The Despards were looking for outdoor family portraits featuring Colorado fall foliage. With their boisterous young son and their picture-perfect yellow lab, we captured these candid family pictures on their beautiful property in Broomfield Colorado. The warm, sunny weather made my job easy that day – I combined some off-camera flash with the diffused late afternoon light. Aren’t they lovely?
If you too, are in need of some holiday family portraits for Christmas cards, you best contact me pronto! Winter is almost here and I have many dates already scheduled with a ski pass, and a plane ticket to South America on the horizon.
The holidays are approaching and that means that it is family portrait season. This was my second photography session with the Walker family. We began the day by spending some time getting some creative shots in the back yard, as well as a group family portrait with the dogs included. After that, we changed up the outfits and headed out to a field for some scenic images in a nature setting with the mountains in the background. It’s pretty cool to see how much the young ones mature in just a year; I’m already looking forward to next year when I will be taking their high school senior portraits.
The heat of summer has broken, and cooler temps are descending upon Boulder. The kids are back in school, and that means that picture deadlines for High School Senior Portraits are near. Some deadlines have already past, such as Boulder High, but others such as Fairview still have some time. So if you are looking for some unique yearbook photos that will set you apart from the crowd, give me a call and we’ll plan something totally unique.
Olivia was looking for some shots that featured urban backgrounds, including a graffiti wall. Fortunately I know the weird little back corners of Boulder like the back of my hand, so I’m able to come up with new locations all the time. Often I find new spots that I wasn’t even planning on, such as the barbed wire and Airstream trailer combination in this shoot. Badass.
Chautauqua Park is certainly the most photographed location in all of Boulder. The beautiful fields of grass and the iconic Flatirons provide a stunning backdrop. The key to creating beautiful portraits here is you have to get up early so that the morning sun provides strong contrast on the unique rock formations. Unfortunately, that same strong sun makes it difficult to get natural light on your subjects. This is why I bring along powerful off camera lighting to highlight my subjects and light their faces evenly. As you can see, this combination creates the ultimate family wall portrait at the quintessential location.
After spending some time on the big scenery, I like to take the kids over to the grassy park and the playground for some candid moments and more importantly some fun. These perfectly imperfect portraits capture the unique personalities of these two girls. Over near the playground, the “dollhouse” is a great spot to capture some of those sparkly eye photos that every mom cherishes. So there you have it, another colorful, energetic and fun family portrait session in the books!
Meet Hannah, she just finished her senior year of high school in Colorado Springs, but came up to Boulder since she wanted a photographer who could bring out her model good looks. We fended off Boulder’s torrential spring rains and headed out to a little known back alley for some of my trademark urban nature shots. The fresh green leaves on the trees, puddled dirt roads, and misty air created a moody atmosphere. I used an off-camera beauty dish setup to create directional light and to evoke a fashion feel. Hannah’s dramatic expressions evoke a magazine editorial feel, and are an artistic departure from your cookie cutter senior photo session.