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March 19, 2018   •   Filed in Winter, Portraits

Colorado Springs Headshot Photography | Business Branding Photos at Garden of the Gods

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absolutely LOVE photographing headshots for people who need some awesome photos to show off their personality through a picture. Getting a high quality headshot or beautiful business branding images that you can use on your social media, your website, and any other place where you will be showing off your business online is one of the best ways to put your best foot forward right from the beginning of a new client relationship. I mean, I can't be the only one who thinks to herself, "Man does this person even care about anything?!" when I see amateur looking photos plastered all over a professional website can I? I know, I'm probably a little more picky as a photo connoisseur who does this for a living but I know that real every day people can see the difference between a professional photo and one that just has an instagram filter slapped on it from your cell phone and depending on the vibe you are trying to portray (like, professional maybe?) your photo will say a lot about you before you even open your mouth.  
 
This is why I was so excited that Renee got in touch with me about updating her professional business photos. I did her daughter's senior photos last spring and she decided it was time to get some updated pictures of herself that she could use on her small business website as a therapist. She is based down in Colorado Springs so we wanted to do a beautiful natural area and Garden of the Gods is the obvious choice for that. It's incredibly recognizable so when clients see her in that scenery they will know right away that she's a local in Colorado Springs. We also thought it would be great to change up the scenery and get some urban photos with city lights in the backdrop. She is a super sweet person and very calming to be around so I can just imagine how great she must be at her job as a therapist. I think these photos definitely show her in that light and the public is sure to see what a warm, inviting person she is!  
Gorgeous woman poses during winter at Garden of the Gods as the wind blows her hair for her business branding lifestyle headshot photography in Colorado Springs
A woman poses for her business branding portrait headshots at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado
A classic outdoor business branding photo at Garden of the Gods with a green evergreen tree backdrop in Colorado Springs
A beautiful mountain backdrop for business portraits at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Stunning portrait of a beautiful woman posing for her business headshots and lifestyle business brand photography at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs
Pretty business headshots in an urban city setting of downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado
Natural urban business headshot portraits for website branding photography in downtown Colorado Springs
Urban setting for business portrait lifestyle headshot branding photography in downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado
Beautiful night time street scene business portrait in downtown Colorado Springs Colorado
Headshots at night in an urban setting downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado business brand photography
Beautiful headshot with urban string light backdrop of downtown Colorado Springs, CO
Saved my favorite one for last!
A gorgeous portrait of a woman posing for her lifestyle business brand headshot photos for her small business website in Colorado Springs, Colorado
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March 11, 2018   •   Filed in Winter, Families, Babies

Indoor Natural Light Family Photography | Denver Photo Collective on West Colfax

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couple of weeks ago, I met up with my brother and sister in law to get some family photos taken with their sweet baby boy, Benjamin. We tried to do them at Daniels Park down in Highlands Ranch, but it was just too unbearably cold for him that evening. We got a couple of cute shots of them with the pretty sunset mountain backdrop, but I knew we could do better. So we decided to try again with an indoor location since March is a little unpredictable with the weather. This meant we could photograph him earlier in the day after his nap too making it even more likely we could get some good photos of their family enjoying their time together. We reserved the Denver Photo Collective space on West Colfax in Lakewood which has beautiful natural light streaming in through large windows. And they even had some cute colorful couches available to use as well. Brandon, Lauren, and Benny started off in their nice simple cozy sweater clothing and then changed into their adorable bright red Adidas tracksuits for some fun ones to finish off the session. This was the perfect outfit change for their family since both Brandon and Lauren are competitive athletes. Lauren played soccer on a collegiate level both at Eastern Washington University and she also played for Metropolitan State University here in Denver after they moved back to Colorado. (As a fellow Metro State grad, Go Roadrunners!) Brandon played football both for the Eastern Washington Eagles (where he met Lauren!) as well as a brief stint with the NFL and the Australian Rules Football league. So obviously having matching tracksuits for their family photos fits them perfectly! Benny's little now, but surprisingly strong for an 8 month old. It must be in his genes, haha. I can't wait to see what sports he ends up loving. I hope it's curling or jai alai just to keep us on our toes!  
 
Adorable young family is photographed inside a natural light studio in west Denver at the Denver Photo Collective during winter
A beautiful young family is photographed at the Denver Photo Collective on west Colfax in Colorado
Natural light indoor family portraits at the Denver Photo Collective on west colfax in Colorado
Sweet family portraits at a natural light indoor portrait studio at Denver Photo Collective in West Denver
Sweet baby boy gets kisses from mom and dad at their natural light indoor family photoshoot at the Denver Photo Collective on West Colfax
Beautiful blue eye baby boy at the Denver Photo Collective in West Denver in Colorado
Beautiful natural light family portrait at the Denver Photo Collective on west Colfax in Denver Colorado
Cute family wearing matching red adidas tracksuits for their family photos at the natural light studio of Denver Photo Collective in Colorado
Cute daddy and baby son wearing matching red adidas tracksuits for their natural light family portraits at the west Colfax Denver Photo Collective in Colorado
Young family in matching bright red adidas tracksuits pose for photos in the Denver Photo Collective natural light studio on west Colfax ave.
Perfect natural light indoor family photos at Denver Photo Collective on west Colfax avenue in Denver Colorado
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February 25, 2018   •   Filed in Winter, Maternity

