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Chautauqua Park Family Portraits

In December, I took family portraits in Boulder CO at lovely Chautauqua Park. But the family I photographed wasn’t just any family…this family is one of my past wedding couples, and I have been blessed to photograph them several times. From their Red Rocks engagement session, to their Grand Lake wedding, and then their Golden maternity session, I was excited to see them on this new journey. And I was super excited to meet their new baby boy, since I love babies and I know all about baby boys.

Setting Everyone up for Success!

For this session, we met up at Boulder’s Chautauqua, which is a wonderful spot to take your family portraits in Boulder! Between the views of the Flatirons, the many trees, lovely gardens in the spring/summer, cute buildings…there are so many photography options.

Colleen did a fabulous job preparing for these winter photos. She had several wardrobe options, brought layers to keep everyone warm, and even toted around a little blanket. I particularly love the little fleece onesie with ears–do babies look any cuter outdoors than when they are wearing ears?!

I am definitely all about keeping baby happy! So we changed up the outfits, adding layers as we walked around the park. I also chose an area that I don’t always photograph because it was a little more protected–less wind and maybe the air was a wee bit less nippy. And, we did a lot of walking during the photo session–I have found that if you keep babies moving/walking, they area bit happier! I also photographed a ton of images in a shorter amount of time, since I knew once the baby wasn’t interested and happy, the session would be over. All of this aside, I have to say that Colleen and Brian’s baby was so mellow and cute and easy!

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All images © Susannah Allen 2018

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  1. Kaela says:

    What a sweet little family! I agree with you, she did such a good job styling their session. Love the buffalo check!

  2. Adorable! I love the little bear outfit! ❤️

  3. cara says:

    oh my gosh the cutest ever!! that bear suit onesie is to die for. Give me all the babies!!!

  4. SO many great smiles at this Boulder family portrait session. They did a wonderful job coordinating outfits, and staying connected in their posture and expressions. Gorgeous!

  5. Kaleigh says:

    These photos are so sweet! You did a great job at keeping baby happy looks like!

  6. Shea says:

    What a cute little family! Such beautiful photos as always!

  7. Sunshine Lump says:

    OMG!!! What a cute family! That bear onesie is adorable!

  8. Valeria says:

    How cute! Love the colors and the onesie! 🙂

  9. Jamie Kraus says:

    Great tips. It’s always smart to bring layers and options to winter sessions, especially when there’s a baby involved. I second the walking around part. There’s always lots of walking at my sessions too. It helps to get that blood flowing as well as the endorphins! And babies in onsies with ears are totally adorable!

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I've been photographing families professionally since 2006. I am a wife, mama to 2 boys, companion to 2 cats who are named after members of the royal British family, a former preschool teacher. I love running, hiking 14ers, sparkly clothes, the band Phish, river float trips, St. John USVI, farm CSAs, and Colorado blue skies.