so after the commercial shoot I was able to get a few of their newest edition, Gloria!  I was hoping to get a few of all the family, however Nicoli, their youngest son, had taken a terrible spill and had the war wounds to prove it.  So here are a few from our shoot!  I love their newest color tweet 2G!  You can purchase your own here and all the images on the box are taken by yours truly!  There is even a rumor going around that you can find Chloe and I modeling on a BOBA  box too!

this image is too sweet...Mama wearing one while holding the other!

This is Elizabeth, the inventor of the BOBA with her daughter, Gloria...they are both so beautiful!

She is just adorable!

Congrats Robert & Elizabeth on your newest addtion!

{Boulder Engagement Session Flatirons} Brent & Lea’s E-session…

Have you ever had a friend that you’ve known forever, maybe since high school or college and you wish that they could always be in your life?  Well last summer that came true for me, because a dear friend of mine named Lea has a  sister that married my brother, and now we’re pseudo sista’s in-law for life!!  I couldn’t have been more excited for us both until a few months ago when she became engaged to my brother’s good friend, Brent!  I’ve known Lea since I was 16 and we attended Governor School for the Arts, then we both went on to the same art school, Alfred University, and ended up living on the same floor a few doors down  from each other.  She is an amazing potter and artist and has had her work featured in many prominent galleries across the U.S.  Not only is she talented, but also one of the sweetest, most down to earth, beautiful people I’ve known and I can’t help to be just ecstatic for her upcoming nuptials at the Della Terra in Estes Park this weekend!  With out further ado, onto the images from their e-session a few weeks ago at the Flatirons in Boulder!



I love that moment right before a kiss!

Brent has the most beautiful blue eyes!

Brent has the most beautiful blue eyes!

I love sunglare...maybe a little too much ;)

I love sunglare...maybe a little too much ;)

After exploring the foothills we headed up to the top of Boulder and although it was a little cold, I'm so glad we did!

After exploring the foothills we headed up to the top of Boulder and although it was a little cold, I'm so glad we did!

because this was our view!!!  breathtaking!

because this was our view!!! breathtaking!

I love that he is helping her up here and in more ways than one, as he has been a huge Godsent in Lea's life and I'm sooo thrilled for them!!

I love that he is helping her up here and in more ways than one, as he has been a huge Godsent in Lea's life and I'm sooo thrilled for them!!

I love when couples have an idea for where they want to have their e-session...aren't these rock formations awesome!

I love when couples have an idea for where they want to have their e-session...aren't these rock formations awesome!


Pimp My Holga Workshop w/ Andy & Angie Wood May 5th…

What do I do when I’m not photographing, being a wifey, mommy, friend, playing Settlers of Catan or working out?  I am one of the founding members of Mile High Photography and also sit on the board of our soon to be non-profit!  It’s always very exciting, as we hold monthly meetings where photogs come to learn about everything from marketing to post production.  We also have several workshops parties & one trade show per year!  I absolutely love the photography community in CO and feel so blessed to be a part of the leadership team.  With that said, we are offering a workshop on May 5th and opening it up to anybody who wants to be a part!!  Check out the info below!

photo by A&A photography

photo by A&A photography

We are so excited for our 2nd workshop of the year “Pimp My Holga” with the uber talented Andy & Angie Woods!
The workshop will take place from 1-5pm in the Western town of Idaho Springs, where you will learn, not only how to take amazing fine art images, but also hang out with two of the top photographers in Denver and the world!


When: Wed May 5th from 1-5 p.m.

Where: Starts at Tommy Knocker Brewery,
1401 Miner Street
Idaho Springs, CO 80452

What: Learning how to use a Holga Camera while making amazing fine art images & pimping your camera out with neon gaffers tape, puffy paint, & stickers!  Plus, the opportunity to be part of a Gallery Show!!

Cost: $50, plus you’ll have to purchase your own Holga & two rolls of 120 400 speed B&W film (see details below)

Instructors: The AWESOME Andy & Angie Woods

You can register at the link below:

You will be responsible for purchasing your Holga camera & 2 rolls of B&W film which you can buy at the following places:
Mike’s Camera, B&H, Denver Pro Photo, Adorama The cost for the camera range from $28-$32 and the film is $5 per roll.
The cost for developing, which you’ll also be in charge of along with having a print made for the show & framing or mounting it, is $10 per roll.

When: Friday May 21st
Where: Ellitot St Collective
2460 Eliot Street
Denver CO 80211
Time: 7:30
Who’s invited? Everyone, invite your friends, family, etc. Anyone you want to see your amazing images.
Need image submitted by: 5/20/2010. Call Jessica to arrange for drop off at 4335 Kendall St. Wheat Ridge, Co 80033

This opportunity is very unique, as we’ll also be having a gallery opening on Friday May 21st at 7:30 showcasing the work of everyone participating in the workshop!  If you’ve never had the chance to show your work in a gallery, now is the time!  If you’re participating in
the workshop, we do require you to submit at least one image for the show.

Would you  like to carpool?
We’ll be meeting at Studio Wed 4500 West 38th Avenue #100 Denver, CO 80212 at noon on May 5th and leaving by 12:15 for Idaho Springs. Park in the Sunflower Market Lot, and come to Studio Wed to find a carpool buddy.

Seats are limited to only 25, so be sure to register today, as the workshop registration will open to all members on Monday April 20th.

