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A year in Portraits : Mavis Rae | Denver Childhood Photography


A year in Portraits : Mavis Rae | Denver Childhood Photography

Last year, I ran a short lived (and ill thought out) Group On campaign. I didn't really do much advertising at the time and thought, this will be great! It turned out to be great for one reason: meeting Mavis, Neon & Connor.  This little family has been a muse for my year, a joy to work with and a wonderful light in my business. 

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The joy and love in this little family of three has been contagious. Mom, Neon, always takes care with every session to dress everyone in the perfect not-matching-but-coordinating outfits. Dad, Connor, is always full of hugs, laughs and jokes and of course little Mavis is busy being her hilarious and adorable self. 

When Neon first came in for her consult, she was planning on the Group On deal: a family session with 2 prints. We hit it right off and knew we had to do a First Year plan. Unfortunately for me, Mavis was already 3 months old when we met, so I didn't get the joy of her newborn session. I did, however, get 5 sessions over the course of the next 9 months since mom wisely took advantage of the 50$ minis ( a special bonus for being in the first year plan). Watching Mavis grow this year is truly beautiful to me. I'm genuinely sad that I won't see her every few months, I'm going to miss them. 


Mavis is getting her ABC book soon ( in print as I write this) and it's TOO DARLING.

Another beautiful and unique perk of the First Year plan for me is watching parents growing into their parenthood. Dads becoming confident and bold with their little babies, relaxing into tossing them high and roughly snuggling them after trembling during the newborn session while just holding that precious bundle. Moms embracing the struggle and joy of being the source for their little one; the well of comfort, food, rest and reassurance. Women becoming the mothers they couldn't imagine while holding a screaming infant for the 4th hour in row.

Thank you Neon, Connor and Mavis for giving my a corner in your first year, for sharing the joy, the milestones, the love with me.  





3 is the magic number | Denver Lifestyle Family Photography

I have been so eager to share the other contest winner's mini!! This family was just so, SO sweet!

I have been listening to a lot of kids music, thanks to my son, and a school house rock song really seems to fit this family:


"Three is a magic number. Yes it is, it's a magic number. Somewhere in the ancient, mystic trinity You get three as a magic number. The past and the present and the future, Faith and hope and charity, The heart and the brain and the body Give you three. That's a magic number.


A man and a woman had a little baby. Yes, they did. They had three in the family. That's a magic number."


Mom opened the door when I knocked with little Lincoln on her hip.  Lincoln just took one look at me and literally fell, open-armed into mine  I was in love. 


The whole experience was just so tender; mom and dad clearly have such a bond with their daughter and each other that it was palpable. The images just radiate with their love and I actually had to hold back tears while editing this set. 



Sometimes people are nervous about being photographed; they've had bad experiences or they are just private people. I think this session is a perfect example of why you can trust your photographer and trust that the love you feel will be captured.


What an absolute treasure of a session!!