Spread KINDNESS around like CONFETTI | Urban Creative Portrait Shoot | Denver RiNo District Photographer

Confetti & hot pink đź’•đź‘  heels?! Um, yes, please! (I get giddy when clients bring a splash of color or a prop that helps highlight their style).
Thrilled to have photographed this lovely, inspirational and gorgeously photogenic gal. Simply a smashingly fun and colorful session. Many of you have already been following her (she has a huge social media following @lindsayteague ), but if you’re like me, you’re just getting a glimpse into this fantastic influencer and I’m sure you’ll be diving in to learn more. Meet Lindsay Teague Moreno, entrepreneur, speaker, podcaster, boss mama, mentor, author and more! She has this new book “Boss Up!: This Ain’t Your Mama’s Business Book” available for pre-order NOW, and I am super excited to snag it soon to read up on tips to stir more success with my own small woman owned business journey. What a joy to meet this energetic woman who has a passion for helping others grow.

I love and adore the ever exciting art culture, vibrant textures and evolving backdrop of Downtown Denver’s RiNo Art District, which made for the perfect, playful partner to Lindsay’s creativity and style during our shoot. I’ve shot a handful of clients in and around the murals and neighborhood of RiNo and Five Points Denver, and being a Denver native helps with knowing the area, but finding new spots to shoot around and locating them can be a bit of a mystery & game, so I was grateful for this detailed resource, Colbert, Carrie (2018, November 26) Your Guide to Denver’s Most Colorful Walls Retrieved from https://carriecolbert.com/ 17 April 2019, which made my hunt for finding specific photo backdrops in the area a breeze. Her post, that I found via Google surfing the web, will treat you with shining example images + street addresses to map out some fabulous murals in this artsy area.

It was an honor to meet and photograph you Lindsay. Thanks for a most jubliant photo session that will have me smiling and inspired for a long time!

Want to make some colorful & creative photo magic with me in RiNo Art District with a shoot of your own?
Click here to contact me or email me directly at hello@brookeaustinphoto.com.

Interior Home Remodel Photography | Real Estate Property Denver Photographer

I had the opportunity to step outside of my usual portrait photography and snap some quick photos of this recently finished renovated home, right before the new owners were going to be moving in. This stunning hi-end home is one side of a duplex project completed by the Denver construction & design company Renovar Construction. A gorgeous property located in the area known as the Berkley neighborhood or what local realtors have called the trendy & charming hotspot just northwest of downtown Denver. Love the modern crisp vibe and thoughtful consideration for space planning this home entails. Looking forward to capturing more interior or exterior design for the selling of homes and businesses, home decor projects to illustrate custom work, before/after remodels, VRBO rentals, office spaces as well as other innovative residential renovations. If you are a builder, designer, realtor or decorator needing photos of an architectural structure or property project or even if you’re just an owner wanting some nice images of your own home, I can photograph your space affordably in the Denver metro area.

Free Printable Kids Valentines With American Revolution Toy Soldiers

Searching for that perfect allergen-friendly, candy-free cute DIY Valentine Card idea? I created these fun, gender neutral Valentines for my son to hand out to his classmates, featuring his most favorite toy ever, LITTLE PLASTIC SOLDIERS! For this year’s cards, we chose to use Revolutionary War plastic toy soldiers.

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My son is in 5th grade, so this might be his last time handing out the traditional classroom cards and having a class party! We’ve made other DIY cards, these & these, using small toys, for other elementary school years, because, well, I just like to do something a little different and liked finding slightly more boy-friendly cards for him to be excited to hand out to his school mates. And, for a cleverly fun teacher Valentine’s gift, I printed up my own wine label with heart tag to gift a teacher a bottle (#winning) a few years ago. You really can make some creative DIY gifts, using printables and basic supplies, quicker than you might think! I am all about simplistic, minimal effort, but charming DIY crafty goodness.

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My kid has been a big fan of little plastic army men toys since he was probably three years old! Such a simple, classic, enjoyable toy that has kept him busy for hours, many times! Previously, we’d done a different version of these cards using the green army men. The current Hamilton theater production hype and learning about the Revolutionary War is very exciting to my son and he even dressed up as a British soldier for his Halloween costume this past year. Of course we had to have a quick mom & son photo shoot to show off his costume last Fall. His class is going to participate in a Revolutionary War reenactment with other 5th graders in the area soon, so these cute Valentine Cards just seemed like an easy choice!

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We used this cardstock to print sturdier cards out on our home printer, these toy soliders (which my son already had) & washi tape from Target, that we had on hand at home, but you can easily purchase similar items at various places online or at a craft store near you. I created our cards printable using my favorite online editing site PicMonkey and then printed them out and cut them down to individual size.

Use our FREE PRINTABLE SOLDIER VALENTINES here! Then, the only thing you have left to do is to have your child personalize each card with their classmate’s names, salute them and wish them a Happy Valentine’s Day when they hand them out!

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Voila! You’ve got your very own homemade, unique Valentine’s Cards that work great for boys & girls and awesome for candy-free classrooms or nut-free schools! Everyone loves a little non-edible trinket thrown in the mix when kids are getting a few too many special sugary treats. And, if you prefer, you can easily include a candy treat alongside your DIY cards. Enjoy!

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What is a FRESH 48 Session? | Baby Z | 24 Hours New | Preview Photos

The Sun shines, the Moon glows….”We are so glad you’ve come!”
-On the Day You Were Born: Debra Frasier

What is a Fresh 48 photo session?
Take a peek at these precious photos from today’s morning session with brand new Baby Z. This darling angel was just a tad over 24 hours old when I photographed her. Swoon! I’m broadening my photo session options to include Fresh 48 photography. A Fresh 48 shoot is a more documentary or lifestyle type session that is taken at the hospital, birthing center or home within approximately the first 24-48 hours of welcoming your newborn into the world. This session includes me capturing those little details of baby, after the birthing process, in your recovery room, using natural or available light, minimal posing, with shots of tiny toes & fingers, yawns, swaddles, diaper changes, first feedings, parents just absorbing everything new, baby in a special outfit, sibling greetings, & whatever else we see in those early moments! I hope to document your little one in a special way to record those first hours together and create some lasting memories that will last forever.
Your baby will change so fast and as a new parent you’ll soon realize that you simply cannot have enough photos of your perfect gift! I would be delighted to be invited into your newborn experience just for a brief time to capture you & baby in a fresh natural way!

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•    { Fresh 48 Session } An ideal session will happen within the first 48 hours of birth. You would call or text me and since it’s an on-call type situation, my intention will be to get to you as soon as possible, during daylight hours. I aim to capture your images as peacefully and quickly as we can within approximately a 45-60 minute time frame.

•   Your session will include a minimally posed, natural light style with some creatively edited color photos + black & white photos too! You will receive a Facebook sneak peek for you to share with friends & family and a personal online gallery for viewing your images, with a minimum of 15 digital images included with your session and option to purchase prints if you choose.
Interested in booking your own Fresh 48 session? Click HERE and let’s connect!