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March 11, 2018   •   Filed in Winter, Families, Babies

Indoor Natural Light Family Photography | Denver Photo Collective on West Colfax

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couple of weeks ago, I met up with my brother and sister in law to get some family photos taken with their sweet baby boy, Benjamin. We tried to do them at Daniels Park down in Highlands Ranch, but it was just too unbearably cold for him that evening. We got a couple of cute shots of them with the pretty sunset mountain backdrop, but I knew we could do better. So we decided to try again with an indoor location since March is a little unpredictable with the weather. This meant we could photograph him earlier in the day after his nap too making it even more likely we could get some good photos of their family enjoying their time together. We reserved the Denver Photo Collective space on West Colfax in Lakewood which has beautiful natural light streaming in through large windows. And they even had some cute colorful couches available to use as well. Brandon, Lauren, and Benny started off in their nice simple cozy sweater clothing and then changed into their adorable bright red Adidas tracksuits for some fun ones to finish off the session. This was the perfect outfit change for their family since both Brandon and Lauren are competitive athletes. Lauren played soccer on a collegiate level both at Eastern Washington University and she also played for Metropolitan State University here in Denver after they moved back to Colorado. (As a fellow Metro State grad, Go Roadrunners!) Brandon played football both for the Eastern Washington Eagles (where he met Lauren!) as well as a brief stint with the NFL and the Australian Rules Football league. So obviously having matching tracksuits for their family photos fits them perfectly! Benny's little now, but surprisingly strong for an 8 month old. It must be in his genes, haha. I can't wait to see what sports he ends up loving. I hope it's curling or jai alai just to keep us on our toes!  
 
Adorable young family is photographed inside a natural light studio in west Denver at the Denver Photo Collective during winter
A beautiful young family is photographed at the Denver Photo Collective on west Colfax in Colorado
Natural light indoor family portraits at the Denver Photo Collective on west colfax in Colorado
Sweet family portraits at a natural light indoor portrait studio at Denver Photo Collective in West Denver
Sweet baby boy gets kisses from mom and dad at their natural light indoor family photoshoot at the Denver Photo Collective on West Colfax
Beautiful blue eye baby boy at the Denver Photo Collective in West Denver in Colorado
Beautiful natural light family portrait at the Denver Photo Collective on west Colfax in Denver Colorado
Cute family wearing matching red adidas tracksuits for their family photos at the natural light studio of Denver Photo Collective in Colorado
Cute daddy and baby son wearing matching red adidas tracksuits for their natural light family portraits at the west Colfax Denver Photo Collective in Colorado
Young family in matching bright red adidas tracksuits pose for photos in the Denver Photo Collective natural light studio on west Colfax ave.
Perfect natural light indoor family photos at Denver Photo Collective on west Colfax avenue in Denver Colorado
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December 30, 2017   •   Filed in Denver Weddings, Mountain Weddings, Engagements, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Families, Babies, Maternity, Portraits, Seniors, April's Life

Year in Review 2017 | Best Colorado Weddings and Portraits of the Year

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cannot believe it's already that time of the year when I sort through all of my favorite photos taken throughout the previous wedding and portrait season to curate my absolute favorite shots from each session and wedding. It's usually not too difficult to narrow it down to a handful of favorites from each photography shoot since that's what I do for all of them for the sneak peek blog posts. But only getting to choose 1 out of all of them? That's not easy at all! But I like the challenge and it's so cool to look back and see all of the great people I got to meet and the ones that I have developed relationships with and see how much they've changed throughout the years. I also love creating this year in review journal entry since the photos help me relive all of the happy memories that were created with all of them. In 2017 I found myself driving up from Denver to the beautiful mountains of Colorado more than ever to photograph all of the families on vacation in this gorgeous state. This year I continued to mix in various headshot sessions of the lifestyle variety meaning on location and showcasing a more environmental approach to the traditional business headshots normally seen. I find that my high school senior work is also along this same vein mixing the traditional headshot type of photography with photos that are more environmental. One of the best new places I discovered for this type of work is in the Rino/North Denver area but I also enjoyed photographing more seniors in the high country this season. I also greatly enjoyed reconnecting with couples whose weddings I photographed years ago who are now growing their family. And speaking of photographing weddings, I had so many kick-ass couples this year that I definitely feel spoiled! I photographed my first wedding in Crested Butte which I have somehow never had the chance to visit before despite growing up here in Colorado and it was incredible! I returned to some of my favorite places like the Wedgewood on Boulder Creek, Arrowhead Golf Course, Denver Botanic Gardens and I even got to photograph another family wedding on the same private property in Buffalo Creek. I was also privileged enough to photographed some new beautiful venues like Church Ranch Event Center here in the metro area, Della Terra Chateaux in Estes Park, and a lovely little ranch called B Lazy 2 Ranch in Fraser, Colorado. I was also so excited that I finally had the opportunity to photograph the Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park which I've always wanted to do and it was a derby girl wedding no less so that made it even more fun for me to do. There are plenty more exciting opportunities I was lucky enough to cover this past year but in the interest of getting to the good stuff (the photos!) I'll end here.  
 
