Courtney – 9/20/17

As part of my photography services, I offer studio headshots for professionals. Sometimes I’m hired to attend a company’s event and take headshots for all the employees, sometimes I have a client come to my home to get their headshot done in my studio.

However, this time was a bit different. Courtney’s husband, Rich, plays for the same football club that I do. She is a local realtor in Denver and needed a new headshot. We bounced some ideas back and forth. She didn’t really want the traditional shot on my grey backdrop, so we decided we’d do them at her home in front of her pretty red door.

I couldn’t be more pleased with how these turned out! Her white outfit with red accents and red necklace looked so great as she sat in front of her red door.

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The Rohner’s – 9/15/17

Is it cheesy and lame to feature yourself on your own blog? Probably. But this is like a one-time thing. Since having my son, Michael, I’ve made a point to take a yearly photo of him as well as a yearly photo of our family. This is usually how it goes down with my husband and son:

Me: We need to get a family photo.
Husband: Uggggghhhhh. Why?
Me: Because. Also, you need to pick out a nice outfit. I’m wearing blah, blah, blah. Try to figure out something that will coordinate.
Husband: Uggggghhhhh. Why do we have to dress nice? This isn’t how we dress every day.
Me: No one needs to see how we dress every day. We are not taking photos in sweat pants, dirty jeans with rips in them or t-shirts with pit stains.
Husband: Uggggghhhhh.
Me: It’s for like FIVE minutes, and we only need one good shot. You’re gonna have to suffer.
*****At the shoot*****
My son: Screaming and refusing to look at the camera.
*****After I think we get one good shot and look at the camera on the tripod*****
Me: We’re done! We got one good photo!
Husband: THANK GOD!!!!
*****Major eye roll from me*****

SCENE

I guess my family doesn’t see me being a photographer as a benefit but more like a nuisance!  Haha!

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The Hilsendager’s – 9/3/17

Cara Hilsendager Buss has been a very loyal client to me during the past year, so I graciously accepted her offer to shoot some family photos as a gift to her parents for their 50th wedding anniversary! The whole Hilsendager clan spent a fun weekend in the pretty Rocky Mountains as part of this milestone celebration.

Although we faced some harsh sun and shadows, we found a way to get some cute shots in nature. Luckily everyone was very easy going for the whole group shot (17 people in total!), and didn’t mind the kids holding suckers and looking this way and that way. Honestly, I personally think photos like these capture the family as they were in that moment in time (i.e. wrangling six babies and toddlers for a family photo)!

In the feature image, I asked Frank to whisper sweet nothings into Connie’s ear, and I captured a priceless moment. I love this photography trick, because it almost ALWAYS creates an amazing candid moment. I usually follow it up with something like, “I don’t want to know what was said, and I’m sure your kids don’t either!!!” It’s good for laugh 🙂

Congrats Frank and Connie on 50 years of marriage!