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!
We routinely hear when a client calls to book their session that they only want the kids photographed. Or the kids with their dad. But mom, the person usually setting up the appointment, does not typically want to be in the pictures. I understand the reluctance. Maybe you want to lose weight, don't like your current hair style, or don't like seeing yourself in pictures. We've heard all the reasons! But the pictures aren't just for you. Your kids are going to want to see pictures of you (and you together with them) as they get older. It's easy to put off being in the pictures with "I'll do it next time." But time marches on and life only gets more busy! The next time you book a professional photography session, consider being in at least a few of the pictures. You may not love it now, but down the road you will be thankful to have this time documented.
While Mark's goal to to create a beautiful portrait of your family, many times the candid shots captured during the photo shoot are among the client favorites! This little boy giggling with his best dog friend is a great example. These "in the moment" pictures truly capture your family and kids as a moment in time. As your kids grow these pictures will always bring a smile to your face!
Mark loves working in the studio, but he's equally happy to be working outside! Many Colorado families (or families visiting Colorado) want to capture and incorporate the natural beauty this state has to offer in their family portrait session. Mark has a few favorite locations around Denver that provide beautiful backdrops for pictures. Fall is an especially popular time for out door photo shoots! These pictures make beautiful holiday cards and gift prints in addition to making an elegant statement in your home. If you are thinking about booking a fall session, then book soon! Dates (especially weekends) fill up very quickly for fall photos before the weather turns cold.
Mark is working with a new (or perhaps very old) method of taking pictures and the results are absolutely stunning. He will be offering limited sessions once per month soon for these portraits! These pictures are unlike anything you've seen before and you will not want to miss out on having these portraits created of your kids and family.
This little muchkin just turned 4!!! It was so fun to have her family in the studio again and to meet her new little brother. Wishing you a very fun year as you start preschool!
Mark will be in Palisade, CO on Saturday, August 12th for outdoor family and kids mini sessions. Due to demand, he has extended his trip and now has 4 additional spots available for Saturday. This is a great opportunity to update your family portrait or have professional pictures take of your children. Please call (303) 562-5536 for more information or to reserve your session!