October 2015

The Forest at the Edge of the Water

This was the day we were expecting rain but hoping for a clearing in the afternoon.  We got clear skies for a couple hours… just enough time.  The sun wasn’t quite in the right spot when we began, so we headed to the shade of the trees. This is my favorite spot while riding my bike in the mornings.  The birds sing such varied tunes that it is almost (almost!) like being in the tropics.

Once the sun set a bit, we moved to the water’s edge… and it got cold! The blanket wasn’t just a prop, it was useful.  Such a lovely, serene family.

color photograph of a girl in the woods near Denver

Fall family portrait in the woods near Denver

B&W photograph of kids in the woods near Denver

B&W photograph of a dad with his boy


Mom and Dad portrait.

Roth2015-70-2 Roth2015-72-2 Fall famliy portrait at a lake near Denver

Similar But Different

Twins have always fascinated me.  Zach wanted twins when I was first pregnant.  That was ages ago and I think we are both glad to have had all our kids one at a time.

Then we met this family with quads… all boys!  Watching them interact and play is pretty cool.  I can’t believe I actually got all their names down while photographing them.  Their different personalities and their love (and annoyance) for each other is beautiful.  All normal stuff, but different in little twin-ish ways from my singletons.

Autumn and I met about a year ago.  We are both creatives (she’s amazing and on Instagram @kimballcreative), and we’ve all spent time in Sydney so the connection was immediate.  I look forward to hanging with these guys as the years go by.

black and white portrait of twin brothers





Fall family portrait on a fence with quadruplets


Color photograph of a boy playing in a creek near Denver

fall family portrait at a creek with quadruplet boys near Denver



B&W photograph with quadruplets



b&w photograph of boys running

Fall family portrait with dad giving a big hug.


Family portrait at sunset.

Photograph of a hug from mom beside the road.

Photograph of a sunset with a kid running alongside the road near Denver

Home: Arapahoe Acres- for sale

It has been ages since I have photographed a home in our old neighborhood.  Arapahoe Acres, if you don’t already know, is the first post 1950’s neighborhood to gain historic status.  Once you see a few of the exterior and interiors of the homes, you will see why.  I have several homes highlighted in my Arapahoe Acres category.

This home has been owned and inhabited by a sculptor and his wife, an esthetician.  They have created a haven in their backyard and the home itself has so many unique features for an AA home.  A mud room/laundry and an attached garage are just a couple details that may only be appreciated by those of us who didn’t have these amenities.  Also, they blew insulation into their cinder block.  Huge!  I only wish we could move back.  We miss our MCM hood and home.

mid century modern exterior, yellow door, brick and wood

mid century modern yard

This yard is a haven. So green and lush.

mid century modern yard

small but mighty, these two adorned trees give much needed mid-summer shade.

mid century modern exterior, paint and brick

I am so drawn to the lines and scale of Mid Century Modern home.

mid century modern kitchen

I really like the creative way they kept the original ceiling while adding task lighting to the kitchen. bravo.

mid century modern bedroom

mid century modern bathroom, mosaic tile, mahogany bathroom vanity

This original mahogany below sink cupboard can be found in many, if not all, of the homes in Arapahoe Acres. I refinished ours. It is a detail worth saving or adding if your AA slanted cupboard has been removed.

mid century modern furniture and front room

mid century modern fireplace, brick fireplace