I absolutely fell in love with both Julie and Michael Marcum while photographing their beautiful and intimate wedding ceremony and reception and the gorgeous Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, in Beaver Creek CO on July 14th, 2012. I will never forget the pure and unbounded love that burned in each of their eyes, or how I knew right then and there that they were a match made in heaven. Almost a year and a maternity photo shoot later, this amazing couple was blessed with their first-born, an absolutely gorgeous baby girl, Vivienne Belle. Vivie was born on June 25th, 2013. She was tiny and perfect, weighing in at 6 lbs, 1 oz, with fuzzy blonde hair and big blue eyes. I couldn’t wait to meet her and at exactly two weeks old, I had my chance! I can’t not say it, watching Julie and Micheal wonder over their little miracle, brought me right back to their wedding day and the sureness I felt about being in the presence of true to life, unconditional love. That same loving look that they had for each other on their wedding day was compounded in it’s intensity as they held and kissed and adored the newest member of the Marcum family. It gives me goosebumps just thinking about it.
I love how in love they are. I love how in love they are with Vivie. And I love that they came back to me to capture this incredible time in their lives! It’s truly the biggest compliment I could ever ask for. To me, it means that they love the images from their wedding SO much, that they wouldn’t dream of having any other photographer come back into their lives at this most precious time. Julie describes Vivienne as sweet, delicious, curious, playful, and snugly. Micheal describes her as precious, cuddly, petite, loving, and gorgeous. Given that fabulously long string of descriptors, it’s easy to tell that they are head-over heels in love with this wonderful child. I would be too. Julie told me that Vivie inspires her to be the best person she can be and that the best thing about family is the love, the completeness, and the companionship. Looking at these favorites from our session together, I believe you can see that energy pouring out of them all. Thank you to both Julie and Micheal for inviting me back into your lives to witness and capture, what I believe, is the BEST part of being human. See you soon again soon!