I'm a Denver portrait photographer and I absolutely love my job! I have been a professional photographer since 2003 when I earned a B.F.A. in Photography.
I’ve dabbled in many genres of photography but where I found my spirit pulling me was maternity, newborn, and children’s portraiture. When my first child was born I did not hire a photographer because I’m a photographer and I was going to do it myself and I have control issues. I had no idea what was in store for me (I was hoping for one of those birth orgasms they mention in birthing books and loads of emotional healing), what I ended up with was a 4th degree tear and an intern who took over the job of stitching me up very poorly. I was in no state to stand or wield my camera. What I have from my son’s first week of life are very grainy cell phone images from my old flip phone that won’t even print to 4x6" photos. Things could have gone a whole lot worse for me that day, I am grateful everyone survived my first delivery. Possibly bad portraits are a first world problem, but these photos make me sad every time I look at them. They remind me of my foolish mistake of not hiring a photographer, of thinking I could do it myself, and assuming because I had a birth plan that everything would go swimmingly.
Being able to take high quality portraits of new and growing families brings me so much joy! Knowing these new moms and dads will always have gorgeous images to hang on their walls, to remember those beautiful moments, and reflect on the day their family grew by one…or two…or three. Call me if you’re having quadruplets so I can add it to my list!
I’m located in South Denver (Centennial to be exact) and I have a cruelty-free in-home studio (no animal furs or products - Yes, I’m vegan, I had to say it because vegans always say it!) with a great selection of wraps, soft backdrops, and fun props to choose from. I also travel to your baby’s place of birth for Fresh 48 sessions (relaxed lifestyle sessions taken within 48 hours of birth, but usually 24 hours because we all know hospitals kick you out as soon as they hand you those mesh panties!) and I am delighted to do a lifestyle newborn session at your home which captures your family in their natural environment, the beautiful nursery, and any family pets you might have.
Photographing a newborn baby is my favorite time to capture. Babies are only tiny for a matter of weeks and capturing these moments with heirloom quality portraits is something you will cherish your entire life. Portraits of your child only become more valuable as time passes and as they grow and change. My kids are now 5 and 9 years old and I’m recognizing that fact more each and every year! However, children of photographers absolutely hate having their picture taken, I have to bribe them with chocolate and cash on the barrelhead.
I invite you to a personal session with me to record your baby’s adorable features. Studio amenities include complimentary organic tea, a selection of chilled beverages, a fully stocked changing table, comfy chairs, and a quiet environment for you and baby with sound machine or music.
I am located conveniently near Peabody Elementary, Newton Middle, The Village at Ames, and Aspen Academy. There’s plenty of on-street parking (with no street sweeping days, so don’t worry if it’s the second Tuesday or odd or even day of the month!). You’re also welcome to pull your car in my driveway. My portrait studio is located down one short flight of stairs. I am happy to assist with carrying baby's carseat or baby accessories, but strollers should be left in the car.
Please contact me for pricing and availability. I look forward to creating portraits you will treasure for a lifetime.
** I look forward to meeting your family and welcome families of all configurations, design, and beliefs. **
Education & Memberships
Bachelor of Fine Arts - Photography & Art History
American Photographic Artists
Professional Photographers of America
“The best thing about a picture is it never changes, even when the people in it do."
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