With Unconditional Love...

5 years ago today, I was in one of the most beautiful, heartwarming weddings I have had the honor of being a part of.

5 years ago today, I gained my first wonderful Sister-in-Law.

5 years ago today, my brother shared his heart through hand written vows to his beloved.

And today, I get to share with you a little photo project my brother had me design as 5th Anniversary gift to his beloved. Complete with the three little words he used as the signature in his wedding vows...

"With Unconditional Love..."

Matt & Vanessa, congrats, I love you, and many more years of blessing for the both of you!!!


Christmas Countdown #1...


Yep it is finally Christmas Eve, time for my last Christmas Countdown, and it is as simple as this...

Merry Christmas from my house to yours. May you all  have a wonderful day remembering the greatest gift ever given. The gift of LIFE!

ENJOY, and here's to a wonderful Hope filled new year!


Christmas Countdown #2...


Merry Christmas from Mexico!!! Ok, no, I am not in Mexico for Christmas... but keep reading...

For today's Christmas Countdown I proudly present my FAMILY! Can you see now why I like big families so much? I am one of 4 kids, and 3 of us have started families of our own for a total count of 12! Earlier this year we were able to go on a once in a lifetime amazing family vacation to Mexico for a whole week. WOW. To some this may not seem like a big deal, but when you have never been on a vacation with your whole family that did not include some kind of tent setting.... this was a HUGE deal! And then to get all of us together for a whole week... this was a true miracle.

SO, since we were able to get a decent family photo with all of us in it, my parents were more than excited to finally get some Christmas cards out to their friends and family! (This is something that has been on my moms list for a long time...) And I think that I was just as excited to design them.

And Merry Christmas to my wonderful, funny, crazy, adventurous, beautiful family. I LOVE YOU!!!


Christmas Countdown #3...


Today's Christmas countdown is very special to me. It represents people who share memories of one of the best years of my life. Capernwray Hall, England!

A few years ago I re-connected with these friends who I met while I was in school in England. This couple actually met at school and later got married and started a beautiful "little" family. I say that with reserve as they have 5 kids and one more on the way!!!

My dear friend has also started her own blog which I LOVE following. I was even given the opportunity a few months ago to be a part of a wonderful wedding giveaway she was hosting on her site.
(Go HERE to see my past post, Go HERE to see her giveaway blog).

And through that participation on her blog, I got to design their beautiful Christmas cards. YAY!

She also has a sister blog with an incredible story of Gods faithfulness and peace in the midst of the storm. If you ever have the chance you should read their story HERE. Amazing!!!

M and C you have such a beautiful family that I know is so very blessed by the Lord. May you all continue to shine brightly as a light and encouragement for so many!


Christmas Countdown #4...


I just love BIG families, I know I have mentioned it before, but it is still true!

I love family extensions, you know the kind where friends are really just as close as family.

I love cultural families, the ones with the beautifully colorful mix in their family photo.

AND I love families with BIG hearts...

When I was little my parents hosted International Students from the local University. I was always around new languages and cultures flying around my house, and when I look back on my childhood these are the fond memories that come to mind. I am so grateful for my parents for introducing me to how small this world really is at such a young age. And I get so excited when I see families with BIG hearts introducing their children to the same.

Todays Christmas Countdown melts my heart for how BIG the hearts of this continually growing family are. I am so honored to be connected with these wonderful lives and am blessed to not only call them friends, but family as well.

ENJOY, and Merry Christmas to all you BIG hearted families out there!!!!


Christmas Countdown #5...


I am soooooo very excited that Christmas week is finally here. I have been waiting very patiently to share with you the amazing Christmas cards I have been working on this season. So without further ado.. here is the first one!!!

In March I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph the wedding of some college buddies of mine at the beautiful Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO. (go here to see wedding post). A few weeks ago they asked me if I would also design their Christmas card using some of their wedding images. Of course I was very excited about this project, I love Wedding Announcement/Christmas Cards. And a beautiful couple make for beautiful cards!!!

