Memories Captured by Jen Swedhin Photography

September 7, 2011

A few months ago, I connected with someone I thought was a random friend of a friend on Facebook. Turns out her husband went to my high school and dated the same devil incarnate girl as my husband had. Small world.

We found an instant friendship – Jen is incredibly witty, sarcastic in the best way, talented, outspoken in ways that make me want to ::fist pump:: her on a daily basis, and sweet to boot. She also owns her own business, Jen Swedhin Photography, in Grand Junction, Colorado. (Find her on Facebook and Twitter as well.)

Before we moved from Denver, she offered to drive 4 hours to do our photos. I planned them for right after Sam got home from 4 months in Georgia. They were taken at the park Bella and I had spent hours playing in the previous months. We were days from moving to El Paso, so these photos captured so many memories of a place and time I loved dearly.

Jen did an amazing job. I couldn’t have asked for someone with more talent and patience. My only regret was we didn’t find each other sooner, but thank goodness for Facebook. I am blessed to have such a wonderful friend in my life. If you happen to be in her area, I highly recommend her.

Please respect the time and talent of Jen and don’t download them! It’s wrong and kinda creepy. :/

Jen Swedhin Photography


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  • Suz @ Suz’s Treats

    September 8, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Love the one with Bella blowing the flower, & y’all kissing with her in the front is awesome. So glad you have tangible memories from that park.

  • Katrina

    September 7, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! Such a beautiful family!!! And she was able to capture such beautiful moments. Thank you so much for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

    My favorite definitely has to be the last one. Too sweet and too cute ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Tracy

    September 7, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Amazeballs! That is all ๐Ÿ™‚

  • ashleyd

    September 7, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    precious!!! She looks SO SO SO much like yoU!

  • Rebecca

    September 7, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Gorgeous pics! Your family is precious ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Autumn Beck | All About Cloth Diapers

    September 7, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    You guys are adorable!!!

  • Abigail

    September 7, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    That last one is just gorgeous. I hope you have it printed and hanging somewhere. All of these pictures are beautiful. You look like such a happy family.

  • Jen

    September 7, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Fantastic photos!

  • molly

    September 7, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Gorgeous Diana! You have a beautiful family ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Katie

    September 7, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    These pictures are gorgeous! Just curious…were they taken at Washington Park in Denver? We moved back to Michigan from CO last year to be closer to my family, but I miss it so much. I spent many hours in Wash Park & I loved that place ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Diana

      September 7, 2011 at 6:42 pm

      It was actually Crestmoor Park in Lowry, Washington sounds so familiar though. I think it was south of us? Isn’t Denver the best? I miss it there too.

  • TheNextMartha

    September 7, 2011 at 3:01 pm


  • alena

    September 7, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    These are so amazing. And Bella looks so much like you!!

    1. Diana

      September 7, 2011 at 6:42 pm

      Hopefully she’s happy with that as she gets older :p

  • Charlotte Anne

    September 7, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Gorgeous family!

  • Alexia

    September 7, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Such great pics. Love the one of you and Bella kissing. And the one of you and Sam kissing with Bella in the front. Loving the kissing photos I guess…hopefully you don’t think that’s creepy.

    1. Diana

      September 7, 2011 at 6:43 pm

      Of course not! Lol, I knew what you meant. I always love your photos so I get it.

  • Beth Anne

    September 7, 2011 at 11:12 am

    I’ve said it before, but the one of you & Bella making kissy faces just makes my heart thump in happiness.

  • Becky

    September 7, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Those are amazing pictures!

    1. Diana

      September 7, 2011 at 6:44 pm

      Thank you!

  • Sarah

    September 7, 2011 at 9:20 am

    AWWW super cute! I love these. I need to have some done soon. I’m waiting for the weather to cool down here in NC so that I’m not all super sweaty.. or have a repeat of last year when I tripped and busted my ankle during family photos… old frozen bags of breast milk are good for that, by the way.. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Diana

      September 7, 2011 at 6:44 pm

      So much fun in this comment. :p I remember those pics, you still looked great though!

  • Jen

    September 7, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Im glad you guys connected. Jen has an AMAZING talent, as does Brian. I think your pics are great.

    1. Diana

      September 7, 2011 at 6:45 pm

      Thanks for sharing her. I feel lucky to know both of you.

  • Jen Swedhin

    September 7, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Diana, thank you so much for the loves! I’m not going to lie, this sort of made me cry. I am so glad that we became FB besties, and I had an amazing time with you and your fantastic family. Sam is amazing in ways that can’t be understood until you are around him, and having Bella connect with me quickly was the biggest compliment I could get! Thanks thanks thanks!

    1. Diana

      September 7, 2011 at 6:45 pm

      So welcome. <3 Like I said, I just wish we'd gotten to meet up more before I left!

  • Jess

    September 7, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Those are amazing! I love that Sam is wearing his uniform. That last pic is just awesome.

    1. Diana

      September 7, 2011 at 6:46 pm

      I loved the uniform too, it made them a little different from any others we’d taken.

  • LA

    September 7, 2011 at 7:55 am

    WOW these are AWESOME!. Love the last one. And bella well she is just a beauty!!

  • Mrs. MidAtlantic

    September 7, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Those are absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful family, and a VERY talented photographer!

  • Krista

    September 7, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Gorgeous pictures! & it’s nice to see your husband’s face! What a beautiful family. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Diana

      September 7, 2011 at 6:46 pm

      Poor Sam gets like no face time on here lol. I think he’s ok with that, but I thought we’d remedy it for a while.

  • Desi

    September 7, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Beautiful Photos Diana!

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