Thanks for stopping by! We are Will & Stacey, the husband and wife wedding and engagement photography team based out of glorious Denver, Colorado. We specialize in mountain weddings across the globe and are available for travel. On this blog, you will find photos of our amazing couples as they begin their lives together as husband and wife. You'll also find stories about us, our adventures, and our thoughts on love and marriage. We hope you enjoy and we look forward to hearing from you (yes, please leave your comments!).

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Northern Virginia Children and Family Photographer

Yesterday I had the privilege to meet this beautiful family for the first time and photograph Nick and his wonderful parents. It was one seriously HUMID day, so I am grateful to them for putting up with me running them all around the guys were troopers!! :-) Please check out the amazing blue eyes on this little 2-year old fella...

It was such a pleasure to meet the three of you! I hope you like!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Stacey and Her Magical Pups!

(in a hushed tone)...

Here, Stacey and her magical pups contemplate and then work up a plan to execute their next trick...

...and then...




TA - DA!

With the snap of her finger, all magical pups are under her spell!

(photos taken by Will and his magical cell phone.)

(no, we didn't get another dog. the 3rd magical pup is Marley and belongs to Jodi, Jonathan and Wyatt -- she's just staying with us for the week.)

The End...or A New Beginning?

Will and I just found out yesterday that our house has officially sold. Wow. Part of me is so sad because of all the wonderful things that this house has represented to us. The other part of me is so excited to see what great things are in store for can be sure that whatever/wherever that ends up being, there will be a large fenced in back yard for our munchkins to play in!! :-)

When I heard the news yesterday, I got a little sentimental and walked through the house taking pictures of some of my very favorite parts of the house --- things that may not seem like much to anyone else, but that make my heart swell with happiness when I think about them. Bare with me as I document these things here so that I never forget.

Front door:
- The joy I feel each time I come home.
- How welcoming and warm I think our house is.
- Remembering how excited we were the first time we viewed the house before buying.

:-) The entry way:
- The box of dog collars and leashes reminding me of the girls.
- We got both Bailey and Kelsee while living in this house.
- How excited the girls are when we come home...Bailey break dances and Kelsee wiggles her bum and tail like a crazy girl.

The hardwood floors:
- I remember sitting on these floors in the empty house the first time we visited and telling Will that I could already see how it would be decorated.
- The way the dogs love sprawling out on the cool floors after playing outside in the heat.

Living Room:
- My brother, Chad, built all these cabinets, shelves, multi-media area and laid the marble on and below the fireplace.
- The many beautiful Christmas trees that have made this room glow over the years and the stockings that hung from this fireplace.

- Without a doubt, my favorite room of the house, I love how bright and happy it is.
- Every holiday and party, the kitchen is where we spend most of our time.
- Saturday and Sunday morning breakfasts together that last for hours...especially when Scott is here with us!! :-)

Spare Bedroom:
- Bailey and Kelsee consider this to be their room. They lay on the bed and watch the world outside.
- Over the years that we've lived here, we've had 8 different friends/family members live in this room while they saved up to buy their own place or other various reasons. This represents the true heart of this house. We truly believe this house was a blessing and we vowed to bless others with it. I hope we accomplished that task.

And now....we will move on to something new. A new beginning of sorts. I have no doubt that the memories and life events will be just as good or better....but I will always love and remember this house.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Aunt Stacey time!!

I just returned home after being gone for a week and a half. I spent the first 3 1/2 days in San Francisco at a photography workshop. (I'll post more about that later with some of my practice images -- you can judge my work and see if I learned anything!) From there, I flew to Seattle to spend a week with Will's brother, Ryan, and his wife Katie and their two amazing kids. Here are some (a lot) of pictures from my visit to Seattle....

Family pics -- Sean is 2 years old and Molly is 1 month --

Sean is the smartest and the cutest kid on the planet, I'm sure of it. How then, I'm sure you're wondering, is he also the strongest kid on the planet who can hold himself to a tree with just his legs and one arm??? Wouldn't you like to know! Some secrets we just can't share!

Uncle Chad, these are for you....guitar AND crazy hair!! :-)

Seattle sunset...

And what's a sunset without Eskimo kisses?? NOTHING!

More Aunt Stacey time...

Ryan and Katie, you guys are amazing. Thanks a million for letting me spend a week with you and you're unbelievable little ones. I had such a wonderful time. To Big Boy Sean: I love you buddy. Don't tell Uncle Will, but you are my favorite Big Boy in the whole world! :-) To Molly: you are such a beautiful and perfect little girl. Thanks for giving big smiles to Aunt Stacey, I love you!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Senior Pictures - Northern Virginia Photographer

Well, I must be honest, Nikki isn't actually a senior. She is, in fact, getting ready to head off to begin her post-graduate studies to become a physician assistant. Yep, that's right, not only is she beautiful, but she's also brilliant! In just a few years, Nikki will be writing prescriptions, doing surgery, etc. I, for one, would put my trust in her!

