Sometimes we miss living in downtown Denver but we have really come to love Wyoming and the wind. While there is not as many places in Cheyenne to shoot as Denver, it has its own beauty that we really love. For this blog post, we photographed this trio near the 16th Street Mall in the Mile High City. Family portrait sessions in Denver have unlimited locations for urban family pictures. Almost every brick wall has a mural or alley way looks great for photos and we know all the secret spots. Some of our favorite places to shoot have artists that change up their artwork regularly, so often times it looks different but never disappoints. I would love to have one these talented artist paint the brick wall on the side of our Cheyenne portrait studio someday.
As a Denver family portrait photographer and having lived down there, from experience we know the best day to plan on having family pics taken is Sunday except if there is a Rockies game. Luckily on this day, we had the city to ourselves. Sunday mornings have less people and free parking so we can zip around and shoot a lot before the brunch crowd even wakes up.
Looking forward to seeing their Christmas card with these cute pics!
What to wear for your family portrait session?
Let me start by saying, slacks are out. Jean, boots, vests, layers and accessories are totally in. If you’re having a shoot with small kids, you will likely be running around and playing to keep up with the littles, so match them. Sitting on the ground, crouching near small kiddos, tossing them up in the air, it all happens at your family photoshoot. Dress accordingly!
Colors should compliment each other and make sure that what you’re going to wear will look great hanging in your house. If you have an orange wall that you are dreaming of hanging a huge canvas on, don’t wear red to the shoot. It will clash with the wall color. We know this, true story.
If you are doing a family portrait session for your Christmas cards bring an outfit change, one holiday outfit and one regular outfit for the huge print that hangs in the home all year. Two outfits, one great shoot!