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braner. :durango, co family photographer:

big family, big post!  please help me in welcoming: andy, jamie jo, hays, maggie, tiki, dax, & gabby to durango! they’ve actually been here every summer for the past 10+ summers running the kanakuk kamp, and they moved here officially this may!  the camp is still theirs & is now camp kivu…it’s amazing!  they always […]

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jenn and kenny - February 22, 2010 - 8:51 pm

how great! i actually randomly met mrs./mom braner at rocky mountain kids earlier this month and had one of those fly by conversations about whether to find out the sex of a baby or not. she really is vibrant and i enjoyed speaking to her. i even ended up talking about her to kenny later that day and a few days later! congrats and best of luck to them all!

Stacie - February 13, 2010 - 6:37 am

Those are all so sweet…you can tell they are a delightful family. I love the one where they are all snuggled on the couch looking up at you. It depicts the closeness, yet individuality that makes up a family. Great, great, great!

Jamie Jo - February 9, 2010 - 4:48 pm

Love the pics! Love the narrative! Thanks, Jan!

tiki. :durango, co photojournalism:

meet six-year-old tiki!  his actual name is Jean de Dieu (John of God) and sounds like john doe if you ask him his name.  my sweet friend, jamie jo, and her son, hays, traveled to rwanda in november to pick him up & bring him home as the 7th member of their family!  since i […]

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Sandi - December 9, 2009 - 9:56 pm

Jan…so sweet. I have loved getting to follow Jamie Jo & her family through this adventure on her blog. What sweet memories they will have with these photos. Love you, Jan.

Jamie Jo - December 8, 2009 - 3:56 pm

Love this post!!!! Thanks, again, for surprising me at the airport! I love these pics! Also, thanks for NOT posting the pic of me making the oh so crazy face! :)

sweet friends & harper lynn…

as you know, or will hear me say a million times, i love our friends!  and i love making new friends and i love keeping in touch with our friends all over the world!  i was voted “friendliest girl” in the 8th grade!  so, i also like to trade watching kiddos with my friends!  it’s […]

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Stacie - September 2, 2009 - 8:27 pm

Absolutely love it!! I’m going to have to try this next time nothing seems to please SE!

fun mommy tips…#2

shop on etsy…it’s amazing!  i have been finding the greatest things on etsy from cute items to take to shoots to things for my girls to easter cookies.  yes, you read that right, i bought homemade decorated sugar cookies on etsy & they were delicious!  i’m completely addicted to online shopping and now i can […]

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kati - June 11, 2009 - 3:00 pm

etsy is great. i got sofia’s cousin the cutest tutu for her birthday and i’ve bought several patterns on there as well. i love homemade/handmade stuff!

Ellen - June 10, 2009 - 10:23 am

Those hats are the cutest things ever! Of course Paige would never keep it on….

Stacie Boyd - June 10, 2009 - 8:17 am

I heart etsy too Jan! I heart you and your sweet girls as well! Miss you guys!

happy birthday olivia

my firstborn is 3 today!  i remember my pregnancy with her fondly: the surprise of finding out i was pregnant,  working at the d.a.’s office 60 hours a week up until i had her, finishing a triathlon while pregnant with her, such an easy pregnancy, and then a super easy labor & birth!  five hours […]

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