Boulder and Broomfield Newborn Photography – Fine Family Portraiture in Black and White – by Natascha Lee Studios

Have you ever considered having your fine family portraits made into a non-traditional size wall canvas? Here’s and example.

The tall, thin nature of the sizing really helps you focus on the most important aspect – the tender love between Mamma and baby.

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Boulder Newborn Baby Portraits

What to Wear (WTC) – Winter Fashion Guide for Engagement Portraits in Denver, Colorado

Wow, that’s quite a bit of snow we got in Denver! Hope you got  to go out and play in it!

If you have Winter engagement portraits planned,  here’s another idea for what to wear.

How cool are those patterned leggings? Just imaging adding a leather jacket to the ladies outfit on the left and you are set for some Urban Couples Portraits.

If you are looking for lots of ideas on what to wear, you can check out my other blog postings on “Style“, or check out my Pinterest guide, “What to Wear“, or check out this pin that has been repinned the most of all my pins.

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Denver Baby and Family Photography

Denver Children’s Photography (Anyone else have Spring Fever?) | Natascha Lee Studios

Spring is just around the corner, and I have just a few slots left for Spring Photography Sessions.

Here’s one of my favs from last Spring’s Family Portraits:

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Denver Children’s Portrait Photography

Denver Gymnastics Girl Portraits – by Natascha Lee Studios

Is your daughter or son into gymnastics in Denver (or anywhere in the Metro Denver area)?  Are you looking for professional portraits that capture their unique personality?

If so, the portrait below is a great example of a gymnstast or dancer portrait, outside of the gymnastics studio.

Look how her beauty and confidence shine through!

Even if your kiddo is a bit shy or nervous, I am a pro at getting folks to feel comfortable.

Here’s what this gal’s mom had to say about our portrait session:

Meghan kept telling me how nice you are and how much she likes you. Thanks for making her experience so fun!
-Tara, Meghan’s mom

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Denver Portraits for Gymnastics and Dance Moms

 

Aspens in the Snow – Natascha Lee Studios

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Denver Yoga Model Call – Natascha Lee Studios

Model Call: Are you a yoga teacher or yogini in Denver or Boulder Colorado (or anywhere in between)?  If so,  would you like some *amazing images* of yourself doing some cool yoga poses in a fabulous light filled studio  (like the dancer below, or the image from yesterday’s Denver dancer post)

Specifically looking for a Denver or Boulder yogini (female yoga teacher / yoga practitioner) for a photo shoot in March in Denver. Age range 21 – 101, very fit and flexible, and with a unique look – could be short spiky hair, or long purple hair, or dreads, or lots of tattoos, or even just a peaceful beauty that shines through their eyes!

If interested, pls email two recent photos (one face, and one full body) to: YogaModelCall @ NataschaLeeStudios.com   (spaces added to email to make it a bit more difficult on the spam bots! Boo spam bots!)

Thanks!

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Denver Dance and Yoga Photographer

 

Denver Dancer Photography by Natascha Lee Studios

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Denver Portraits for Ballet Dancers, Performers, Actors and (really creative) Corporate Executives

 

Baby Toes: Golden Newborn Portraits | Natascha Lee Studios

Sweet little newborn baby toes:

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Golden Baby Photography: Baby Toes!

What to Wear (WTC) – Winter Fashion Guide for Family Portraits in Denver, Colorado

We have had unseasonably warm weather in Denver these last few days (love it!), but we know that snow is coming.

I met a fellow mom at the park yesterday, and she had just moved here from New England. She marveled at the weather and said it was so different from what she was accustomed to; I agreed that it’s wonderful, but I also warned her to NOT put away the snow clothes. It is not always like this, and that we will certainly have some snow coming several times until approximately Mother’s Day in May.

Speaking of Winter….do you have Winter family portraits scheduled, and are wondering what to wear? This may help you plan your outfit.

These colors photograph well against our muted colors of Winter here in Colorado. They also photograph well against the snow!

If you are looking for lots of ideas on what to wear, you can check out my other blog postings on “Style“, or check out my Pinterest guide, “What to Wear“, or check out this pin that has been repinned the most of all my pins.

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Denver Baby and Family Photography

Denver Dancer: In My Client’s Words / Testimonial for Natascha Lee Studios

Oh My Gosh! I just opened my email to this *amazing* email from Rachel.

