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

Family Portrait Photography | Historic Downtown Littleton

It's always a thrill to capture families that are also longtime friends, which is exactly what this special family is to me.  I've known the N family for probably 15 years, (since before their oldest son was taller than mom and dad) and having this opportunity to photograph them was a joy!  They are such a humorous, stylish and easy-going family.  They made the shoot so much smoother by being flexible and open to walking around a bit to snap their photos in a bit of an urban vibe setting in this Denver suburb Downtown Littleton location.  Alleys and brick wall textures, but not too grungy for Amy's fabulous heels and this foursome's (oops five with dog Scruffy) natural crisp modern charm!  

Do you need some creative photos taken?  I am available to capture your memories of children or family photos, an event, head shots for business or modeling, fitness, high school senior pics or just for fun!  I specialize in natural light photography and our locations can be somewhere outdoors in Denver and surrounding or booked at an indoor studio (additional studio fee pricing) available for our shoots in the Lakewood area.  Now booking sessions for January through March of 2018!  Looking forward to meeting you.  Let's connect!

What to Wear!

Do you find it daunting to come up with coordinating outfits for your upcoming Fall or Winter family photo sessions?  It can be challenging figuring out how to match up each family member without being too matchy.  A photo session is a great time to style yourself and family up and get a little dressy!  Most of us don't have too many excuses to get dressed up, so, go ahead and make your photo shoot the excuse to have some fun with styling.  The first thing to do is choose a color palette that appeals to you for the season.  Do you want neutral, casual and crisp? Are you feeling that bright red holiday vibe or perhaps a moodier contrast of dark maroon and evergreen?  Or, maybe you want to get the family dolled up in an edgy, hip look with a bit of leather and shimmer of gold or silver?

Think mom's dress color matching son's shirt, or daughter's dress color matching a pop of color in mom's statement necklace!  Women think heels, they help elongate the legs.  Men go for that sport coat/blazer. Boys look fantastic in a bow tie that matches a color on mom.  Girls look wonderful in a fancy dress with a headband accessory.  A touch of make-up and hair styled like you're attending an event is perfect!  The most important thing is for you to be comfortable, but don't be afraid to get out of your comfort zone just slightly. These are just suggestions that I've discovered can really help a photo shoot be successful! Hopefully you'll spot something to stir your imagination and help you get started on picking things out. I've created some Polyvore styling sets for you to peek at! Have fun!