Denver Maternity Photography | Snowy Winter Pregnancy Portraits at City Park

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he couple featured on the journal this afternoon is the cutest and so photogenic! Ariel got in touch with me to talk about getting some maternity portraits created with her husband, Stephen. She's planning to use the photos for her baby shower invitations which I love and think is an awesome idea. We were originally thinking about heading up to Lost Gulch Overlook in Boulder but we got quite a snowstorm this last week and decided to skip the perilous rocky terrain up there and do City Park instead. These two live in the area and Ariel grew up near there too so it's a pretty special place for them. It also happens to be my favorite park in Denver because the views from the east side of the downtown Denver skyline and the pretty mountains stacked behind it are lovely. Of course, you have to be ok with being surrounded by geese and their incredibly prolific amounts of poo but I just consider it to be part of City Park's charm at this point. During warmer weather I like to work with about an hour for maternity sessions, but because it was pretty chilly I decided to push it to just 45 minutes before sunset so that this poor couple wouldn't have to freeze outdoors for too long. By the end, we had discovered a beautiful glass sculpture on the south side of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science which I thought would look amazing once the sky went blue so we actually pushed the session a little longer past sunset and into twilight. I am so pleased that we did and I can't thank Ariel and Steven enough for putting up with my lies of "Ok, last one!" when really I had more than one more photo to create for them. Pro tip: never trust a photographer when she says "All right, this is the last one!" Truth is, the first time you hear that come out of their mouth you should expect a handful of more photos afterward. It's a disease, we just can't help it! But, wait until you see the gorgeousness of that blue sky paired with Ariel's beautiful blue lace dress and you'll understand why we just keep up those lies!
Beautiful winter maternity photos at the yellow pavilion at City Park in Denver Colorado with a couple wearing blue
A cute couple expecting their first baby boy is photographed at City Park in Denver Colorado
Winter Maternity Photography at City Park in Denver, Colorado with a couple wearing blue
Pretty Maternity Photography during Winter in Denver Colorado at City Park
A couple expecting a baby boy gets maternity portraits created at City Park in Denver Colorado during winter with snow on the ground
A snowy winter maternity photography session with a beautiful mama to be wearing a blue lace long gown with the Denver skyline mountain backdrop at City Park
My favorite!
Beautiful twilight maternity portrait at City Park in Denver Colorado during winter with a mama to be wearing a beautiful dark blue lace dress
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February 15, 2018   •   Filed in Winter, Families

Granby Ranch Family Vacation Photography | Winter at Lake Granby Colorado

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just had the pleasure of photographing this good looking family up in Granby Colorado a few days ago. They traveled out to Colorado from Louisiana to enjoy a nice family ski trip to the snowy mountains of Granby Ranch. I begged Geoff to come join me to make wrangling my light easier in the snow and we headed up and over Berthoud Pass. We arrived early and scoped out the ranch. We even climbed a big hill to see if it might be worth making the family hike up there for a shot, but decided the views weren't remarkably better than they were near the parking area (luckily for them!) We even headed down near the golf course club house to see what the views might look like over there before deciding last minute that we wanted to take them to Lake Granby for the second half of the session. I'm so glad we did because the sunset and mountain views over there were stunning. We tried to pick the nicest day that week that they would be here but it still ended up pretty chilly while we were photographing. It's probably because I'm always dead set on photographing near sunset which means a pretty big temperature drop during winter. But, as you can see from the pictures, there is a pretty good reason why I time family photos the way that I do. I just love the color and the pretty warm light at the end of the day. It really makes a snowy winter wonderland even more magical. I am such a spoiled photographer though because this family was incredibly good sports about hanging outside together and answering all of my questions about their family and making them do silly stuff as they attempted to stay warm. I think it was worth the hour of being a little bit chilly, just look at how awesome they look in their pictures together!
A beautiful family portrait with a ranch fence on a snowy winter day with Granby Ranch ski resort backdrop in Colorado
Colorado winter family vacation to Lake Granby in Colorado with family portraits at sunset
A beautiful family with 3 sons walk together with a mountain backdrop at Lake Granby in Colorado
Three brothers are photographed at sunset with a gorgeous mountain backdrop on a snowy winter day at Lake Granby in Colorado
Beautiful family photo during winter with snow at Lake Granby in Colorado
A mama and her sons with a pretty mountain backdrop in Granby Colorado during winter with snow on the ground
A good looking couple embrace during their family portraits at sunset at Lake Granby in Colorado during winter
A beautiful family poses for a portrait with a ranch fence and the mountains of Granby Colorado in the backdrop during their Colorado ski trip to Granby Ranch
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