Serious honor in my small little world!

The day after we moved to Denver, I left on a flight to Chicago to finally meet my biggest photography inspiration (and IDOL) … AUDREY WOULARD!  Not only was I getting to meet Audrey, but one of my best friends in the whole world, Jamie (also an amazing photographer) came with me for an unforgettable weekend. We stayed in a swanky hotel, waaaaaay cooler than both of us combined, ate some awesome food, nearly got killed in a taxi, met some other great photographers from all around the world, and of course, got to meet and be mentored by one of our biggest inspirations! I’ve been to several workshops to learn the business of photography, etc. but this time, Jamie and I splurged to learn from a photographer’s who technical skill is second to none. It was such an honor to watch her shoot and chat one on one with her as well. Needless to say, we both left on cloud nine when Audrey told us both in person she was a fan of our work … just the confidence boost we both needed to get out there, trust our guts and continue to create using what we both feel is a precious gift we’ve been given.

While I loved hearing in person that Audrey thought my work was excellent, last night I got news from Jamie that she linked both of us to her BLOG?  WHAT??  Let’s just say the news made my night (read: LIFE)! It’s always is great to hear from clients that I am doing my job well, even better to get compliments from other photographers, but to have someone that you admire so much in your industry share your work with the world (literally) is an honor difficult to describe.

I just wanted to share my good news with all of you who continually support me and motivate me to do what I do!

Now, here’s some hilarious pics of Jamie and I being serious POSERS in Audrey’s loft.  (sorry Jame!) LOL.  We both CANONOT and SHOULD NOT try a serious face. Just doesn’t work. Case in point: Mike just walked up behind me and asked who those girls were … NO LIE. LOL!  In all fairness, we were testing out my new camera, trying to get it to focus properly.

Our signature pose, nonetheless …

I really can’t stop laughing at these pictures of us.  hehehe.

Erin C.: SO AMAZING. Congrats to you both...you both are rockstars in my book too! (Aug 17, 2010 at 21:02 pm)
Carla Busk: Woot woot that's awesome, now everyone knows you rock:) like I have always thought. (Aug 07, 2010 at 01:33 am)
Marcie: I found your blog from Audrey's. I love your pictures! You have a new blog stalker :D It would be amazing to someday be at the point where I could take a workshop from her! (Aug 05, 2010 at 23:35 pm)
Yvonne: Beautiful images and I can see why Audrey would love your work. (Aug 03, 2010 at 09:24 am)
Aunt Loree: I always knew your where good. Congrats, I'm sure you have more success in your future. (Aug 01, 2010 at 15:49 pm)
Crystal: Haley, yea, we really dont take ourselves this seriously ... lol! :) (Aug 01, 2010 at 09:27 am)
courtneycourtney: chi town?! (Jul 31, 2010 at 22:29 pm)
haley b: super congrats to both of you! and glad you can post pictures you don't even like of yourself. love it. you two are both beautiful! (Jul 31, 2010 at 22:07 pm)
Stephanie: Nice, Crystal!! That's pretty exciting stuff :-) Glad you had a great time with one of your BFF's. Minus, of course, almost getting killed in a taxi :-) (Jul 31, 2010 at 20:32 pm)
Jamie Kutter: Lol, Lol, Lol!!! Those pictures are bad....I love sharing this love for photography with you! I love you and your sweet little family soooo much! (Jul 31, 2010 at 18:10 pm)