The Flavin Family | Day in the Life Session First Day of School Buena Vista Colorado Family Photographer
This morning I had the absolute honor of spending the waking hours with the Flavin family for the first day of school. Day in the life sessions are some of the most intimate, exciting, and truly raw images a family can have. Nothing is planned, no one is “dolled up”, this is just true life documented as it happens, and it’s so incredible. This year, Miss Lux started her first day of Kindergarten, a big day for her and her parents. Cash started third grade and was super transparent about his nerves as they rode to school. Lux, on the other hand, literally had jump in her skip while she ran beside her mama and brother to her first day of school.
We don’t have kids yet, so it was awesome to experience the first day of school first hand with so many parents and new students. Spending time with Erin, a wonderful mama, who wanted this day documented, not necessarily for her, but for her two kids, was so refreshing. Thank you all so much for welcoming me into your home this morning and letting me document all of the excitement and wonderful moments!
I love weddings with my whole heart. However, having some serious QT with a sweet newborn boy and his incredible parents is a much loved change of pace in my job. I had the honor of capturing Cooper Jay’s first photo shoot a few weeks ago. Humming, swinging, and singing are just a few of my favorite things to do at these quite and intimate shoots. I’m so thankful Craig and Stephanie welcomed me into their home and shared their absolutely inspiring story with me (be sure to read it at the end of the blog!) Congratulations you two, on becoming parents and welcoming this beautiful boy in the world!
Seeing a couple turn into a family is truly an amazing thing. When we first met John and Jenny, they were about seven months pregnant at the Miller’s wedding. Jenny, in all her maternity glow, had made all the cupcakes for her dear friends big day. When we got the opportunity to meet Sir Axton (not his real name, but that cheeky grin is inspired by calling him “Sir”!) we couldn’t wait to see them again! Thank you so much, Mears family, for welcoming us into your lives and sharing a little piece of your family with us. We can’t wait to see you again and watch your little man grow up!
Mike + Tay
Days after Mike and I got home from our honeymoon, my dear girlfriend Rachael texted me about scheduling her family photos. I wrongly assumed they were simply wanting shots for their Christmas cards this year. She surprised me when she said, “Also, we’re going to need some help sharing some big news we have…” I immediately jumped up out of my chair, took a selfie and sent it to her asking, “ARE YOU PREGNANT?!” She confirmed that they were actually pregnant and we started sharing ideas for how her and Al (and Calloway) were going to share the big news at their photo shoot.
We are so excited for our friends and are so thankful we got to play a little part in this awesome time during their lives! Love you guys!
Mike & Tay
Oh, how I love family photo shoots! When Mike and I met Tony and Tish, we immediately knew we liked them. Their family dynamics with their two boys were awesome and hilarious to watch interact! The Vodicka’s moved to Colorado last year from Ohio and have since spent their time outside of work hiking and exploring this awesome state! Because of all of their exploring, Tish found a few great spots near Chief Hosa for their photo shoot. I’m so excited we got to work with such a sweet charismatic family just in time for the holidays!
Conifer, Colorado | Mike and I moved to Conifer back in May of this year. We were so excited to meet our neighbors and for the community around us! Before we moved, I had been dying to do a mini photo shoot session in whatever town we moved to and I can’t say how excited I am that we got to do our first annual Taylor Jones Photography Fall Family Mini shoot in Conifer! Below are some of my favorite shots from the day…
When I scheduled the date for the shoot, I had NO idea that I should be expecting snow. Nope, the images dancing in my head consisted of throwing leaves and giggling with some hot apple cider. Instead, we ended up with cold little hands and noses, our Mr. Buddy space heater, and lots and lots of snow! It looked like a winter wonderland! Despite the cold and snow however, we quickly learned that people who live in the mountains are completely unfazed by a few inches of snow. I was sure we’d have to call off the mini photo shoots and reschedule for a safer weekend. However, not one person canceled and everyone had a blast (at least that’s what they told me!)
Our main goal doing the fall mini shoot, aside from the obvious marketing, was to meet the people we were living next to. Mike and I both feel oh so blessed that we are in a neighborhood with such amazing people and awesome families surrounding us! Everyone was so welcoming and cheery and just full of love while they sipped some hot apple cider and chatted with us until we ran into the next shoot. Thank you so much to all the families who supported us and came out for their photo shoots! I absolutely cannot wait for next year’s mini photo shoots!