Blooming

I think River was born at a really cool time of the year because her growth almost seems to match the seasons. Just as Spring is upon us and it seems like the whole world is blooming, it seems like she is doing the same. Her little personality is starting to come out in spades and I love watching. She waves at everybody, smiles and giggles, and loves being outside. It is so fun to watch and I love this little girl so much. 


River has figure out waving and it is our favorite thing right now. She will wave and anybody and everybody. 

River has figure out waving and it is our favorite thing right now. She will wave and anybody and everybody. 



I wanted to cook some brats for lunch but we were out of propane. So what did I do? I did what a man would do and I cooked them over an open flame. And they were delicious.

I wanted to cook some brats for lunch but we were out of propane. So what did I do? I did what a man would do and I cooked them over an open flame. And they were delicious.




Courtney wanted to make sure I got a picture of these diaper because they are "so cute". They are pretty cute aren't they?

Courtney wanted to make sure I got a picture of these diaper because they are "so cute". They are pretty cute aren't they?



We just love having great-granmda or "GG" living with us. She is so sweet and so much fun. 

We just love having great-granmda or "GG" living with us. She is so sweet and so much fun. 


River's Mom

River isn't old enough to talk yet, but I think if she was, she would say how thankful she is to have a mom that loves her this much. She gets up in the middle of the night to feed her, she plays with her and changes her diaper. She works hard at a job to help take care of her. And she would do anything to help her grow into an awesome little human. She would say "I love you Mom. You are the best one I could ask for. Happy Mothers day!"

Canon EOS Elan ii | Kodak Portra 400

Recently: First Roll on my Nikon F3

The last few rolls of film I got developed were super grainy and faded and I was a little bit disappointed and discouraged, so when this roll of film came in I was absolutely ecstatic. You can ask Courtney, it was all I talked about for a good while. 

This roll was a few firsts. I recently was finally able to acquire one of my dream camera and lenses. I bought a Nikon F3 with a 50mm f1.2 mounted on the front from Englewood Camera and Photo. It is a beautiful little setup and feels so good in my hand. It is by far my favorite camera I have ever owned. This roll was also my first time shooting Portra 400. I have always loved the way the film looked but for some reason never got around to shooting it. I totally get now why people love it. It is a BEAUTIFUL film. The colors, dynamic range, grain structure...it all just works so well. It is probably my new go-to film of choice. 

Mostly I shoot film to capture everyday life and this roll is no exception. Spring is starting to hit here in Colorado. Everything is turning green and we are spending a lot more time outside. At the same time the seasons are changing, it seems like our daughter is starting to bloom as well. Her personality is starting to come out a lot and it brings me so much joy to watch. She smiles all the time, is starting to be silly, and her new thing is she loves to wave at everybody in sight. She is still magical to me. Anyways her is a few scenes from our life recently captured on film. 








Nikon F3 | 50mm f1.2 | Kodak Portra 400