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10 years old.

I'm going to cry through this whole thing.  Just have to warn you now.  It's a side effect of being a sap.

10 years... How?  I'm so overwhelmed by how quickly you've grown Hailey. It both shatters my heart and fills me with pride in the same moment (weird mom thing... you'll understand someday)

You decided to make us into a family well before my "5 year plan", and while I cried in fear at the time, I don't think I could have fathomed the love and joy you would bring into our lives... into everyone's lives. Any time I question anything in my life- any "why me?" or trial- I just look at you, my sweet girl, and I am reminded how much good there is in our life.

You were the beginning of it all for us. You taught us how little sleep we could live on, how much crying we could actually tolerate (Your poor little colicky tummy), how little we knew about adulting, and how very little we knew about our capacity to love before you were in our arms.

Hailey, when they say someone can light up a room, they're talking about you.  You bring light and joy with you everywhere you go- it radiates from your soul. I pray every day that teenage years (that are approaching far too quickly for my comfort) don't try to rob you of that. 

Today, we say goodbye to single digits. I didn't imagine how hard it would be for me - to recognize we are coming to a place where our relationship is going to change, that we are coming to a place where our years of being with you every day are less than more. I just want to keep you!  Yet, in that same breath, the excitement I feel for you and the years ahead is just as overwhelming.  (Again, weird mom thing)  

I love watching your relationships with friends blossom. I love the crazy plans you make together (winter dog wash... no.) - but most of all I love the ease you have with each other.  You do you.  They do them- and none of you feel the need to be anything else. My hope for you is that your friendships can always stay this way, and that you never compromise yourself in an effort to "fit".  There will be people who love you and see the amazing that is you and won't ask you to change it.

Your love for volleyball inspires me.  You've worked through so many hard things- and even if you might have wanted to give up, you never said a word and kept going.  Your dedication through those moments is going to last a lifetime- and I am so crazy proud of you.  You achieve a goal and you keep on trucking to the next.  I want to be more like you. I am so glad you have that to share with your Daddy, and hopefully will also have to share with at least one of your siblings.  It's been so cool to watch your relationship with daddy grow this year.

Thank you for being so amazing. I know there will be times in your life that you might make choices that aren't super, and that's okay.  We will be here for you.  It's part of growing up!  Thank you for loving your siblings so much.  I know they make you crazy sometimes, but I also know you love them dearly.  Thank you for always having a heart for service.  Sometimes when I tell you not to help, it's because I want you to savor being a kid.  It's okay not to grow up too fast.  You'll look back and wish you were 10 again someday. Thank you for loving us despite being the oldest (a.k.a. tester child) as we navigate the craziness that is parenting all you little personalities.  Thank you for conversations, and always wanting to fill me in on every part of your day.  Thank you for giggles and our silly jokes.  Thank you for still holding my hand in the car, and for only rolling your eyes at me when I'm being EXTRA nerdy.  

10... a whole decade.  I am so proud of you Hailey.  I love you. 

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Impressions from November & December : a personal project

I'm breaking the rules and posting more than 8 images... But it was a fun couple months!  I didn't take very many pictures on my camera this holiday season.  I kind of promised myself I would drink in more of the days together and worry less about photographing it all. In December Teagan turned 5- which is a big birthday in our house.  The girls get jewelry boxes on their 5th birthday that are heirloom quality.  It's pretty special.  We had a great time shooting pictures for holiday cards (which isn't standard... usually they are rushed and filled with crying!  haha!) - It was a good couple of months. When you've looked around here, head over and visit Antonia to see her lovely work!

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‘Impressions‘ is a creative project by an eclectic group of female photographers from around the globe. We aim to share the inspiration behind what we do through our bi-monthly posts.

Every other month, we will be sharing 8 images that tell the story of what inspired us in the previous weeks: our families, nature, weather, or maybe even work itself! We are free to explore the meaning of ‘impressions’, and it is likely to change month to month.

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{6 days new} | Denver Newborn Photographer | Posed + Lifestyle Photography session

Happy 2015!  I hope your holidays were amazing.

Combo Newborn sessions are my favorites I think. We start with beautifully posed images of baby, and then move into lifestyle portraits, and I get the chance to capture families just loving each other.   It's a great alternative for mommies who might not feel up for posed images of themselves.  I encourage parents to be in pictures (even if no one else sees them), as these precious moments with new baby are fleeting, and I promise you- children treasure them when they are adults.

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2014 Fall Mini Sessions Part 2 | Denver Family Photographer

I hold Mini Sessions twice a year, and my fall sessions are always a big hit.  It's a great way to get your holiday pictures (and cards!) taken care of in one fell swoop.  It's a huge gift to me too, seeing all these wonderful families.  This year we shot at Cherry Creek Reservoir. It was stunning- and we couldn't have BEGGED for better weather.

