A Day at the Denver Zoo

The Denver Zoo is one of our most favorite place in the entire city.

 

It might be because we have kids, but I don’t think so. We totally would go to the zoo regularly when it was just the two of us. There is just something about it.

We both love animals a lot, which is obviously a big part of it, but it is also just a really beautiful place. There is amazing plants and trees everywhere and it really just feels like a little natural oasis in the middle of the city. Having a pass is also definitely the way to go. It completely takes the stress away. We can go for a couple hours on a Sunday morning just to see a few things, and not feel bad leaving before nap time. It is one of our favorite Sunday activities and we are there probably twice a month.

Anyways…these photos are from our last trip to the zoo and what a fun day it was. We asked everybody what animals they wanted to see that day and we managed to squeeze all of them in. I am already excited for out next trip.

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X-Pro2 | XF16mm f1.4 | XF35mm f1.4
X-E2 | XF23mm f2


My Family

You know the phrase "A plumbers pipes are always leaking"? I have found that to be true as a photographer as well.

I am a huge proponent of family pictures, but am so busy that I often am not good about making sure we have pictures of our own family. A couple weeks ago we decided to skip to church and head to the mountains. It was a foggy and rainy morning, which is pretty rare here, but oddly me and my wife LOVE this weather. We brought the camera and my father-in-law and I were able to capture some beautiful photos of my family. It was so refreshing and fun and I am so glad to have these memories captured. We will be doing this more in the future for sure. 

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Blooming

I think River was born at a really cool time of the year because her growth almost seems to match the seasons.

Just as Spring is upon us and it seems like the whole world is blooming, it seems like she is doing the same. Her little personality is starting to come out in spades and I love watching. She waves at everybody, smiles and giggles, and loves being outside. It is so fun to watch and I love this little girl so much. 


River has figure out waving and it is our favorite thing right now. She will wave and anybody and everybody. 



I wanted to cook some brats for lunch but we were out of propane. So what did I do? I did what a man would do and I cooked them over an open flame. And they were delicious.




Courtney wanted to make sure I got a picture of these diaper because they are "so cute". They are pretty cute aren't they?



We just love having great-granmda or "GG" living with us. She is so sweet and so much fun. 

River's Mom

River isn't old enough to talk yet, but I think if she was, she would say how thankful she is to have a mom that loves her this much. She gets up in the middle of the night to feed her, she plays with her and changes her diaper. She works hard at a job to help take care of her. And she would do anything to help her grow into an awesome little human. She would say "I love you Mom. You are the best one I could ask for. Happy Mothers day!"

Fall Scenes

I love this time of year so much. It feels calming and good for the soul. As much as we can, Courtney and I like to get out and just go for walks and enjoy the colors and the crisp air. This time of year will now be even more special as it will always remind us of the time River came into our lives. These are some photos from these walks of what Fall looks like in our little neighborhood. 

Fuji X100s | VSCOfilm | October 2015 | Northglenn Co.