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Denver Fine Art Photographer | My Sunshine

Being a mom of two boys has been the greatest blessing of my life. I adore both of them so much, and love spending one and one time with them. This kid, he just gets me. In exchange for a very small treat, he agreed to let me test out a new location and play around with natural light (and a few lenses I don’t always reach for). Not only does he take his job as a model seriously (dressing nice and gelling his hair just so) he also gets into the project, asking interesting questions and suggesting fun compositions and poses. Posing inspiration for boys this age is hard to find. As a boy mom, I find many resources for photographers completely ignore school age boys! If you are a mom of a boy, don’t let this discourage you from getting photos of your child. I know it’s not always easy to talk boys this age into being photographed (my older son for example needs more bribing and encouragement than this guy), but having these images to remember this awesome time between toddlerhood and the teenage years is so important.
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Have you thought about hiring a photographer to capture your tween son? Click on the ‘contact’ link in the menu and submit your request or email me directly at info@julielivermorephotography.com. Please allow 24-48 hours for me to return your request. You can also follow me on FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM for recent work and behind the scenes. Most importantly, I look forward to capturing this stage for your young man.

Julie Livermore Photography captures newborn, family, child, and maternity as a Fine Art Photographer in Denver, Colorado.

Things to do in Denver | Downtown Aquarium

When we first moved to Denver two and a half years ago, I made a long list of “Things to do in Denver”. Every Wednesday (early release day) we went on an adventure and chipped away at our list. Before we knew it, our schedules filled up with sports practices, after school activities, and photo sessions. But, we still try to squeeze in as many adventures as possible. Last Wednesday after elementary conferences, my youngest son and I had a date to the Downtown Aquarium. I am still amazed that this was our first time here. We had the best time on our aquarium adventure. Some of the highlights included seeing sharks swim before our eyes, a flash flood in the desert, and watching a cute Ice Age 4-D movie. My son was so engaged and couldn’t believe he got to feed and pet the sting rays and have lunch while huge fish swam by! Note the cool shark tooth necklace he scored in the gift shop. I am so glad I decided to document our special day!
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Looking to capture your family’s adventures in Denver? Click on the ‘contact’ link in the menu and submit your request or email me directly at info@julielivermorephotography.com. Please allow 24-48 hours for me to return your request.

You can also follow me on FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM for recent work and behind the scenes.

Julie Livermore Photography specializes in newborn, family, child, maternity, birthday, baby and first year photography in Denver, Colorado.

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  • Justyna - He is such a doll!!!! Love this place! ReplyCancel

  • Redden Wood - Awww I love aquarium shoots soooo much! This is incredibly precious and those blues are to die for!!! ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Koskinen - Oh I love these — that aquarium blue is so calming and your boy is adorable! Reminds me of the time my son was about this age and got his hand chomped a bit by one of the stingrays there! He was ok but it was a bit startling!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Kemble - Great photography at the Aquarium! Love the blues!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - Beautiful pictures, the aquarium is always so fun!ReplyCancel

  • Bianca - Oh I love that aquarium. It’s such a cool place for kids. Great pictures!!ReplyCancel

  • Rayna McGinnis - My husband were just talking about how we’ve lived in Denver for 6 years and still haven’t been to the aquarium. It’s going on my date night idea bucketlist for 2017!ReplyCancel

Favorite Fall Activities Guest Blogger Megan Ho

Megan Ho of Megan Ho Photography, is a maternity, newborn, child and family photographer located in southern New Hampshire. She is a mom to two beautiful kids and knows first hand how quickly life flies by.

Megan was generous enough to share with my Denver readers how to make some fun family memories with your children this fall! Thank you Megan for sharing your favorite fall activities!

Read on…Favorite Fall Activities Guest Blogger Megan Ho www.julielivermorephotography.comThe reason that I have always loved photography, is the ability to freeze moments of time. This has become more and more important to me as we have added our kids to our family and we have watched them grow up way too quickly. While I love having traditional family photos each year, some of my favorites of my family are candid photographs from our family excursions.

When my husband and I both have days off and our oldest is out of preschool, we try and plan fun family outings together. We’ve found that getting out of the house and away from the distractions of everyday life (facebook, screen time, chores) can lead to some of the best family time. I also make sure to always bring my camera and capture a few moments together but it’s also important to not get too caught up in only preserving memories but actually living them as well. While my son has stated he also wants to “take photos of people” when he gets older, I want to show him a balance of being behind the camera and engaged in what we are doing.

We work hard to try and find new and fun things to do together. It’s even sweeter if they are free and occur outside in nature. Here are some of our favorite fall activities that we do each and every year.

We go hiking.

Favorite Fall Activities Guest Blogger Megan Ho www.julielivermorephotography.com Living in New England, we are definitely lucky. We have unlimited, beautiful hiking trails all over our state and the surrounding areas. So far, we have been sticking to smaller kid friendly hikes close to home, as my daughter is only 21 months and can join us for shorter walks. In a few years, I hope to take them on longer and bigger hikes.

We go to the beach. Denver Photographer

We are so lucky to live a short drive from the beach and go quite often over the summer. It’s always such a big event getting everything ready and spending the day at the beach missing naps and lugging so much stuff with us. Each time we get home and talk about the day we had, we realize how special those days really are and immediately start planning our next beach day.

