Denver Children’s Portraits

Denver Children’s Portraits

Just a quick posting today. As we leave behind the warm summer weather, and head into autumn, I am already missing summer.

So, just have to share one of my favorite Denver Children’s Portrait sessions, shot during summer:

Summer July 4th Concept Portrait Shoot for Children’s Photography by Natascha Lee Studios in Westminster, Colorado from N Lee on Vimeo.

You can see more Denver family portrait videos over on my video page.

 

Fraser Winter Park Family Portraits

Fraser Winter Park Family Portraits

Winter Park Family Portraits:

Fraser Family Portraits Outdoors by Natascha Lee Studios

I’m so excited to share these beautiful images with you. They were taken last summer in Fraser near Winter Park, of this fabulous, photogenic and VERY outdoorsy family.  Seriously, who goes CAMPING with a 5 and 2 year old? I’m impressed!

  1. Tell us a little bit about your family?

There are four of us – I’m Sara, and I teach at an arts school. My husband Josh is in technical sales, my daughter Haliey is 5 and my son Sasha is 2.

We love to spend time outside, year round – backpacking, hiking, and skiing. Yes, we really do camp with young children but we have tricks. Like, we hike @ East Meadow in RMNP. My husband goes up to the site with one backpack while I take the kids for ice cream, then he comes back and we all hike in, and he is wearing baby Sasha on the baby backpack.

No, you don’t get a lot of sleep when camping w/young kids, but there are so many other amazing experiences about backpacking.

  1. What made you decide this was the time to do a photo session?

We had just bought our mountain condo, and wanted to mark this special occasion, to memorialize this time in our lives. Also, the kids were just so adorable – I wanted to capture both their adorableness now!

Plus, I wasn’t getting any younger! 😉

  1. You did a “Super Session”, which is offered for families buying images for two or more distinct homes.

Yes, I was excited for the variety that the Super Session offers.

It was intimidating to gather outfits for two different sessions but in the end I loved it. It gave us a variety of images and it really worked well for our young kids because they got a nice break between sessions while they changed clothes, got something to drink etc.

I also liked the different light between the first session when the sun was first coming up around 6am, and the and second session an hour later. Even though the sessions were back to back, there was quite a difference in the light.

  1.  Was there anything you were nervous or worried about before the session?

The kids behavior!  Because my daughter can be difficult and my son, well he is two.

I was also nervous about getting the clothes together.  But Natascha gave me great prep tips, and the “what to wear” links helped.

  1. What made you choose Natascha Lee Studios?

I saw your images on your website, and they matched what I had in mind – very natural, and not staged or posed.

  1. How did the actual  photo session go?

It went great. I loved that Natascha came to us, to my favorite spot in Fraser.

And everyone (even my husband) was engaged the entire time. I think it was Natascha’s enthusiasm that got everyone involved. And she kept things moving – we tried lots of different poses, locations, etc.

I was amazed at how well the kids responded to the bribe of a single Smartie candy – not even the whole roll, just a single candy.

(Photographers note: this is my top secret helper. I never bring it out until I have exhausted all the other options, but it works great and it doesn’t leave any stains on hands or faces or clothes…that way that chocolate might.)

  1. How about the viewing session? – What did you think or feel when you saw your gallery of images? What did your husband think?

It was overwhelming because there were so many great images. It was great to see them all, very professional presented on the large TV. The viewing session experience did justice to the images.

  1. What do you hope your children will say/feel/think years down the road when looking at these images?

These will be great keepsakes. I hope my kids realized remember how cute they were! And I’m excited to give these as Xmas gifts.

  1. Any advice to other families before their photo sessions?

Really follow N’s tip advice. She knew that clothes and kid’s behavior were the two top concerns everyone has. She said to dress Mom first and I didn’t do that – I dressed the kids first. It all worked out, but I wish I had dressed myself first. When selecting for the kids first, that then limited my choices.

Also, be sure to allow 2 hours for your viewing session, so you can take time to select your favorite images.

If you have a location that is special to you, spend the extra money to have your photos taken at that location – you will love the photos that much more.

Get images now, while your kids are still so cute! And while you are the age you are now. As I said before, we aren’t getting any younger!

  1. How did you feel/what did you think when received your final order/had your products delivered? What did your husband think?

LOVED it.  Everyone who sees them says “Wow, you guys look so good.”

 

Winter Park Family Photos Outside by Natascha Lee Studios

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10 Questions with Ana, Stylish Urban Family Portraits – Washington Park in Denver

10 Questions with Ana, Stylish Urban Family Portraits – Washington Park in Denver

Super excited to share these stylish urban family portraits with you! Oh, this family was such a joy to photograph! We met at sunrise – that’s one of the two Golden Hours when I shoot outdoor portraits (the other one being sunset.)

