Heather + Peter: Denver Maternity Photography

Priscilla (one of the CUTEST puppies ever) is no longer going to be the baby when Heather + Peter welcome their new little one next month. After photographing their beautiful wedding in Mexico 3 years ago we were so happy to hear the news that they are becoming parents and we had a great time getting to capture some maternity photos for them last week. After our crazy weather the last couple months we were glad that at least the snow was gone by our session on Friday. We met the two of them in the Highlands neighborhood for the first half of the session before heading out to Sloan’s Lake for a few more pictures. It was our first time at these two locations and we can’t wait to go back! We even got a few in front of Little Man Ice Cream Shop- which if the ice cream tastes as good as it smells I think I’ll be making weekly trips to Denver in the summer just for ice cream:-)Definitely have to give them props for waiting to find out if they are having a boy or a girl. As the kid who shook every Christmas present and was first under the tree on Christmas morning with zero patience for waiting for surprises, I think it’s really cool that they are waiting to find out. The baby is going to be adorable either way! Here’s some of our favorites from the day- congrats Heather + Peter!!

The Stengel Family: Larkspur

Happy 2016!!!! Can’t believe how fast the end of the year flew by and that we are now already in March. It’s been nice to take a little breather after such a busy fall and the rush of the holidays. Although the majority of our sessions make it to our blog, at times we don’t have the chance to share everything. So, before we start back up this spring we thought we’d share a few sessions from last year that we didn’t share at the time. Back in November we got to photograph the Stengel family down at Dawson Butte. Since our session was planned toward the end of the month they decided it would be great if we could find a location with snow for the pictures. We lucked out the week before and in some areas had a good foot or more to walk through that afternoon. It’s not too often we get to photograph in the snow so we’re really glad they were up for it! We had such a great time with all of them and it was fun getting to do something so different. Here’s a few of our favorites from their session- enjoy!

The VanderHeiden Family: Centennial Family Pictures

Just before the snow came in last week we were able to get one more “fall” session in. This time at a location we had scouted a couple years back but hadn’t had the opportunity to photograph yet. Minus trying to steer clear of the other half dozen photographers it was a perfect spot for a large group! Between the red barn, an old white farm house, the field etc it gave us plenty of variety without everyone having to hike a mile. While they have quite a few new members to their family since the last time we saw them, we have known the VanderHeiden family going on close to 2 decades. Well at least Michelle has:-)Tom and Nancy have been good friends of Michelle’s family way back since she was in middle school. They were able to get their entire family and grandchildren together for a big family session that we had the pleasure of getting to capture for them. We had a great time with all of them and are so excited to get to share some of our favorite images from that afternoon! Such a beautiful family! Enjoy!

Katie + Felix: South Platte Maternity Photos

The best thing about photographing near sunset is that even when the leaves are mostly gone you can still get all sorts of beautiful colors regardless of the time of year! Last weekend we headed back to South Platte Park in Littleton- this time to meet up with Katie + Felix for their maternity session. In all the years of photographing weddings, Katie + Felix will always be among our favorite couples:-)We could easily photograph these guys again and again- and there would never be a dull moment! They are expecting their first child, a little boy, just after the first of the year and we couldn’t be happier for them! Stella their puppy also came along for the session. I think she doesn’t realize she’s a bulldog though LOL.  She was jumping over downed trees and running like the wind all without seeming to tire one bit- never seen so much energy:-)With her being so rambunctious Katie and Felix are definitely prepared for a baby. Here’s some of our favorites from the day- they brought along some cute props that made their session even more awesome! Congrats guys!!

Volkel Family Portraits: Larkspur

Yes the name for this post is right- there are more Volkels out there. Okay actually these particular Volkels are related:-)Ever since my niece Hailey was born we’ve been wanting to get to photograph my brother and his family and this past weekend we got the chance! They made the drive down our way and we headed to Larkspur just before sunset. About halfway through we all learned that apparently Hailey LOVES rocking chairs. I think if we had let her she would have sat in that chair all day and all night. Which of course made for some adorable pictures of her since she was having the time of her life just rocking away. We made it to the open field right as the light created the most beautiful orange glow over the whole background- some of my favorites! So excited to share these photos with them and especially for the grandmas who have been waiting for these for a LOOOOOOOONG time 😉 

The Romero Family: Littleton Family Portraits

We met the Romero Family last fall when they just had their daughter Grace and this year their family has grown to 4 with little Lucy- and what an adorable family they have! We photographed their session on Halloween last Saturday in the early morning. It was a little chilly to start the day but at least it did get warmer by the time we were finished and the late sunrise light coming through the trees made for some beautiful light to the photos! Most of our sessions are typically closer to sunset but this year our schedule has been so packed and a morning session just happened to work out perfectly for their family. Their little girls Grace and Lucy are such cuties! Lucy is about 4 months old and was so content almost the entire session! We are so grateful we got to photograph this time in their life and are excited to share some of our favorites from their session- enjoy!

Tammy + Greg: DU Maternity Portraits

I can’t believe it’s been over 6 years since we photographed Tammy + Greg’s wedding! It doesn’t really seem that long ago and we still remember how much we enjoyed getting to work with them back then. They had a beautiful wedding up at the YMCA in Granby (still one of our favorite wedding spots). Now their family has grown by one cute and energetic dog Franklin (who was hilarious and literally army crawled to photo bomb a picture that was supposed to be of just Tammy + Greg) and will be growing by one more family member later this month:-). We met them at DU for their maternity session a week ago and it was so nice seeing them again! We had perfect weather for late October and by the looks of many of the trees and the green grass you would almost think fall had just started. We’ve had two weddings over the years at DU but this was the first time we had the chance to photograph a portrait session there and without the rush of a wedding day we had the time to explore the campus and find new locations we never knew existed. We are so grateful we got to see Tammy + Greg again and are so happy for them! They are going to be amazing parents and that little one is a very blessed baby! Here’s a sneak peek from our day!