Thank you SO MUCH to all of my marvelous clients who made 2017 such a beautiful year for me. I can't express my appreciation to all of you enough! I hope that I get to reconnect with many of you in 2018.  
 
Enjoy the 2017 best of the best photos below!  
A collage of the best wedding and family portrait photography from 2017 in Colorado
A collage of the best wedding, family, and senior portrait photography from 2017 in Colorado
A collage of the best wedding and family portrait photography from 2017 in Colorado
Beautiful portrait photography work in collage form from various Colorado locales from Denver's Best Family photographer
A collage of the best wedding and family portrait photography from 2017 in Colorado
A collage of the best photos from a wedding, portrait, and headshot photographer in Colorado
A collage of the best wedding and family portrait photography from 2017 in Colorado
A collage of the best wedding and family portrait photography from 2017 in Colorado
A collage of the best wedding and family portrait photography from 2017 in Colorado
A collage of the best wedding and family portrait photography from 2017 in Colorado
Beautiful collage of various weddings and family portraits for a 2017 year in review best of the best for Colorado photography
Best Colorado Photographer shares her favorite photos from the 2017 season in collage format
A collage of the best portraits and wedding photography from the previous year for a local Denver Colorado Wedding photographer
A collage of the best wedding and family portrait photography from 2017 in Colorado
I'll end with my favorite vacation photo from 2017:) I wish you all a very happy new year! Best wishes for 2018!
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December 13, 2017   •   Filed in Winter, Families, Babies

Colorado Mountain Family Portraits | White Ranch Park in Golden

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Tis the Season for reconnecting with family and spending quality time together. That's just what we did at this family photography session with this sweet baby girl and her mommy and daddy and her grandparents. They opted to do the session at Grandma and Grandpa's house since they live where there are stunning mountain views near White Ranch Park up in the foothills of Golden, Colorado. When I arrived, I did a walk around their property to see what would look nice for their photos. I loved their beautiful mountain views but we had to wait for the sun to dip down a little lower for it to translate nicely on camera. We opted to use the plentiful pretty fir tree backdrops while we waited for the sun to light the mountain backdrop evenly at sunset.  
 
We worked our booties off trying to get a smile out of this little baby girl. We jangled car keys, made ridiculous noises and flapped our arms around trying to get her attention. And we even played La Bamba over the speakers and I tried to sing The Wheels on the Bus despite my terrible singing voice. She definitely gave us some good ones to work with as you can see below. But, my favorite has to be that hilarious look on her face when I asked her mom and dad to give each other a quick smooch while they hugged her. I can almost hear her thinking "You've got to be kidding me!" when I look at that photo.  
 
I love that photography sessions with families are changing and it's no longer just sitting there grinning at the camera the entire time. Now we play games together and ask silly questions all to get some natural smiles out of everyone. I don't even make everyone look at the camera for every single shot anymore. I think it makes for a much more dynamic experience and is actually pretty fun. Check out the adorable family photos we were able to get during this incredibly nice December weather!  
A smiling happy family photo with evergreen trees in the Colorado Mountains on a warm December day
Adorable baby girl B&W photo with her mom and dad outdoors on a warm December day in the Colorado mountains
Funny cute family portrait of mom and dad kissing while baby gives a face in the Colorado mountains
Sweet baby smile at an outdoor family photography session in the mountains of Colorado
Baby looks up at grandma and grandpa during their family photography session in the Colorado mountains of Golden
Mountain backdrop in Golden Colorado Family photos during December
Family portraits on a warm December day in Colorado with a pretty mountain backdrop at sunset
Sunset Family Photos with Mountain Backdrop near White Ranch Park in Golden Colorado
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August 6, 2017   •   Filed in Babies

Denver Family Photographer | Six Month Old Baby Photos at Home

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super cute little girl named Ocean is featured on the journal today. She's the daughter of one of my best friends and despite being busy this summer her mama and I managed to barely get her 6 month old baby photos done in time (1 day before turning 7 months to be exact, haha). To keep it easy we decided to photograph these simple portraits right at their home in Denver using a big huge sliding glass door for the window light. Ocean is a very stoic and likes to give us serious expressions but her daddy, Joe, somehow knows how to get the smiles out of her. She is such a little lovebug and I am so happy that I get to see her growing up right before my eyes. I also am such a cat lady and I just had to get a nice portrait of Stella the cat who has been a part of the family for over 10 years. With a new baby at home she's been starving for a little attention and I was more than happy to oblige!
A serious expression from an adorable 6 month old baby girl on the floor of her parent's bedroom at their home in Denver, Colorado
Super cute and funny expression from a six month old baby girl at home in Denver Colorado
A sweet smile from a baby girl at home for her six month old baby portraits in Denver Colorado
Cute old cat named Stella poses for a photo at home in Denver Colorado
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