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!