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Family Photography

The Importance of Including Grandparents in Photo Sessions

Include Grandparents in Family Photos I am often asked about extending family session–those including siblings, grandparents, cousins. And since Grandparents Day is September 12, I figured I should share this information in a blog post. While large groups may incur an additional expense, I am happy to include grandparents in photos. Simply put, who is […]

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How Do I Stop Being Awkward in Photos?

Things to Do to Feel Comfortable (and Stop Being Awkward) During a Family Photography Session “I am so awkward in photos,” they said. Or, “We’ve never done this before,” they claimed. I get it. Being in photographs can feel weird. What do I do with my hands? Where do I look? Should I smile or […]

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When to Schedule A Maternity Photography Session

The Best Time for Maternity Photos Many clients ask me when to schedule a maternity photography session. Generally speaking, we want to hold it when your belly is big and round, but you are feeling (somewhat) comfortable and fairly mobile. Keep scrolling for more details about when to schedule maternity photos. 28-36 Weeks Pregnant The […]

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Top Photography Gifts For Dads

Father’s Day is Around the Corner! June 20 is Father’s Day (which is a big day in my house because it is the day after my husband’s birthday). Not sure what to get for the dad (or husband) in your life? Keep reading for the best photography gifts for dads. Framed Desk Art Framed desk […]

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What Does an Older Sibling Do During a Newborn Session?

Tips for Preparing Big Brother or Big Sister for a Newborn Photography Session What does an older sibling do during a newborn session is a question that I often receive. Should Grandma come over to help wrangle bigger kids? Will we photograph big brother with the baby? Will big sister be gentle enough in the […]

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Family Photography

When Should I Schedule a Newborn Photography Session?

The Best Time for Newborn Baby Photos A lot of people ask me, “When should I schedule a newborn photography session?” The short answer is, scheduling one is all that matters. Most of my clients choose to schedule within the first 12 days of week, but you have other options as well. Keep reading for […]

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5 Gifts Every Mother Loves

Mother’s Day is Almost Here! These gifts will be sure to please the mama in you life, and many of them can still be purchased even though Mother’s Day is in 4 days! So, without further ado, 5 gifts every mother loves! 1. A Family Photography Session What mom doesn’t want to be in more […]

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daughter places hand on mom's face in black and white portrait

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Family Lifestyle Photography in Denver | Santa Fe Art District

Family Revisits Their Wedding Venue for Lifestyle Portraits The Space Gallery in Denver, Colorado I’ve been so lucky to have photographed Mandy and Darrin over the years — we met up at Red Rocks for their engagement session before their Space Gallery Denver wedding. One reason I enjoy Mandy is that she has a pretty […]

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sisters stand by each other on a brick wall

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Outdoor Children’s Photography | Broomfield Sisters

What to Expect During an Outdoor Children’s Photography Session Broomfield Sisters Steal the Show at a Local Park Last fall, I headed to a local park to photograph these sweet sisters. Before I launch into full blog post mode, I just want to praise their mama with the outfit selection. I love how Big Sister’s […]

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sleeping newborn with knit ear hat

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Denver In Home Newborn Photography Session

Sweet Newborn Baby and His Family Colorado Family Photography I was so looking forward to this Denver In Home Newborn Photography session because it was for one of my favorite families! I was lucky enough to photograph mom and dad’s engagement session, wedding, maternity session, several family sessions, and then I got to meet their […]

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Susannah

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.

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