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: 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. 


Highlands Ranch Baby Photographer: Bear, newborn

Highlands Ranch Baby Photographer:  It’s round two for another of my favorite families that came into my life via my wedding photography biz. Christine and Mike Gregorek have been another staple couple in my personal and professional life intersected.  We originally hit it off several years ago before their wedding.  And since then we have completed baby’s first year with their first born daughter, Ava, and have now moved into another round of baby and family photos with their new son, Bear.

Similar to what I mentioned in one of my recent family posts, “Baby’s First Year “for the first born and “Baby’s First Year” for the second born are two very different investments.  Ultimately yes, the sessions are about the same length of time, and yes, you end up with a similar number of finished images.  However, the main difference between #1 and #2…. is, well, #1.  Plan on your toddler being up in the mix during #2’s shoot- because, they will be!

Don’t get me wrong-  This is all fine and good from where I’m sitting!  I love seeing all of my favorite kiddos and getting to see how big sis or brother has grown up since their last shoot with me. But, I feel like it’s worth mentioning since I’ve personally had to adjust to this new phenomena with many of my current clients being in the same place with their families and kiddos at the same time.  And that said,  it’s not the same.  And it’s harder.  If you think about it, the same can generally be said for any activity involving a 2 or a 3 year old.  I have a niece that is nearly 3, I am aware.  :-)

Ava has grown up so much and she was an excellent big sister during her brother’s official debut.  We took her photos with Bear first (highly recommended) and then she just played and made us laugh while I got my baby on with sweet little Bear and my 35mm 1.8.  This has become my go-to favorite portrait lens, and especially fab for newborns!

Christine!  I am so happy for you and Mike and Ava!  Bear is totally precious and I can’t wait to see you again soon.  As always, I look forward to yet another year of baby and family fun with you all.  Thank you again for your loyalty and friendship!  Love you!  XOXO