Sweet Chubby Baby Hand | Broomfield, Colorado Baby Photography by Natascha Lee Studios

Sweet Baby Hand : Family Photography for Broomfield, Colorado by Natascha  Lee Studios

Natascha Lee Studios provides modern, fresh, and fun lifestyle photography for families, newborns, babies, and children in Broomfield, Colorado and surrounding areas including Westminster, Lafayette, Lousiville, Denver, Golden, Arvada, Thornton and Highlands.

Excited and Proud Big-Sister-To-Be | Maternity, Baby and Family Photography by Natascha Lee Studios in Broomfield, Colorado

This little girl is sooo excited to be a big sister. Here is a sneak peek of the maternity portrait session I did for her mamma (a fellow photographer!).

I’m thrilled to have so many maternity sessions right around Mother’s Day.

Speaking of, a photography session makes a GREAT gift to request (or give) for Mother’s Day!

Broomfield, Colorado Baby and Maternity Photography by Natascha Lee Studios

 

Yay Motherhood – In Celebration of Mothers (Mini Session Give-Away) | Broomfield, Colorado Family Portraits by Natascha Lee Studios

Yay Motherhood – In Celebration of Mothers (Mini Session Give-Away) | Broomfield, Colorado Family Portraits by Natascha Lee Studios

In Celebration of Mothers

Those who have spoken with me know that I am pretty passionate about photographing mothers and fathers with their children; not just the children alone, but children with their parents as well! How else can you truly capture the love and special connection of a family?

When I get push back on this (“Oh, no I don’t want to be in the photos – just the kids!”), I ask:

What is *your* most cherished childhood photo?

Is it the one of you smiling big on your first day of school? The one where you are holding up a Christmas gift? One where you are sleeping on the beach?  Or is it one that includes your parents, playing with you, holding you, just being themselves?

For most of us, our most cherished images include our parents, and show the love we felt for each other. They might not be technially perfect, they probably aren’t cheesy posed images; they are real and they are precious.

I worry that mothers are taking hundreds (thousands?) of images of their kids, and not including themselves in hardly any of them! I want to encourage all those moms who take tons of snapshots of their kids, to make sure that they themselves are in at least some of them.

It’s not hard, I promise! Have your spouse take a turn with the camera/phone, ask another parent to snap a few, hold the camera or phone out the way you do when you take pix with your bestie, or even give the camera to your kiddo and ask them to take your photo. (Just make sure you position your kiddo or yourself so they aren’t shooting up your nostrils. )

That photo where your hair wasn’t perfect but you were having a snow fight with your kids? Or the one where your smile is a little lopsided and you are still in your PJs? Or the one where you looked tired from being up half the night with the baby but you are lovely gazing down at your todder?  That’ll probably be their favorite.

To sweeten the deal and hopefully encourage you more, share your mommy-included-photo (MIP) with me and win a mini photo session!  Post it on my FB page, or tag me in it, or email to me, or even just message me that you did it; no need to share the image if you don’t want to.

I’ll enter you into a drawing for a free mini-session with digital negatives.

Yay Motherhood!

I’ll end with  a sneak peek of a maternity session I did last night.

I can’t wait to see them again in a month to meet her baby girl and do her newborn pix!

Maternity Photos

A Lovely Client Testimonial from Local Artist Amy Z of ZaneyBaby | Custom Outdoor Family Photography by Westminster, Colorado Natascha Lee Studios

Client testimonials rock my world! Here’s a lovely one from one of my Fabulous Fall in Colorado portrait sessions:

Natascha is a great photographer to work with! I have been fortunate enough to partner with her for product shots for my business, as well as family photos. She is wonderful with children and can get my usually challenging toddler to smile and engage with her! Thank you Natascha for all of your hard work and wonderful photographs!

-Amy Z.

 

By the way, Amy is a fabulous crochet artist with wonderful items for sale on Etsy. I am lucky enough to have an extensive selection of her her lovely props and use at least one of them in each of my my newborn sessions.

Below is one of my favorite images from their Fabulous Fall Portrait Session held in Westminster, Colorado – just look at the sunlight filtering through the changing Aspen and Cottonwood leaves..

I esp.  love the look on their little boy as he gazes down at Mommy and Daddy kissing!

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Inspiration: Two of My Favorite Photographers | Broomfield Maternity, Baby and Family Photography by Natascha Lee Studios

As an artist, you get to honor the creativity inside of you, the muses.

As a professional artist, you get to do that AND have a career.

How awesome is THAT!?!?

And, you are also surrounded by other wonderful artists of many mediums, people you can share with and learn from and be inspired by.

Here are a couple of my favorite photographers; they create work I am always excited to see:

Gregory Colbert – Ashes and Snow

(Beautiful, Evocative Images of Africa, People and Animals in Spiritual Harmony)

Stephanie Rausser

(She describes her style as “happy, spontaneous, energetic, and whimsical”. And I love it because my style is similar: Vibrant, Joyful, Natural and Fun. She is a commercial photographer in California, (meaning she shoots for advertising and editorial) and if you get Parents Magazine, you will often see her work. Oh, and her website has this super cool home page where all her images fly in one at a time, like snapshots  being tossed onto a table.)

And, since I can’t imagine doing a post without an image, here is one of mine that I think does a good job of portraying Vibrant, Joyful, Natural and Fun:

Vibrant, Joyful, Natural and Fun Maternity Photography by Broomfield's Natascha Lee Studios

Kind Words from Wonderful Clients | Client Testimonial Westminster Family Photography by Natascha Lee Studios

Thank you so much to Elizabeth for her kind words regarding the STUNNING images from her family photography session. I so enjoyed creating custom portraits of her beautiful, smart and sassy daughter. We did these as part of my Westminster Summer Flower Series:

Natascha is a wonderful photographer!  She was able to bring out a true smile to my daughters face which is very hard to do with a tween.  I am so tired of my child’s pictures not coming out well at school or a photo center at the mall and just wasting money.  Natascha’s photo shoot was fun!  I can not wait to share these lovely photos with my friends & family.  Thank you again Natascha.
–  Elizabeth from Westminster, CO

 

Testimonial Client Rave from Elizabeth  for Westminster Family Photography by Natascha Lee Studios

Thank YOU Elizabeth and Miss S, I can’t wait to include these images in my next Studio Magazine!