Buster is a young, 140 pound Bullmastiff puppy! He often stays with a neighbor friend of mine in Boulder while his parents are out of town. Me and my dog Jackie have taken many walks with him since he was a 20 pound youngster. Buster is such a sweet, gentle giant and he loves hanging out with lots of dogs and people. He had a good time at his portrait session and ate lots of treats! Since he is young though, he didn’t want to sit for long so we kept his portrait session short and sweet.
This is one of the many families that do an annual family portrait with me in Boulder, Colorado. Annual portraits make the best keepsakes for your family to commemorate their growth, changes and wonderful memories. Don’t forget the dog!
Two senior bulldogs and their human parents, Amy and James, set out on a lovely afternoon in Boulder for their family portrait session. The light was beautiful, the grass green and big toothy smiles set the scene. Ludo, age 12 and his buddy Mara Jade, age 8 had fun sniffing the ground, being in the lime light and trying new poses to get the best shots. Ludo doesn’t walk so well anymore, so his dad would just pick him up and carry him throughout our session, from scene to scene. Mara Jade would waddle alongside to keep up. We got a ton of great images that their parents will have to commemorate the bond they have with their pups. Amy and James were the highest bidders and won this photo session at the silent auction for Homeward Bound, a benefit for the Longmont Humane Society that was held earlier this year. Each year I donate a session to the fundraiser along with a few prints.
I’m a sucker for a beaded flapper dress and a gorgeous gal and MUST make beautiful images! I bought this dress on line for an obscenely low price and put out a call for a model among people I know. Lindsay stepped right up and this dress was made for her!
This Women’s Contemporary Portrait session was done at my Boulder studio in my home. I hand painted the backdrop, with the help of my talented husband. These type of sessions are really fun. We get to play dress up, do up your hair and makeup and create amazing images that you will have for a lifetime. You, your children, grandchildren and other family members will truly cherish these images now and way down the line, many years from how. Imagine your grandchild seeing images like these and saying “Wow! that’s my Grandma!”
I photographed this amazing family at Wonderland Lake in Boulder, Colorado. The kids had a great time running up and down the trail and the dogs enjoyed playing in the water. The mother of this family is the owner of Carley Barley, a local business in which she designs and creates baby clothes that are 100% organic and made with eco friendly dyes. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see some gorgeous babies modeling these adorable clothes. I photographed the images for the Carley Barley catalog and you can see more clothing and images here: www.carleybarley.com. Yay families!
Newborn babies are great to photograph as soon as you are ready. They change quickly so bring them in for their photos before too much time goes by. The best time for your newborn portrait session is between seven and 14 days but if you do miss that time frame, pick a time that works best for you. I’m happy to do portrait sessions at your home if that makes life easier for you! This little guy took a couple of naps at my Boulder studio, which made for some wonderful poses.
Mango and Teagan visited with me at my Boulder Photography Studio to have their portraits done. Quite the playful pair, these two live together with their humans in Longmont. Mango has a special job. He is a therapy dog and he and his mom visit with patients at Longmont United Hospital to lift their spirits during difficult times. I really enjoyed playing them in the studio and giving them lots of treats in exchange for their fun and silly poses for the camera. They are both absolutely beautiful!
This was my third family portrait session with this Boulder family and as usual, there were lots of laughs, playing and tail wagging. One of the best things about family photography is seeing families time and again and seeing how quickly their children grow. We had a perfect fall day full of colorful leaves to play with and to use for a beautiful background.
Here are a few of my favorite images from a recent family portrait session I did at Davidson Mesa in Louisville, Colorado. If you go up there in the mid to late afternoon, the light from the west is blinding. But wait just a little while, for the sun to tuck behind the mountains and it’s magical! I had such a good time photographing this family and oohing and aahing over the light and colors of the sky. The kids, and the dog, had a great time running around on the path and playing in the tall, dry grasses – and playing with mom and dad while I took lifestyle photos. I liked this photo location so much that I recently took my own family there for our family photos. That’ll be another blog post soon.
These two pups created lots of laughs at their pet portrait session in Louisville. Both are seniors but had plenty of energy running around the yard, jumping for treats and Lady Bug, a Great Dane, especially liked showing off her “baby” stuffie. Boomer is a Beagle and is now 10 1/2 years old!