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2014 Fall Mini Sessions | Denver Family Photographer

I loved so many images from mini sessions this year... so get ready... this is a 2 part post!  Thank you to all of my families who trust me with their precious images- you honor me. New families, and those I have watched grow for years, thank you for coming to see me this year.

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B Family | Union Station | Denver Family Photographer

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Mini sessions were a hit this year! We started out downtown Denver at Union Station.  I really really like the new building.  I also really really like this family.  5 of the most beautiful, respectful, wonderful boys in the world.  Their parents are doing an amazing job.

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Blue or Pink | Gender Reveal | Denver Maternity Photographer

I have been blessed to know Chloe since my freshmen year in high school.  She has always been the epitome of grace and kindness to me, and she has been even more so through her pregnancies.

We had so much fun creating this announcement!  Big brother Noah was in charge of letting you all know... Is he getting a baby sister?  Or is he getting a baby brother??

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A BROTHER!!!!  Congratulations Ryan, Chloe, and Noah!!!

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Impressions Blog Circle | July & August edition | Denver Portrait Photographer

 

It's Impression blog circle time!  When you're done here, please visit Natalie to see what the last 2 months have brought her.

I've (as usual) been rather lack-luster about blogging.  So here we are in September, and I still haven't blogged about our newest addition, Harper!  She arrived in July and absolutely lights up our life.  I was hoping this post would be her birth story, but that will come soon.  We had quite the adventure for her coming earthside.  I can't wait to share it with you along with the images and video my dear friend Sarah captured for us.  Prepare yourself for a bit of photo overload... I had a hard time narrowing it down!  Here are a few of our first 2 months together  (she's going to be 2 months tomorrow!!  Holy moly!) If you want to see more of our day, follow me on Instagram @brinkstreet

Newborns look so wise to me.  I believe they know something we don't when they are that fresh.  She is so deeply loved.  Her brothers studied her for hours.  Also, am I the only baby foot junky?  The deep wrinkles just make me swoon. HarperBlog1

Some of the newborn images I took of her and her siblings.  Sam had photos with her when our wonderful friend Cristine came to take photos!  (Another blog post for sharing!)

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Then suddenly, she was a month old.  Teagan is insane about her. She isn't sure how she feels about Teagan ;)

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Here she is at 7 weeks.  Hopefully it won't take me 2 months to share more for you!

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Denver Colorado Fall Mini Sessions

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I have 4 dates open for these super-fun Mini sessions.

Ready to book??  Here’s what you need to do!

1. Look through the dates and times below.  If it isn’t crossed out, that means it’s either available or the deposit hasn’t been received for that time

2. Pick your top 3 times (just in case!)

3. Email me kim@brinkstreetphotography.com or call me 970-227-4927 to request your spot!

4. Put $25 down to save your space (Paypal, check, cash, and credit cards are all options)

October 4th /5th Fort Collins

Saturday

4:00pm

4:45pm

5:30pm

Sunday

8:00am

8:45am

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October 18th/19th Denver Metro Sessions

Saturday

8:00am

8:45am

9:30am

4:00pm

4:45pm

5:30pm

Sunday

8:00am

8:45am

9:30am

4:00pm

4:45pm

5:30pm

One weekend will take place in the Denver Metro area, and the other in the Loveland/Fort Collins area.

Please email me at Kim@brinkstreetphotography.com or call/text me (970)227.4927 to set your time.  Make sure you have a top 2 times, just in case the one you like is already taken.

A $25 deposit is required to hold your time.

Once you book, I’ll send you an invoice for  to reserve your space.  I can’t wait to hear from you!

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Impressions Blog Circle | May & June edition | Denver Portrait Photographer

May and June were busy, busy months for us!  Noah graduated from Kindergarten, Sam had his first "beach" experience (a reservoir is about as beach as you get in Colorado), we went to birthday parties and saw family!  It's been a wonderful start to our summer and a fantastic way to wait for our newest addition who will be here any day now!

After you spend some time here, head over to Vinita's blog to see what they were up to this May and June!

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{The S Family} | Denver Family Photographer

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This weekend was my last weekend of shooting before our newest addition arrives- and I have to tell you- I couldn't have asked for more beautiful, wonderful families to start this maternity leave.  Isn't this family stunning?  We had SO much fun at Daniels Park outside of Denver, and these beautiful girls kept us on our toes!  Thank you S family for choosing me for your pictures.  I am truly honored.

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2014 Spring Mini Sessions | Denver Family Photographer

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It's time for Spring mini's again! We had so much fun last year, despite having to reschedule because of snow. This year I've scheduled them in May in hopes of avoiding any big storms, as well as it being green. Our location this year will have an option of shooting on the beach as well as a field, and as always, there will be cookies and lemonade.

