Valentine’s Day Mini Sessions | Thornton CO Child Photographer

Oh Miss Leila… She’s such a doll! With all those smiles she gave me at her Valentine’s Day Mini Session this month. You would never have guessed that she just mean mugged it through her family portrait session this past fall! But we did capture some beautiful portraits of her, along with her Mommy, Grandma and big brother.

I was so excited to see her cheerful self again. All the smiles, and dancing she gave me. Just like she did for her baby milestone sessions. I photographed her baby portraits just two short years ago. She has been growing like a weed ever since. Easter Mini Sessions are coming soon and I can’t wait…

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City of Thornton Business Awards| Thornton CO Photographer

https://businessinthornton.com/local-business/business-award-nominations/

Each year, the City of Thornton recognizes the importance of our business community and their investment in the city. We would like your help to recognize those Thornton businesses who have distinguished themselves in several categories.

Entrepreneurial Innovation – Thornton smaller business who brings a unique business concept with ingenuity and determination to the Thornton community.
Community Spirit – Thornton business who demonstrates strong involvement in the community and/or who has made a significant impact on the community.
Retailer of the Year – Thornton retail business who shows excellent customer service.
Company on the Move – Thornton business that has demonstrated a solid success pattern and/or tremendous growth potential.

Our photography Studio would love for you to click and follow the link above to vote for your favorite small business here in Thornton Colorado. We are located here in Thornton Colorado and we are so thankful to be part of this awesome city. So help support all your local small businesses in the area and head on over and vote for your favorite small business in Thornton. We would love to be considered <3

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Newborn Photographer Thornton CO | Wrapped Up

 

Isn’t this little girl just precious?!Thornton CO

Oh how I love the wrapped poses for newborn sessions here in our Thornton CO Studio. The wrap gets babies nice and warm and very sleepy. It mimics being in the womb for those fresh newborns. So when we have a little newborn who isn’t wanting to fall asleep or a little upset, I break out the stretchy wraps and get them nice and cozy. Then before long they are fast asleep. I love how her little toes are just peeking out for you to see. She was just a dream to photograph during her newborn session.

If you have a due date coming up this month, please contact us about scheduling. February is almost full. We photograph newborns between 5 and 14 days of age. The perfect timeframe for newborn photography. We have a few newborn collections available over on our website.

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Children Photographer Thornton CO | Christmas Mini Sessions

After that nice warm weekend and then a cold snap with snow… It’s got me thinking that Colorado thinks it’s Christmas again! Now I do miss Christmas. Not going to lie. But I am ready for warm weather and spring. Aren’t you?  But I can’t wait for Christmas Mini Sessions this fall. Our PJ Mini Sessions for Christmas last fall, were just too adorable! I love having Ava and Kipton in our Studio throughout the year. They are the sweetest and always give me the BEST smiles!

Just too stinkin’ cute!!! Contact us to get on our wait list for Christmas Minis this 2020… they book up fast!

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Valentine’s Day Mini Session | Thornton CO Photographer

Such a fun weekend full of Valentine’s Mini Sessions. We had two adorable Valentine’s Day backdrop set ups for all the little ones that came in. Miss Gracie is just too cute isn’t she!? I loved this little Valentine’s set for her. And that little dress of hers with little red hearts was just perfect. If you missed our Valentine Minis this past weekend, but want to have your little ones captured before the 14th, please email us and we can schedule an available day for you and your children.

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Newborn Photographer Denver Thornton Colorado

We have been photographing lots of sweet newborns lately. It’s been a streak of little girls for awhile now, but we have some baby boys coming up soon. We have a couple spots remaining on the calendar for February and March newborns. If you have a due date in February or March and have not schedule your newborn portrait session contact us today 🙂 We schedule our newborn sessions for up to 14 days of age. This is the perfect age for newborn portraits. Brandy Caruso Photography only takes a limited number of newborn sessions each month and we book up months in advance. We’d love to have you come visit our newborn Studio and meet with us about your newborn portraits. Come see all the beautiful props we have for both boys and girls, as well as our products that we offer that are on display around the Studio. Contact us at www.brandycarusophotography.com for more information on our newborn photo collections and availability.


How Family Portraits Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem | Family Photographer Denver Colorado

One of the hidden but powerful aspects of family photography that moms and most family photographers rarely consider, is how it can help us raise children with stronger confidence in their own worth and abilities. Psychologists and experts have done some work in recent decades exploring this area. But how can family photography, specifically family portraits, help boost a child’s self-esteem?

I think it is really important to show our families as a family unit. It’s helpful for children to see themselves as a valued and important part of their family. When a child sees a family portrait with them included, they say to themselves: ‘This is why I belong here. This is where I come from.”

When It Comes To Having The Greatest Positive Impact For Your Child, Which is Better, Digital Images or Paper Prints?

