We saw our first snow of the season in Denver this week and our 3 dogs were so happy to play in the snow! This picture was captured after a big (surprise) October snow 8 years ago. Taking action shots of dogs is a lot of fun for Mark and it's amazing the expressions and details of the dogs that are captured from that moment in time. I always love seeing our furry mop of a dog in action with all his fur flying!
They are here! After months of work and generous support from sponsor businesses, we have the perfect holiday gift for your animal lover friends. The 2018 MaxFund No-Kill Animal Shelter and Adoption Center calendars have just arrived. Calendars are $15 and 100% of the purchase price goes to help Denver area dogs and cats in need. This year, by popular request, the calendar features both cats and dogs from MaxFund. Some of these animals are still waiting to be adopted, so please contact the shelter if one of them catches your eye. Pick up your calendar at their Puttin' on the Max Gala on Oct 14th or at the shelter after that.
It's no secret... we love big art that is scaled appropriately for your home. And this portrait of Giant Schnauzers gives a new meaning to "giant!" This brother & sister pair came up from Castle Pines to visit us and they were so much fun to work with. Among their family's favorites from their session is this picture of the two of them together with their perfect head tilts. They ordered this picture as a 40x40" canvas for their family room and it is going to be stunning once in place!
This handsome guy was just learning to run when we met his family for their outdoor photo shoot in Lone Tree. He had the absolute cutest smile with only a handful of baby teeth and he was full of laughter that day. Fast forward a few years and this boy is starting to lose those adorable baby teeth. We're looking forward to seeing him and his family in the studio soon to capture how much he's grown since the last time we saw them!
It was so much fun to have this family back in recently! This picture was taken from their session when their little girl was only about 16 months old. And now she's in school! This was one of their favorite pictures from that family photo shoot because it captured "them" as a family at that time. She was a total daddy's girl (she still is!) and she was a goofy baby who loved to make her dad laugh and be silly with her.
Book a photo session for your family with Mark and you'll get a big variety of poses - from somewhat posed to fun, in the moment pictures that really let your family's personality shine through. This is a unique opportunity to see your whole family as you really are and it's something you'll treasure for years to come.
We are excited to be attending the Fall Festival fundraiser this coming weekend (9/30) for Hope Farms Project! The founder of Hope Farms Project has been our client for many years and we've been to the farm several times over the years photographing her family with their horses. This is a wonderful organization and we're honored to be a part of this day to help them raise funds for new fencing. At this special event you can snag a mini photography session with Mark + your favorite print for only a $50 donation to the rescue. If you don't come dressed or ready for pictures at the event, then you can book a studio session for a later date (either a mini session or full photo session for your family at our studio or a full outdoor family session) and Mark will donate 100% of your session fee to Hope Farms Project. This is a great family event that supports a good cause - come to see the farm animals, listen to some good music, sample the offerings from the food trucks and update your family picture! The event runs 11 am - 5 pm and Mark will be there to take photos on site from 1-5 pm.
About Hope Farms Project:
Hope Farms Project is a family oriented program offering a variety of programming that is individualized to accommodate each person’s needs and interests.
Our career development program is focused on increasing successful employment for folks experiencing disability or traumatic brain injury. And for people who just want to spend time on the farm caring for animals or tending the garden, we have a place just for you.
We firmly hold that anyone, regardless of ability or disability, should be able to experience the life they choose for themselves. We believe that interacting with nature and animals can enhance our well-being and quality of life.
Our clients learn about nature and animals through study and hands-on experience. They learn how to build healthy relationships based on trust and respect. Clients learn how to care for themselves by first caring for something other than themselves and they explore their potential through physical work, cognitive endeavors and emotional connections.
It hardly seems possible, but today's the official first day of fall! Take advantage of the beautiful colors Colorado has to offer in the fall and book an outdoor photo session. Mark has some favorite (secret!) spots around Denver that offer a variety of beautiful backgrounds for your photography shoot. Outdoor fall family pictures are always popular with the families who come see us for their holiday cards and these colorful pictures make beautiful pieces of artwork for your home. Book your outdoor session today!
This morning we had the opportunity to meet this handsome little guy (and his parents) in our Denver studio for his very first photo shoot. Newborn sessions are so special to us because these are the pictures that families will use for birth announcements, they're some of the first pictures that will be sent to friends and family, and they will be among a family's favorite pictures to look back on as their babies grow.
We know that the first couple of weeks with your new baby will be exhausting and they will pass by so quickly. It may seem too daunting to come in for a newborn photo shoot, but your baby will never be this small again. We hear over and over again from families who skipped the newborn session say that they regret not having those pictures.
To make it easier for yourself after your baby is first born, pick a photographer ahead of time. We are happy to take flexible bookings for newborn sessions since babies like to arrive on their own schedule. Think about what kind of pictures you'd like to have with your baby (just the baby, the whole family with the baby, your dogs with the baby, etc.). And set a reminder on your phone to call your photographer soon after your baby is born to confirm the day of your appointment.
We had a family in over the weekend for a photo shoot with their 2 giant schnauzers and they reminded us of this fun trio of mini schnauzers from 4 years ago. They were so fun to work with and to see their different personalities. This picture of them in the red wagon is one of our favorite dog portraits from over the years. Our client also loved this picture so much that they chose this picture as a 60" canvas for their family room. We love when clients want to go BIG with their artwork!
Happy Dog Day! Whether your fur kid is giant or tiny, they hold an equally special place in your heart. We like to think that every day is Dog Day, but today is a good reminder to give your favorite critter some extra loves. Take an extra walk, play extra fetch, go to the park or dog park. Spend some extra time with them. They don't know that today is any different from any other day, but they will be thrilled for the extra attention.
Our dogs play such an important part in our lives that it's only fitting that they should be photographed professionally so that you have a lasting portrait to remember them by. Many of our clients choose to purchase large portraits of their pets to hang with this family pictures in their home. Cell phone pictures don't do your dogs justice and can't be blown up to look like quality artwork for your home. Book your custom dog photo session today while you're thinking about it! You won't regret it!