I could not be happier to be invited into one of my neighbors homes to connect and capture this sweet new baby, Florence. As I grow as a photographer, I find that I am falling ever more in love with capturing families. Childhood, our babes... This time is just so fleeting. Let's freeze this moment to create a love story for our children to look back on. This newborn session, in particular, is just so full of love. The Eklunds juggle being amazing parents to three girls and two big dogs. All of whom love each other very much, it is just so apparent... even the dogs! Nova, their 12 year old dog, has watched all three girls come into the family. We were able to capture Nova, looking over at mama while she was breastfeeding the new babe. They have been through a lot together; it is my hope they will look back on that moment and treasure this image in the years to come. Ryan is a "girl dad", now that he has three girls! He is so tender with them, in the images below you can see how much he adores every single one of those sweet souls. The big sisters also welcomed their newborn baby sister with open arms. Enjoy this peek into this family's newborn session.
Sunny winter afternoons in Eagle are perfect for a quick 6 month session. We were actually sweating during this session because 40 degrees and sunny in Colorado feels like 70 degrees when you are dressed for winter! I do make an exception for little ones in the winter and offering my mini sessions to these families. One, because it can be cold, especially if we schedule close to sunset. Two, these little ones have short attentions spans. :)
For Erienne it was... That time you surprised your husband with a trip to Beaver Creek! She also wanted to capture her family in this moment. The phrase, “They grow up so fast,” is something we hear as parents from everyone we meet. As a new parent myself, I was able to bond with this family over the break neck speed in which our kids grow up. It truly does happen so fast and we love and savor every fleeting stage, it’s heartbreakingly special. So Erienne figured why not capture her family in this moment while on vacation in this beautiful place? Here is their session!
Give me all the dancers please! There is something extraordinary about the talent that Margaux possesses. I was so glad that she was willing to bring some of her dance background to her senior portraits. No matter what your interests are, it is important to bring those elements to your senior portrait session. These images are a little note to your future self about who you are today, in this very moment.
How does this gorgeous couple already have kids ages 7 and 9? Time really does fly! If I had this session to do over again, we would have gotten to the river sooner then we did! They river seemed to be a great source of joy, especially for Corbin. I also love the rich warm colors in water.
Jessica wanted a family photography session to celebrate the first year of their daughter's life. We discussed locations and settled on this one because of the beautiful grasses and trees. The styling was 100% Jessica and 100% gorgeous, going so well with this backdrop of late summer grasses and her heirloom family quilt. I am absolutely in love with this session.
The one exception to my once yearly mini session rule is for babies 6-24 months. If you have a babe under two years old I understand the attention span. Sometimes we only get 25 minutes with these little ones, which makes a mini session perfect. (Newborn sessions cannot be done in a mini session! Blog post to follow.) The Cloar family was able to capture this sweet little moment with their beautiful 9 month old son. We made sure to have blankets for snuggling. A sunrise session is a bit chillier than a sunset session. Even though it is colder, it can be very beautiful; with alpine glow to the West and the sun coming up from the East.
As a mother of a 17 month old I know how fast each stage comes and goes. I am so happy I could capture this sweet moment in time for this family.