We go apple/pumpkin picking and to sunflower fields.Denver Photographer

Fall is my favorite time of the year and I love to get out and pick our food. My kids have learned so much from picking apples, blueberries and strawberries versus just grabbing them at the grocery store. Watching the bees fly around the sunflowers, birds peck at old or decaying fruit has all led to amazing conversations. The small details that we adults glaze by are often the most important to little kids. It’s wonderful to see the excitement through their eyes.

We go to the local farms.

My kids love animals and what better thing to do than to go see them at the farm. We can talk about how they live, where our food comes from and how animals are treated. They usually have some to pet or feed and most of the farms around us have something special like ice cream on site or a sand pit with diggers to play with. In the fall, a lot of farms also have a corn maze which is really fun for the kids as well as adults.

Life can get so hectic so fast, if you are in need of family time to reconnect, I highly suggest taking an afternoon and getting out of the house all together. Fresh air and light conversation does wonders for relationships. If you happen to bring a camera along, you will probably end up with a few photos that you can cherish for a lifetime. I know I do!

Make sure and follow Megan’s recent work here.

 

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  • megan - These are great! Wonderful postReplyCancel

  • Kim Hayes - I think I am inspired to hit the trails this weekend! Great blog 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey Harwath - Great tips for fall! Moving to New England last fall has really been a blessing for us as well. Living so close to mountains AND the beach! Who knew that would be us. Now we can do amazing things with our children outside. And experiencing nature together with your family is such a blessing. Thanks for sharing these tips!ReplyCancel

  • michelle - Great posts on fall activities! Thanks for sharing! ReplyCancel

  • Beth - Great activities! Wish it weren’t so hot still here in Texas so we could stand to be outside more!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Beth - So many fun ideas!  ReplyCancel

Denver Photographer | Canyonlands National Park

Here is the conclusion to our three day weekend in Moab, UT, a perfect three day trip for families from Denver. We planned our last full day around Canyonlands National Park. This national park is absolutely stunning and very large. There were a lot of people visiting the park, so we stayed clear of busy overlooks and found a turn off called Aztec Butte. This led us to a short but steep 2 mile hike. The path was marked by stacks of stone. We did quite a bit of scrambling up slick rock to reach the top. What we couldn’t tell from below is that we would be rewarded with a beautiful panoramic view of the canyons that surrounded us. We also enjoyed checking out the ancient granaries used to store food by the Pueblo Indians.

We then drove on a bit further and walked around Grand View Point Overlook. I think a comparison to the Grand Canyon would be fair! As you can see from the last image, my husband was anxious to get the boys back in the car and away from the edge! After a long day of hiking and exploring, we rewarded the boys with a sunset off road jeep tour. This was definitely a highlight of the trip, but I left my camera securely in the hotel room. The ride was great for thrill seekers and ended in an amazing sunset overlooking the Colorado River. A perfect way to end our trip!

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AS YOUR DENVER PHOTOGRAPHER, I OFFER SESSIONS AT MEMORABLE OUTDOOR OR INDOOR LOCATIONS IN THE DENVER AREA. I WANT TO CAPTURE YOUR FAMILY’S MILESTONES.

Want more information on RATES or ready to schedule your session? Click on the ‘contact’ link in the menu and submit your request or email me directly at info@julielivermorephotography.com or reach me by telephone 520-307-1331. Please allow 24-48 hours for me to return your request.

You can also follow me on FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM for recent work and behind the scenes. Most importantly, I look forward to capturing your growing family!

Julie Livermore Photography specializes in newborn, family, child, maternity, birthday, baby and first year photography in Denver, Colorado.

Colorado Photographer | Arches National Park

After our visit to Colorado National Monument we arrived in Moab in time for a late lunch. We then continued on our quest to see as many National Parks as we could in a three day weekend. Arches National Park was on the agenda for the afternoon. We stopped by the visitor’s center to get oriented and watch a short video, and then drove through the expansive park, soaking up all the red rocks and amazing arch formations. We had trouble narrowing down a hike, but decided on climbing up to the recognizable Delicate Arch. This 3 mile hike was strange, as the arch is completely hidden the whole way up. So as your climbing and maybe scrambling up the slick rock, you have no idea how magnificient and large the arch will be. After reaching the arch and enjoying the expansive views, we drove back to Balanced Rock for a short hike, memorable sunset and balancing a few of our own rocks.
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AS YOUR COLORADO PHOTOGRAPHER, I OFFER SESSIONS AT MEMORABLE OUTDOOR OR INDOOR LOCATIONS IN THE DENVER AREA. I WANT TO CAPTURE YOUR FAMILY’S MEMORIES!

Want more information on RATES or ready to schedule your session? Click on the ‘contact’ link in the menu and submit your request or email me directly at info@julielivermorephotography.com or reach me by telephone 520-307-1331. Please allow 24-48 hours for me to return your request.

You can also follow me on FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM for recent work and behind the scenes. Most importantly, I look forward to capturing your family’s adventures!

Julie Livermore Photography specializes in newborn, family, child, maternity, birthday, baby and first year photography in Denver, Colorado.

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