Two parents – Two kids 
No problem – We got this

 

This year was an eye opener for both of us, balancing work & family. Don’t get us wrong, 2018 had its moments of uncertainty with Stacy’s complicated pregnancy. However, we were a bit naive heading into 2019, thinking life would magically get easier. No weekly doctor visits or worrying if our little girl was going to be okay. But being a parent to two active little humans is the biggest job we’ve taken on.

Looking back on this year, it feels like we didn’t grow professionally as much as we anticipated, but that was our choice. We chose a life with kiddos and love every… just about every second of it. We aren’t perfect and don’t claim to have it figured out, but we strive to put our marriage & family before our work.

With that being said, let’s recap this crazy year. We continue to discover more of Silverthorne and Summit County and love every chance we get to photograph close to home, but 2019 took us to two of our favorite Colorado mountain towns. It doesn’t get any better than Telluride, but Crested Butte comes close. While some say we’re spoiled with stunning backdrops at every venue, the mountains do have their challenges. We even made a rare trip work trip to Cancun to document a wedding, which was an absolute blast.

For people that love statistics, we had…

29 Weddings
280,000+- Photos Taken
$330 in Camera Repairs (record low for us)
Had a Winter Wedding in June at Piney River Ranch
Featured in Professional Photographer Magazine
Spent 192,948,323+- Hours Together
Didn’t Buy a New Camera or Lens

 

We hosted two workshops in 2019, helping others in our community grow their skills, which in return, has helped us grow. We love every bit of teaching and sharing and hope to continue our outreach.

Stacy and I love looking at these photos, but it’s also frightening how awkwardly tall we are, how few wedding outfits we rotate through and how much fun we have working together. We both have strengths & weaknesses, but this is what makes us a great team. When I’m helping calm the nerves of a bride who is an hour behind schedule, Stacy can be found getting the groom amped-up with push-ups or taking selfies with the flower girls. It’s not always smooth sailing, but for the most part, weddings have everything we love about our editorial approach to photography.

As 2019 came to a screeching halt, we’re excited to jump into 2020 just as fast. We’re hoping to be moved into our new office, but all the while spending less time in it and more time in the mountains. We aren’t quite sure how the year will pan out, but are ready to get started.

Lastly, a big thanks to our parents who support us & our children, Grandpa Scott for hauling gear on occasion and Tamara Rico & Jenae Lopez for some of the photos below.

7 Responses

  1. Jenae says:

    ahh!! Love you guys!! These are always so great!! I wish I remembered to get more BTS stuff every year! You guys killed it this year as usual!

  2. Allie says:

    Always love seeing images of you guys at work!! Congratulations on another awesome season, and thank you for all of the energy you put into the workshop! Cheers to a great 2020.

  3. Jessica says:

    Gosh I just love you guys! Your passion and energy shine through picture after picture! Cheers

  4. kor says:

    your jobs do not suck, i love you both to the moon and back. your passion in life is contagious. keep being you. we all wish we were a little more like…..well you.

  5. Stunning. Funny. Breathtaking. Thank you for sharing! Makes me want to get married again so I can hire the 2 of you!

  6. Lauren says:

    Love these pictures! You two are wonderful! Happy New Year!

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