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Ema’s 92nd Birthday | Documentary Family Photographer

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My amazing grandmother turned 92 this month!

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My grandmother (I call her Ema, which means mother in Hebrew) is an inspiration to me. When she was 16, she left her whole life behind and came to this country to escape Nazi Germany. She knew no English when she got here and still managed to graduate at the top of her class.

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She has had such an incredible life and she met her 92nd year with so much joy.

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She still has her sense of humor too. After she opened all her presents, she said, “It pays to have birthdays!”

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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.

A Mother’s Day Story | Denver Family Photographer

This gorgeous woman is going to be a mother…again!

A couple months ago, I reached out to Jennifer about photographing her family to build my storytelling portfolio and she had an even better idea. It turns out the timing could not have been better because she had just found out she was pregnant with her second child.

Jennifer Mason and I met through a photography networking group and we took each other’s headshots back in January. She is a fantastic birth photographer and she inspired me to photograph my first birth last month. (blog post coming soon!)

The Mason’s were excited to announce their big news in a creative way so we got to work dreaming up ideas. We decided to do a family photography session in Denver and play in the park. M gave her mama some cute presents with the help of dad. She is so excited about becoming a big sister!

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We did some more exploring around the RiNo arts district but I’m saving those for later. Mason Family in RiNo!

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.