Kids Photography: Children’s Style Guide 2017 – #1 for Girls

Kids Photography: Children’s Style Guide 2017 – #1 for Girls

Today I’m starting a new style guide series – for kids! This is my first time showcasing clothing/ style ideas for children.

Weather you have family portraits coming up, and/or if you are looking for some fresh, on-trend and, most importantly, adorbs outfits for your kiddo – these ideas can help!

Today’s guide is Children’s Style Guide 2017 No 1 for Girls –

This style guide focuses on fun textures and pops of metallic. Liven up a subdued knit with goldenrod corduroys, or black slacks with a sequined bomber. Double points for pairing in-season embroidery with fun metallic skinny jeans.Children's Winter 2017 Style Guide for Childre: No 1 for Girls

 

Denver Stylish Children’s Photographer

 

 

Client Story  – Broomfield Family Portraits – Fabulous Fall Portraiture

Client Story – Broomfield Family Portraits – Fabulous Fall Portraiture

I’m super excited to share this Client Story behind some Broomfield Fall Portraits with you! (Yes, I know it’s well past fall into winter now – but I just didn’t get a chance to share this story or these images before. It’s the December break that gave me time to  pull all this together. Better late than never, right?  😉

Jade is a local Broomfield mother, and the owner and chef behind Jades Kitchen (Delicious food made with love.) It’s such a treat to get to order healthy, delicious homemade food for your family! And of course, it’s a bonus that you get to support a local mother-owned business. Well, perhaps the biggest bonus is that you don’t have to shop or cook or clean – it’s all done for you. LOVE that!

Jade had me do her family portraits and we had so much fun with her sweet calm family. Seriously, the most mellow, calm daughters ever! I wish I could bottle that and release it at my own house from time to time.

BTW, she also had me do Headshots with Personality(sm)  to create an image bank (a full suite of marketing photos) for her business, website and marketing materials (more on that later!)

For today, I’m sharing  her images from her beautiful Premium Family Portrait album, starting with the cover and the back. I think it’s great to see what a finished product looks like. Esp if you aren’t so much the video type, and you prefer to look @ “still images.”

One thing people often notice (and appreciate) is that I take a variety of photos that capture each of the unique relationships within your family: you and your spouse, your spouse and the kids, you and the kids, you and each kid individually, the kids together, the kids alone, etc.

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I’m so excited to share these beautiful images with you.

  1. Tell us a little bit about you and your family?

I love my family. As a family we love the big and little things – taking a road trip to a new part of Colorado that we haven’t seen before, hiking in Boulder, playing board games and UNO, watching movies, eating ice cream at our favorite local spot – Sweet Cow, traveling to new places – two years ago we rented a house at the beach in Oregon (favorite vacation so far), eating dinner at Happy Sumo

For myself, I love to be alone in my free time. It gives me time to think and re-energize. If I feel indulgent, I will curl up on the couch and read my book, or watch a movie. I do love coffee dates with friends, but I always have to make sure I carve out some time just for me.

The one thing I have always dreamed of doing…is an African Safari. It would be spectacular and frightening at the same time to see all those wild animals!

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

Jillian, my first baby, was starting middle school, and Ella, my second baby, was about to turn 8. It was the perfect time to capture them, ages 7 & 10. I will always remember them in these photos – still believing in Santa Clause and the tooth fairy.

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

I wasn’t worried about a thing! Natascha is so professional and did such a great job at preparing us so we had an idea of what to expect.

  1. What made you choose Natascha Lee Studios?

I had seen a marketing brochure for her business, and the photos were absolutely stunning.

  1. How did the actual  photo session go? What was your favorite part of your session?

The photo session was everything I hoped it would be! She did such an amazing job capturing the girls in the sweetest of moments. I love how authentic our pictures are, even when we are “posing.”

My favorite part of the session was watching Jorin, my husband, with the girls, and the girls tickling him on Natascha’s cue. He loves his girls so much.