 

Rather than print and display family photographs, families are increasingly enjoying their images in a digital form. Either a cell phone, a laptop, or simply on social media. But does an image on a computer screen have the same impact for helping families boost a child’s self-esteem? I personally think our family photographs belong displayed up on the walls of our home for everyone to see. It fills my heart with joy just seeing our portraits in giant canvases up on the walls in every room… our portraits in prints displayed on our fridge so I can see them when I’m cooking dinner each night. All our picture frames filled with sweet family members near and far… and those that are sadly not with us anymore. Photographs are very powerful, at any age.

I think placing a our family photo somewhere in home where children can see them every day without having to turn on a device or click around on a computer to find it really hits home for that child and gives them a sense of reassurance and comfort. They have a certainty about them and a protecting quality that nurtures a child. It lets them know where they are in this world and that they are loved and cared for deeply.

There is something very powerful in touching your fingers to an actual print. Touching the photograph where a face is smiling… it is the same thing as touching a book when you read it. There’s a lot of stimulation of the brain when you have that sensory experience. That is a bit lost in the move to digital these days. You are touching a keyboard, mouse or a touchscreen but you are not touching the image.

Experts recommend having photographs of your child with your family placed in their bedroom so it can be one of the last things they see before they fall asleep and the first thing they may see when they wake up the next morning.

“It says we love you and care about you. You’re important.”

Have you been wanting to update your family portraits? I would love to talk to you about our family sessions and products we offer, to display your family portraits on your walls in your home. Please contact us with any questions you may have or we can set up a time for us to meet here in our Thornton Studio to chat about family photos.

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The H Family | Denver CO Family Photographer

Oh these little ones have grown up so much over the past couple years! Miss Gwen is such an awesome Big Sister and it seems like it was just yesterday that I photographed little Creed’s newborn and 12 month portraits. I just love seeing all our families come back each year to update their family and children’s portraits. They grow up so fast! My little guy is already 11 years old and sometimes it’s hard to believe he was this size… So I’m thankful to have our framed portraits and canvas hung up around our house. Even those photo albums I can look through whenever I want. If you haven’t updated your family portraits in a few years, please contact us today for more information. We love to get out in the Denver Colorado area for our family portraits sessions. There are so many lovely locations around here. We met up at Red Rocks for the H Family.

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The C Family | Morrison CO Family Photography

It’s such a great time when my lovely clients come back throughout the year for sessions for their children. We have some pretty fun themed mini sessions for all the little ones each month. So I get to see Christopher and Matthew throughout the year and it’s always a blast! But it’s even more fun when we get Mom and Dad in on the fun, for a Family Portraits session. It was a fun time with the C Family over the fall. Red Rocks, Morrison Colorado is such a gorgeous location we like to use. Perfect for any season. Even in the cold winter months.

 


Denver Birth Photographer | Denver CO Birth Photography

Hello expecting Moms due in 2020… are you interested in a Birth Photographer? We offer Birth Photography and Fresh 48 Sessions in the Denver Colorado area. We are also available for Birth Photography outside of the Denver area as well. For those hospital and in home births. I would love to schedule a consult with you, so you know just what is captured in Birth Photography as well as our Fresh 48 Sessions (just after baby is born), get to met your photographer and ask all those questions you may have been thinking about.  These moments are priceless!

Did you know that Brandy Caruso Photography offers payment plans? We also offer a discount on our in Studio Newborn Sessions, when you bundle a Birth Story and a Newborn Session or Belly to Baby Session.

I would like to tell you the benefits of a birth photographer… I am here to capture your special moment with ease and no stress added. Your entire birth happens so fast, that it’s easy to start wondering which moments happened and in what order. Or even to completely forget that those moments even happened! I capture the moment that your doctor holds up your baby for you to see for the first time! Your spouse/mom or family standing over your sweet new addition in just absolute awe. I am there to capture the measurements, the first cry, the cute little footprints. The first time you feed your baby and maybe even the first time the nurses wash your baby. Those exciting moments where big brother/sister meet that sweet baby, and capturing those huge smiles from the little ones and you as parents. I am here to support your family and preserve these moments for you. It is a wonderful and beautiful journey.


Snow Family Portrait Sessions | Denver Thornton CO Family Photography

Well you never know how the weather will be here in Colorado. It seems to change from one minute to the next. I’ve also noticed that it can be one season in Denver and then you drive to another city and you will be in another season. So pretty much have to plan for every season all year long. We planned this sweet family’s portrait session around Dad being in town from work trips,  and it just decided that it was going to snow that afternoon for us. It definitely was a cold day, and we had flurries the whole session. I’m thankful that the snow didn’t pick up to blizzard status until the very end 🙂 I love the color scheme that Mom chose for her family. Perfect fall colors!

If you are interested in braving the cold for a snow family session this year, please contact us today, and we can put you on our snow waiting list. We would love for you to join the fun with us!

