People often leave my session relieved, "Wow! That was a lot more fun than I thought it would be. I was so nervous!"



Heart equals happy! My job is to make this easy-peasy for you so let's grace this world with your presence. Here are some choices to ponder as we collaborate on your vibe:

STEP 1: TIME

Daylight

Morning, Afternoon

family reunion photos in Longmont, Colorado with trees

Daylight

Morning, Afternoon

This provides yellow and bright light that highlights all your features. No worries if it's cloudy!

Golden Hour

One hour before the sunset

maternity photography during golden hour or sunset in Longmont, Colorado; water photoshoot

Golden Hour

One hour before the sunset

This encourages creativity because the sun is fun to play with. This is slightly more risky since cloudiness can affect it.

Twilight


Stick it out after the sun goes down for a few flash-filled fun shots.

urban senior photos in Longmont, Colorado at twilight

STEP TWO: LOCATION

golden hour, sunset family photos in Fort Collins, Colorado meadows

Meadows

Fields, Love, Curves

I find that meadows are the best spots to focus on beautiful poses and loving gazes. We can just frolic around and dance.

Mother daughter photoshoot in Westminster, Colorado at Standley Regional Park; blurry and grainy

Water

Lakes, Streams, Rain

Water reflects light and adds even more brightness to Colorado's sun-filled state. It helps simplify the background and neutralize color.

Rocks

Smooth, Cliffs, Awe

Devil's Backbone, Sandstone Ranch, Red Rocks, and other spots in Colorado give us unique frames like this!

Trees

Shade, Autumn, Texture

botanical garden in Denver, Colorado for maternity photography during blue hour

Trees

Shade, Autumn, Texture

I've always been a sucker for forests. The tall, living beings are symbols to our rooted lives.

Botanicals

Colors, tangibles, flowers

senior photos in Fort Collins, Colorado at a sunflower patch

Botanicals

Colors, tangibles, flowers

There are lots of gardens to find that are playgrounds for photoshoots.

Dreamy, White, Light

Studio

Book

Home

Windows, organic, intimate

in-home newborn photography session or six month year old in Fort Collins, Colorado

Home

Windows, organic, intimate

Capture the authentic within your comforting home. Living spaces, nurseries, and bedrooms are the most common rooms.

Rustic

Barn, wood, bench

rustic family photoshoot with tractors, barn, and sunflower field in Fort Collins, Colorado

Rustic

Barn, wood, bench

You can never go wrong with connecting with the land and history. Luckily, there are some free parks with barns in the area.

Architecture

Lines, creams, classy

CU grad photography in Boulder, Colorado at Norlin Library; CU Dance Team

Architecture

Lines, creams, classy

Little downtown areas, college campuses, or the heart of Denver bring a lot of diverse backgrounds for you to take home.

STEP 3: Outfits

Solid neutrals compliment.

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Step 4: Props

Wear or bring items that matter to you.

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mother daughter photoshoot in Westminster and Boulder, Colorado at Standley Regional Park; warm, natural, candid photos
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STEP 5: Posing

I got you, but feel free to come with your spunk.

Inspiration
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senior photos in downtown Longmont, Colorado for urban style
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STEP 6: Picture album

Stress-free, custom photobook curated for you.

Testimonials

"I am not a photogenic person and neither is my husband, so we were a little nervous going in, but Kelly has a phenomenal ability to capture those moments of joy and connection. We were ecstatic to see our pictures."

Beckriches

beautiful, editorial, high-end maternity photography in Denver, Colorado

You Matter.


At the end of the day, that's the backbone of my work.

"The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence."

- Blake Lively

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