Children/Valentine's: Commerce City

This year's Valentine's mini sessions, I had the opportunity to photograph so many cute kids! Returning or new clients, are always a blast to see. Here's some of the adorableness that happened!

This year I vowed to take on volunteer projects with local organizations in the community. I reached out to a local foster care nonprofit that works with foster care families for support. A few families were given Valentine photo sessions for their awesome kiddos (not shown below). I challenge everyone to look into their local community to find ways to help others!

 

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First Birthday: Commerce City, Colorado

First birthdays are always a big milestone. Moving from baby to toddler is a big deal. As a mom, I also struggle emotionally with that first birthday. Baby stages become a thing of the past, and the amazement of developments continue.

I always tell parents, first birthday photos are a lot like a game of catch and replace. Kiddos always want to get up, and walk away full of giggles. Until the cake comes out, and often shock sets in when everyone encourages the cake mess. Enjoy!

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Lifestyle Newborn: Aurora, Colorado

In-home newborn photos always tend to be the most relaxing for all family members. Grandma was baking cookies. Big sister was excited to show off her new baby brother. While mom and dad were thrilled the little man was peaceful for all the photos. Welcome to the world baby Wells!

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Maternity: Golden, Colorado

Little did she know, that eight days after these photos she'd be holding her second daughter in her arms. Not knowing the sex of the baby always provides extra excitement as delivery near.

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We've had such a warm Colorado fall, and weather seemed to turn the week we had these maternity photos scheduled. It's amazing how fast the temperature drops once the sun sneaks behind the mountains. If only photos could show how cold it really was outside! Here's more photos of this gorgeous mama and soon-to-be family of four.

 

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Family: Parker, Colorado

Fall time is my favorite time of the year. I love the smell of the crisp air, with the falling leaves, and changing colors. Add in the wonderful Colorado sun and a cute family with little ones, and such beauty happens.

 

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find your tribe. and love them hard.

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Newborn: Studio- Commerce City, Colorado

Deciding to be parents can be an experience full of so much emotion. There are many unknown factors that play into the role, that no one really knows when or if at all, a baby will be in the future. My heart goes out to all the parents that pray for that baby and it takes longer than expected. I have many dear friends that have tried to have a baby for years to finally have that miracle baby.

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Meet Reed. He was wanted for so long before he arrived. Not only was mom thrilled to be expecting, she is over the moon with his perfection after he was born. This is love.

 

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Engagement: Glen Eyrie in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Breathtaking venue, gorgeous fall weather, and a beautiful engaged couple. What an amazing evening for engagement photos. Minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Colorado Springs, Glen Eyrie provided such a surreal location, backed into the mountains.

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Meet Haylie and Daniel. A couple that demonstrates sweetness, confidence, and life-long love.

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Children: Studio- Commerce City, CO

Oh the brothers! This lucky lady has three older brothers, but don't underestimate her power to hold her own!

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I had a wonderful opportunity to photography this sweet family. The boys were all charmers and full of fun. When I was contacted by mom, her only goal was to have simple, giant-size prints of each of the four kids. This is what resulted...

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Maternity: Parker, Colorado

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A sailor and his lady. He made sure she felt perfect in every way. From the way he fixed her gorgeous hair, to standing back in awe of her beauty. Sara and Robert and expecting their first baby in a couple of weeks. One part of my job is that ability to go back in time to my own experiences and remembering what it was like to have that excitement and unease of becoming a parent. It was almost 7 years to the day, that I took these maternity photos, that I was due with my first child. My husband had the exact job that Robert has with the Navy, and like myself, Sara is delivering at the same location I had my first. The phrase ‘it’s a small world’ always runs true.

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When you mix a gorgeous mama-to-be, with a beautiful dress, and some pretty fall light, magic happens. Only a couple short weeks and the best part of their life will arrive.

 

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