Attention Colorado Springs!
I want to get in touch with families who are separated by the war. This fall I would like to do a photo project of people in the Colorado Springs area whose spouses, children, or parents are deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan. Do you know anyone who is spending a long time apart from their loved one because of the war? Please have them contact me to talk about a free photo shoot. All participants will receive free photos they can send to their deployed family members.
If you or someone you know would like to be a part of this free photo project, please contact me at [email protected] or respond to this post. Thanks!
Greg, Julia, and Heidi
Bear Creek Lake Park
August 23, 2007
Heidi and Greg are just days away from their wedding! They will be getting married this Sunday in Keystone, and I’m really looking forward to it. We got together last week for an engagement session with their adorable daughter, Julia. Julia is a total diva! I can’t wait to see her in her role as flower girl this weekend.
Congratulations, Greg and Heidi! I’ll see you soon!
Johan and Grace
Bear Creek Lake Park
August 23, 2007
These guys are fun! I had a great time with Grace and Johan last week at their engagement session, and it looks like they had fun, too! We wandered around Bear Creek Lake Park and then Red Rocks. I can’t wait to photograph their wedding in a couple weeks!
Me and Dave
Photo by Dave
August 18, 2007
Check out this hilarious self-portrait that Dave took of the two of us while I was busy photographing his beautiful bride, Tracey. I had no idea he was taking this picture at the time… how funny! You may remember that Dave carried his camera with him on their wedding day, which I thought was such a fun idea. I was thrilled when Dave emailed me some of his photos and gave me permission to post them here. Thanks, Dave!
Tracey and Dave
Wild Basin Lodge
August 18, 2007
Congratulations to Tracey and Dave! They got married last weekend at the Wild Basin Lodge, a beautiful venue right outside Rocky Mountain National Park. The entire day was filled with personal touches, from their spectacular decorations, to their surprise-filled ceremony, to their rockin’ reception. How fun!
Molly, Timmy, Kenna, Paul, and Robby
August 14, 2007
Who wants to see more photos of my brother’s kids? (I do! I do!) Here are some pictures I took of the family on our last night in Virginia earlier this month.
My niece, Kenna, and my brother, Paul
Kenna’s fourth birthday party
August 8, 2007
Mike and I were so happy to be able to go to Kenna’s birthday party this year! She turned four this month, and celebrated with family in grand, fairy princess style. Her parents gave her a princess dress-up set, which I’ve learned is total heaven for four-year-old girls. In this photo, she had just gotten all dressed up, and Paul was holding her up to see herself in the mirror. Look how happy (and adorable) she is! I want to scoop her up and smooch the little princess.
Ugh, this has been a rough week. I seem to have brought home a particularly nasty case of poison ivy as a souvenir from my trip to Virginia. I won’t go into the gory details, except to say that I’ve been in itchy hell all week, and I’m very proud of myself for not cutting off my legs yet. I’m on meds from my dermatologist, and its starting to go down, slowly but surely. I’ve spent a lot of time sleeping this week, thanks to the wonders of antihistamines.
I just wanted to say that if I owe you an email or phone call, I’m really sorry. I will be getting back to you in the next couple days. Thanks for understanding!
In the meanwhile, I thought I’d cheer myself up with a cute picture of Mike hanging out with Roger and Janie.
I’ve been tagged! My friend Karie McLain is a photographer here in Colorado Springs, and she tagged me with a request to list eight random facts about myself. So bring on the randomness!
1. If I could do any profession other than photography, I’d be a superstar on Broadway.
2. One of these days I’m going to go to New Zealand and study the impact of eco-tourism on dolphins. Either that, or I’ll go to Bali and live in a tree house for two weeks to study the self-medicating behaviors of orangutans. Or maybe both.
3. I don’t understand people who don’t like vegetables. They are seriously missing out. My favorites are red peppers and tomatoes, and this summer I’m on an arugula kick.
4. I named my cats after chimpanzee researchers. Janie and Roger are named after Jane Goodall and Roger Fouts. I know that’s a weird thing to do to a cat, but Goodall and Fouts are two of my heroes. They taught me that compassion should be treasured above all traits, including intelligence. In the late 90s, I studied sign language for six months so I could volunteer with Fouts’ chimps and speak to them in a shared language. The experience changed me.
5. When I was in fourth grade, I was on a TV game show called “It’s Elementary.” I was chosen to be one of their math contestants, which is funny considering I never liked math. Somewhere my family has a VHS tape of that show, and I look really short.
6. One of my fondest memories is sitting alone in Marin County, overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. I sat there for hours, watching the fog roll in and out. It was sublime.
7. I could win a ton of money on “Don’t Forget the Lyrics” or “The Singing Bee.” If I could clear out all the song lyrics from my brain, I could do something useful with that leftover brain power, like cure cancer. When I was in high school, I would memorize facts for tests by putting them to music. I can still recite the last stanza of “Thanatopsis,” because I sing it in my head to the tune of “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.”
8. Before I met Mike, I really didn’t think I could be happier with a man in my life. I was wrong.
Hi, I’m Charlotte! I’m a photographer in Reston, Virginia. I love hiking, running, and exploring the world with my husband and young son.