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.

Morgan Heaps: Newborn Photography in Denver

Katie and Adam found me through some friends of theirs that I have done a couple of rounds of baby photography with and wanted the same style of images created with their first born daughter, Morgan.  It is honestly preferable for me to photograph newborns (and babies at any age) in their homes.  I think it helps keep everyone calm to be in their own space.  Since I’m rarely doing anything too contrived with my baby portraits, there isn’t much that I need besides happy and calm subjects.  Having photographed weddings in every possible lighting scenario you can imagine over the last 10 years, I can say with confidence that I am able to walk into any space and work with the natural and available light.  I do compliment the available light with an icelight, which is a portable daylight balanced soft-box in a stick.  I have found that this one little lighting tool works perfectly for shooting portraits of all kinds, but especially babies.

Little Morgan was born 12 days early and we photographed her on what was actually her due date.  She was so tiny that none of her newborn clothes even fit her yet, so we went for the all natural look in her birthday suite.  :-)  I will never get tired of meeting new babies.  No matter how many newborns I see, I am still amazed at how tiny and perfect their little hands and feet are. Really and truly, everything about a newborn makes me melt a little inside…  The softness of their skin; their tiny ears; the itsy-bitsy finger and toenails; the powdery soft smell of their heads; the cute baby noises the make…Mmmmm.  So precious!

I know that having a newborn isn’t always as glamorous as it looks.  I realize that it is hard work and that it can be exhausting both physically and mentally.  But when I see the looks of love in the parents’ smiles and eyes; when I see and capture their joy in my lens, I know that it is one of the most wonderful experiences we have available as human beings:  The gift of life.  The gift of family.  The gift of love.

Thank you so much to Adam and Katie and congratulations on your beautiful baby girl!  I hope to see you all again soon and capture more images for you as Morgan continues to grow and change.

Baby Lady Killer: Wynn Cook

Within about 30 seconds of my arrival at the Cook home, I felt like Lauren was a long lost friend that I hadn’t seen in years and that we were picking up right where we left off!  Call me crazy, but I could swear that baby boy was looking at me like he knew who I was too.  I can’t say that I have ever photographed a baby so young that made eye contact like Wynn did.  He just stared and stared at me!  And as I stared back at him (through my lens, of course), I literally felt my heart kind of melting.  If that is any indication of what this little guy’s personality is going to be when he grows up….  ladies beware!  This little man is gonna be a major heart-breaker!

Lauren and I had the best time at his two month old baby photo shoot and were able to capture some beautiful portraits, but since daddy wasn’t able to make it that day, we scheduled a second photo shoot for about 6 weeks later in order to photograph the family together. It was the same scene all over again at our second shoot.  I was welcomed in like an old friend and Wynn continued to work his baby charm on my heart.  That smile!  Wow.

Lauren and Dan, thank you for finding me and I look forward to being your family photographer here in Denver for years and years to come!  I hope you LOVE these images of your very special son.  Your family is absolutely beautiful, both inside and out!  I am honored to have met you all. 

Beautiful little Olivia Domareck: Newborn Photography Denver

Ever since their wedding in September of 2010, Sarah and Brian and I have been fast friends.  I absolutely love it when I create genuine friendships with my wedding couples.  Sarah and Brian and I have met for drinks, gotten together for dinners, I’ve attended their house parties, and most recently, they have entrusted me to document an incredibly special milestone in both of their lives…  the addition of a gorgeous new baby daughter!  We are on for the baby’s first year collection which means I am going to see a lot more of this fabulous little family this year!  Hurray!  So far we have done Maternity Photos and Newborn Photos, with lots more to come.

I met them at their house for Olivia’s newborn photos and we took them in the nursery where I had beautiful natural window light and also where Sarah had laid out some of the cutest little newborn props I have ever seen.  I mean, really…did you see those baby wings??  LOVE.  And the tutu’s and headbands didn’t hurt my cause either.  I think Olivia looks a lot like her daddy, but we shall see what happens as she matures.  I always aim to get some beautiful portraits of the baby, which wasn’t hard in this case.  But more than that, I love capturing the spontaneous moments with the new family all together.  It was pretty hilarious trying to get Sarah, Brian, their first fur-child, Lola, and Olivia all together.  Olivia howled, Lola was nervously looking for her escape, and Sarah and Brian just looked at each other like deer in headlights…  like, “what now?!?!”  I couldn’t help but giggle at the scene as it unfolded in front of me.  Sarah reminds me of how I will probably be when I become a mother.  After watching my sister very closely over the last year and a half, I know that this whole brand new baby thing is WAY harder than it looks in my photos.

Sarah and Brian, I am so thrilled for you!  Olivia is just perfect and I can’t wait to get to know her more and more over the next year and for years and years to come.  You are very special friends and thank you for your loyalty to me as clients as well.  It means the world to me to continue to be part of your lives.  MUWAH!

Denver Maternity & Newborn Photographer: The Essin Family

This stunning family came to me as a referral from another client that had hired me photograph her engagement, wedding, and first baby through my babies first year collection.  Rebecca had just found out she was expecting her first baby and wanted not only to document the babies first year, like I did with her friend, but also to document her pregnancy at 12 weeks, 24 weeks, and finally at 36 weeks with her husband, Will, and their sweet puppy, Wocket.  It sounded great to me and I am always more than happy to customize my collections for each individual client to exactly suite their needs and desires.  It was fun for me to set up a backdrop and do more of a studio session for the first two pregnancy shoots, since I primarily photograph my clients on location.  It was a bit of a throw-back to my Brooks Institute of Photography days with controlled lighting, but more than that, I loved being able to see Rebecca’s pregnancy progress through all of the stages of belly-hood.  As you can see, she was just as gorgeous at 36 weeks as the day I met her.  It was wonderful to meet Will at the last maternity session and we all had a blast touring around Standley Lake Park taking some more casual “on location” kinds of maternity photos.

And the baby?!?  Oh my goodness….  Little Margaret Mills Essin “Garet” was just as perfect as she could be.  She was born a little early on 10/3/13 weighing in at 7 lbs 7 oz, and 19.5 in long.  Rebecca and Will were absolutely over the moon with their little bundle of baby joy and it was amazing getting to meet her and photograph her as such a tiny little newborn peanut.  I am thrilled that I have met this beautiful family and I can’t wait to follow little Garet as she grows & matures this year.  Thank you Rebecca & Will for trusting me with such an important part of your lives.  And thank you to the Wickliff Family for the glowing recommendation!!