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

Oh my goodness! I laughed when she offered me a tissue (Note from Natascha: I often say that “I make moms cry, because a lot of the time a mom will get teary-eyed when viewing her family’s photos for the first time). And then the slide show of my family portraits started, and I started to cry tears of love and joy.

Needless to say, the viewing session was very special. for all of us. Natascha is a true professional, making her clients (including the little ones) feel comfortable, and making the session incredibly special, with lots of laughter in between.

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

That they were little, and sweet, and innocent, and believed in Santa Clause… Most importantly, that we are a close family and we love each other so much.

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

I would honestly say to them: “Natascha is so talented, and does an amazing job at capturing the moment. She listens to your vision, and then perfects it on a whole new level. Her attention to detail is represented in her work. You can trust that your pictures will be perfect.”

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

Absolute amazement. And we received so many compliments!

I especially appreciate all the details – from the pictures being wrapped in beautiful boxes with ribbon, the homemade tray holding our pictures, to the custom wooden USB – the presentation was beautiful.

Thank you Jade! It was my pleasure to create your family portraits!

Broomfield Family Photographer

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Denver Urban Photography Studio Tour  2-   Natascha Lee Studios – Denver Baby, Kids, Family and Highschool Senior Photography

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.

The videos below help you get a feel for the place, and I’ve included photos taken in each of the spaces (like my other studio tour posts here and here).

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:

Denver Urban Photography Studio Shooting Space Video 4 from N Lee on Vimeo.

We can make photos like this:
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And the cool metal staircase in the corner can be used like this:
Cherry Creek Highschool Senior Portraits - Denver Family and Model Photographer

This one shows the barn and the outside:

Denver Urban Photography Studio Shooting Space Video 1 from N Lee on Vimeo.

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:

Denver Urban Photography Studio Shooting Space Video 1 from N Lee on Vimeo.

We can do photos like this:

Denver CCHS Senior, Beautiful Brunette, Denver Senior Photographer

Finally, the part that is probably my favorite – the huge sliding doors.

Denver Urban Photography Studio Shooting Space Video 1 from N Lee on Vimeo.

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:

Denver Model Photography - Natascha Lee Studios

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:

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Natascha Lee Studios - Urban Outdoor Private Shooting Space - Denver Family Photographer

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Broomfield Kid and Family Portraits - Urban Shooting Space - Natascha Lee Studios - IMG_5869-eal-sfw

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!

Denver Stylish Family Photography – Washington Park

Denver Stylish Family Photography – Washington Park

Here is one of my favorites from a recent Denver Stylish Family Photography shoot. Well, not super recent, obviously it’s fall, and these photos were taken in August since everything is in bloom…but I gotta say that two months ago still feels recent to me! So I guess not recent at all in internet time where we all post things as they happen. I’ll restart: Here is on of my favorites from a summer Denver Family Portrait shoot. There! All set on the timeline verbiage.

This is my fourth time photographing this fabulous family. I photographed their younger daughter’s modeling portfolio images for  a local Denver modeling agency, their family portraits last year (also done @ Washington Park) , their older daughter’s senior portraits (go Cherry Creek!), and their entire family this year, too. It’s an honor to be part of my client’s lives like this!

And, can I just say how much I love Washington Park? It’s like the National Parks (celebrating their 100th anniversary this year).  But Wash Park is even older. From Wikipedia: 

The park was first developed by Architect Reinhard Scheutze in 1899. Its design was influenced by city planner Kessler, the Olmsted Brothers and the famous philanthropist “The Unsinkable” Molly Brown.

So, thanks to those folks over a century ago, and the people today who tend to it and esp the folks who do the flowers and landscaping – they all bring so much joy to so many people. When I’m meeting Denver friends, one of my favorite things to do is to meet there for a walk, bike ride or picnic.

