Saturday, April 19, 2014

It's Spring in Boulder and that means it's Senior Portrait Time!

Spring always starts off the high school senior portrait season - most high schools have an October or November deadline for getting senior portraits in to the schools. I usually recommend that they are taken early… as the fall school year can be especially busy. Some of my favorite high school senior portraits have been when seniors brought a friend along to the session - they help loosen things up and jump in a few photos - these first two photos are of Melissa and Alisha who both signed up for their senior portraits together at the same time! I brought a second photographer, the amazing Diana Sabreen, and we had a wonderful time!

I like seniors to share some of their interests and hobbies ahead of time to see if we can incorporate them into the shoot. We've included cars, guitars, chairlifts, basketballs, and pets. I even had one senior drive her $50,000 harp to my studio for a senior portrait! It all helps in getting the senior's personality to shine through and their passions!

boulder senior portraits

boulder senior portraits

boulder senior portraits

boulder senior portraits

senior portraits

senior portraits

senior portraits

senior portraits

senior portraits

senior portraits

and more examples can be viewed here on the blog!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A spring getaway to Ojo Caliente…..

What a wonderful oasis in northern New Mexico! Two weeks ago I got away to Ojo Caliente for a few days with a few girlfriends. I have wanted to visit Ojo Caliente for years, just 50 miles north of Santa Fe, but I never arranged it. This time it was arranged by friends and I was invited.

It was an amazing spiritual restful 3 days of yoga, massage, soaking and sun and it was good for all of our souls! Especially after a long winter. I put together all of my favorite photos in this slideshow, and a few of my favorite photos below.

ojo caliente

ojo caliente

ojo caliente

ojo caliente

ojo caliente

ojo caliente

ojo caliente

ojo caliente

We went to Santa Fe one evening and had an amazing dinner at Cafe Pasqual's - I would highly recommend it - here's my review on Trip Advisor.

ojo caliente

ojo caliente

ojo caliente

And this last photo is a comparison of a Santa Fe door photo I took 25 years ago - we just "happened upon" the same door while in Santa Fe (it's just off the plaza) and although all the lighting details are different, and the door has weathered a little, you can see it's the same door! This 1991 was taken before I was a professional photographer, and I made prints for all my family as gifts, and sold a few, and it was a photo that paved my way into loving photography!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Boulder Baby Photographer - 6 month old Baby Quinn

Baby Quinn came to our Longmont studio and she was adorable! My favorite images in the studio are usually with the diffused natural light that comes through this glass block window - the first two photos of the family are with that diffused light. That corner of the studio is small and not as much room to spread out - but I always love the natural light portraits it creates! Although I love all of Quinn's portraits!

Quinn's slideshow is online here…

6 month old portraits

6 month old portraits

6 month old portraits

6 month old portraits

6 month old portraits

6 month old portraits

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Boulder County Barns

I've spent a lot of early mornings, especially snowy mornings, photographing some of the landscapes and barns of Boulder County. I love the contrast of barns, and especially red barns, against the white backgrounds. I try to get the mountains in, but can't always depending on the angle of the sun and the locations. Here are a few of my latest favorite barns…

boulder county barn

boulder county barn

boulder county barn

boulder county barn

boulder county barn

boulder county barn

boulder barn

erie barn

erie barn

erie barn

boulder county fence

boulder yellow snowy truck

Monday, April 14, 2014

Boulder Baby Photographer - Welcome to the family Baby Ellie!

Baby Ellie was just 5 days old when I photographed her and she was perfect! Along with her older brothers, Garrett and AJ that I've been photographing for the last few years. You can tell she was welcomed into the family with open arms! Ellie's slideshow is online at this link, and a few of my favorites below:

boulder baby photographer

boulder baby photographer

boulder baby photographer

boulder baby photographer

boulder baby photographer

boulder newborn portraits

boulder newborn portraits

boulder newborn portraits

boulder newborn portraits

boulder newborn portraits

boulder newborn portraits

I look forward to photographing all of them as they grow!

AJ's 2nd Birthday - December 2013
Garrett's 3rd Birthday
AJ's 1st Birthday
Garrett's 2nd Birthday

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