100 Days of Me By Them

100 Days Of Me By Them

I had been contemplating this project for a while, and decided that my five year old daughter and seven year old son would be responsible for capturing the remaining weeks of my pregnancy, the birth of their little brother, and then his time as a newborn. I wanted to see what they see, and to memorialize my last pregnancy through their eyes. I wanted to be inspired by their vision and instinct. I wanted to give them the knowledge and confidence to pick up my camera in the future so that I may continue to be a part of their visual history.

I document my family on a daily basis, but I'm very rarely ever in an image. At this time, I had been photographing my children every day for the last three years. I photograph us living our daily lives, but my presence in an image is from behind the camera. Our documented story has so far only been from my viewpoint. 

99% of these photographs were captured using my professional (DSLR) camera. The majority of the time, I gave my kids the option to choose from a 24mm lens or a 50mm lens so that they would get a feel for the differences. A handful of times they used the 24-70mm lens or Hero4, depending on which lens happened to be on the camera, or what was available nearby when they decided to document. I taught them to focus on their subject, look for the light, movement and slow shutter speed. They documented without question, or they told me what to do and asked me occasionally to pose in a certain way. They only know back-button focus, and the metering was on auto for them, although they would look at the camera's screen for highlights and if I needed to adjust the settings. I've kept the crops of each photo as captured by each individual, and only minimally toned the images myself. The rest was accomplished my them. I am so grateful for my five and seven year olds for capturing my quiet moments, exhaustion, contractions, breastfeeding, and daily routine.

Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different? -C.S. Lewis

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Kira + Dwight + Skylar + Cole

Family Photography in Cherry Hills Village, CO

Yes, this family is having this much fun just being together and messing with one another.  They are some of the most enjoyable people that I have had a pleasure to photograph. During our time together, I position them in the same general vicinity, and then they take off and make their photos what you see. Cole is sweet and mischievous while his sister, Skylar, is thoughtful and full of intrigue.  And without fail every time I photograph them, I ask their parents for parenting advice on how to get my children to play and joke like these too, without it ending in madness in tears!

Baby Ellis 2016

Baby Ellis 2016

Baby Ellis was born to fantastic parents. I've known Justin and Elizabeth for a few years, ever since they purchased the home my husband and I spent a decade remodeling, located in a neighborhood that we love and still return to so we can visit with old friends. We brought home our first two babies to this house, and our first memories as a family are here.

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Jess + Baby 2015

Jess + Baby 2015

Maternity Photography in Colorado

An absolutely gorgeous friend before having her beautiful little girl. She makes pregnancy look carefree and stunning.

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Thankful 2015

I am so thankful for the families this year that have trusted me to document their joy.

I'm excited about my returning clients next year, and those new ones too. A very limited number of family sessions will be available in 2016. Like Roese Photography's Facebook page and click the Subscribe Tab on the left side of your window to receive blog post updates and notifications for when those dates become available in January and you'll be among the first notified!

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Chloe + Tessa + Family 2015

Chloe + Tessa + Family 2015

Here is one of those families that is just as sweet and joyful and loving in real life as they appear in these photographs. It truly was a session of twirling, whirling, laughter and dancing.

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Laura + Andy + Kids 2015

Laura + Andy + Kids 2015

What an absolute adorable family to meet and spend some time with. We met at a walking path in Highlands Ranch, and the light that evening couldn't have been more beautiful, or framed them more perfectly. We were warned by passers-by to...

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Kira + Dwight + Family 2015

Kira + Dwight + Family 2015

I barely directed this incredible family...this is all naturally beautiful. They made it look effortless, because for them it was.

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Walker Family 2015

2015

There once were two amazing photographers who lived in Colorado with their son. Then they moved on to Boston, and everyone they left behind missed them a great deal. To my dear friend, Jamie, I miss you. Thank you for all your help, critique and encouragement. And thank you for letting me capture your last moments here.

We just wish you were still down the road.