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.

Newborn Photography Denver: Cooper Connolly

Newborn Photography Denver:  Newborn babies never cease to amaze me.  The tiny hands and feet, the itsy-bitsy finger and toenails, the little lips and ears, the skinny little baby bird legs… all miniature versions of what we all, as humans, have in common physically.  Somehow when I look at these things on a new baby, I am left with a sense of wonder and magic.

The idea that we all start as helpless little creatures and grow into independent little children- into anxious teenagers- into mature and functional (usually-ha!) adults, is amazing.  The circle of life is something that intrigues me and is something that I never tire of thinking about.  Capturing a newborn baby is something that just makes me feel good!  It’s not easy to put into words, but it just does.  I love to see the love in the parents eyes for their new child.  I love to see little big brothers & sisters interact with the person who has come into their life and rocked their idea that they are the center of the universe off kilter.  I love the little noises new babies make.  I love watching their sensitive little eyes get all crossed up from trying to focus out at a distance at which they are not yet developed enough to handle.  And I love seeing the joy that a newborn creates in a space where only days before that, didn’t exist.

Chelsea is a fantastically talented graphic designer, the Art Director for Reign Magazine, and also someone I am lucky to call a friend.  I met her darling husband, George, at Betsy (Publisher and Editor-In-Chief of Reign Magazine) and Kevin Marr’s fabulous wedding at the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch.  Chelsea and I have gotten to know each other working together for this gorgeous publication over the last couple of years and I think she is amazing!  Not only did she just have a new baby, but she and George also have an adorable 3 year old, Trey, AND she works her butt off doing what she loves.  She gives me hope that one day I will actually be able to “do it all” too.  Love to the Connolly family and thank you so much for letting me capture this precious time and your gorgeous family!

Baby Photography Denver: Olivia Ann

Baby Photography Denver:  Olivia is the gorgeous first born daughter of two of my previous wedding clients that have since become good friends of mine.  I can still remember Sarah and Brian’s 2010 Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch wedding like it was yesterday.  In the last three and a half years we have stayed in touch and of course I was thrilled when I found out they were expecting.  We are doing a slightly shortened version of my Baby’s First Year Collection and it has been such an honor to continue to capture them around some of the most special times in their lives.  And that baby girl- O M G.  She is so ridiculously adorable!  I fell in love with her at her newborn photo shoot, but at this most recent session, I truly was able to get a sense of her personality.  She is super easy going and hilarious!  The faces she made were cracking both Sarah and I up through the entire photo shoot.  And while Julia was editing, I was leaning over her shoulder as we oohed and awed and decided she might just be the cutest baby EVER.  :-) She smiles easily, makes amazing eye contact, is curious and interested, and has a very relaxed kind of demeanor.  She is the perfect blend of her beautiful parents from looks to personality. Lucky girl!

I’ve said it before, but it really does mean the world to me when my wedding clients turn into loyal portrait clients, not to mention, friends.  Connecting with people is one of my favorite things about being a photographer.  Of course it’s special to be able to create art for a living and to share images with families that I know will be around long after I am gone.  But the relationships I have found and cultivated as a result of my business are a side effect that I didn’t necessarily expect, but am ever so thankful for.  Sarah, Brian, Olivia (and of course the fur-baby, Lola)- Thank you for your continued support and friendship.  Love to you all and I can’t wait to see you again soon for the next photo shoot with the whole family.  XOXO

Boulder Baby Photography: Margaux Grace Gemmill is One!

Boulder Baby Photography:  Every time I finish up with a babies first year collection it is a bittersweet time for me.  The sweet part is knowing I was able to witness and capture so many beautiful moments for my clients and friends that they, as well as their families for generations to come, will cherish forever.  It’s amazing to watch a newborn grow into a toddler, capturing them every few months, and to see how quickly they change and evolve into the little personalities that they were born with.  It’s one of the most special things I do with my photography and I am grateful for the opportunity to be an integral part in helping to celebrate new life with the people I love.

The bitter part of the bittersweet feeling comes from the realization of how quickly time passes us by.  It seems like only yesterday that Helen and Dan were sitting with me at dinner before Margaux was born talking about how excited they were about all of the photo shoots we had planned for the year.  And just like that, the year is over.  It’s important to remember how quickly time goes and to cherish the gifts we are given in the here and now, each moment of each day.  Because just like that, the time will have come and gone and if we don’t stop to acknowledge the beauty in each here and now moment, we will lose them forever.

Helen and Dan (and now Margaux) are way more than just clients to me, and they have been from practically the moment we entered each others lives.  They are genuine and wonderful friends that I feel so lucky to have found when they were first looking for a wedding photographer.  We have shared so many beautiful days together since then and I find some relief to the sadness I feel that Margaux’s first year shoots are over when I remember that our friendship will never fade.  I know that I will have so many more opportunities to photograph them as a family and will continue to document Margaux growing into a beautiful little woman that she is sure to become.  Helen and Dan and Margaux, I love you all with all of my heart and I can’t wait to see where this journey called life takes us all…..  And in celebration of our friendship, I am posting a very special Babies First Year today with my favorite images from all of our sessions.  XOXO

Sterling Price Col(e)man: Denver Newborn Photography

Have I mentioned that I love Denver newborn Photography?  :-)  Have I mentioned that I LOVE being an honorary Auntie to my best friends’ kiddos??  Well, in the case of the Col(e)man Family, I now have TWO gorgeous honorary nephews.  Angela and Ty are two of the most special and absolute best friends in my Universe, and I can’t begin express with words how much I love them both or how much I adore their sons, Soren and Sterling.  I have taken thousands of photos of Angela and Ty and Soren since before Soren was ever born and I know it will be the same story with the newest addition to their family, Sterling.  Don’t you just love that name?!?!  I do!  It came from Ty’s grandfather.  Soren is named after Angela’s brother and now Sterling has a family name as well.

Sterling looks a lot like Soren did as a newborn and I am thrilled to be starting the baby’s first year portrait collection all over again with them so soon.  Soren and Sterling are only about 16 months apart and I know that Angela and Ty have their hands and plates full, but if anyone can do it with grace and ease, it is most definitely them.  They are not only amazing friends, but they are AMAZING parents and Soren and Sterling are lucky, lucky little boys to have been born to them.

I know it might be tricky for Angela and Ty parenting two little guys so close together for a while, but in the end, Soren and Sterling are going to be wonderful friends…  I’m sure of it.  I am one of three girls all born within 3 years of each other.  To this day, they are my best friends, my soul-mates, my confidants, and my angels.  I think my mother must have been a little crazy to take that on, but in the end, I am forever grateful and thankful for her sacrifice.  I don’t know where I would be without my sisters and I have a feeling, that when born into a strong, loving family, siblings that are close together in age really do have a bonding advantage.  It really is a selfless gift that Angela and Ty have given their sons and I can’t wait to watch them grow up together.  I love you Angela, Ty, Soren, & Sterling.  Thank you for being my “rocks” then, now, and forever.  MUWAH and XOXO