Emma [Golden Senior Photographer]

I may be a year late posting, but this is one of my favorite senior sessions! It made me fear my children growing older a little less, in hopes that they will be as wonderful as Emma is. She is in the midst of an amazing freshman year at Wyoming Catholic, but just listening to all the adventures and future she was looking forward last year was so wonderful, and knowing she is fulfilling those now, is a soul-filling thing to me.

Six months with the K Twins (Family photography in Highlands Ranch, CO)

Grandmother, mother, aunt and twins snuggled in for a photo in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

I was so excited when Anne told me her mother and sister would be travelling to Colorado for the twins’ six month photos. Then she told me these would be their first professional photos together in thirty years. Talk about an honor!

I loved getting to see the everyone get their snuggles in with these darling babes. I am in awe of how far these darling little ones have come since I first met them fighting hard to get healthy enough to leave the NICU. It’s so fun to see their personalities revealed a little more each time I see them.

The R Family {Colorado Newborn Photographer}

Newborn baby girl being held by her mother.

Oh, hello sweet family! Both of these sweet babies were so lovingly longed and waited for, and so treasured now that they are here. It was such a joy to get to peek into their family time together. We started in their home, enjoying snuggles and books in bedrooms and the nursery. Then, because so much of their lives have centered around enjoying the beauty of our world together, we took a little trip to a nearby park for a little frolicking.

Over the years I have been in business, my favorite sessions have molded and changed, as has my life! Photographing brand new life is definitely near the very top of my favorites. There is something so fragile and yet cozy about a family welcoming a whole new person into their midst.

Big sister looking on proudly while holding baby sisterFamily looking upon their newborn baby.Father snuggling his children.Newborn baby girl on simple white background.

A twin NICU session [Colorado NICU photographer]

Depending on how long you’ve been following me, you may remember that my eldest was a preemie. She was seven weeks early, and came barreling into the world weighing at a less-than-hefty four pounds, two ounces. These sweet babes were each just barely over four pounds when I met them, but this was six weeks into their journey, so they were nearly twice as big as when they came into the world. What a long, long road they’ve had!

NICU sessions are special, and, quite assuredly, different from the usual newborn session. These little ones are extra fragile, have fought extra hard, and their worlds require a bit of extra maneuvering with the cords and tubing keeping them anchored. Tucked into their little corner, not only did they have a mama loving their every achievement, but it was obvious their nurses were cheering them on every moment. The light is obviously a bit different in their cozy little hideaway, with no windows and their eyes too sensitive for additional flash or other lights, but I actually love the depth it lent to the photos (and while the gallery has both color and black and white images, I just loved the feeling of these black and whites).

This brother and sister duo had such giant personalities pouring out of their itty bitty selves. She, annoyed we had bothered her, but eventually offering a sweet smile. He, quite serene and snuggly, and then pulling out all manner of silly faces. I can already imagine their antics six months from now, a year, three years. What fun (and yes, probably a little bit of exasperation)!

Because it takes me a few weeks to blog, the most exciting and joyous postscript to all of this is that these little ones are HOME! I don’t know if there is a sweeter word in our language to a family that’s been separated for so long.

Welcoming Mr. Hudson [Colorado Newborn Photographer]

I’m just going to warn you now… this little guy is very likely to cause you some serious baby fever. I took these late last summer, and I remember thinking, “Whelp… I’m absolutely ready to meet my little boy now.”

This little guy was just a little peanut, but it was obvious he had already made an incredible impact on his sweet parents. I loved getting to see how they admired every little bit of him. (Also, that photo of his dad looking at his mama? Kills. me.) Welcome to the world, Hudson!

Pam - So much love captured in these pictures. Great work!