 

Ready to book??  Here's what you need to do!

1. Look through the dates and times below.  If it isn't crossed out, that means it's either available or the deposit hasn't been received for that time

2. Pick your top 3 times (just in case!)

3. Email me kim@brinkstreetphotography.com or call me 970-227-4927 to request your spot!

4. Put $50 down to save your space (Paypal, check, cash, and credit cards are all options)

5. Get ready for fun!

May 17th & 18th

Saturday

7:30am

8:00am

8:30am

9:00am

9:30am

10:00am

5:00pm

5:30pm

6:00pm

6:30pm

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Sunday

7:30am

8:00am

8:30am

9:00am

9:30am

5:00pm

5:30pm

6:00pm

6:30pm

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$50 is due at the time of booking, with the balance due the day of your session. Spots are already booking, so please contact me quickly to grab your spot.

Location and session information will be sent via email 2 weeks before mini sessions take place.

Have questions?  Email me at Kim@brinkstreetphotography.com  there are never too many or any silly questions- so don't hesitate!

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Impressions Blog Circle | January Edition | Denver Family Photographer

January was a busy and fun month for us.  We had 2 birthdays- Hailey turned 8 and Noah turned 6.  Poor things were sick on their birthdays but we made the best of it and had a blast.  We also had fun telling a version of the little Monkeys jumping on the bed (without the whole falling off and head breaking....)

 

 

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Now head over to Natalie's blog to see what she's been up to this month.

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Impressions Blog Circle | October Edition | Denver Family Photographer

'Impressions' is a creative project by an eclectic group of female photographers from around the globe. We aim to share the inspiration behind what we do through our monthly posts. On the 8th of each month, we will be sharing 8 images that tell the story of what inspired us in the previous weeks: our families, nature, weather, or maybe even work itself!

We all know I've been a horrible blogger, so to help change that, and to help all of you get too know my and my crew, I joined a circle of incredibly talented women to share a little bit of  "us" every month.  Make sure you click through all of the links.  These women are amazing!!

Here is a little bit of our October.  It was filled with mini sessions and lots of other business- it was so hard to choose only 8!

I had 4 very full days of mini sessions last month (blog posts to come!), but here are a few of my personal favorites.

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Halloween is our opportunity to go over the top with dress up.  Wigs, hand made costumes- candy is low on the totem pole compared to the characters they get to play.  Sam wasn't feeling the individual pictures, but I love how how looks like a little stuffed horse.

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 Head over to Antonia's blog to see what inspired her last month.

http://www.mamzenko.com/impressions-october-personal-project/

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Baby Z | Denver Family and Newborn Photographer

Denver_Family_Newborn_PhotographerThe newest addition to the M. Family has arrived!  We arranged a special kind of newborn session for him, because his daddy was only in town for a couple of days.  Matt is doing rounds at different hospitals around the country to decide where they will move to next year for his residency. (I have to admit I'm not happy about this!)

I am in love with these images because they just ooze of the closeness this family has.  Proud daddy, amazing mommy, awesome big sister, and pure newness.  I've know them since big sister was about to arrive.  These pictures marked almost 3 years of capturing images of their family.  Wow.  I am so very blessed to know them.

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Mini sessions are here! | Denver Family Photographer

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I have 4 dates open for these super-fun Mini sessions.

October 12th /13th Fort Collins

Saturday

8:00am

8:30am

9:00am

4:00pm

4:30pm

5:00pm

Sunday

8:00am

8:30am

9:00am

4:00pm

4:30pm

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October 26th/27th Denver Metro Sessions

Saturday

8:00am

8:30am

9:00am

4:00pm

4:30pm

5:00pm

Sunday

8:00am

8:30am

9:00am

4:00pm

4:30pm

5:00pm

One weekend will take place in the Denver Metro area, and the other in the Loveland/Fort Collins area.

Please email me at Kim@brinkstreetphotography.com or call me (970)227.4927 to set your time.  Make sure you have a top 2-3 times, just in case the one you like is already taken.

Once you book, I'll send you a paypal invoice to reserve your space and an attachment  with all the little details of the day.  I can't wait to hear from you!

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Sweet Princesses | Golden Newborn Photographer

You know it's going to be a great shoot when your first frame is this.

"WHAT is that thing in my face?!?"

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I love when babies spend some of our session awake.  Their eyes are so amazing.  Literally everything is a discovery to them.  I wish I could have taken a picture of her when she saw my face the first time.  She was so puzzled by the new face.  It warmed my  heart to watch her discovering my face.  Her big sister was incredible.  Such beautiful girls these two were!  Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your lives for a little while!

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