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Beach Maternity Dance | Denver Dance Photography

Karlyn and I met at the Park Hill Dance Collective photoshoot we did in the spring. She is the artistic director of the company and owner of Park Hill Dance Academy. We were both really excited to make maternity dance portraits so a month or so later, we headed to the beach with her partner, Kevin.

First the two of them did some partner work and even a couple of lifts. I’m pretty sure lifting one person is hard, but lifting one and a half people in sand must be way harder. Then Karlyn braved the water and even rolled around on the shore, because she is one badass mama!

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Want engaging dance portraits for you or your company? Find out more about Creative Sessions and email me at jamie@jamiekraus.com. I would love to help tell your story through dance and photography.

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Father’s Day | Denver Family Photography

Shout out to all the dad’s out there! In just about two weeks, we get to celebrate all the fathers and father figures that make our lives so awesome. I love capturing all the joy and fun and love that dads have for their kids. From the quiet, emotional moments to the funny, ridiculous ones, here are my favorite father photos from the past year.

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Looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift? Storytelling sessions make wonderful gifts for all kinds of dads, whether their kids have two, or four legs. When you book your session as a gift, you will get a printable card to give to them on Father’s Day. Plus, book your session before June 19th, and get a complimentary 8×10 framed print of your choice.

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Every day is a story. I would love to help you share yours and document all of life’s little moments. Find out more about Storytelling sessions and tell me about your adventure at jamie@jamiekraus.com

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Baby V’s Birth Story | Colorado Newborn Photographer

I have been working with this amazing mother as a second photographer for about a year now, so when I asked if I could join her in the delivery room with my camera, she already trusted me and my work. Photographing a birth was an incredible experience. I have photographed in hospitals and ORs before but I’d never been a part of a birth aside from my own (which I don’t remember much of :P).

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I’m not sure births ever go according to plan. Mama V wasn’t planning on having a natural birth, but that’s what ended up happening and she rocked it! Baby V was out in minutes, so fast that I almost missed it! She was born at 7:11am happy, healthy, and with a full head of hair. It was very empowering to see someone work through so much to bring a new life into this world.

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I loved seeing the family’s reactions to their newest addition. Baby V’s brother was hesitant at first, but soon warmed right up to her. Next month, I’ll be photographing this wonderful family again for a post-nap time session. I can’t wait to show you those photos too!

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Every day is a story. I would love to help you share yours and document all of life’s little moments. Find out more about Storytelling sessions and tell me your story at jamie@jamiekraus.com

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Meet Baby N | Documentary Family Photography

For over two decades, I have been the baby of my family, but in late December, that all changed. At our family reunion, I got to meet my new baby cousin, little baby N.

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In addition to documenting the whole reunion, I spent some time focusing on the newest addition to the family. I got some cute photos of baby N smiling and laughing but the ones I love the most are the ones with her parents. Storytelling photography is all about the connections between people (and animals!). Capturing a parent’s love for their child is pretty magical.

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N’s parents ordered some metal prints of her to hang in the new home they’re building. Metal prints are my favorite! They are modern, they work with any decor or style, and they are super durable (plus, fully recyclable).

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Every day is a story. I would love to help you share yours and document all of life’s little moments. Find out more about Storytelling sessions and tell me your story at jamie@jamiekraus.com.  

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Fourth of July Reunion | Documentary Family Photographer

I don’t have any first cousins, except for the furry ones of course, and I don’t get to see my second cousins very often since they live on the east coast. We’ve only had three reunions, but they are always beyond awesome. This time there was a lot to catch up on and celebrate. There was a wedding and a baby, many years of college past, new careers and relationships begun.

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We all met up in Ohio for the Fourth of July weekend. We stayed at this awesome old house with the sweetest inkeeper ever. She decorated for us, did our hair, and even made all 18 of us breakfast on the our last morning there.

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We didn’t really do a whole lot, just hung out and talked, but we did manage to work in a game of tennis and some ultimate frisbee.

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I don’t think athletics run in our blood. There was a lot more falling and laughing than there was scoring!

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The most exciting part of the trip was meeting the next generation! I’ve always been the youngest in my family so having a brand new cousin was super awesome.

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Isn’t she adorable? She might even be cuter than me!

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We pretty much spent the whole weekend drinking and cooking…

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…and grilling and baking. We really like food, okay?

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I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect vacation.

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Every day is a story. I would love to help you share yours and document all of life’s little moments. Tell me your story at jamie@jamiekraus.com.  

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Baby Zeke | Denver Documentary Family Photography

Baby Zeke came into the world on April 12, 2015 and I got to photograph him just four days later! I loved being able to photograph this new family in their natural habitat, their home.

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I loved being able to photograph what real life with a newborn is like. All the wonders, the struggles, and everything that makes the sleeplessness completely worth it.

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Every day is a story. I would love to help you share yours and document all of life’s little moments. Tell me your story at jamie@jamiekraus.com.

Maternity Shoot Out – Sara

In October, I was able to attend a Maternity Shoot Out hosted by Jax Creations Photography where a few other photographers and I photographed two pregnant models. I had been interested in maternity photography for a long time and I absolutely loved it!

This is Sara, who had her beautiful baby this winter. I don’t know if it’s because I was such a big baby or not, but I just love her big belly. Don’t forget to take a look at Anna’s photos from the same shoot out here.

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If you are interested in booking a maternity or portrait session, please email me at jamie@jamiekraus.com