This gallery includes maternity portraits and lifestyle newborn photographs in and around Denver, Colorado. I enjoy photographing expectant mothers and newborn babies at home. Pregnancy is a special time in a mom’s life that is short-lived, although while you are expecting it feels like it drags on forever.
Capturing maternity portraits is a way to capture the memories and to show your children what you looked like. I generally photograph maternity portraits with your spouse or partner, and love to include any children you already have in some of the portraits. Maternity photos can be done at your home, backyard, a park - or a mixture of those. I tell moms-to-be that portraits should be taken between 32-36 weeks. Any earlier and your bump may be too small, any later and we run the risk of you giving birth!
Newborn portraits are super special. These babies are only newborns for a few weeks and change so much. Your baby will never look like they do as a newborn, which is why I feel it’s important to capture him at this stage. I recommend photographing newborns before they turn 2 weeks old. Newborn acne tends to set in around the 12 days mark. My newborn lifestyle portraits capture life with this new baby. Mom and baby snuggling, dad holding his new daughter, pictures with siblings and a few family portraits. I always do newborn photographs at your home. The outside is too bright for these babes. Don’t worry if your home is messy or you feel not yet like your old self. You just had a baby - you shouldn’t be your old self. And believe me, I can shoot around a mess - that won’t be included in your photos. What I want to capture is this special time that you’ll never get back. This haze of love,a tiredness you’ve never experienced, quiet, snuggle time with your spouse and baby. You’re in awe of what your body created and you’re in shock that this thing is going to be with you forever.
Newborn portraits aren’t perfect photos of your baby. They are real life - tender moments of you snuggling with him, exasperated looks as she cries and the look of pure love of everyone in the portrait.
I photograph maternity and newborn portraits in Denver, Thornton, Boulder, Highlands Ranch, Englewood, Westminster, The Highlands, Platt Park, Wash Park, Park Hill, Stapleton, City Park and Park Hill.