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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

WE HAVE MOVED!!!

After over 5 years and lots of photo sharing, my future blog content will all be moved to my website at www.laurasmithphotos.com/blog. I hope you will join me over there!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Joshua: Littleton Colorado Headshot Photographer

When Joshua contacted me about doing head shots I was so excited to try something a little different than my normal sessions! He is a talented violinist and composer (check out his website here) so of course we had to incorporate his violin into the photos! He wanted an urban vibe and a focus on his music and I think that we achieved that!

I have gone back and forth trying to decide if I should share my favorite from this session in color or black and white, but ultimately I think I prefer black and white (which is SUPER unusual for me!) I'll share a few in color at the end too so you can decide for yourself! :-)









Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Fall 2017 Mini Session Dates


Hi friends!

It is that time again: the kids are going back to school and warmer clothes and boots are on the way! Fall is almost here, and I can't wait!

I will be scheduling 3 days of mini-sessions this year, two in Parker and one in Kiowa! These are the only mini sessions that I will offer this year and openings will go fast, so please contact me as soon as possible to schedule yours! This is a fantastic opportunity to update your photos in time for holiday gifts and cards! These sessions are PERFECT for families, children, head shots, and couples! I also have a few openings for full portrait sessions in September, October, and November if you would prefer a customized experience with more images.

Please email me at info@laurasmithphotos.com to schedule your photos! 😀



DETAILS:

Dates/Locations: Saturdays September 23rd and 30th in Parker or Sunday October 1st in Kiowa.

Cost: $150

Includes: 5 edited digital images with a print release so that you can print and share as you wish. There is no obligation to purchase more, but there will be an option to purchase additional images.

Additional Info: Your photos will be delivered via a private online gallery within one week of your session. Payment is due at the time of booking. Your session will be confirmed after receipt of your payment and signed agreement.

Lastly: Come ready to have fun and make some beautiful photos! 😍



Thursday, July 13, 2017

Jumping Back In: Kiowa Colorado Portrait Photographer

I want to throw this out there before I even begin: I hate writing business blog posts, but I have had a few people ask what in the world my plan for LSP is moving forward, so here it is. ☺️

When we moved to the farm in early 2015 I had no intentions of changing anything. My plan was to continue photographing weddings and a handful of other sessions each year (primarily in the Denver area) and just commute a little farther, but when I became pregnant at the end of 2015 everything changed. I was so sick that I didn't work very much during my pregnancy, but I anticipated wanting to jump back in soon after the baby was born. As you can probably guess...that didn't happen. 😜

Something changed in me as soon as Bennett was born, and I had absolutely no desire to photograph anything other than his beautiful face, haha. Maybe it was the fact that we suddenly had 4 kids and were completely overwhelmed and outnumbered? Maybe it was all of the other changes that went along with living in a new area? I honestly can't say, but my drive for photography was gone and wedding photography suddenly felt like a thing of the past for me. I went through a photographer-identity-crisis for a while, trying to decide if I should call it quits or just wait and see if my passion would eventually come back, but I had put so much of myself into photographing weddings that it seemed uncomfortable to let that go without feeling like a failure.

Last fall I ended up photographing several sessions here on the farm and it sparked something new and creative in me--I absolutely loved it! Those sessions ended up being some of my all-time favorites and I suddenly began to imagine a future of photographing families, seniors, and portraits here in the country.

At this point in my life with 4 little kids, portrait photography makes so much more sense and feels so much less overwhelming than weddings. I won't close the door on weddings completely because you never know what tomorrow will bring, but as of today I am so excited to pursue portraits out here in the country! (Side note: please don't hesitate to reach out if you are looking for a wedding photographer--even if I can't do it myself, I can definitely help you find some other fantastic options!)

(Photo of one of our pony friends here on the farm to get you excited!) 😉

So there you have it! I am currently scheduling sessions for the rest of summer and fall, and I can't wait to jump back in! I will be taking family sessions, seniors, child portraits, head shots, and in-home newborn sessions (if you are looking for something else--shoot me an email and let's talk!) I will be doing the majority of these here in Elbert County, but I am also open to traveling to the Denver Metro area or Colorado Springs. At the risk of sounding "salesy" I will mention that my October is almost completely booked with school portraits already, so if you are hoping for fall family portraits please let me know so I can get you on my schedule! (Email me here: info@laurasmithphotos.com) I have 4 kids, so email is by far the easiest (and quietest!) way to communicate. 😉

As a small business, word of mouth is invaluable to me, so as always, if you know of someone who may be looking for a photographer I am beyond thankful for your referrals! ❤️






Sunday, July 9, 2017

Baby Jax: Kiowa Colorado Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

I don't advertise them very often, but I LOVE lifestyle newborn sessions! There is something so incredible about photographing a newborn in their own home with their family--those moments pass so quickly and feel like an exhausted blur, so it is really important to have those photos to look back on later.

I was SO excited when Brittanie asked me to come photograph sweet baby Jax (and big brother!) in their gorgeous home! I love this family to pieces, and these boys are beyond adorable!

Scroll on for a stunningly beautiful family, adorable baby boys, and one of the cutest nurseries that I have ever seen!















Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Mary + Rafa: Littleton Wedding Photographer

I am so excited to share Mary and Rafa's summer wedding at the Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms! This was such a stunning and all-around awesome day full of beautiful details, friends and family who flew in from all over the world, and a bride and groom who were completely in love.

Rafa and Mary fell in love in his home country of Spain, so their day was a perfect mix of Spanish and American cultures. Their ceremony was translated into both English and Spanish, and the day was full of Spanish traditions as well as a laid back Colorado feel. They also had some of the most incredible first dances that I have ever seen! From the upbeat choreographed father-daughter dance to the mother-son flamenco dance a fun time was had by all!

To my amazing friend Amy Caroline Photography: thank you for allowing me to second shoot this beautiful wedding with you! I love you girl! :-)

And now to some of my favorite photos from their day...enjoy!