Newborn and Baby Photography

Newborn photography is a favorite here at Frances Photography where we love to capture cute images of baby photography from Denver to Boulder and around the globe.

Denver Baby Photography: Garet’s One Year Photos!

Denver Baby Photography:  Little Miss Garet’s baby’s first year has (sadly) come to an end.  Admittedly, I am way behind on my blog posts, but that doesn’t mean any of the photos have gone anywhere.  They are all still safely stored, backed-up, and stored again on the ridiculous number of computers and hard drives that so graciously crowd my work space.  And besides this little sweetie-pie, there are many more baby, boudoir, wedding, family, and other blog posts to come before wedding season hits me like a hurricane in a few short months.

I have had a blast with the Essin family over the last year plus.  From our maternity sessions, to the newborn photo shoot, to 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and finally, the one year session, I have had the great pleasure of following this little red-headed darling from a seed inside her mama’s belly all the way to a nearly walking toddler.  Sincerely, it has been an absolute JOY for me.  Not only have I been able to capture some beyond precious moments for this gorgeous family, I have also acquired some fabulous new friends.  The Essin’s are one of my favorite families in Denver and have been one of the most fun families to work with in the history of my decade-plus long career as a photographer.

The only thing on my mind for them now is- When can we start this all again?!?  HA!  Soon…I hope.

Thank you SO much to Rebecca and Will for being such cheerleaders of my work; for being so fun easy to work with; and for being one of the families to make 2014 such a special year for me.  I am already imagining the next time we will meet and the next time I will get to scoop up that darling little girl in my arms and smother her with kisses from her favorite photographer.  All of my love and sincere thanks to you both!  Let’s get talking about round 2, shall we??  :-)


Denver Baby Photography: Piper, 3 months

Denver Baby Photography:  Yay, it’s the Wickliff family again! Baby Piper is absolutely adorable and she is breezing through her baby’s first year photo shoots like a little star.  For our second round of baby photos, it was important that we get a family photo that could be used for the Christmas cards (it’s that time of year again).  When I arrived at the Wickliff’s, Connor greeted me at the door with a great big “Hi Fwan-ces!”  This was a big moment for me!  Obviously, I’ve been taking photos of Connor since birth, but he’s never actually said my name until now…  and for the next hour it was Fwances this and Fwances that.  I loved it.

I’m not sure little P was quite as amused as I was.  But she was happy to just hang out and watch Connor spin and chew on her little bow.  We got some sweet little smiles though and some darling shots of her with each member of her family. And, it’s basically the same story I’ve been telling recently with all of the families I am going through baby’s first year, round two with.  Big brother (or sister) is at a fabulously fun, and show stealing age. :-)

And, that being the case, my baby’s first year collection has begun to morph into a family’s first year collection.  Which is fine by me!  It just makes for a slightly more chaotic photo shoot.  But it’s still nothing compared to the chaos that I have been known to deal with as a wedding photographer.  And besides that, what’s a little chaos between friends anyway?  I look forward to EVERY time I get to spend time with this beautiful family I am proud to call my friends.  Merry Christmas Katie, John, Connor, Piper and Scout!  Love you guys! XOXO


Newborn Photography Denver: Hugh Dionne

Newborn Photography Denver:  My childhood best friend, Jody Staley (now Jody Dionne) just had a baby boy!  Whoop whoop!! :-)  When he was about two weeks old I got to meet baby Hugh in person and prep him for his career in modeling!  Ha!  Kidding, of course.  In fact, if he is anything like his momma, we better stack up the photo shoots now & get the pictures taken before he can protest.

Jody and I became besties in 6th grade when we both got funneled into the same (and only) middle school in Fort Morgan, and were basically inseparable until we both graduated from high school and moved away.  I was the 4th “child” in her family, and she, in mine.  We spent every Friday night for years at each others houses;  rode our bikes all over town; trick-or-treated together till well past an “appropriate” age;  pulled pranks; became teenage rebels; learned to drive; discovered boys; played sports; danced; sang; and grew up (well, not entirely:-)).  I feel very lucky that we are still close and that every time we get together, we just pick up right where we left off.

Jody- dude- you had a baby!!! Whoa! I’m still in shock…  But in all seriousness, I am so happy for you and Matt!  Congrats on the next big stage in life- motherhood!!  You are both going to be wonderful parents.  I can’t wait to see what kind of an adorable little rascal you and Matt have made.  Love ya!  XOXO


Denver Baby Photography: Daniel Murray Jr. , newborn

Denver Baby Photography:  Like so many of my baby clients, Caitlin and Dan found me after they got engaged and hired me as their engagement and wedding photographer.  I loved getting to know them and being a part of their special day, so of course I was thrilled when I heard from Caitlin that they had had a son and wanted me to come back for more photos!

Baby Daniel already takes after his daddy (and namesake) and it was so fun to see them again.  I hadn’t seen them since their wedding day, but I was instantly welcomed into their home where my work adorned practically every wall!  Nothing makes me happier than walking into a clients home and seeing my photos all over the place.  They are constant reminders of why I am passionate about what I do with my photography.

Here’s the thing.  A print in a frame is more than a photo.  It’s more than a moment in time.  It’s more than a fun or beautiful memory.  It’s all of those things AND piece of family history that will long outlast the people pictured.  Trust me, someday, baby Daniel’s grand-children’s grandchildren will look back on these photos and wonder about them.  I speak from a personal experience I just had over Thanksgiving looking at photos of my dad’s grandfather from when he was a little boy.  It was eerie and wonderful all at the same time.

I love that about photography and I suppose that’s why I have allowed my business to evolve along with the couples and families that have created it in the first place.  The family history seed that is planted one a wedding day, is just that- a seed.  Eventually it blossoms as children are born and as families grow.  And as it turns out, my job, as a writer of people’s family histories, doesn’t end on the wedding day either.  I’ve said it before and I will say it again…  There is no greater compliment than being invited BACK into peoples lives after the wedding is done and over for more photos.  Thank you Caitlin and Dan!!  And Congratulations on the fabulous new addition to your family.  I know you will all be so happy together and I look forward to seeing you all again anytime you want new photos for your walls.