E L L E // Creative Portraits | Lakewood, Colorado Photographer

A great shoot location in the Lakewood, Colorado area is Lakewood Heritage Center which is right next door to Bel Mar Park. I love that this Denver central location is just slightly west of the downtown area, not far from my Littleton or Highlands Ranch potential clients and just down the road from people in the Golden, Arvada and Englewood areas too! This is an ideal spot if you’d like some nature backdrops incorporated into your photos, but there are also some really neat structures and vintage looking buildings that can give some rustic textures to your session as well. And, I’ve even found I can mimic a slightly quaint urban vibe against the right walls in this area as well. Depending on the time of year, you can stumble upon wild flowers, tall grass fields, evergreen or crab apple trees, a lake, bushes, natural grasslands and a variety of trees, dirt paths and paved sidewalks, large rocks, open space and historic structures, tractors and other farm inspired buildings too. There’s honestly a little of everything and some fun surprises at this somewhat hidden gem of a photography shoot spot! Here’s a peek at some recent teen’s creative portraits I captured at this fun location. Can you see some of the variety of possibilities for backdrops, in these shots of Elle, if you choose this location for your own photo session? It’s one of my favorite locations to photograph Denver locals.
E L L E ✨ The camera loved this sweet teen!

Eaglecrest High School | Denver, Colorado | Senior Photos in RiNo District

Trent
Class of 2020!
His high school senior pictures were snapped in the RiNo District area for that modern, colorful textures and urban vibe.
Thanks for being so flexible and stepping outside of the box for an easy and fun photo shoot Trent! Wishing you a great senior year and many amazing adventures in your future!

High School Senior Pictures

I really love snapping teens and shooting high school senior pictures is quickly becoming one of my favorite types of sessions! I want you to have as much fun as I do! It’s a big milestone you’ve reached in your youthhood and I would love to capture your current style and personality in as stress-free, authentic and modern way as possible. I aim to get some candid shots and some slightly posed portraits as well as a a pic that might be perfect for the yearbook!
I offer quality, affordable photo sessions with the intention to provide a service for all teens. If you’re a single parent, active military or first responder family; ask me about my special discount. If getting portraits is a financial hardship for your family, please email me and let’s chat and see what we can work out.
Everyone deserves to have a great photo their senior year. The goal is to capture YOU and get images that will look great for wall prints for mom, dad & grandparents, and to share with friends & on social media too!
Dont’ wait to book! Yearbook deadlines are approaching fast.
I look forward to showcasing you!

What To Wear for Senior Pictures

Bring a couple looks/outfits or simply two favorite shirts. Wear what makes you feel best and will help you shine! Dress to Impress & Style Yourself Up!  Don't be afraid to wear a pop of color! Make a statement! Accessories, colorful sneakers, heels/wedges, a great dress or sports blazer/jacket, your letter jacket or a leather jacket, uniform or team jersey are all fun ideas to work with at your session. Have your hair & makeup done like you’re going to an event. I encourage solid colors or simple prints and jeans with a blouse/dressy shirt are fantastic! These are all just suggestions for capturing fabulous shots, but whatever you wear is wonderful to me!

You can send me inspiration pics you’ve found online that you’d like to imitate. Those pics can help with posing and confidence. How can I customize a shoot for you? Let’s make it happen!

What to Bring to Your Session

You can book a back-to-back session with a friend and we can get in a couple shots of you together! Bring your family or a pet, if that’s what makes you feel best. Bring a prop that showcases your current hobbies or likes. Athletic equipment, like a hockey stick or baseball glove, an instrument, dance or ballet shoes etc. are all awesome for photos! I love to get creative and try to make you laugh a little for those smiley pics, but also shoot some edgy or serious portraits too, if you’d like that.

Outdoor locations in the Denver Metro area

You can tell me if you’re thinking of a more urban textures type of backdrop or maybe you prefer a more natural setting. We can find an outdoor location that will highlight your vibe and style!

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

Confetti & hot pink 💕👠 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.

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!