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Winter Portraits | Thornton Colorado Baby Photographer

Is this winter backdrop not the cutest? And well, Xavier is even cuter! I love the snow and pines painted on the backdrop, and the added twinkle lights is just an extra added touch.

The perfect Winter set up. I think these would make an adorable Mini Session. What do you say we offer these for the little ones here in the Denver area? Our snow sled is great for all the kids to sit on.

I can’t believe Xavier is already a year old! And starting to walk too. Those babies grow up way too fast!

If you have a little one coming up on 4 months, 8 months or 12 months old, we would love to talk to you about our Milestone Sessions. Available for in our Thornton Studio or outdoors in the Denver Colorado area.

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Gracie May 4 Month Old | Denver CO Baby Photographer

Yes we have two little Baby Grace’s that are the same age, that come to visit us in our Thornton Colorado Studio… how lucky are we?!

Miss Gracie May is already 4 month old too! Her hair is starting to become curly and check out her beautiful blue eyes! She’s just so beautiful! Nothing but smiles and some drool, during her 4 month Milestone Session. I can’t wait to see her back in our Studio for her 8 month Milestone Session. But until then… here are just a couple of my favorite portraits from her recent session…

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Villa Parker Colorado Wedding Photography

I don’t get a chance to post all of our weddings here on the Blog. Seems like we are always busy photographing sessions and never have enough time to share those beautiful portraits online with everyone. I wanted to share one of our recent Grooms though. I think he should be a model! He was so natural in front of the camera for sure. What do you think?

We do have availability on our Calendar for 2020 wedding dates, so contact us today before your wedding date becomes booked up. We are available for the Denver Colorado area, as well as for travel. We love to fly to North Carolina and Georgia for southern weddings. Contact us at brandycaruso@yahoo.com for more information.

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Villa Parker, Parker CO | Colorado Wedding Photographer

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas with their families! Our day was a great one, and I wish Christmas wasn’t over already. Now with it being the day after Christmas, we have been seeing lots gorgeous rings being posted all over Facebook and Instagram! Were you a lucky lady that got proposed to over the Holidays? If so, then congratulations! How exciting! If you were surprised with an Engagement Ring for Christmas or Christmas Eve, we would love to talk to you about your upcoming wedding day.

Our calendar still has available dates left for 2020. Contact us at brandycaruso@yahoo.com for more information. I would love to meet with you and your Fiancé in our Thornton Colorado Studio or at local Starbucks to chat about the details of your big day! We will be offering a complimentary Engagement Session with all our 2020 weddings booked in January and February 2020.

Isn’t this just a gorgeous engagement ring?


It’s already been 4 months since Grace’s newborn portrait session and she’s back in our Studio for her 4 month Milestone Portrait Session, and I can’t believe it! She’s growing way too fast! She’s working on those little baby teeth too! Look at all that drool! We even had to do some teething on the wooden baby bed… that’s the perfect prop! 🙂 She loved grabbing and holding her feet, and even rolling over a few times for me. I can’t wait for her 8 month Milestone session. She will be sitting and crawling like a champ!

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Nouri 8 Day Old | Thornton CO Newborn Photographer

Sweet baby smirks…

Check out that smile y’all!

Oh My goodness! Meet sweet little Miss Nouri! Just 8 days old and she’s just perfect! Her Mommy requested fall colors, and I had a blast setting up all the sets for her newborn session. Her Mommy even brought her wedding sari and her wedding reception gown. Both were perfect additions to Nouri’s portraits. That red sari is just gorgeous, and Mom’s added headpiece was the perfect touch! Miss Nouri gave me so many smiles that day! I can’t wait until she comes to visit me for her 4 month Milestone session <3

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The “H” Family | Denver CO Christmas PJ Mini Session

All three of these little ones are so adorable! So many smiles during their Christmas Pajama Mini Session this month! We had so many cute portraits from each of these kiddos with our three Christmas set ups in our Studio, but here are just a couple of my favorites.

 

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Emma | Denver CO Christmas Mini Session Photography

Emma is just darling in her red Christmas dress! Isn’t she just gorgeous!?

I can’t believe she’s already 8 years old! I photographed her Mommy’s maternity portraits and then her newborn portraits all those years ago, but it feels like it was just yesterday. I love watching these sweet little ones as they grow and capturing them along the way! I say all the time… they grow up so fast… and I do mean that!

Contact us today to schedule a custom portrait session for your little ones…

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Denver Colorado Holiday PJ Mini Sessions

The “S” Family is just the cutest!! Mom always brings the cutest Holiday Pajamas too! Check our Brody and Caleb’s Disney pajamas! There’s so much fun that happens each year when we have our Holiday Pajama Mini Sessions here in our Studio. We loved having the S Family back again this year for another fun pajama mini set up.

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