A super fun client (with the most photogenic family!) came by to pick up his order. We had already done their viewing session, and he and his family saw their amazing family portraits on my big screen TV….but he hadn’t seen them printed yet. In addition to large canvas prints for their home, they also ordered the full digital package which comes with reference prints for each image. Here he laid them all out on my coffeetable to see them at once. There is nothing like seeing your images in print! BTW, he said the cutest thing when he showed up to pick up his order “I feel like a kid on Christmas morning.” I LOVE that I get to create something for people that makes them feel that way…..
Quick post today of this fabulous portrait of a local Denver Mom, a lovely lady and beautiful inside and out! Oh and she has the most adorable little boy!
This was taken at a local farm and she is standing in front of what used to be a grain silo. We are waiting for the kids to come out…..It’s now a sandbox for kids with just a few inches of sand on the bottom. Let’s say you visit this farm specifically to take portraits. And you want to take these portraits outside. Well, once those kids go inside this super cool grain silo/sandbox, about the only thing that can get them to come out are the draft horse rides! But that’s ok; the silo is open to the sky so there is great light for kid photography in there, too.
Speaking of light, I love how the sunshine creates a halo of light around her hair and how you can see the sun reflecting off the leaves behind her, too. This was a spur-of-the-moment image. We were laughing at how we can’t get the kids to come out of the grain silo, and I suddenly said, “Stop! Don’t move! That light on you is amazing.” Well, this was my third time doing portraits of her son so she knew what to expect…plus she is a bit of a photographer herself. Every time I photograph her son, I also photograph her! (So she knew to wear something cute!)
In a previous post, I mentioned this handsome boy’s Zoolander expression, and here it is! I told these siblings to give me their “serious” look and his stunning sisters definitely gave me the “don’t mess with me” look. And the boy, well, see for yourself! I love it! My favorite is how he is able to get those eyebrows angled downwards. Like a precious cartoon character!
Today, I’m sharing Rancher Family Portraits from Southeastern Colorado. This will continue my “Mom and Dad” theme from my last posting – and I’m expanding it to “Grandmas and Grandpas”.
I love photographing people in spaces that are meaningful to them. These ranchers are super nice and hospitable folks, and this portrait was taken on their vast and picturesque land. Due to all the rains we received in the fall, everything was super green which created a lovely contrast against the red rocks.
By the way, their land is so beautiful that John Fielder (Colorado’s Rockstar Nature Photographer) has photographed on their land multiple times! I felt so honored to get to do the same!
This is from recent family portraits in Washington Park. Would you believe this handsome couple has teenage kids? I loved our early morning Washington Park Super Session for Family Portraits. We met BEFORE the sun rose! It’s true that I had to drive about 45 minutes to get to Wash Park for the shoot – which means I had to wake up @ 4:30 am (and take a triple coffee that morning). But look at her gorgeous thick, dark hair – I can only imagine how early she had to get up to make her hair that amazing!
BTW, this photo illustrates one of my core believes when I take family portraits; I want to capture and honor ALL the unique relationships within your family. That mean in addition to taking photos of the entire family, and the kids, I also always ask to include photos of the parents together – that’s one of the most important relationships! And children LOVE photos of their parents together. That actually gives me an idea; I should do a blog posting sometime with a selection of the parent photos I have taken. Oh! A quick Google search just revelated that national parents’ day is the 4th Sunday in July! I had no idea.
Anyway, back to this photo. When the family came for their viewing session two week later, their kiddos LOVED this photo of them together.
I’m so excited to share some portraits from a recent Washington Park Family Portrait session.
But first – We are entering the super busy season for photographers. I guess we are actually already here. So apologies if this blog isn’t updated as frequently as I wish it could be.
Today, I have time to quickly post just one image from a recent family session in Washington Park. The family portraits are AMAZING, but for this first posting I decided to do it of their 8 year old boy.
His big sisters and his mother are beyond beautiful – like drop dead gorgeous. And of course lovely and stylish women – they have it all! And Dad is super handsome and very nice. Oh! And super connected in all the ways it matters if you are shooting @ 6am @ Wash Park, when the city tends to water the landscaping. Speaking of, have you seen the flower beds @ Washing Park, the ones near the boathouse? They make me a Sad Panda. I know what happened is that the Spring/Summer hail decimated the flowers there. But I sure do miss the lovely flowers that usually grow there;-(
Back to this kiddo – I worry that when I post the entire family photo, the ladies’ beauty might eclipse how handsome and cute this boy is, in his own right. So his portrait goes up first. (Anyone recognize that tree trunk? It must be the most famous and photographed tree @ Washington Park.)
Meet Mr Personality: (oh, I can’t wait to share his “zoolander” look in a future posting.)