Monday, August 19, 2013

Vail Family Photographer - The Rader Family at The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail, Colorado

I don't know if it their way of escaping the July heat, but for some reason, I met a lot of people last month who were visiting from Texas.  The Rader Family were no exception.  We had spoken prior to their session about taking some fun photos in the park with some of the children's favorite toys.  Of course, the kids wanted nothing to do with their toys when it came time to taking their photos, so we decided to head to the gardens to get some candid shots instead.  Luckily it was a good adventure and the kids were entertained by the various waterfalls, fountains and flowers.  They were all so well behaved and so easy to shoot!  I particularly like some of the more candid moments that we captured.  Here are a few shots from our fun afternoon.

PS:  Please note that my logo isn't everywhere like last time!  I'm slowly getting the hang of this new stuff :)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Vail Senior Photographer - Kasey's Senior Photos at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail, Colorado

Kasey has been coming to Vail for vacations her whole life, so I was honored when she asked me to take her high school senior photos on her recent trip here.  We initially thought we'd take the photos on Vail Mountain, but later decided it would be easier and just as beautiful to take the photos at The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.

Kasey came to the shoot extremely prepared.  She'd hired a beach cruiser from Vail Village as a prop and she'd done a walk through the day before with her parents to look at different locations within the gardens and to figure out which outfits she'd like to wear at each spot.  Needless to say, it was one of the easiest photo shoots I'd ever done because she knew exactly what she wanted.  Perfect!

These are some shots of the gorgeous Miss Kasey that I particularly liked.  I mentioned in a recent post that I had a lot of new software to learn, so excuse the blatant overuse of my logo in the pictures below.  I'm still trying to figure out these new templates!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Vail Family Photographer - The Hach Family in Vail, Colorado

The Hach Family were coming to town for the 4th of July and I was fortunate enough to be asked to take some family portraits of them while they were in town.  Like a lot of families, the Hach's are spread out all around the country, so it's a very special occasion when they can all be together.

They decided to dress in their finest reds, whites and blues for the celebration and the colors looked amazing against all of the greenery down by the Gore Creek.  Here are some of the photos from that day.

To see more family portraits from White Starfish, go to The Family Photo Collection

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Vail Newborn Photographer - Pardon the Interruption...

It's been several weeks since my last post, but life is slowly returning to (a new kind of) normal.  My newest photography assistant, Baby Harrison, arrived in June and he has been an amazingly mellow and sweet new addition to our family.  Here's a little picture of him enjoying his sheepskin rug from New Zealand.

He was 8 days old when this photo was taken, and it's a good reminder that newborn sessions should be booked before a bambino makes their entrance into the world.  Friends and family can purchase gift certificates as a baby shower gift and then the new parents don't have to worry about anything but loving on their new baby.  The cute baby photos that are so popular right now are usually taken within the first 10 days because babies are so sleepy at that age and they're much easier to pose.

On a completely different note, the company that I run my website through has just unveiled some exciting new changes and I have to upgrade my website.  The new designs are gorgeous, but I have to sit through webinars and tutorials, so bare with me while I figure it out.  The blog and my logo are all getting an upgrade too, so there are exciting new changes ahead.  I just have to find the time to learn all of this new software!

I had decided to take a month off when Harrison was born, but my lovely Mum was here from New Zealand to help me out, so it was hard to pass up any opportunities. I found myself going out on my first shoot when Harrison was 2 weeks old, so that will be my next blog post.

I'm off to tend to a crying a baby now!