Ana did the Premium Session, where they all changed clothes after the first full session, and then we rolled into a new location and did a second full session. (Back to back sessions can work with older kids; it’s pretty hard to ask a young child to cooperate for that long – 2+ hours!)

I already knew I loved Ana when I first met her back when I did the modeling images for her daughter, but when she offered to bring me a Starbucks to her viewing and ordering session, well I knew she was my kinda gal! Oh, and true story – as I was preparing her order with a wall canvas, mounted prints for their home and for gifts, everyone around me kept commenting on how beautiful she (and her daughters) are. I heard alot of “Wow, who is THAT!!!???”

Denver Family Portraits - Stylish Urban Photos at Washington Park - Client Interview

  1. Ana, tell us a little bit about your family…

We are a mixed bunch! Two teenage daughters, my little baseball player son and hard working husband. We try and make our family time the most important time.

  1. What made you decide this was the time to do a photo session?

We felt this is a perfect time in everyone’s life to celebrate with a family photo shoot, and look back at this time with appreciation via the portraits.

  1. Was there anything you were nervous or worried about before the session?

It’s always nerve wrecking to be in front of a camera. In the end we found that just being ‘us’ gave the best photographed memories.

  1. How did the actual  photo session go?

It went great. It was a bit of a struggle getting the entire family up at 4:00 am and ready for a golden hour (sunrise) shoot but we made it. Wash Park was a perfect choice, weather couldn’t have better and we had a bit of help in the gardens!

  1. What did you think or feel when you saw your final photos at the viewing session? 

The presentation was amazing and it was so much fun! One of our family members wasn’t able to make it and she missed out on a very special experience.

  1. What made you choose Natascha Lee Studios?

My daughter Lucia was referred by her modeling agency for model portfolio headshots and I loved how Natascha had such lively and patient interactions with her during the first shoot. I was immediately inspired to have her photograph the entire family!

  1. What do you hope your children will say/feel/think years down the road when looking at these images?

How much fun it was, how those years shaped all of our lives.. That they remember the special dynamic of our family and see the love we all have for one another.

  1. Any advice to other families before their photo sessions?

During the initial viewing and picking of the photos it helps to view them as large as possible to identify any issues you want to have edited/Photoshoped before the image is printed. I didn’t realize how just the tiniest things jump out at you and is distracting from such a beautiful photo.

  1. How did you feel/what did you think when received your order/had your products delivered?

I was amazed!!! Shocked and so impressed by the professional presentation, quality of work and care that Natascha goes through to see a smile on everyone’s face. Bravo Natascha! We will definitely be back!

Thanks Ana! I has so much fun getting to know you and your family – I know we are already talking about Spring portraits and I can’t wait! Those kiddos change so quickly! You are wise to capture them regularly!

Wash Park Family Portraits in the Gardens by Natascha Lee Studios

Denver Photographer for Stylish Urban Families

Broomfield Family Photography – Fall Portraits – 1 Year Ago (Natascha Lee Studios)

Broomfield Family Photography – Fall Portraits – 1 Year Ago (Natascha Lee Studios)

Thinking back to one year ago today and these stunning family Fall Portraits:

Broomfield Baby and Family Photography - Fall Portraits
  Broomfield Family Photography – Fall Portraits

Broomfield Baby Photography: Photo props before and after (Twin shoot by Natascha Lee Studios)

Broomfield Baby Photography: Photo props before and after (Twin shoot by Natascha Lee Studios)

Ah, another beautiful Summer day in Broomfield, Colorado.  Grass is emerald green, baby birds chirping away for their parents, and kids splashing in the pool!

We love all the seasons here in Colorado, but Summer is especially laid back with lots of possible outdoor portrait locations.

As you can see in our portrait galleries,  children and family sessions take place (mostly) outdoors.

But newborn portraits are done in-studio to keep that itty bitty brand new baby warm and snuggly.

If you have professional portraits set up for your new baby, you can find prep tips for parents in my Studio Magazine.

  And once you are here, you’ll get to select from a wide variety of props! My favorite images are almost always of infant baby snuggled in Mommy or Daddy’s hands.

But the photos with props are pretty darn cute, too.

Here’s a before and after photo for the Hungry Caterpillar and Sock Monkey (from Amy @ Etsy)

Props Before, waiting for twin babies:

Hungry Caterpillar and Sock Monkey Photography Props : Natascha Lee Studios

Props after, now featuring precious babies. How darn adorable!

Bouder Colorado Newborn Photography with Adorable Props - Natascha Lee Studios - IMG_2420_ep-l-sfw

Brooomfield Baby Photography

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