Allo! This is me - Coley!

Coley is my nickname. Well, actually it is Coley Babe, but you can leave off the babe portion. That might be odd. My birthday is on April Fool's Day, which is incredibly accurate, and I adore celebrating birthdays! Everyone's birthdays!!

Photography has always been a passion of mine. My momma gave me a small, rectangular film camera when I was about 7 years old, and I don't know if anyone has ever taken more rolls of film of the mountains and of the Manti Temple than I did as a 7 year old. No one else filled four disposable cameras with photos of their friends, new friends, flowers, and caterpillars at 5th grade Shadow Mountain camp either. I'm just obsessed!

As for other things to introduce myself - I grew up in Spanish Fork, UT. My father's family are farmers and raise beef. My dad and grandpa collect antique John Deere tractors which we drive in parades and at tractor pulls. It is a summer activity our family looks forward to, and plans on every summer! Even my three year old daughter loves riding on the tractors down at the farm, and in the Fiesta Days parade. My husband is Dallin, and I love him. He is younger than I am, and that's the way to go, man. That's the way to go! We have a daughter, Avalee. She is 3 and I am absolutely sure that she believes she is an animal. Specifically a unicorn. She is so creative and sassy. We just love her to pieces! All vacations should have adventure and include something to get your adrenaline going. White water rafting, sky diving, roller coasters, deep sea fishing, surfing, jeeping, all things adventurous! Sports are life! Not watching sports, but playing sports. City league queen right here. I was a collegiate track and field athlete at Southern Utah University. I threw javelin, hammer and shot put. Right?? Not what most people expect me to say. Haha!

Though I now live a dream job as a photographer, my first career venture was toward becoming a Veterinarian. I earned my four year degree from SUU in biology and chemistry, and I worked for 6 years as a veterinary technician. Do you have pets? I want to hear about them. Seriously. I love talking with people about their animals.

Did somebody say sugar? Sweet tooth right here! Ice cream is the beeeeeest! Do you know what I miss? Smores candy bars. I do..  I miss them. 

 

 

 

This is my goofy, laughing face. Smile wrinkles are a good thing. They mean you're happy frequently, and who doesn't love happy people?

This is my goofy, laughing face. Smile wrinkles are a good thing. They mean you're happy frequently, and who doesn't love happy people?

I don't think I'll ever go back to longer hair. Short hair is THE BEST!

I don't think I'll ever go back to longer hair. Short hair is THE BEST!

This about breaks down our little family in a photo.

This about breaks down our little family in a photo.

Aaaaactually, this one probably breaks down our family even more accurately. There's a behind the scenes shot that is actually hanging on my wall in a collage. Hehe.

Aaaaactually, this one probably breaks down our family even more accurately. There's a behind the scenes shot that is actually hanging on my wall in a collage. Hehe.

He is my sun and my stars.

He is my sun and my stars.

Giggle, giggle, giggle. Ooohh moooooommmm. I love the things that she finds funny. Toddlers are just hilarious!

Giggle, giggle, giggle. Ooohh moooooommmm. I love the things that she finds funny. Toddlers are just hilarious!