In October I travelled back to Tucson Arizona and I met this beautiful family! Their story is beautiful and I am so honored to have been able to document this special time in their life!
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Sweet Cyrus is a big brother now, but in August we had a little fun at the lake before his little brother joined their family! There is something so magical about maternity sessions. There is seriously nothing I love more than an expecting mother. Those last few weeks of waiting and anticipation can be extremely magical.
As we all know I love everything about motherhood and I am one to believe that every stage of motherhood should be documented. I love when mothers reach out to me to photograph this time in their journey. It is so hard being a mother and finding time to step in front of the camera, especially with your children. Even for me and I am definitely trying to be better about being present in the images with my children.
The more I photograph motherhood and I understand that these photos are not for me or you or your husband or sister or mom, they are for your children. I only have a handful of photos with my mother from when I was a child, and even fewer of us just goofing off being silly together. In the warmer months I plan on offering motherhood sessions outside once a quarter. In the winter, I plan on offering these sessions once a month at an indoor location.
Although I generally only offer family photo sessions in the fall, these water sessions are ones I am planning on offering all summer long new year! To say I love taking families to the lake would be an understatement. There is something so beautiful about documenting a people along these shores. When we first moved to Aurora Colorado earlier this year and made our first trip to Cherry Creek State Park I knew I would be spending a lot of time here. When I found this little, usually completely vacant shore line along the lake I knew I wanted to bring families here to photograph them. I am so excited that next year I will be opening up these sessions as soon as the water is warm enough.
The Orley Family is the second family that I brought to my little stretch of shore line and I am thrilled to share their gallery with you!
There is *almost* nothing more beautiful than documenting your last few weeks before a new little one joins your family. I had really been looking forward to this maternity session with the Roman Family. Kathryn runs an extremely successful business here in Denver Colorado and is an amazing resource for so many families here in the metro area! I was so honored when she contacted me to document her maternity session and her birth. We are all anxiously awaiting the arrival of their newest family member here in few days. We all know these last few days can be hard, could you leave this family a few encouraging words in the comments.
When Monet and I were discussing my vision for her maternity session, the one thing I wanted her to do was get in the water. She had ZERO issues with that and even spent a week looking for the perfect dress to fit my vision. Being in Denver had given me so many new options and ideas for my maternity, motherhood and family sessions. Being in the water is definitely something I have been longing to do for quite some time. We ended up going to a small reservoir in Aurora and found a spot that we almost completely secluded. I am so excited to be offering these Maternity Sessions until the middle of September and I will be offering them again in the spring once it warms up enough to go back out.
Sweet little Lucy wasn't too sure about the water, but as long as Mama was holding her she was all giggles and smiles.
Monet said being in the water was extremely calming and relaxing for her, especially on the waters edge where the water was the warmest.
About a week before out session Monet had her belly adorned with Henna.
This sweet family is welcoming their new little one to their family in the few weeks. They are having their birth documented by another amazing photographer here in Denver and I am so excited to see their birth story.
If you are interested in booking your maternity session or birth story, please send me an email. I would be honored to speak with you about my services
Motherhood Stories are my new baby. This year I have spent a lot of time really evaluating where my work was going and what exactly I wanted to photograph. Motherhood Stories came to me at the beginning of the year but my vision for them required me to hold off until summer to really dive in. The water can be so healing, it can be a place where you hold on to your little ones so tightly and just love on them. I feel extremely drawn to the water and I am so excited to bring others with me. These Stories aren't just about photographing you and your child(ren) it's also about loving yourself and really truly embracing who you are a mother.
I would love to photograph you and your children (if you'd like) in the water. I am currently offering Motherhood Mini Sessions at this location in August and September. Comment or send me an email at Hello@Photoartbyjessica.com to book your mini session!!
Last year I was able to document the birth story of Ireland. I always love when families continue to return to me for other sessions. I currently only offer a small number of family sessions here in Denver, and those will be announced here in the next few weeks. I wold love to photograph your family this fall in Colorado!
Back in February I was able to take part in a beautiful Maternity Shoot out in Louisville CO. I had never participated in a session quite like this before. I am so glad I was able to go because it was such an awesome learning experience! There were so many beautiful families and mama's. This mama had her sweet baby Thomas in March.
Did you know that all of my Birth Story Collections include a full maternity session? I am now booking births for fall 2016 in the Denver Metro Area! I would love to speak with you!
March was a really fun month. I think we really started to find our groove here in Colorado. We really started to make some friends and the weather was nice on some days so we could even leave the house and begin exploring! Towards the end of the month the girls and I went to Tucson so Lu could spend spring break with her father.
I have known this sweet family for over a decade now. I was beyond thrilled to capture the birth of sweet little Theo, then about a week later I was able to go into their home and photograph for a few hours for his newborn session AND then I was able to do a full family session with them at a local park. I absolutely love doing in home newborn sessions for my birth story clients.
If you are interested in adding on an in home newborn session to your birth story collection, connect with me so we can make arrangements.
This mama is one of the strongest humans I know. Her sweet son is battling Langerhans cell histiocytosis She recently found out that she is expecting baby number THREE and although timing isn't perfect (is it ever) this baby is so loved already. I was able to document the birth of their sweet Norah last year and this mama and I became amazing friends.
I would be honored to tell your pregnancy story. If you are currently expecting please contact me so we can chat.
Kathryn was such a trooper. She was my last model during our Maternity Shoot Out in February. The sun was setting and it was definitely getting a little bit chilly out. We even had the opportunity to use a smoke bomb. The more I shoot maternity the more I fall in love with it. I can't even put it into words how much I love photographing mothers. I am currently booking births and maternity sessions for 2016. I would be honored to speak with you about photographing your beautiful story!
Can you believe this session happened on a WHIM?!?! I am so glad I was able to talk her into going out into the desert with me for an hour. It was extremely windy but it was so beautiful out. I am so glad we were able to sneak in this session because she and her family just relocated from the desert to the east coast. After I delivered her gallery she sent me message after message thanking me for these photos- she didn't have any of just her and sweet Alina. I can't stress enough how important it is to present in images with your children. That is something I am personally trying to do better with. I still have a handful of mommy and me sessions available in the Denver Metro Area in May.
I am so excited to announce the FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS section of my website! On this part of my website you will find my BRAND NEW Black and White Presets and my BRAND NEW Film Inspired Colored Presets. They are currently on discounted for ONE week! Click HERE for Lightroom Presets!!
I am also so excited to announce that I am offering two different types of mentoring. 1 hour online mentoring and 3 hour in person mentoring for Denver and Tucson! Click HERE for mentoring information!!