fall + family | portrait session preview | Colorado family photographer

October is a symphony of permanence and change. -Bonaro W. Overstreet

Here’s a wonderful family that returned to me for updated family photos. It is a pleasure to capture your family’s seasonal, special event, annual or biannual portraits, to preserve your memories as your family grows and changes.
I love the drama that the golden backlight and ginger color from the fall foliage can add to a family session. For photographers, Autumn in October can be such a rich time to frame your subjects in the natural environment, with trees, leaves and rustic backdrop. In Colorado, the crisp early freeze changed the fall foliage from buttery bright to a bit dry & moody quickly over the past couple of weeks, but it still left us with a bit of whimsy, to embrace the season, for these just-before dusk casual portrait shots. I’m crushing on the movement my littlest subject here, with her wavy blond curls, created while twirling to add something special for this year’s adventure with her family’s photo session with me. Want to start your own tradition of having family photos taken? Contact me and let’s create a session together.

Denver Natural Light Photographer | Creative Family Portraits | brooke austin P h o t o

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!

blue eyes | holiday denver family photo session

Deck the halls with boughs of holly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Holiday inspired shoots are still being squeezed in just in time for those last minute captures in hopes of finding the perfect shot for a holiday card.  This precious festive trio found a lovely central Denver spot to meet up at and hunt for some textures that might give us that Christmas-y feeling we're starting to yearn for in the land of 'no snow yet' current warm & sunny Colorado "winter"!  Baby girl S is a photogenic gem and her doting parents are too!  Lots of fun on this session!

family photos & portraits | Denver photographer | brooke austin P h o t o

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