If you have any questions, please contact me at

MHP Board
Shannon Kaple

{Boulder,Colorado Family Photographer}

A few weeks ago I met up with Keith & Ria to photograph their family lifestyle session in Boulder.  I absolutely love fall, as it’s my favorite season and it’s also one of my favorite times to photograph too.   After rounding up these two cowboys we hiked up the mountain to capture some beautiful family images!  Check em out!



Check out those red cowboy boots!

such a boyish grin!

such a boyish grin!



I love little redheads…although I am a little biased being one myself.




Thanks Ria & Kieth!  I had a great time documenting your beautiful family!

{Broomfield Baby Photographer} Chloe turns 8 months…

I know it has been a long time since I’ve posted images of my daughter, so yesterday we went out to play in the leaves & take a few pictures.  She can finally sit up on her own with out falling, so it was the perfect time to capture a couple.  She’s stolen my heart and she won’t give it back.  Her first tooth just broke through, so over the weekend she was a little grumpy.  None the less, I took her swimming in her first big pool!  She wasn’t very amused, but preferred watching all the other children play.   So here is just a sample….


She is a walking or sitting in this case, poster child for all things home made.  My good friend Ally made her hair band, thanks Ally!  My mom made her designer bird onsie :)

{Sunset Amphitheater & Chataqua Wedding Photographer} Boulder Wedding Ryan+ Carrie

I’ve never seen a bride smile so much, as I did on August 15th when my long time friend, Carrie married someone, whom I consider my closest friend, my brother Ryan.  These two are amazing for one another and can always be found laughing together, drinking wine or traveling the globe.  Of course that is when Ryan isn’t busy with global domination and Carrie wasn’t working on her one of a kind couture gown!  The embroidery alone took 35 people two weeks in India to finish!  She used to work for Marc Jacobs in NYC and still had great connections, so when she needed her embroidery done ASAP, she knew the right person to contact.   He put other designers work on hold to get her beading done in time!  Unfortunately, these pictures don’t do her gown justice, so be sure to check back for images of her gown and her custom designed ring too!

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I loved her vintage cowgirl boots too!  They were from Billings, MT where her sister and my close friend Lea works as a ceramic professor.


Lea and I praying for Carrie...

Lea and I praying for Carrie...

She looked gorgeous!

She looked gorgeous!


The guys hiked up to the Sunrise Amphitheater at Flagstaff before the ceremony…only my brother would conquer the mountain before saying his vows!

Go big or go home is what my brother would say, so I picked two groomsmen!

Go big or go home is what my brother would say, so I picked two groomsmen!

Seeing his bride for the first time...

Seeing his bride for the first time...

"We've waited 29 years for this day," stated her father...

"We've waited 29 years for this day," stated her father...

a sweet moment before giving her away...

a sweet moment before giving her away...

I couldn't stop crying...I was so excited to see my brother commit his life to Carrie!

I couldn't stop crying...I was so excited to see my brother commit his life to Carrie!




they couldn't be happier...

they couldn't be happier...



love this one!

love this one!

me at work!

me at work!


another favorite!

another favorite!




My Grandmother made the cake, which was beautiful & yummy!  Here is Carrie seeing it for the first time.

My Grandmother made the cake, which was beautiful & yummy! Here is Carrie seeing it for the first time.

first dance...

first dance...

my cousin, Patrick caught the boquet!

my cousin, Patrick caught the bouquet!



I have to admit it was a little difficult being in the wedding, help coordinate and photographing, but a number of friends, family and my amazing husband, Wade really stepped up to cover the event that I couldn’t shoot.  A special thanks to everyone that helped including Carrie’s good friend Rachel for photographing the rehearsal and ceremony, my Aunt Rose who captured me crying when I thought no one was photographing me, for Ray Rushing who shot the reception and my rock star husband, who before this wedding was my second shooter, but now I might have to change that, as he did such an incredible job!  For Lea Zoltowski, who made the incredible vases as giveaways & decor and for my 84 year old Grandma, who made the cake!  I learned her secret cake making skills a few months back…can’t wait to learn how to make pie crusts!

Congrats to the newlyweds!!  So happy for you guys :)

David Jay Freedom Tour…

Last Thursday David Jay was in town for the Freedom Tour. Originally I thought it was going to be a four hour info-mercial, but it was not at all. He was so encouraging, informative and educational. If you get a chance to hear him speak during his tour, you will not be disappointed!

Here are some pictures from the event.


The sweet tour bus…


Couture books is one of DJ’s sponsers.  Their books are AMAZING hand bound works of art like you would find in Borders in the Fine Art section.  Be sure to check them out because we’ll now be offering them to clients!!


the man of the hour…he is a very dynamic speaker.


From L to R Scott, Me, DJ, Paige, Stazy Z, Jared, Erin, and RJ.


Stacy thinks I’m funny…she is so awesome! She made be the best orange earrings ever for modeling for One light. Not only is she a talented photographer, but her jewelry is incredible.  Thanks Stacy!


Becker also joined us…I loved his orange shoes!  Are you sensing a theme?  Yes, I LOVE the color orange!  On a side note, we got to see B-school behind the scenes and it looks AWESOME!  You should check it out!


Here is my hubby, Wade and I hanging out with [b].   We also got a cool T-shirt for helping out!

Here is the video I made to win $500 show-it bucks. Hopefully I’ll win! I had to find the bus, but it wasn’t there anymore…