Family Photos | Downtown Denver RiNo District | Love this City!

A family photo session helps capture memories that can be enjoyed forever! Whether it’s an annual tradition for your family or the first time in a long time that you’re setting up family photos, spending that time together, having some fun and getting photos done makes for an adventure that you can cherish. I love for you to feel as comfortable as possible during our session, so planning ahead just a little can be helpful. The Romeros set up a session for me to take some family pictures as well as snap a handful of senior photos for their son. I am loving their crisp and preppy navy blue, white and khaki color-coordinating outfits against the gritty textures the murals and vibe Downtown RiNo District offers. I absolutely love mom’s sassy heels, which can be a great way to elongate the legs and dress up a casual outfit just a bit! Think color coordinating, not necessrily matching, when planning your outfits of ‘What to Wear’ for a photo shoot. Don’t wait until the last moment to style yourselves, if at all possible. I met the Romero family in front of Denver Central Market and they came ready with style, a positive attitude and their older son was so flexible about getting those fun guy poses to make his high school senior pics look great! This setting is really just amazing for capturing fun family pics and senior photos, perfect for your modern teens who want to showcase themselves in a colorful way. There are blocks and blocks of endless possibilities for backdrops at this photo shoot location. And, how about that dog?! The Romeros brought their new, ridiculously cute Sheepadoodle puppy to the session and he was a delight! I’m happy to photograph your pet with your family, if we can make the details work. I know pets are a big part of the family for many of you. It’s not too early to book your Fall Family Photos. My calendar tends to fill up fast in the Fall/Winter months. Interested in a family session with Brooke Austin Photo? I would be thrilled to photograph you next! Thank you Romero family for the vibrant session! You’re a gorgeous family!

flashback friday | below zero frigid family shoot

I was just sitting here working on some edits for shoots from this past week and decided to peek back at some of last year's sessions.  I landed on some saved files of this shoot of a dear family that had planned to do a little vintage inspired theme with their antique car for a holiday session and our scheduled date landed on one of the coldest days of the year.  In below zero temps, with a toddler and a baby in tow we cranked out the shoot!  They were such brave troopers and enthusiastic about getting these shots of their family done in time for making their annual Christmas card.  You can almost see the chill in the air in their photos!  Sneaking out for a few brief moments at a time outside with a couple breaks back inside the house to warm up, we managed to capture some really great images!
Do you think you could get your family to cooperate for an unexpected extreme weather photo shoot?  Or, for photographers, what's the wildest weather you've worked through to capture photos?  Feeling a bit of a Frank Sinatra vibe from dad's style in these photos.  I just love clients who get excited to dress up or do a theme and team up for a creative shoot!

I am a natural light lifestyle & portrait photographer in the Denver metro and surrounding area.  Capturing your family's memories or doing a creative photo shoot with street life, pets, products, architecture, fitness, dance or children is my passion and art!  We're presently lacking snow in the current warm Denver "winter" climate, but maybe we will get a flurry wonderland soon and when we do, I'd love to do a snowy shoot with you!

Painted Lady Butterflies

Sometimes it's fun to step outside of our comfort zone just a tad and photograph a subject we aren't as used to capturing! I know part of the photographer process is to keep snapping, keep learning, keep growing and the only way to do that is to practice!  I try to challenge myself to pull that camera out and stay creative, even if it's not for my normal paid people portrait style shoot.  What are your favorite subjects to photograph?  Buildings, people, cars, animals, insects, nature, landscapes, street life, products? I actually love to photograph all of these things.
The Painted Lady butterflies have been migrating across Colorado the past couple weeks and have been swarming the area, fluttering everywhere you look.  I've been wanting to try to snap some photos of them and I finally got the opportunity to photograph them this morning right in our front yard.  Have you seen the butterflies fly across in front of your car or in your yard this Fall?  Local news station Channel 9 News had a story about the butterflies.  Here are some of my favorite images from today!