'Tis the season to shoot indoors...(fa la lala laaa lala la la) Now that our temperatures are dropping (and oh man are they...maybe we'll have a real winter this year?) most of my work moves indoors...something about goosebumps and blue lips just isn't cute in portraits haha!
My studio had a full renovation over the summer (I'll have a future post dedicated to it!) and it's all ready to make some magic this season. I have a pile of holiday crowns, an assortment of beautiful shawls, boleros and capelets, and fistfuls of glitter all waiting to make some timeless holiday portraits of your littles! These images make great gifts for grandparents (and moms! ...I see you guy whose wife forwarded this post haha!)
Through December 31 I will be running my studio holiday sessions for $175 which includes 5 images from your session, access to my client wardrobe, and full styling!
Get in touch asap to reserve your spot- and I can't wait to see you all of your beautiful babies over the coming months!
This little bright eyed sweetheart is the daughter of another talented photographer- Kenesha Facello. After a bit of a long day of assisting for me, and some extremely uncooperative weather, we got her little princess in for some fairy shots.
This little girl is the pinnacle of why I love photographing toddlers- their natural curiosity and easy joy always make for a fun session (as long as we can keep away from a meltdown haha!) Every smile in this session is genuine, and mostly aimed at her mama- which to me always makes the sweetest smiles.
Thanks for the assist friend! Can't wait to get your little munchkin in front of my glass again!
I love it when I get an opportunity to take a session to a full on fairy tale place- having free reign really lets my creativity flow. This little girl's mama always sets me loose with her- and after 3.5 years working with her we have a pretty good flow together! We started first in the studio with some slightly more standard photos- which you will have to wait for, then headed out to an area I knew would translate beautifully into a fairy wonderland. My little nymph and I left her mama in the parking lot with her new baby brother and made some magic together.
Her beautiful pink dress was created by CoralieBeatrix - it moved so beautifully, I'm so glad I could add it to my collection!
It's no secret that I loooove my photoshop...it's like having real magic at my fingertips. Compositing (combining multiple images into a single image) is one of my favorite things to play with in photoshop. It takes a long time to become skilled at compositing as it requires many components to make an image believable, and it's definitely a skill I'm still practicing- but I thought it would be fun to show off some of my favorites today! The final image on this post took me about 14 hours to complete...but I mean- what else are you gonna do when Game of Thrones takes off two years?
Oh sweet niece of mine- it feels like only a week ago that I held your newborn cousin in my arms while anxiously awaiting news of your arrival, and only yesterday the two of you were sharing a bathtub and running around in diapers. You made a rough entrance, but man you've taken the world on full force ever since. Happy Birthday sweet princess <3
It feels so early this year- but guys- the leaves are totally changing!
The colors we get in the fall are so incredible, it's definitely one of my favorites times of year to shoot! Especially since it's usually fairly temperate in Colorado when the leaves change...growing up in Seattle if the leaves were colorful the ground was wet haha.
Here's a few of my favorites of my princess from last fall. I'm leaving for Italy for 9 days on Sunday (!) so my fall shooting window will be a little slim- be sure to get in touch soon if you love these golden tones the way I do!
This was an amazing and very relaxed session. We got super lucky with PERFECT light that just made these sweet little girls glow. These girls are so cute together, little sis LOVES her big sis....I could barely get her on her own to photograph her- she just wanted to follow her big sister everywhere! The girls loved playing dress up and got plenty of 'awwww's as we explored.
My style of shooting is pretty different when I work with toddlers...the only one of these images that was posed is the final one with both girls together- otherwise this was an evening of us wandering the Denver Botanic Gardens, encouraging the girls to explore and play, and capturing them in their natural state. In this age range I will try to get their interest in the area that I want them to stand in, but mostly I'm just running around trying to keep their face in frame haha! Working with the little littles is always unpredictable but really I LOVE these sessions- they keep me sharp.
Have I mentioned lately that I love what I do? Being a children's photographer is the best thing ever- so thank you to all my incredible clients who trust me to capture this fleeting time in their babies lives <3
Have a toddler you're afraid to let loose on an unsuspecting photographer? I'm your girl!
Every mother knows that motherhood does not come without a price- whether the price be our sleep, our sanity, our privacy, our old sense of identity- or yes, even our hair. This gorgeous mama has spent 8 years growing this gorgeous head of hair and has THE most beautiful dreadlocks- which her gorgeous nursing baby spent the last year slowly wearing bits and pieces away until the ends began thinning in places. So before her mama went to cut off inches of her lovely hard earned hair, she wanted one more photo session with her amazing baby. Motherhood is beautiful in the most unusual way sometimes.
It was a beautiful evening with this family- and I mean, come ON- this family is just STUNNING all around. Watching them laugh and play together just warmed my heart, and that little girl is just the sweetest ever!
What was your biggest sacrifice after becoming a parent?
Every year I pull that little tiara out and it seems to get smaller on your head. This year when I look at you I see so little baby left in that face. We are fast approaching full blown childhood and I keep looking for the brakes. Last week you turned 5, and today you started kindergarten.
I can't believe what an amazing little human you're growing into. Every day your silliness and love bring me more joy than you can know.
You, my wonderful girl, are my sunshine.
A few weeks ago I got to work with the awesome kiddos on the Pinery swim team! We got our basic photos done and then I asked to see if anyone wanted to try some underwater photos- the eyes of both kids and parents lit up so I knew I was on the right track haha!
Shooting underwater is a new challenge- my current action camera doesn't have a viewfinder or screen on the back so basically I'm shooting blind underwater, and I'm definitely not the strongest swimmer, but that said I got a pretty decent handful of really fun photos! Next year I'm planning to upgrade to a more professional level underwater use camera and start really playing with some water photography!