I know, you have heard it a million times, by every Denver area family photographer around, but I promise its true! Time is a thief Mama, it takes and takes and takes. I am here to tell you to make sure you capture the moments that matter! Whatever they are to you.
When I was trying to decide what session to use for this blog, I chose this particular one because it truly captures ALL THE THINGS THAT MATTER. From the traditional mantel photo (you know the one you give Grandma of everyone smiling and looking at the camera – to snuggles with mama, to ring around the rosey. All of these moments that seem so insignificant at the time, but looking back make your heart happy.
Yes it is our jobs as parents to raise good humans, ones that will be meaningful contributors to society. I fell like in the stress that is parenting these days, we not only forget to document the changes, but we fight them too. Change is scary, putting your “baby” behind the wheel of a car for the first time is terrifying – trust me I know. But it is also a defining moment as a parent and for your child. Embrace it, capture it, remember it.
Sure, you can take all the photos on your cell phone (I do it too, and there is nothing wrong with that AT ALL), but there is just some things that a good Denver area family photographer can capture that you just CANT get with your phone. The way your daughter snuggles in and just cant get close enough. Or the ring around the Rosies, or tag that you kids love to play. Maybe the way you look at your husband when you think no-one is looking. Guess what? I am always looking – not in creepy way lol – but it is my job to make sure that these moments are documented forever.
My first response to this is how do you put a price on memories? But I get it I do, I look at it as an investment. Something that you plan for, save for, and something that really matters to you. As a Denver area family photographer, I know that everyone has a budget and that my full family sessions are out of some peoples budgets. Because, I feel that everyone deserves amazing family portraits, I offer mini sessions twice a year. These are shorter, less expensive sessions that will still capture all the things that matter. You can check out my sessions and even book one if you are so inspired here ! Be warned though, there are not a lot of openings left!
Seriously, I get it, we are all busy. I mean between you and I, it is unclear when the last time I washed my hair and put on something other than yoga pants was. But it takes just a minute to book your photos. You can do it in the time it takes your morning cup of coffee to brew (see that, multitasking at its best lol!!). My goal is to make your life a little easier. We all could use that right? A lot of Denver area family photographers have great booking sites and whatnot, but I go beyond that. I have an INCREDIBLE client closet with tons of beautiful dresses to fit most mamas, my style guide will help you effortlessly style your family to look amazing and my client guide will walk you through my process step by step so you know what to expect before, during and after our time together. See what I did there? NO EXCUSES!!!!!!! Get in the picture, capture the moments!
I chose this particular session for this post because I really wanted to show you what a family session with me was like. If you take the time to look through this entire post, which I hope that you do, you will see this families entire gallery. Start to finish. This is a session that I would love to have of my own family. That is my goal with each and every family I photograph. To produce images that I would be proud to display in my own home if it were my family. Now, full disclosure, if you prefer the stiff, awkward posing then I am probably not the Denver Area family photographer for you, but if you love candid images that tell a story, then I am your girl!
Let’s do this! So – there are a FEW (2 I think) Fall mini session spots remaining – you can book that here! I THINK I have a few openings left for full family sessions too! You can snag one of those here. If there is not an open date that will work for you, shoot me a message (firstname.lastname@example.org)! You deserve this Mama! You deserve to have your story told!!!!!
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Me too — I can’t wait to start creating YOUR perfect EJP portrait experience!
Wife, soccer mom, coffee-addict, and photographer. I help new mamas celebrate simple, sweet moments amidst the chaos of #momlife — welcome!