It's Throwback Thursday!
We first met the Bachman family in 2003 when they came in to do some black and white relationship portraits. The kids were absolutely adorable and this family clearly loves each other a lot It seems like all we did was blink, ten years passed, and we were capturing their Legacy session. As you can see, the kids are a little taller, but everyone is still gorgeous!
This time of year is perfect for capturing those amazing outdoor family portraits. Nothing compares to a fall sunset with the iconic Rockies in the background. Sandy has opened up a limited number of exclusive sessions through September. These fill up quickly so be sure to reserve your appointment
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Photographer: Nikolai Puc'
It looks like the prince has lost his throne!
Introducing the GalliherFamily. I love Legacy sessions because they give me the opportunity to travel to interesting cities and try new techniques. I have known Lorrie and Dave for many years and have had the pleasure of hosting them at an in studio photography workshop. It was really fun seeing the personal side of their lives as well. They have beautiful children and adorable grandbabies too!
I'm not sure it's fair to call the Veres' clients anymore... they are definitely part of the family! We absolutely LOVE this clan, and we have been photographing them so long, it was hard to choose which images to feature. We finally chose this super cute one from 2005 (we had to make sure Tavin was in it!) and our favorite from their Legacy session in 2013. It seems like just yesterday we were photographing the kids in our Limited Edition sets and now Ms. Terryn just graduated from high school. Where did the time go??
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (NILMDTS) will be joining Walk to Remember (WTR), expanding their reach to bereaved families who have experienced the loss of a baby. Watch the highlights of the 2014 NILMDTS Remembrance Walk in the video below.
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
NILMDTS is a nonprofit organization providing remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with a free gift of professional portraiture. The images captured serve as an important step in the family’s healing process by honoring the child’s legacy. Their services help families across the nation and the world.
“The photographs NILMDTS provides are instrumental in the healing process and now we will be able to further assist families in their healing. We welcome WTR to our family and are honored to expand additional offerings of remembrance and support to families who have suffered the difficult loss of a baby”, said Gina Harris, Executive Director of NILMDTS.
Walk to Remember (WTR)
Since 2008, WTR has been a nonprofit, 501(c)3, all-volunteer organization that provides bereavement care resources to parents who have faced the death of a baby due to pregnancy loss, miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or SIDS.
WTR has offered support and services to thousands of families by providing Bereavement Care Packages to over 30 hospitals throughout Colorado and Wyoming. Care Packages consist of a memory journal, the book Empty Cradle, Broken Heart, a small teddy bear, footprint mold, camera, baby blanket (often handmade), handmade jewelry and contact information for local and online support groups and resources. The Care Packages are distributed to families at the time of a loss by nursing staff at the benefiting hospitals. To many parents who have just experienced a loss these packages offer the chance to make memories with their baby as well imperative support and direction in their desperate time of need.
Additionally, over the past six years, WTR has hosted an Annual Memorial event in Littleton, Colorado where families gather to remember their loved ones. During the event, balloons are released by families in their baby’s honor. The event also includes readings, music and guest speakers to honor those babies that left this world too soon. Following the program, participants join together in a 1.4-mile reflective walk around Johnson Reservoir in Clement Park. It is a truly beautiful event that brings the community together, and reminds bereaved families that they are not alone.
Amy Lugowski, President of WTR, states “We are so thrilled for the future. With Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep taking on the programs of Walk to Remember, more families throughout Colorado will have the support and resources they need through their journey of grief. The reach that NILMDTS has and the families they touch is a great asset and will ensure that the missions and programs of Walk to Remember will be extended throughout Colorado and beyond.”
NILMDTS is proud to take on the programs, continuing the mission of Walk to Remember along with its own. They will continue the Bereavement Care Program and host the Annual Memorial Walk in Colorado under the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep umbrella.
For more information contact Gina Harris, Executive Director of NILMDTS.
The O'Mara family have been with us almost since we've been here in Colorado. While the kids have grown, it doesn't seem like Mom and Dad have changed much between 2002 and 2013!
2015 Santa Charity
Can you believe it's time to think about Christmas cards again? We're scheduling now for early November sessions, and it's already 2/3 full! Once again, we'll have four outstanding sets to match your family's personality, including Santa's Workshop, Colorado Christmas, Candyland, and Formal Holiday. Make sure to call the studio at (303)730-8638 to reserve your time slot.
Last year was our 14th annual Colorado Christmas event benefitting the Children's Hospital of Denver. As always, Santa Larry is great with the kids as you can see from the video. Each family portrait taken with Santa included a donation to the Children's Hospital, and I hope that'll help spread the holiday cheer!