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!
We love showing clients the pictures taken from their session at their ordering appointment, but we especially love showing clients the finished artwork when they come to pick up their order! Whether we are delivering finished museum quality canvases, framed prints with museum glass, or archival quality gift prints, our clients are always blown away when they hold their new art in their hands! Today was no exception with our vet client who came to pick up artwork from his cat + dog photo session. While Akitas and house cats might seem like a strange pair, these two are best friends and our client wanted to capture their bond to display in his home (since they are his fur kids, after all!). The cat rules the house while the dog guards the house. They are the perfect pair and enjoy taking naps together (as long as they don't think their human is watching).
Have you been thinking about having professional pet photos taken of your pets? Don't delay and contact Mark Stevens Photography about booking your custom session today! Mark is happy to work with all breeds and obedience levels of dogs and cats (and horses, too!).
New frames are in! We have two brand new lines of frames for gift prints and wall art available including some really fun colors and textures. Returning clients who come visit the new photography studio for a family or dog session before Sept 15 will get the 8x10 or 5x7 frame of their choice to go with a new order (from new sessions only). Here are a few of the favorites. Book your session now to take advantage of this special offer.
The first picture (in the field of flowers) was taken exactly 1 year ago and the black & white picture taken in the studio was taken just recently. It's amazing to see the difference a year makes for both the girl and the dog! And it is so wonderful to be able to go back in time and have beautiful pictures of these two BFFs to document as they grow up together.
You will never be sad to have regular professional pictures taken of your family and pets! Time continues to fly by, but beautiful photographs will last forever.
It's hard to think about Christmas when it's 90 degrees outside, but Christmas is only 5 months away! This is a good time to start thinking about and planning your early fall family photo shoot if you want to create a personalized holiday card this year.
Some of our clients like to update their family portrait each year and use that as their card and give gift prints as gifts to relatives at Christmas. Other clients like to get creative and have a funny theme for their holiday cards. While other like to feature their dog(s).
We recommend that you book your photography session no later than October if you want to use any of the pictures for holiday cards.