Kris & Cori – Lodge & Spa at Breckenridge

June 19, 2008 | Filed Under Travel, Wedding by emi | 8 Comments 

The long awaited Colorado wedding has been posted! Kris and Cori are dear friends of ours and it was such an honor to be a part of their special day. Michael was actually the best man at the wedding, so he had a bit of double duty, while I charged about in my Ugg boots trying to capture the raw, natural beauty of their Breckenridge wedding. We spent 5 days in Colorado helping with preparations, being a part of parties, brunches, rehearsal, the much anticipated wedding, and then a two day snowboarding experience. The first single image in the post, was taken from the deck of the cabin at sunrise. As his bare feet crunched through the fresh snow on the cedar deck of the bridal party cabin, Michael got this gorgeous shot which speaks so much of the serenity and beauty of the wedding. Oh, and when I say “cabin” I mean snowy mountain mansion…the place was unreal, and the entire bridal party stayed all together for 3 days which made for a really special time for Kris and Cori as they were surrounded by some of their favorite people. It was pretty cold that day, but the sun did come out, and the bridal party braved the cold air, and trecked out in the snow (boots and all) for the photos

The gathering was intimate, with close friends and family present. The love for Kris and Cori was truly evident throughout the entire week, and it was so special to experience it with them. It was a time to celebrate what God had done in their lives individually, and what the future would hold for them collectively. I’ve never cried so much at a wedding, I was so touched by the heart of Cori’s father as he married them, and Kris’s reaction when he first saw Cori was the most precious I’ve seen.

Let us know what you think!

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We’re Back!

April 28, 2008 | Filed Under Personal, Travel by michael | 4 Comments 

Wow, what a crazy month! We’ve already heard from so many of you since we got back from China about a week ago, and everyone is asking one thing… “why haven’t you blogged?”, which is a really good question considering our last post was almost 4 weeks ago. The answer to that question is actually a combination of two things, the fact that we’ve been traveling for the last 6 weeks (Colorado, then China), and more importantly, the fact that we had a hard drive crash the day before we left for China. I’ve got a whole blog post set aside for that one, and it’s coming right up, so check that out for the full details. All that to say, we’re back on the blog scene, and we’re going to kick off May with a blog marathon so sit back and enjoy.

China was such an amazing experience, and we’ll be posting a series of images that we took on our trip, but that will come a little bit later. Here’s a little teaser image from on top of the great wall. Check back soon for the rest.

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A little bit of the East Coast

January 30, 2008 | Filed Under Check it out, Travel by michael | 15 Comments 

Everyone likes travel pics, and we’ve already been asked several times to post some from our time out in New England, so we’ve put together a few for the blog.
We wanted to experience the 6 states (NY, CT, MA, RI, ME, and VT) that we drove through for their true beauty without having destinations or itineraries, so that sight, smell, and whimsy accounted for our experiences. Each day we jumped in our rental car and drove, with no real destination, to see all that we could. We stopped everywhere, randomly. We photographed everything. And when our time drew close to ending, we found ourselves 2 states away, and only 6 hours left before our flight left without us from JFK. Lets just say that, had Vermont been any larger, or the roads longer and more windy, we’d have missed our flight by a lot more than 2 hours. Thats right, we still totally missed it. And we thought L.A. had bad traffic during rush hour. Anyhow, what we did see and experience was amazing, and we already can’t wait to go back (maybe eventually to live) to these beautiful states. Enjoy!

We welcome your comments, so please post away!! ( There is a link at the bottom of each post where you can submit your own comments)

Vermont’s amazing roads begged for a sports car, but my rental manned up and got the job done!

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The view from Central Park with our Infrared.

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I shot this for my dad. This one shot might just encompass everything that he would be about on a Saturday afternoon.

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Emi went running super early in the morning in Massachusetts and found a couple of really sweet beach access spots among the vacation homes. It was really really cold here.

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Early morning light seems to make all the difference when capturing those photos that just beg for attention. Emi grabbed this one with the IR in Maine.

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Driving through Vermont early in the morning the fog covered everything in a blanket, almost like a heavy snowfall. This is one of my favorite images from the trip, along with another fog image.

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Emi grabbed this sunrise in Maine, again after a short run she had the best spots picked out for photo ops.

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I absolutely love fog like this. This is about 6:00am in Vermont.

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We had pulled over to get a shot of a lighthouse (which you’ll see below) and I turned around to see the sun coming through this beach house on the cliff.

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This was on our last day as we raced through Vermont. I almost didn’t pull over, but as we drove the scene just kept getting more unreal, so we actually turned around to go back and get this photo.

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A gothic church in CT.

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This is what we had come to see, the bright colors that New England is famous for in the fall.

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I had to grab a shot of this old car parked outside of this beach house. On the other side of the road the beach came right up to the sea grass. I’ll take a place like this!

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Emi, taking a short walk on a long pier. (he-he, get it!)
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I forgot the name of this lighthouse, but it didn’t seem real. Like a little mini version out on the rocks.

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We stopped to grab a couple photos of a crab shack, and Emi found this canoe filled with apples that had fallen from the overhanging tree.

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There are signs like this all over the smaller towns. Such a cool thing to still have small handmade wooden signs guiding you.ne_24.JPG

The light was coming through the trees in bands as we drove through the mountains, so we pulled over and I grabbed a few shots of the trees that were closest to the road.

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A bunch of egrets in a marsh in Conneticut.

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This was that same morning with the intense fog, and we had driven for a while to find this covered bridge (popular in VT).

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I don’t know why, but I love this shot. Something about the juxtaposition of the natural beauty with the old dilapidated dock.

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Trying to stay warm.

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