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Posts from the ‘Portraits’ Category

Happy 2016!

December 31, 2015 | Portraits, Weddings

There is so much to look forward to going into 2016! But I want to take a quick moment to look back over some of the amazing people I was able to work with in 2015… much more to come but here is a snippet of the past year. Thank you to each and everyone of you for entrusting me to capture your special moments in time. I never lose sight of what a privilege it is to be there with you. All the best, Rachel

Community, Love, Support- That’s what life is all about!

June 9, 2015 | News, Portraits

Lizzy (a local 14 year old battling her third round of stage 4 Ewing’s Sarcoma) and her family really wanted to go to the U2 concert in Denver this past weekend, but it was out of reach financially, until the local community came together. Tricia Canonico a Fort Collins resident and one of the great ladies behind the Suburban Bitches Blog, (who did not personally know Lizzy and the Lawtons, besides taking Meredith’s great spin class at the gym!) heard about this and thought… “WE can make this happen” and she started brainstorming and talking to… Read More »

Family Vacation- Film Only!

May 8, 2015 | Personal, Portraits

Well, school will be out for the summer before we know it and I am finally posting my images from last summer! Before we headed out for our 4th of July in Vail and then our road trip to Minnesota, I decided that I would ONLY use film and my iPhone to document our adventures. It was a wonderful challenge and made me slow down and appreciate things before clicking the shutter. And I was able to capture the moments I was really going after. It was a wonderful exercise for me, and I think I may… Read More »

Guss – A Life Saver

April 28, 2015 | Personal, Portraits

And that life would be mine. I met Guss 30 years ago on December 7th. We didn’t plan the meeting (of course), but the stars aligned and  he just happened to be the magnificent paramedic who showed up on the scene when I was in an automobile accident. Guss had a sixth sense that day, and he insisted that they didn’t leave the site of the crash when he saw one loan boot and no child to go with it. He searched the roadside, and low and behold he found me in the ditch. Without… Read More »


April 26, 2015 | Portraits

I love when I have the opportunity to witness the next phase of my wedding couple’s journey as they add more to their love stories. The first phase of Abby & Andrew’s love story that I was able to capture was their awesome engagement session tucked in the foothills north of Fort Collins, at their family cabin. Then it was on to Abby and Andrew’s super fun wedding at the beautiful Della Terra Mountain Chateau.  Since then I have been fortunate to be able to see Abby and Andrew during their next adventure by frequenting their delicious Food Truck… Read More »

Fort Collins Farmstead Family Portrait Session

April 10, 2015 | Portraits

It was a blast photographing this darling family. When I pulled up to their house, I said… you live in my dream house! I had been down the street before with my husband and we both had commented on how beautiful the house and yard were. I adore their property and the old farmhouse, and what is not to love about that gorgeous red barn!  It was the perfect backdrop for our portrait session. We had a wonderful afternoon exploring their property and getting some fun shots of the family. Thank you so much for… Read More »

Blanco Family – Old Town Fort Collins

April 9, 2015 | Portraits

This family…what can I say?  They are just so much fun, and you can see it in the photos. This family is full of awesome personalities and no shortage of laughter and fun in their family. We met up in Old Town for a quick morning shoot, and I love the shots we captured. I am so lucky to have them as friends and clients and as an AMAZING teacher for my youngest! Miss Heather, you are wonderful! Thanks for inviting me to capture your amazing family. You guys rock.

Fort Collins Mini Portrait Sessions 2- Laughing Buck Farm

March 2, 2015 | Portraits

More catching up! Here are some of the beautiful families that I was fortunate enough to photograph on the second day of mini sessions at the the AMAZING Laughing Buck Farm. I mentioned this before, but it’s worth repeating because Laughing Buck Farm is a gem tucked right here in Fort Collins.  And if you haven’t been there yet to check out their delicious fresh eggs of their amazing goat soaps, or to have your kids take part in their farm programs…then head there right now, you won’t be disappointed. They are amazing and the classes… Read More »

Fort Collins Mini Portrait Sessions – Laughing Buck Farm

January 25, 2015 | Portraits

A highlight of every fall is when I get to do Portrait Mini Sessions. It is the time of year when I get to reconnect with families, some I have seen and others I haven’t since the previous year. I love seeing the growth and changes in the kids and I love meeting a few new families every year. Since my wedding season extended into October this year, I did not have a lot of time for full sessions, so I am so glad that I was able to squeeze in two jam packed days at… Read More »

Fort Collins Senior Portraits

January 25, 2015 | Portraits

I am finally catching up on the past year. 2014 went by in a blink and it was filled with so many amazing clients!  So, I will try to give you a glimpse into the past while we look back at some fun shoots! I had the unbelievable privilege to work with some of Fort Collins’ incredible high school seniors. These seniors warmed my heart. They are beautiful people on the inside and out. Each of them have different goals and directions and I can’t wait to hear where they all end up. It is such… Read More »