Rachel, thank you so much! You are such a beautiful person, inside and out, and a pretty amazing writer…Dang, now I want to model for this “Natascha.” ;-)

“I am nowhere near a model and was rather skeptical about how my strictly dancer experience would translate in front of the camera. However, the instant I walked into to Natascha Lee’s shoot, I felt more than just at ease, but truly beautiful. She made every effort to empower me, including blasting my favorite Beyonce records to ignite my inner diva. Hours passed in what felt like minutes and my skepticism turned into artistic fuel guided by the ever-creative Natascha. Through encouraging words and strategic direction, Natascha gave me one of the most fun and invigorating photoshoots I’d ever experienced. Feeling alive and dazzling would have been reward enough, but seeing the stunning pictures she produced was incredible. I will treasure these photos forever.”

Rachel Leah

You can see more photos of of Rachel here and here.

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Denver Portraits for Dancers, Performers and Headshots for Corporate Executives

 

Studio Tour/Specific Images – Natascha Lee Studios – Denver Baby, Kids, and Family Photography

More today from the tour of my light-filled North Denver Portrait Studio!

This is the Movie Preview Room, where we meet two weeks after your session and I show you your beautiful images on a large screen TV.

I’ll also help you pick out your favorite portraits (it’s harder than you think!), and select which products you want to order.

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Denver Dancer, Baby, Kid and Family Photographer

  For more photos of my studio, click here.

All images ©2015 Natascha Lee Studios.

Centennial Tween Portraits – by Natascha Lee Studios

Love this Centennial tween portrait – she is styling with the tutu and the pink shoes!Denver Unique Fashion Model Portrait for Tween Girls - IMG_7415-eal-2015-sfwDenver Stylish Portraits for Tween Girls – “Model for a Day”

 

Denver Children’s Photography | Natascha Lee Studios

Wow – still trying to catch up with posting my favorites from last year…..Here’s another one.  I love that smile!  For those who saw the “Studio Tour” posting, this was taken in the “Sunshine Room.”

Did you know that shy children often feel more comfortable if you give them something to hold during photos? It just has to be something that will look good in the photo! ;-)

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Denver Children’s Portrait Photography

Unique, Artistic Portraiture for Denver Women – Mermaids by Natascha Lee Studios (Dancers, Dreamers and Make Believers)

A few days go I posted my new “about me” page, with a wonderful portrait taken of my by Kellie Coughlin. Today, I’m returning the favor and posting my one of my favorite portraits of her.

She’s so beautiful, inside and out!

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Denver Photography: Unique Fine Portraits for Strong Beautiful Women

“Dancer” – by Natascha Lee Studios

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Unique Denver Portraits for Dancers, Performers and Executives

 

Denver Newborn Portraits | Natascha Lee Studios

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Denver Baby Photography

About the Photographer – Natascha Lee Studios

Here’s my new “9 Things About Me” image, photo taken by the supremely talented Kellie Coughlin. We just hung out @ Union Station for a bit, taking images of each other. It’s a blast to have super talented photographer friends – otherwise, us photogs wouldn’t have many images of ourselves as we are almost always behind the camera. She was saying something hilarious and I just started laughing. I love the spontaneous expression here. Thanks Kellie!

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Denver Family Photography

Boulder Baby and Newborn Photography by Natascha Lee Studios

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Boulder Baby Photography

Senior Portraits: Artistic & Unique Photography for Denver Highschool Seniors by Natascha Lee Studios

I just love it when clients send me notes about their experience working with me to create their unique portraits. Here is a super sweet one from Maddie that just made my day!

 “Natascha Lee was kind enough to let me have a part in helping her with a beautiful project this summer, her creativity and eye for finding beauty in the everyday is what makes her a fun and unique photographer – no boring and ordinary photos from her! I’d highly recommend Natascha not only for her skill but also for her fun and personable spirit that can make even those who are uneasy in front of the camera (meaning me) feel comfortable and natural.

- Maddie Lewis

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Denver Children’s Photography – Holiday Family Portraits with Natascha Lee Studios

Here’s another of my favorite portraits from my last Holiday Mini Sessions for kids.

This little girl likes trucks, her favorite color is blue and she has a smile that will met your heart!

She also recently became a big sister – I think that’s pride I see in her eyes!

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Denver Children’s Portrait Photography

Broomfield Children’s Photography – Viewing Session (By Broomfield Photography Natascha Lee Studios)

I’m so excited to share an image of a Broomfield portait client’s final art, hanging in their home.

Last last year, local Broomfield Mamma Jenny bid and won a photo session with me at a local charity auction.

