What happens when you let your session unfold naturally?
I had the incredible honor of capturing the Smithson family shortly after the quarantine restrictions were lifted. We remain a safe social distance at all times. It was an absolute joy to observe this family interacting, the fun parts and the hard parts. Kids do not always act the way we want during a family photo session, but if you stand back and just let them unfold... that is when the magic happens. These little ones were so fun: climbing on the rocks, running through the grass and looking at the deer; there were so many beautiful moments. Moments that are now frozen forever, a little family heirloom for these girls to always look back on. One of their babes was a little tired at the end and we were still able to capture some of my favorite images while her mama snuggled her back to the car. Warm and comforted in her mamas arms. As a mama myself, these fleeting moments are just priceless.
The days are long, but the years are short! It seems like yesterday I was taking this little guy's newborn photos! Now a year and some months later he has changed so much! Treat the mama you love to a Motherhood Session!
We are living in some really interesting times and I want you to know that I am prepared to follow all social distancing guidelines when capturing your family. Childhood is fleeting, especially when your babes are under two years old. I understand that you don't want to miss this opportunity to capture them while they are still so small, but at the same time you have to consider their safety. I want you to be assured that I have a process in place to keep your family safe.
COVID PROCESS Keeping my clients and my family safe during this pandemic is a priority for me. I have created a session process to keep everyone safe.
I will touch base with my clients the day before our session to ensure no one has temperature and have a flexible rescheduling process. I will take my temperature before interacting with clients as well.
Every session I will wear disposable gloves and a mask.
I will keep a safe distance and will not touch anyone during the session.
After sessions I will sanitize my equipment with alcohol based product.
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.