Congrats again Mike and Ashley, I am so honored to be a part of your lives! ENJOY!


Christmas Countdown #6...


Today's Christmas Countdown is as simple as a Thank You... oh wait.. 'cause it kinda is. I was asked by my wonderful Sis-in-Law at KC Salon to make her up some little gift coupons she could send to all her clients as a Thank You for their business this year. FUN! I love projects that are sweet and simple but have a big impact, and I love helping people give thanks to others!

ENJOY, and remember to Thank all those who have meant so much to you this year. And to all you wonderful girls at KC Salon, you ROCK.... thanks for being such amazing business women and continuing to care about your clients so personally!

(note: this is not a printable coupon, thanks)


Christmas Countdown #7...


Ok, so my Christmas Countdown for today is a little different but I still have to share. This one comes as a shout out to all the students cramming and studying and preparing for their college finals. Or if you have finished for the year... a shout out for a job well done! No, I am not in college, but my little brother is and as he is finishing up this semester all I can think about is how many sleepless nights I spent making it to that big day when classes were DONE! (Love you Michaelito and good luck this week.)

These Ads were created for Colorado Mountain College as part of the Spring Registration promotion. (Yes I know the last thing someone stressing about finals wants to think about is going back to class, but you have a break in-between so dont freak out.) The artwork for these goes along with the Summer and Fall Registration material I worked on earlier this year. So of course I had to share and continue the look for Winter. I love how an idea for artwork can keep going throughout the whole year. So much fun!

So ENJOY, and to all you wonderful students out there, best of luck and have a wonderful break!!!
PS.. and yes I am hoping these wonderful snowy scenes will bring on a White Christmas!!!!!


Christmas Countdown #8...


Todays Christmas Countdown is brought to you by the color RED. Yep, nothing says Christmas better than a nice bold red shade. I was so excited to be asked again this year to design the Posters for the Garfield & Hecht Holiday Party. Then when I found out they wanted a nice RED and GOLD.. I was even more excited. I have had an idea in my head for a while about a fun poster design and this was the perfect project to be able to put it all on paper, and I love they how the turned out.

Fun, Christmas, Elegant & RED! ENJOY and I hope the party was wonderful!!!

35th Poster
 Photo Booth Poster
 Holiday Party Poster


Christmas Countdown #9...


Next up in my Countdown to Christmas, is a fun little Poster Design and Photo Booth Signs for my wonderful friends at A Funky Little Mountain Flower. I love these guys, not only have I had the opportunity to shoot a few weddings with them BUT they did the flowers at my own wedding. I am so honored to be business buddies with these wonderful people.

And to top it all off they now have a beautiful new studio space!!!! YAY. What a better time than the Holidays to host a Grand Opening for everyone to come check out their new location. CONGRATS Heather and Scott I can't wait to see the new place! Love you guys!


Christmas Countdown #10...

Cards and Posters and Signs and More have been flying around my workstation recently so I decided to do a little Countdown to Christmas with all the fun Seasonal stuff I have been working on. Maybe I like countdowns, maybe I like a challenge to blog more, or maybe I just really like Christmas. Either way, I hope you enjoy this wonderful time of the year with me and so without further ado, here is my Christmas Countdown #10...


I wanted to start with this one because I think it just turned out sooo fun. And what's a better way to start the Holidays than with a fundraiser to help kids who might not have as much as we do this Christmas. I was asked my a new friend of mine to help design a poster for their annual Kickoff Party Fundraiser. Of course I said yes, like I said, I love Christmas and love making posters and I love being able to help support local non-profit groups make a difference in peoples lives, so this was my cup of tea.

I am so honored to be a part of this wonderful kick-off party and I hope it blesses many deserving little ones this year. Enjoy, and if you would like more information about this group you can find it HERE!