We met at sunrise for the family portraits. It’s hard to get camera-ready that early in the morning, but it is always worth it!

Denver Family Photography - Portraits at Washington Park by Natascha Lee Studios

Denver Stylish Family Photography

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Denver Teen Model of the Month: Corrinne

Denver Teen Model of the Month: Corrinne

We are thrilled to introduce our Denver teen model of the month for October:

Denver Teen Model headshots portfolio photographer Natascha Lee StudiosDenver Modeling Headshots and Portfolios for Denver Teen Model

Congrats to our Model of the Month:  Corrinne, a lovely 15 year old (14 when we did her modeling photos) from Denver.

Let’s start by meeting Paula, Corrinne’s mom:

Hi! I’m Paula Metcaffe,  originally from Wisconsin. When I have time to myself, I love to garden, work around the house and shop. Our family loves to vacation together in tropical places. For Christmas this year, we opted for palm trees instead of evergreens and went to Hawaii.

And now, a bit about her beautiful daughter – Corrine, tell us about yourself:

Hi, I’m Corrinne Metcaffe and I am 15! -I like snapchat, twitter, volley ball, going to concerts, history and gym. I LOVE makeup and REALLY LOVE food.  I dream of traveling to Australia and all of Europe.

Corrine, what is something about you that surprises people when they find out about it?

People are surprised to find out I was born in California but then lived in Wisconsin until I was 6, when I moved to Colorado.  I’m super tall, so my friends feel like “ant” next to me. If you need anything from your top shelf, I’m your gal!

Paula, made your daughter Corrine interested in modeling?

We heard about an event for kids that wanted to model and act. Corrinne wanted to try it – she was 10. It was held on the Disney property in Florida, just outside of Disneyworld. The kids learned how to walk the runway and pose. The read lines for commercials and performed in front of a camera. There were 1200 kids from all over the country. She got to meet so many people and learn many new things. One of the highlights was meeting the host of the show. It was David Deluise, the dad from Wizards of Waverly Place.

There were agents from the east coast and California. She had several offers that would have required us to move for the summer. At the time we were not able to go but it was a great experience and we made a lot of fun memories. She has wanted to model ever since.

Why did you pick Natascha Lee Studios for your modeling headshots?

We picked Natascha for several reasons. We have had numerous photographers over the years. Some were good and others not so good… but we wanted something different.  Something great. So, we began our search. Natascha had such great client reviews and we loved her work. Everyone looked so natural and comfortable. The chemistry with your photographer is almost as important as their skills.

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

No. Natascha gave us great prep tips. We were only excited as to how the images would turn out.

What was your favorite part of your session?

The session went so fast. We were there for a few hours but it was so much fun that time flew. Favorite Part –  it was a tossup – the shoot with the glitter was great but I think that doing a shoot on the roof was the best.

Any advice to other new models before their photo sessions?

Bring lots of clothing options. Even more than you think you will need. Have fun!

How did you feel/what did you think when received your images?

So happy! We loved them. Everyone in the family had their favorite!

Ok – the most important question of all: If you could have any superpower, which one would it be and why?

Corrinne: A mind reader –  I could know what my teachers are thinking!

You can follow Corrinne at:  Corrinne.Metcaffe

 

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Cherry Creek HS Senior Portraits – Class of 2017

Cherry Creek HS Senior Portraits – Class of 2017

This was shot at one of my special “satellite” photo locations in downtown Denver. It has the most unique urban setting, and fab natural light.

Little back story: I brought my favorite colorful bench as a prop. When I brought it out, this senior gal loved it, her mom was not a big fan. Until she saw how adorable the photos were with her bright, happy daughter and this bright happy bench!

Senior season is winding down, and most senior have yearbook deadlines this month.

It’s been a great year, and now Denver’s family portrait season is heating up! I just love Colorado for the beauty it brings us every day, including for outdoor family portrait season.

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Cherry Creek Highschool Senior Photography

 

 

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