About two weeks after a portrait session, I meet my clients in my North Denver studio to share their final portrait gallery in a lovely movie format, set to music. As you know from my studio tour, I’ve got comfty couches, beer, wine and soda, as well as a playroom if the kiddos come along. This Move Premier lets portrait clients see all their images in their full resolution glory, as well as allows me to assist them in selecting their favorite images for wall art, albums, and gifts for family members.

Jenny and I had set up the viewing appointment for 5:30pm on a weekday, not really thinking about rush hour traffic. We each encountered traffic getting there (note to self: no more appointments during evening rush hour), but we decided that some wine would take care of that…..I even had a really nice bottle of red ready. And then…TRAGIC! I couldn’t find the wine opener anywhere! Argghhh. At least we managed to open the sparkling cider for her girls. And I have since made sure we have two! wine openers in the studio kitchen.

With our non-wine drinks (tragic!), we settle into the couches and chairs and I start their Preview Movie. This super cool and fun Mamma started tearing up at the first image (which is normal – most Mammas  tear up when they are seeing portraits of their precious children.) But then her reaction was even better….. by the third image, she leaned forward with this look of..joy and disbelief.  It looked like she was in shock at how stunning her girls’ portraits were! I was smiling from ear to ear!

The adorable girls, well they loved being “movie stars” but I think their favorite was the playroom @ my studio with an Xbox, or perhaps it was the Martinellis apple cider they got to sip out of wine glasses.

After much discussion about which images to get for her wall collage, I helped her select her final portraits. And here, without further ado, is the iphone snapshot she sent me of the final wall. Isn’t it wonderful?

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Broomfield Family Photography

Denver Headshots with Personality (sm) for Dancers and Performers – by Natascha Lee Studios

Today, I’m taking a break from  Studio Tour images to share this one of Lisa, a local dancer who works with lots of wonderful Denver organizations including the Black Actors Guild and Cleo Parker Robinson.

Her bubbly personality is so fun to be around! Check out her super cool ombre hair style….and look at those eyes! Wow!

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Denver Headshots with Personality for Dancers, Performers and Executives

 

Studio Tour/Specific Images – Natascha Lee Studios – Boulder Baby, Kids, and Family Photography

Two days ago I posted a studio tour of my North Denver Studio. And yesterday I posted the first of a series where I show you portraits made in specific spaces in my Studio.

Here’s another of my favorite images made @ the Studio, this one in the “Sunshine/Jump Room.”

 I position Claire (1 yr old)  just so, between the two windows, so that light wraps around her beautiful face. I love the way the windows reflect in her sparkly eyes.

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Boulder Baby and Family Photographer

  All images ©2015 Natascha Lee Studios.

Studio Tour/Specific Images – Natascha Lee Studios – Broomfiled Baby, Kids, and Family Photography

Yesterdays post was a studio tour of my North Denver Studio.

Today, I’m going to start a series where I share with you how I use all those amazing spaces to make beautiful portraits of newborn babies, children, families, parents, and executives. I’ll show you exactly where the image was made in my studio.

This portrait of the lovely Stacey was made in the “Super Space“, right against one of those enormous windows.

Look how the natural sun light makes her skin glow:

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Broomfield “Headshots with Personality (sm)” Photographer

  All images ©2015 Natascha Lee Studios.

Denver Studio Tour – Natascha Lee Studios – Denver Baby, Kids, Family and Headshots Photography

While I usually shoot family portraits outside, I still use my North Denver studio for newborn photos, Headshots with Personality(sm), and for my annual art show.  It’s also where I meet all my clients for their “Movie Premier” session, where we get to review their amazing images, movie style. I’ve been meaning to post this Studio Tour for quite a while….

Here is my beautiful, light-filled studio with many different shooting space options. I’ll share images of the empty studio today, and then tomorrow I’ll show you some of the portraits taken in each of these amazing spaces.

Let’s start with a few images to give you a general idea of the space. See those huge windows on the right and the back? They create this lovely, yummy light that is flattering to everyone!

 All images ©2015 Natascha Lee Studios.

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Now, for a room-by-room tour.

Here is what you see when you first walk in the front door:

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And here is the view from the opposite side, looking back to the front door.

