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giving. is. awesome. :durango, co photographer:

to celebrate my 100th blog since i’ve been in business i’d like to do a little give away…..

i’ve recently joined a group with a mission to give away photography to people that deserve it, but can’t afford it …my business has been so blessed and in the spirit of holiday giving i’d like to let you choose someone for me to give a little gift to in return!

so, here’s the deal:

i’m giving away $300 in photography products & services to some lucky person out there that you nominate, & YOU the nominator get a $75 gift certificate from me just for helping that lucky person!  they can be anywhere in the U.S., but the shoot will take place in the durango area or the denver area the next time that i’m in denver!

all you have to do is email me: and title the subject line “giving is awesome”

put: who deserves it & why (it doesn’t really matter but i’d like to know why you think they deserve it), include your contact information & theirs!

the uber lucky nominee and nominator will be announced on christmas eve!

to see more about this awesome group of awesome photographers, go here

looking forward to hearing form you!  you’ve got 30 days……..get to it!

jenn and kenny - December 24, 2009 - 11:59 am

we would like to nominate erin and josh umbaugh. this durango couple just found out they were pregnant. again, actually. they have had an extremely difficult time and have lost a baby before. we have never meet a more loving, and generous couple. josh recently lost his job with the current downturn in the economy and has done everything to stay off of unemployment. he could receive full benefits, however has taken some of the most unforgiving jobs this town has to offer to continue to provide for his wife and soon to be baby. thats just the hard working ethic they both have. erin has worked day in and out for multiple local companies and still finds the time to care for friends and neighbors in need. both of their families are in the midwest and have also suffered from the economy and the downturn. pictures is going to be the only way most of them will get to see this new bundle of joy. they deserve this because they are truly an amazing couple, they are full of love and can always laugh no matter what cards they are dealt. they deserve so much happiness and I know your pictures could do that for them!
erin and josh umbaugh
jennkelly and kennyash

samples site. :durango, co photographer:

hi friends & clients!       i’m still here!  i’ve been catching up all week with work, home, friends, family & finishing my samples site!  and, it’s done!  D-O-N-E, done!  clients can email me for the password & a username!  i’m so excited about all of the cards i have to offer-i HEART mail!!!  so, just to get you interested here are two brand spankin’ new ones!  get ’em while they’re hot…….

5×7 front/back love & joy card:

5×5 front/back red & sage damask:
and as a little bonus, i’m extending the deadlines since i was out-of-town for 2 weeks!!!  you keep asking me if it’s too late…it’s not!  order cards by 3pm 12/11 & have photos taken by 12/8 to get regular pricing!  remember that it can take up to a week to finalize a designed card & that’s after your images have been fully edited so, don’t procrastinate!

happy looking!!!

ello. hallo. bonjour. :durango, co photographer in europe:

i’m back…so happy to be home and getting caught up on life here in the mountains!  i should be as good as new in a few days after i’ve caught up on sleep, laundry, emails, calls, edited half of the awesome wedding that i photographed in england, and gotten together with friends that i’ve missed for the last several weeks.  i’m a little short on time to blog until i’ve had a chance to get back to everyone via every form of technology (if you’re awaiting a response of some form from me i p-r-o-m-i-s-e to get back to you in the next 24 hours) & a lot behind on blogging, so for now i’ll leave you with a little wink of my favorites from the trip…more later…promise…


kati - November 18, 2009 - 11:03 am

GORGEOUS! Just stunning. I L-O-V-E the Eiffel Tower photo. Love it!

cherio. auf wiedersehen. au revoire. :durango, co/international photographer:

hello all!  or should i say, see ya later!  i’m leaving for europe & i can’t wait!  i’m going to work & play-super excited about both!  i’ll be gone for a few weeks, but someone special will be in my “office” so if you need something that cannot wait please email me at: and when i can get to the computer i’ll write you back!  when i return i’m sure i’ll have oodles of fun family adventure photos, an amazing wedding in the english lake district, a session in germany-yes, i have a session while i’m there, and lots of other rad stuff to show you!  i’ll also be completely updating my site and i’ll start ordering those awesome christmas cards that all of you have been so excited about!  happy next couple of weeks!  i promise to blog if i can while i’m “on holiday” with my amazing family…so come back soon ya’ll, ya hear!!!

elizabeth. :durango, co newborn photographer:

elizabeth was one-week-old when i got to meet her.  her sweet parents & grandparents oohed & aahed over her the entire time i was there…it was the cutest thing!  elizabeth was such a sweet little peanut for me & didn’t mind being the center of attention at all, see…

she has a perfect head of hair and the cutest teeny feet…
her parents are really some of the nicest people in durango & they’re totally in love with their new daughter…
oh how i love a baby yawn…
i got to use their gorgeous rocking chair…i think elizabeth likes it too…
sweet little sleepy head…
congratulations david & laura…elizabeth is so precious!  welcome to the world sweet elizabeth!

p.s. i’ll never forget her birthday since she shares that special day with harper lynn!

Laura - November 4, 2009 - 1:38 pm

Thank you so much Jan – we LOVE the pictures!! Can’t wait to work with you again!