Monthly Archives: January 2017

Eight Tips for In-home Photo Sessions from a Denver Lifestyle Photographer

We absolutely love photographing people in their homes, and in the winter, when Colorado weather is unpredictable, we tend to do a lot of it.   The images that result are usually more candid, often called documentary or lifestyle photography, or family photojournalism.  They’re special photos because they convey emotion and memories in a way that…

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  • […] week, I shared tips for preparing for an in-home photo session.  I talked a little bit about how pictures at home are extra special for sentimental reasons, and […]ReplyCancel

  • These photos are so beautiful! I love a good at home lifestyle photography session!ReplyCancel

  • Rox

    I love all these tips, thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Getting outside is really important! I love photos with natural light.ReplyCancel

  • What sweet photos and some great tips!

  • OMG how cute are those kids? Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea

    Great tips for anyone considering an at home lifestyle session.  Love that image of the baby sleeping on the bed, if that’s not a “day in the life” shot, I don’t know what is!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Kehn

    These are great! I adore lifestyle in home sessions! ReplyCancel

  • love these lovely tips! we shot 2 in-home sessions this weekend and it was so much fun!ReplyCancel

  • These are excellent tips! I’m completely in love with in home photo sessions! ReplyCancel

  • Such great tips! I love lifestyle photography sessions, especially in cities Denver where the weather can be so unpredictable!ReplyCancel

  • I love all of these images!  In home lifestyle sessions are always some of my very favorite photo sessions.  Fantastic blog post! ReplyCancel

  • Alekandra

    These are awesome tips and easy to get done for the average person who thinks their home is gorgeous enough for a session.ReplyCancel

  • Emily Moo

    I love lifestyle photo shoots, and you captured this family beautifully! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Emily Moore

    These are great tips for shooting lifestyle sessions! Shooting inside is SO difficult sometimes, but you really know how to find the light! Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth

    I’d love to do an in-home session one day! I need to start switching out some of our wedding photos…ReplyCancel

  • Idowed

    Great advice.  Very helpful for young photographersReplyCancel

  • I love the tips. especially no. 2 let the kids take the lead! That is such an aha moment for me! I love your work, it is so beautiful. ReplyCancel

  • you have officially sold me on in home photo sessions! these photos are simply amazing and capture all these families in their element just enjoying each other’s company! ReplyCancel

  • […] afternoon photographing a lovely family at their house in Denver.  I’ve written before about my love for in-home photo sessions, and this was a great one.   Because really, who can beat a baby in overalls playing with a […]ReplyCancel

An Estes Park Winter Wedding

Jay and I got to spend last weekend hanging out with some truly kind Texans. Two beautiful people got married at the Black Canyon Inn, where they were surrounded by their families and closest friends.  I was so impressed by everyone’s willingness to brave the Colorado mountain cold for the ceremony and photos!  I’d say it was…

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  • Beautiful use of the background in these shots!  And in such a pristine location!  I’ve been to Estes but not to that inn before.  So nice.ReplyCancel

Erin and Brian’s Downtown Denver Wedding

I’ve known Erin for more than ten years (how have ten years gone by so fast?!?).  We’ve been friends since high school, and I’ve always admired how thoughtful and kind she is.  I met Brian for the first time when I took their engagement photos in the fall, and I could see right away that…

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  • What a beautiful wedding in downtown Denver! I love the reaction of all her ladies seeing her dressed up. You can feel the emotion! ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth

    What a unique wedding!  Lovely work! ReplyCancel

Crafting a Wedding Budget That Works For You

Weddings can be expensive, and the only hobby I love as much as photography is personal finance.  So here I am, combining the two and sharing my thoughts about wedding budgets.  The thing about wedding budgets (like all budgets) is that they are deeply personal. My unsolicited, one-size-fits-all advice is that whether you have a reception in…

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Tips for Planning for Formal Wedding Portraits

Previously, I wrote about our photographers’ perspective on planning a wedding timeline.  I’m drilling down today on what is the trickiest part of wedding day timeline from our perspective, the time set aside posed formal portraits.  There’s something about this part of the day, usually just before or just after the ceremony, and the nature…

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  • Justyna

    Great tips! ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    Allie, this is such a wonderful and necessary blog post! I especially like the “appoint a wrangler” one. I can’t tell you how much I hate being the wrangler! I need to concentrate on taking the photos, so it’s always nice when the new brother-in-law does all the herding. ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Mae

    Wonderful tips! I spent all summer assisting a large wedding studio and I was the wrangler, I always grabbed somebody from each side of the family to help me find people, it made things so much easier for the photographers ReplyCancel

  • Courtney

    So informational! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • These are great tips! Could have used some of these when I got married ReplyCancel