Every year, we close down for the month of December to enjoy time with friends and families over the holidays! Happy Holidays and see you next year.
Denver Urban Photography Studio Tour 2- Natascha Lee Studios – Denver Baby, Kids, Family and Highschool Senior Photography
Brrr. It’s cold in Denver today. And tomorrow’s Denver forecast says a high of 2 degrees. When it’s this cold, I like to huddle inside with the dog, coffee, the fire going, and catch up on sharing some recent work. How about a little Denver Urban Photography Studio Tour?
I’ll let you in on a little secret – often, I get a question like, “I would like my model portfolio done by you. Do you have any places you shoot with red brick walls, kinda distressed?” And that will become an inspiration to do a blog posting….I can answer that photography client’s specific question with images, and then I have it available anyone in the future who asks.
Today, I’m sharing a few iphone videos taken this Fall @ one of my satellite studio locations. This isn’t far from my Denver Studio, but it’s a totally different Urban space and feel. For one thing, it’s mostly outdoors – so not so great on sub-freezing days. But the variety of background make for fab photos. I did a senior shoot here in the fall, and the space helped us get truly unique photos to celebrate Bella, the Cherry Creek Highschool (CCHS) senior during this special time in her life.
First up is this great red brick barn, with sliding doors on one side and it is just flooded with natural light from the sliding doors:
This one shows the barn and the outside:
Then there’s this great corner with lots of plants including grape vines climbing an arbor, a super cool metal table, vines climbing the walls, and yummy light:
We can do photos like this:
Finally, the part that is probably my favorite – the huge sliding doors.
And we can use those doors, and the diffused light as a background to make photos like this. I just love, love, love this image:
So that’s the tour. This space is a special place, and available as an upgrade option to your photo session!
Finally, I’ll include some photos I used in a previous post. I was going to link to them, but I might as well just include them here:
Wouldn’t this be a great place for your child’s Highschool Senior Photos? Or a Modeling Portfolio? Or for family portraits for an urban feel? Let’s do it – Contact me today!
Happy Halloween! May your candy last until the last trick or treater, and not a moment more!
Unless, of course, you have the willpower to resist cute little chocolate bars laying around the house, just begging for you to eat them!
Urban Denver Studio Tour – Natascha Lee Studios – Denver Baby, Kids, Family and Headshots Photography
I’m so excited to share the news that I have a new shooting space option for those looking for something between the pure nature of my outdoor family and kid portrait sessions, and the indoor/urban look of my newborn, modeling portfolio and Headshots with Personality(sm). As a bit of background, I shoot family and kid portraits mostly in Broomfield/Westminster, although I also shoot in Boulder, Red Rocks, Washington Park, etc. – anyplace that is meaningful to my clients. The latter I shoot mostly at my N. Denver Studio – you can click here to get a full tour of my studio. I love this space!
But today I’m talking about a new option my clients have – it’s this beautiful indoor/outdoor space with a crazy array of different shooting options and spaces, all just a mile from my studio.
This place has it all. We get to close the gates, so the entire space is ours – no worrying about other people getting in the photos. It has amazing light all day. There is a heated barn with beautiful brick walls and lots of natural light. A lovey ivy-covered wall (well, except in winter ;-). Trees, a vine-covered pergola, benches, cool glass barn doors.
All images ©2015 Natascha Lee Studios
Wouldn’t this be a great place for a Modeling Portfolio? Or for family portraits for an urban feel? Let’s do it – Contact me today!
All images ©2015 Natascha Lee Studios.
Denver Kid’s Photography – Which is better for you: Indoor Studio Portrait Sessions vs Outdoor Portrait Sessions
To help you out, here is a side-by-side comparison for studio vs outdoor photography for *family* photos for the top 6 Factors to consider: (BTW, for business headshots, I almost always recommend indoor, either @ my Studio or @ your place of business if the lighting there is great).
Factor #1: Weather
Indoor, of course, is stable and predictable. And if you are doing newborn infant portraits, it’s about the only way to go (unless it’s super warm outside). You can wear whatever you want, since you don’t have to consider the temperatures. And you probably won’t have to reschedule due to weather (snow storms excepted, of course.)
Outdoors, you may have to reschedule if it’s really cold. But I have done portraits in the rain, in the snow, etc. It can add some great variety to your family portraits to have snow softly falling. The wind can make your hair look great – like a fashion model with your hair blowing around you!
Winner: Tie, since indoor is weather-neutral, but outdoor can offer great variety and even some hair-flattering wind! (Yes, I am a predominantly outdoor portrait photographer – that’s why I love the variety)
Factor #2: Light
Indoors is a bit more stable, but if it ‘s cloudy, then outside get the win. It’s lovely to photograph in cloudy weather; we call it God’s Softbox. If your kids have blue eyes, they will be more sensitive to the sun, and indoors will be easier on their eyes – so we have less squinting.
Winner: Since I am mostly a natural light photographer, and I have an amazing studio with great light, the win for this goes to indoors.
Factor #3: Backgrounds
My studio has tons of different backgrounds inside and out (just check out this recent small business owner headshot session for an example of that), but there is nothing as beautiful as Colorado nature backgrounds. Or your own home, for that matter -whatever space is special to you and your family! I have photographed at Wash Park for a stylish urban family, in the Boulder Mountains for an outdoorsy, community-leaders family, at Red Rocks for a family that LOVES Red Rocks, at a private barn for a close-knit family and at a beautiful local pond space for a sweet active family that wanted to include their crazy dog! If a space is special to you, then we can craft your family portraits there.
Factor #4: Young Kid-Friendly
Kids love being able to move, and run around. If you have just one kid, Studio Sessions can work well, especially if you like the Urban feel. (I even do photos on the roof @ my studio – very hip and Downtown-Denver Urban vibe.)
But, if you have more than one child or a very rambunctious one, and def. if you plan to include the family dog, then outdoors is the way to go so they have plenty of space to run and move.
Factor #5: Teenager-Friendly
If you have a teen, you already know the answer; teenagers prefer my Studio – the huge loft-like feel, the urban outdoor spaces, etc. But since *Mom* (or Dad) is organizing and paying for the portraits, please go with what YOU want to put on your living room wall. The kiddos will be gone to college in a few years (which, BTW, is a great reason to schedule family portraits NOW), and you will be the one who gets to look at that portrait for years to come.
Factor #6: Number of people
If you are doing more than three people, I recommend outdoors. The vast space will accommodate more people and move configurations of you and your family members.
There you have it, 6 key factors to consider if you aren’t sure whether to go with indoor or outdoor photos. And since “outdoors” won slightly over “indoors”, be sure to also check out this post on the best outdoor locations for family photography,