Lexi rocked her Senior Pictures! There was a little wind at Prospect Park the morning of her senior session but we worked with it for some great flowing hair photos!
I had the most sentimental experience – I photographed a wedding in the backyard of the first house my husband and I bought together. It’s where I started my family and brought my first born home. I watched my husband put in a patio one summer and Erin & Doug just got married on it! Honestly, I’ve never seen that yard look more beautiful. It started sprinkling during the ceremony – coincidently right about the time vows were being said about “dark clouds” and “rainbows”. By the time the ceremony ended and we were ready to do group shots it was downright pouring. So much, in fact that I headed in (my camera can get damp but it’s not great to have it out in pouring rain). When I turned around the bride and groom were still hanging out in the rain. I LOVE these two! So someone found me an umbrella and we laughed when it imploded and then just kept shooting portraits. The rain could have been the story but it wasn’t because of Erin and Doug’s attitude that it really wasn’t a big deal. I think they are going to weather the “storms of life” just fine and find plenty of rainbows!
Arvada CO Wedding Photographer
I had a client a few years ago that regularly scheduled her children’s photo sessions at 6 months, 9 months, one year old and so on. Like many busy moms she never got around to ordering many prints but kept scheduling those sessions. When their family moved out of state the sessions stopped (with me as the photographer anyway) but recently she contacted me to make some professional prints from those images. What fun it was to print photos of her babies who aren’t babies anymore! It was a trip down memory lane for me and my client but a few things struck me as important and worth sharing … here is why my client was so smart to do what she did.
Top 3 Reasons to Schedule Professional Photos
- Your children grow up so fast
I know, everyone tells you this, from grandparents to the people in line behind you in the grocery store, but it’s TRUE. So Stinking fast. And nothing is quite as fast as that first year. I am amazed at the difference between photographing a one week old baby compared to a three week old baby, it’s like night and day! So here’s a good first year plan: Newborn, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and one year old. Then every year after that. Or another way to think of it is” Brand New, Smiling, Sitting, Crawling, Standing up”. I offer First Year Baby Plans with discounts on sessions and prints that can make the whole process easier and less expensive! It’s also important to schedule yearly photo sessions for children and your family – keep the magic happening!
- Photographs = time travel This past weekend I was cleaning out a cabinet and came across some photo albums from my first year in Colorado (circa 1995). Every photo took me back to a time and place and I couldn’t stop flipping through the pages. Okay, yes partly because I was SO young. AND thin! But mainly because it brought back so many memories. Photos of your family and your children will do this for you, too. Certainly, your own personal snapshots have that power but also the times where a professional photographer captured your child’s personality or your family having fun!
- It’s an investment. Professional photographs tell the story of who you are and who your children are in this moment in time. Invest your time and money into documenting your family history – it’s so worth it!
Here are a few images I printed for that smart client …
Not everyone gets this moody fog for their family pictures here in sunny Colorado. Nope. You gotta schedule, get rained out, reschedule, get rained out again and then totally luck out with super cool weather. I love it!
Boulder CO Family Photography
I recently did a breakout with Clickin Moms called “Less is More: Mastering the Minimalist Style of Newborn Photography”. You know, continuing education. Clickin Moms is appealing to me because, of course, I’m a mom and a photographer but they do tend toward educating photographers in the early stages of their careers. I certainly don’t think I know it all but I’m not a novice either – seasoned might be a better word! I definitely love a simple, clean look though and wanted some new ideas for my newborn photography so I swung for this course. So glad I did! Here’s beautiful Finley’s newborn session with a bit of minimalist styling and natural posing inspired by that breakout. What do you think? Less is More?
Newborn Photographer Arvada CO