So, before we moved from Kansas to Colorado Springs, I asked all of my clients if they knew anyone in Colorado that might want some information on my photography. Luckily, I have fabulous clients (pretty much everywhere now!) and they were able to send me names and contact info for a few new faces here in the Springs. Gen was one of the first to call and book for her family and then again for her one year old, Kane.
When I plan sessions for clients, I try to take into account everything that could create the best session possible. For Gen and her family, they preferred a morning session so the kids would be happier. Being military, they also wanted some mountains (Pikes Peak is out because of the sun for morning sessions!), some greenery and to not have to walk too terribly far with the little ones. Luckily, I have been scouting places like it's my job for the last few weeks and I knew of just the place. Pulpit Rock Park is a super cool location that met all of our criteria.
We started out in a small ditch that looked like weeds to everyone else, meandered down the path, stopping in spots where the light and foliage was good, and then hiked a bit up the mountain for that "mountain view" that captures Colorado. After we baked in the sun on the mountainside, we mosied back down to my perfect hideaway log spot, where the morning sunlight filtering thru the trees can't be beat! It created the perfect mix of backgrounds and poses for their gallery, while also maintaining a cohesive look for the whole session.
Like all of my sessions, when they viewed their images they had lots of choices as far as backgrounds and posing, as well as family groupings and even headshots! I'm so thrilled with how these images turned out and loved shooting at Pulpit Rock. If you like the look of these sneak peek images, and would like to discuss booking your own family session at this location in Colorado Springs, please contact me here: Get in Touch, shoot me an email or give me a call (719-644-6505)! All of my sessions are tailored especially for each client, so I promise you won't be disappointed.
Without further ado...Galdo Family, here's your sneak peek from our family photo session at Pulpit Rock in Colorado Springs, Colorado. :)
Two weeks since my last post....already an improvement on the last time I blogged! I wish I was better at prose, but instead, I've focused my efforts on becoming the best photographer I can be. What makes a good photographer? Everyone these days has a camera (ummm hello iPhone 7+), and lots of people even have a DSLR - but, just like a chef doesn't define his cooking skills by using the most expensive oven, a photographer can't define their skills just by having 5k dangling from their neck (or hip, in my case).
Photography is an interesting field because you don't have to go to college to call yourself a "professional photographer". You can join professional organizations even if you've never picked up a camera. There is no "industry standard" as to what makes someone a Mom with a camera vs. a professional! In my opinion, you become a professional when you can guarantee your work. When you have the knowledge (school or life learned) to shoot and deliver quality images in any conditions. You know how to pose and flatter your clients (this is HUGE!) and consistently have happy and repeat customers that are willing to pay you a professional wage for your work.
Let's get real with some truth pills here:
TRUTH: I have been being paid to photograph people for the last ten years. TRUTH: I finally felt comfortable calling myself a professional photographer about 2 years ago. TRUTH: Until two years ago, I was a stay at home with a side business of photography. TRUTH: I have spent thousands of hours both behind the camera and my computer (editing) over the last 10 years learning this art and business, working with mentors, practicing techniques, developing my style and reading everything I could get my hands on. TRUTH: I guarantee an amazing experience for every single client that I work with. TRUTH: In the past it made me so sad when my clients left their images in their online gallery and didn't print them, so I don't do this anymore. TRUTH: I love delivering legacy portraits to my clients, as I know their value will only increase as the years past and memories fade. TRUTH: I have the absolute best job in the world. I am proud to be a professional photographer and I would love to share my passion with you, your family and your friends.
That's all for today friends! If you are looking for a professional photographer in Colorado Springs or Denver, please give me a call. I'd love to help you capture your today so that you can remember it all later. (719-644-6505)
PS I have some exciting sessions to share with you guys soon. I shot at the Interpretive Paint Mines in Calhan last week at sunset, and it was phenomenal. I also shot a beautiful family at Pulpit Rock Park :) I'm still editing them, but I'll leave you with this beauty...
I am exclusively an environmental family portrait artist. Currently based in Oahu, Hawaii and catering to families who truly value fine art photography for their family memories. Popular among locals, but also caters to tourists who have "vacation schedules".