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The studio has a wonderful Playroom for your kiddos:

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This is the “Sunshine Room“, with a bright white bed perfect for newborn baby images, as well as big and little sibling shots! Although I think it should be called the “Jump Room” because all the young kids love to jump on this bed! Enormous windows on two sides to naturally light up beautiful newborn skin:

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Here is one of my favorite spots to shoot children – the chalkboard wall in the  “Relax Room.”  It has yummy indirect light all around. We regularly swap up the theme on this wall:

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This is the “Super Space“, where we can shoot with with a huge variety of backdrops, and take advantage of that lovey natural light from the huge windows. The size, layout, and lighting provide lots of variety.

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Here is a space dedicated for you to do your hair and make-up before the shoot, the “Beauty Corner.”  If you are looking to have your hair and makeup professionally done, we work with some of the best make up artists in Denver!

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This is the “Premier Room”,  where we meet two weeks after your photo shoot to see the “Movie Premier” of your images.  Your chance to be a movie star! You get to see all your beautiful images, and we’ll review your product choices including Archival Custom Wall Art, Mounted Gift Prints, Archival Hand-crafted Albums, Keepsakes and Digital Files. Notice the wine glasses on the table? More about that later….

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The “Boardroom”, perfect for Headshots with Personality(sm) for executives and business owners.

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The “Workroom” is a great space for clients to lounge while waiting for their shoot, and it’s also a great space for corporate headshot clients looking for a more urban/alternative look than the “Boardroom” above. As with all the spaces, note those huge windows that bathe my clients in flattering natural light.

 

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Thirsty? Looking for a little caffeine to energize you or some wine to relax you before your session? (I swear, one of my clients last year brought rum and coke to her corporate headshot session, to get her relaxed…and it worked, she LOVED her images.)  We stock wine, soda, beer and bottled water…as well as coffee and tea. And we feature local Colorado wineries!

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Well, that’s the end of today’s tour. Come back tomorrow to see some of the actual portraits taken in these spaces.

BTW, I would love to take your portrait in my Denver Studio! Contact me today!

  All images ©2015 Natascha Lee Studios.

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Broomfield Family and Art Photography

Unique, Artistic Portraiture for Westminster Women – Mermaids by Natascha Lee Studios (Dancers, Dreamers and Make Believers)

Yay! A warm Saturday here in Westminster and Broomfield. We finally get to take down the Christmas lights on the house and go for bike rides! I’m already thinking about Spring, and super excited about Rare Seed’s new catalog.

This new year is shaping up to be the best ever – I’ll be attending both major photography conferences, I’ve got a couple fabulous new assistants I can’t wait to work with (hey there Christina and Carina), I’m working on a new photography webinar for professional photographers, I’m donating pottery to a few local fundraisers that I’m excited about, and I’m already booking baby and family portrait sessions into June!

And, in the midst of all this goodness, I open my inbox to this message……..Just love, love this email from Jessica, one of my “mermaids” from my Dancers, Dreamers and Make Believers (TM) Series.

“There aren’t many things that could persuade me to be awake and in a pool at 6 am but shooting with Natascha was worth every early-morning minute! She made the whole experience comfortable and enjoyable for everyone involved with her creativity and  passion permeating the whole shoot.  We used tons of different fabrics, flowers and even did some action shots jumping off the diving board. It is quite remarkable to see yourself through Natascha’s lens, I came away from viewing the finished product feeling beautiful and confident. I would recommend Natascha Lee Studios to anyone looking for a unique portrait from an exceptional photographer.”

-Jessica

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Westminster Photography: Unique Fine Portraits for Strong Beautiful Women

Taylor Swift’s Blank Space – Awesome Parody Video for Photographers

This one is for my photog friends. Hilarious.

(Much funnier if you have seen Taylor Swift’s original video.)

Boulder Photographer for Baby, Children and Family Portraits

Dancer Portraits – by Natascha Lee Studios

This Denver dancer, Lisa (good friends with Rachel from my last blog post), is such a fun upbeat person!

I appreciate the happy energy she brings with her. And her movements are so lyrical.

Here’s one of my favs of her. I love the angle and tension in this image, the chandeliers and the sky lights, and the sunshine reflecting off the floor.

And, of course her super cool moves!

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Denver Headshots with Personality for Dancers and Performers – by Natascha Lee Studios

This Denver dancer, Rachel, is so lovey, and a very talented person Like crazy talented.

I love this image of her, and the calm, strong, intense energy she exudes. She’s actually a very calm person, no drama.

Except when she sees little kids. Then her face breaks out in a smile from ear to ear!

You know that saying, “She loves kids.” Well, that applies 100% to this gal!

It was a joy to photograph her – both  moving as well as standing still. (Moving/dancing images to come later – including some with her super talented friend Lisa.)

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