The Clancy’s – 8/27/16

I was so excited when Danielle reached out to me to ask if I would be interested in doing a maternity/family shoot. I was so thrilled and immediately started researching cute maternity photo ideas, as this was to be my first maternity shoot. We agreed to meet at Cherry Creek State Park, because it’s close to the suburbs yet still in open space. I had them meet me around 6:30 p.m. so that we could get some nice shots during the Golden Hour (one hour before sunset).

Danielle looked so radiant — she looks amazing pregnant. Brendan, Anabella, Ashlyn and Cailtlin all looked great too. Danielle said she didn’t think her and her family were very photogenic, but I 100-percent disagree! They were like naturals in front of the camera, as you can see below. Caitlin, who is three years old, and I had a fun game of Simon Says, which was a fun little trick I figured out to get her to pose and smile for the camera.

These shots turned out lovely, in my opinion, and the Clancy gang couldn’t be more excited to welcome Baby Nora next month!

 

Mason – 7/13/16

So way back in December, Sam asked me to come out to do a one-hour session of her youngest son, Mason. However, the poor little guy had shots the day before, so he wasn’t quite feeling up to photos. We did a 30-minute session and agreed to get together again to finish up his session. Well six months later, we met up at a park to get some photos. He was in such a great mood! He cheesed it up for the camera and had fun crawling and exploring all over.

Michael’s First Birthday – 6/19/16

To remember Michael’s first birthday by, I swung by the grocery store and grabbed a few balloons, scooped up a couple of props (Michael’s favorite toys at the time), and headed to the park to try to capture some memorable photos. Michael was extremely intrigued by the balloons, and somehow, someway I got the perfect shot of him holding the balloon string while smiling before he let it go. He’s definitely a ham in front of the camera! Happy birthday little buddy!

Bree and Travis Boldt’s Wedding – 6/4/16

I’ll start out by saying Bree and Travis had an amazing wedding in beautiful Evergreen, Colorado. Bree looked stunning; Travis looked calm and prepared, and everything went off without a hitch! The weather was amazing, and I don’t think they could have asked for a better day to get married!

This was my very first wedding shoot, and to say I was nervous is a complete understatement. What if my camera went out? What if my SD card became corrupted? What if… However, nothing catastrophic happened, and we all had a great time.

I asked my friend Cedric Chambers to assist me with this shoot, and I have to say that having a second photographer at a wedding is almost a must. It relieves some stress of the main photographer to not miss any special moments, and it ensures that the client will get every event–and from different angles too!

Congratulations on an amazing wedding, Bree and Travis, and I wish you nothing but the best for many years to come!

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Sara did a wonderful job capturing our engagement and our wedding. With our engagement session, Sara was able to direct us in poses that were fun and beautiful. She knew when the sunlight was at it’s best and captured some of my favorite pics of that shoot. For our wedding: Sara and her colleague, Cedric, captured every moment we wanted. The different angles they were able to get during our ceremony gave visuals to the things that some of our guests couldn’t see. We love our pictures and will be using Ares in the future for other photo sessions. Thanks Sara! – Bree

Bree & Travis Engagement – 3/20/16

I was so unbelievably thrilled and honored to earn my first wedding shoot, and to top it off, I get to shoot the wedding of one of my oldest friends. Bree and I go way back — all the way back to when we were 9 years old. We did a lot of stuff and made a lot of memories together, but then high school hit, and we slowly drifted apart. It’s been so nice re-kindling our friendship the past few months.

At any rate, as part of my wedding photography package, I included a free engagement shoot. This shoot serves as a way to get me more familiar with Bree and Travis’ tastes, as well as get them used to being in front of the camera! Bree found a beautiful location at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills called Hildebrand Ranch Park. An old barn stands on the land and is also situated next to a creek and a lot of open prairie.

We started out with the barn, and Bree graciously hiked through the mud (it snowed a couple of days earlier) and didn’t mind or complain once! After that, we ventured over the creek and onto the open land. I’m so glad we did, too, because this was such a beautiful spot.

I intentionally asked them if we could do the shoot in the late evening, because I wanted to capture some amazing moments of their love for each other during the Golden Hour. I can full heartedly say that I accomplished what I set out to do with that last hour before sunset!

Let the countdown to their wedding begin!

Enjoy.

The Wilson’s – 1/2/16

Rachel is another great person I’ve known for a long time through my husband’s rugby team. She is thoughtful, caring, kind, and has a huge heart. She, her son Andrew, her man Miguel, and his son Michael all met me in Thornton to get some family photos for the holiday season. Can you believe the breathtaking view? I’ve lived in Colorado my whole life but never really appreciated the Rockies, because I lived at the base (we were so close to the mountains that we couldn’t see them!). I loved that they coordinated their outfits with flannel shirts, cuffed jeans, and canvas shoes. They looked so awesome! I think my favorite shot is one that I didn’t intend to shoot or use. As I was managing the camera to shoot into the sun, I captured the awesome black and white image of everyone looking down or away, except for Michael–who is looking me dead on. I don’t know what it is about this photo, but it’s captivating.

Sara has a great eye & is a wonderful creative collaborator! She understood what we wanted from our photo session and made good suggestions in addition to the shots based on our ideas. We love what she captured!” – Rachel Wilson

The Agre’s – 12/31/15

I’ve known the Agre’s going on eight years now. Alex played rugby with my husband John “Zilla” for the Denver Highlanders, and I’m pretty sure I played against Wendi at some point when she played for the Colorado Springs SheWolves and I played for the Harlequin Olde Girls. They have three pretty cool kids: Max, Samantha, and Jackson. We shot these photos on New Years Eve, and it was FREEZING! I think it was only 18 degrees, so we had to make our outdoor shoot as quick as possible. When we went inside to warm up, I caught one photo of the kids on the sofa. This particular photo makes me smile every time I see it, because it shows the sheer joy and enthusiasm all kids are born with. I wish that we could keep this joy intact as we age!

Mason – 12/28/15

This is the second shoot of Mason that I have done so far. It’s amazing how fast babies grow from day to day, week to week, and month to month. Unfortunately he had just received some shots the day before, so he wasn’t feeling too hot. We decided to only do a half-hour session, and we’ll finish up with the second half-hour soon. But even for only shooting for 30 minutes, we got some nice shots of him — even one of Mason full-blown crying!

Eliana – 12/6/15

These photos of Eliana were my second shoot of the day. Carissa (her mom) and I had been trying since October, I think, to get some photos of Eliana. Although it took some time, I think these turned out really great since we focused on Christmas shots. Carissa had a lot of great ideas for the photos she wanted, and I worked my hardest to get them all to look like the examples she showed me. Eliana is 1.5 months older than my son, so it seemed like second nature with patience and timing to get just the right shots of her sweet little personality!

Sara is such a versatile, accommodating photographer. She’s willing to work with you to get the types of photos you want. She took amazing shots of our 7 month old for some fantastic Christmas shots! I highly recommend her for your next photography event!” – Carissa Nauman Zevallos