A few weekends ago I did a portrait session in Boulder with my bestie and her granddaughter. We took a walk in the woods, the tall grasses and hung out in my back yard while they played together. These lifestyle portrait sessions are really fun and I enjoy creating images of kids being kids while also creating some nice portraits.
I had another action packed portrait session with this family recently in Boulder. Their twin boys are now over a year old and their oldest child is just over three. The dog Caribe is now eleven. The kids’ parents and I chased them around the front yard for an hour and a half capturing images of them at play. This was a good combination of a family portrait and a lifestyle session in which you photograph a family doing things together, rather than posing for photographs. I think these make great, memorable images to be enjoyed for years to come. Even if they just remind you of how tired you were after the photo session!
This family and pet portrait session shows that you can’t have too much love in the house! Dixie and Mike are parents to three lovely adult girls and eight dogs of all ages which means lots of dog walking and sloppy kisses. From small to large, shy to outgoing, the personalities among dogs was varied in great ways! I made lots of loud noises while my assistant danced behind me to get everyone’s attention for our group photo. We successfully created a large family portrait to be remembered forever. Note: Sadly, since this session, the two Yorkies, Portia and Lucy passed away. Hopefully the photos will help to bring some comfort.
On a recent pet portrait session, my goal was to capture the bond between Lyn and her best friend Lizzy and to also create an image in silhouette. The bond was obvious and could not be denied! I was also lucky enough to have an amazing sunset and was able to get a silhouette showing their bond.
I have to confess, I took these dog photos around a year ago but couldn’t resist posting them – these pups are just so cute! Lola is the big sister who welcomed her baby brother Axel with loving, open paws. She’s been a great leader for Axel, showing him the ropes and the two have created a wonderful bond together. Photographing these dogs together was really fun and Axel just followed Lola’s lead when posing for his photos. He was though, more interested in looking at her than looking at the camera.
This is my mother, aka The Fairy Queen. We created these photos last summer in a park near my home in Boulder. We put together the costume, made the crown and had a blast walk through the park taking fairy portraits and being looked at by children of all ages excited to see a real fairy. We were even approached by a fairy friendly dog!