This weekend made my heart so full, friends. Not only did I get to photograph + explore some seriously gorgeous landscapes, but I got to hang out with one of my dearest friends + her family to celebrate baby V coming in August! Christy + Ryan just radiated joy as expectant parents…the morning of our session had us worried for a bit since rain was in the forecast, but the sun came out just for us! Ute Valley Park is practically in their backyard, making it the perfect location for their shoot; we talked about how amazing it would be to take baby V there to explore, climb, run, bike… what a lucky kid to have a natural playground right around the corner from his house! I know my own kids would practically live outside, if we let them; I’m already making plans to bring them out to Colorado in the near future! I always love chatting about the dreams new parents have for their little one, even if it’s as simple as taking walks in the park together. Knowing how much this baby is already so loved + such a tremendous blessing in their lives made this day so, so special. Thank you, Christy + Ryan, for trusting me to capture this precious time in your lives - I cannot WAIT to meet your little guy soon! ;)