Best of luck, Nikki!! You will do great!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Children's Photographer in Northern Virginia

I have the BEST job ever!!!!! How did I spend my day yesterday? At a beautiful home in Fredericksburg, VA with a gorgeous back yard, taking 9 month pictures of Ms. Emry. And just maybe her mama and I got in a little sun and talk time by the pool while Ms. Emry's hard being me. ;-)

So seriously, tell me this little water-lovin' girl isn't the cutest thing ever....

She's got the modeling skills down already. Check out that foot pop...

Do they make these contraptions in adult sizes? Really, I could use one for myself!

Here I call her the "ruffle butt surfer girl"! And check out those teefers coming in! ;-)

Every girl knows summer fashion is not just about the swim gotta have the whole package! Here she is modeling her pink terry cloth cover up and polka dot sandals...

And my personal favorite. Why? It is my duty to start every girl out as a shoe fanatic from the youngest age possible!! :-)

Thanks, Ms. Emry for being such a fantastic little model!! Oh, and tell your mama and grandma thanks for a wonderful day!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Vacation Summary

Okay, okay, okay!! For all of you who were expecting me to post blogs while on vacation, I apologize for my absence. I had every intention of posting as we went, but between a packed schedule and the internet fees each hotel charged, I decided just to wait until we got home. you get the world's longest blog with pictures from each stop of our adventure... you may want to grab a cup of coffee before you start... :-)

Copenhagen, Denmark
We had a 6 hour layover in Copenhagen, so we took the metro from the airport to downtown and spent a few hours seeing the city.

It was early in the morning when we arrived, so I asked a gentleman sweeping outside his shop where to get a good cup of coffee. This is where he sent us....

I think maybe there was something lost in translation there!!! :-) We eventually did find a bakery with danishes (what else???) and espresso. I probably don't even need to say it, but it was the best danish I've ever had!

Then we did a boat tour of the entire Copenhagen harbor area. It was beautiful and we got to see sights like this...

Barcelona, Spain
By the time we arrived in Barcelona, we had been awake for about 36 hours. That evening was one of the most enjoyable nights of our trip. We ate tapas and drank sangria at a wonderful outdoor restaurant in Barcelona.

The next day, we did the "hop on, hop off" bus tour of Barcelona since we only had the one full day to see the city. It was definitely the way to see a lot in a small amount of time. At one of the stops, they had a cable car that took you from the top of the mountain all the way across the city and down to the Mediterranean Sea. Both of these next two pictures were taken from up in the cable car...

I am purposely only showing you the beach from this distance. Must I remind you that it's Europe and I'd like to keep this blog G-rated??? :-)

At the end of our bus tour in front of a fountain in the center of downtown Barcelona.

Valencia, Spain
After about a 4 hour drive from Barcelona, we spent the remaining part of the day in Valencia. The city is full of medieval skinny streets, outdoor vendors and bull fighting arenas. Scott and Joe went to a bull fight that evening, but I think Will was smart to save our vacation by not having a crying wife after seeing such an event. (I'm an animal lover, don't think I could have handled that one.) Instead, we had a fantastic dinner on this street...

...and then we walked to the newer part of the city to see it at night. Gorgeous.

Seville, Spain
The following day, we drove another 6 hours to Seville. What a beautiful city!!!

Seville is the home of the flamenco dance, so we found a great place to see a show that evening. The flamenco is such an intense dance. I have no idea what the singers were singing about (in Spanish), but they made you feel it in your soul.

On our way back to the hotel that night, we walked across this river -- this is the river where Christopher Columbus set sail from as he began his journey and eventually discovered America.

Aveiro, Portugal
Our friends, J and D got married in Portugal and their wedding was the inspiration for our entire trip. It was such a phenomenal event with a beautiful ceremony followed by an outdoor reception at a vineyard. Here are some of my favorite photos from the wedding...

This little girl was too adorable. She was pretending to take a shower and wash her hair on the dance floor.

D and her daddy. Too sweet.

Me and my honey.

Porto, Portugal
The home of Port. We walked a good bit of this city and visited one of the factories where port is made.

...and maybe we found a phone booth to sneak in a kiss. :-)

Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon was a spectacular city. We ate at some great restaurants, saw the sights, and ...

... did the waltz. Doesn't everyone do that here??? ;-)

Sintra, Portugal
Just a short train ride from Lisbon, we spent our last day touring the amazing sights of Sintra. I honestly think this was one of my very favorite places. First we went to an old Moorish castle and walked the entire place from end to end. You can only imagine the views we had from up here...
My hubby the explorer...

From the castle, you can see a palace in the background...

...this is the palace that Portugese royalty used to vacation to. We toured the palace which is still 100% intact and is full of furniture, etc. Gorgeous.

We also walked through the very quaint town of Sintra, did some shopping and found some beautiful gardens...

And I'm sure you're wondering if the girls were excited to see us when we got home. Well, considering that they buried themselves in our dirty clothes as we unpacked our suitcases, I'd say they were pretty happy to have us home!!! :-)