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Birth Photographer Jennifer | Denver Headshot Photography

I know it’s not Thursday but this is a bit of a throwback post. This headshot session was in early 2015, so about three years ago! I hadn’t been living in Denver for very long and I was doing a lot of networking with other photographers, as I tried to figure out what I wanted to specialize in. I had met Jennifer at a holiday party just a few weeks before, so when she put out some feelers for a headshot trade, I was excited to join her!

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Jennifer Mason is an absolutely amazing birth photographer. We are part of a great photography networking group and she and I have worked together a few times over the years. I always love seeing her work. It’s really incredible! I later took pregnancy announcement photos for her and her family, while I was considering getting into family photojournalism. Jennifer recently moved to Michigan to start the next adventure for her and her family.

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I hadn’t started offering headshot sessions when I took these photos. At the time, I had no idea it would become one of the main focuses of my business! This session turned out to be a great learning experience for both of us. I got some good practice being behind the camera, taking portraits. But Jennifer was also taking my portraits during the session, and the experience of being in front of the camera was invaluable. My focus with headshots is always to make sure my clients feel comfortable and happy. I would not be able to do that if I didn’t know what it felt like to be in their shoes. This session helped me love portrait photography and I love seeing how far I’ve come in the past three years!

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Looking for a relaxed, fun headshot experience? Contact me at jamie@jamiekraus.com.

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Breakthrough Artist Alison | Boulder Headshot Photography

Alison is Boulder’s Breakthrough Artist! She uses art to help women of all ages tell their story, learn more about themselves, and feel empowered. I loved connecting with her and talking to her about her work because this is exactly what I am striving to do with my Boulder headshot photography! I wholeheartedly believe that art is such a powerful tool that can be used to transform people’s lives and the world. I love seeing other women in my community using art for good.

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Alison runs the Honey Beadery, an energetic, innovative, creative art studio and garden. She hosts workshops and classes, and creates gorgeous work of her own. Her workshops are perfect for self-aware, open, and curious women who are interested in learning more about themselves. They are more than just craft events, they are a form of art therapy. Participants create beaded work while exploring themselves on a deeper level, through Alison’s guidance.

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We chose to do her personal branding headshots in her studio and garden since the place is so integral to her work. Her studio is amazing! It is full of light and bright colors. There are art supplies everywhere. I think it might be heaven. Her garden so clearly shows the love she has put into it. It is lush and beautiful. She went to Alchemy Face Bar for her make and did her own hair since she used to be a hairdresser. She looked amazing, don’t you think? I also loved the outfits she brought to the session. The bright colors she chose helped make the portraits so joyful and brought out the blue in her eyes so well. And since she makes jewelry, she picked out bracelets, earrings, and necklaces to go with each outfit.

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Looking for a relaxed, fun headshot experience, with a lot of character? Contact me at jamie@jamiekraus.com.

Life Coach Donna | Boulder Headshot Photography

Donna and I met at a networking group for women business owners. She is a coach and psychotherapist who works with women going through major life transitions. Whether it be divorce, loss of a loved one, or a career change, her goal is to help the women she works with find balance in their lives so they can move past the trauma and emerge better than ever. I watched her speak and she is so compassionate and eager to empower more women through her work.

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Donna came to me looking for new photos for her website relaunch. She was starting a new journey with her business and everything needed a makeover. Her headshot session was scheduled right after an appointment with her hairdresser, which was perfect because she loved her new haircut and it looked great in photos (even though it was a little windy). I love the clothes she brought as well. The outfits we chose added great pops of color and patterns to the natural backdrops in the images. And they all stayed on brand and were super comfy and easy to change into.

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Bridges and water have an important significance in her work so we made sure to incorporate them into the session. Eldorado Canyon State Park made for the perfect location for Donna since it has a creek running through the park and two beautiful bridges. I love how she connected with the message that bridges hold during her session. Plus, it is a gorgeous location, between Denver and Boulder and usually is not very crowded. We had the whole park to ourselves at this session!

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I love working with clients to customize a session to their brand and personality. Personal branding sessions are a great way to jumpstart or restart your business with a new look and feel!

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Looking for a relaxed, fun headshot experience, with a lot of character? Contact me at jamie@jamiekraus.com.

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Author Mary W | Boulder Headshot Photography

Mary came to Boulder all the way from Brisbane, Australia for a writing workshop with the wonderful Megan Walrod, who’s headshots I did last year. Mary is a professional coach and counsellor, speaker trainer, and a Mom to two boys. She is also writing a book about communication differences between generations.

While she was in town, making some writing breakthroughs on her book, she decided to get some Boulder headshot photography so she would have a great author photo. She was very nervous to be in front of the camera but after talking her through posing and helping her to feel grounded and present, she ended up loving the photos and the experience! Here’s what she had to say about getting her headshots done:

My dear, you are exceptional!!! I firmly believe that the reason those photos are soooo good, is because you are so lovely to work with – I’ve never felt so much at ease with a photographer!
Thank you enormously – you have made me feel more beautiful than anyone has ever managed to in my entire life.

We did her session at a beautiful private property in North Boulder. Mary wanted both indoor and outdoor photos so we did a mix of both. This property even had a library, that made for a great background for some of the photos. I love the one of her curled up with a mug too!

My goal with Denver and Boulder headshot photography is always to help people feel comfortable, relaxed, and like themselves in front of the camera. And it always translates to better portraits! When you feel at ease during a photo session, you will like the photos better. And your clients will like them better as well, since they’ll be able to really see you for who you are.

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Looking for a relaxed, fun headshot experience? Contact me 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

Maternity Shoot Out – Anna

Happy Friday! 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 Anna, who is ready to pop any day now. See the photos of Sara, our other model here.

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