Monday, December 22, 2008

a new blog!

We have a new blog!  We've loved blogger but our new one allows the user to easily share images via facebook, my space, Linkedin and many other social networks as well as e-mailing posts to friends. You'll also find twitter updates and other features! Check back here for a few personal updates from time to time but visit us at our main blog to get the full scoop!

new wedlake blog

....... see you there!

Friday, December 12, 2008

newborn baby - 6 days old

Our friends Sam & Susan had their baby on December 5th and when I called to congratulate them and offer to bring a meal Susan said, "why don't you bring your camera, instead.". Of course! I LOVE to photograph new babies! They are just so special. When I saw baby Ryan I said, "Oh, he's so little." and Susan said, "Really?" because he was 8lbs. 13oz. at birth but he still looked little to me. We photographed him in a cute little Christmas outfit and then I said we should do some naked baby pictures so they undressed Ryan and laid him down and all of the sudden he was peeing on me! My camera was in the direct line of fire so the lens took the brunt of it but it was okay, we just wiped it off quickly - after we picked ourselves off the floor from laughing so hard. Ryan is really sweet and Sam & Susan are amazing parents. The feeling at their home is so happy and peaceful. Can you believe that? With a 6 day old? But it's true. Congratulations, you guys - you have a beautiful family!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Weekend in Winter Park

We had the BEST weekend in Winter Park! Thanks to our friends Scott and Heidi for inviting us up to their condo which gave us the kick in the pants we needed to get our ski passes and get our son on skis for the first time. He loved it! Kept asking to ski every time we took a break. Paul and I had some great runs, also and Sophia didn't mind riding around in the sled and hanging out in the lodge. The condo was so relaxing and the kids slept the next day on the ride down so Paul and I got to talk uninterrupted for an hour and a half! Then we cut down our Christmas tree and came home and decorated it. We couldn't have asked for a better time!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Things I learned last week ...

-A roadtrip with a two year old and a four year old is hard no matter how many treats, surprises and stops there are.
- Pulll off and get a hotel when it's three in the morning and you can't go faster than 35 mph on the interstate and for every mile you travel there are at least two vehicles in the ditch. Pay whatever they say and be thankful you are not the college kid sleeping in the lobby.
- It's really nice to be with family on Thanksgiving and good for kids to know their grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
- When you live out of state, the best gift you can give your mom on her birthday is your presence.
- Super 8 hotels let 100 lb dogs in the room for a small fee.

We had a great time reconnecting with family and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Ragain's

brrrrr .... it was a little chilly this morning for a shoot in Golden near clear creek but the Ragain family were real troopers! Baby Adam is just 3 months old but I barely heard him cry and the older boys were such good big brothers. Happy Birthday to Bradley! You all did great!  I'm going to go make myself a big ole cup of coffee to warm up. Thanks for letting me photograph your family!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Amanda & Heather

This was such a fun session!  Amanda & Heather are sisters and wanted to give their Dad a portrait for his birthday. Both are really creative and had great ideas. Paul shot them in some cool urban locations and I photographed the studio portion. There are so many great shots I had a hard time deciding what to post but here are a few of my favorites. Thanks, ladies - this session ( along with an early morning run in the snow) made my day!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

chalk art

If you come to our home office this week you will see some great chalk art! Here is a picture of some people my four year old son, Luke drew. I couldn't fit it all in one image ( even with my widest lens) but he drew their arms and legs so long that they wrapped around the mini van and garage!  The circles inside their bodies are their stomachs. Luke has been fascinated with the digestive system and human body in general. We have been getting him library books on anatomy. Before you jump to the conclusion that this kid is going to be a doctor let me tell you that after I took this picture of his art work he confiscated my camera ( valued at approximately $4000) and started taking pictures of his sister, his art, our living room, etc. Santa Claus - be advised that Luke would like his own camera!