Backyard Newborn Session

I didn't think my heart could get more full, and then Willow Mae entered this world. We met her parents through the great fates of a Google Search, when they typed in, "Colorado Springs wedding photographers" and graciously clicked through to our site. We were lucky enough photograph & film their wedding last July, and I was taken by how mature J was for her age. But, my goodness, I see a whole new level of woman before me now. A wife and now a mother. And my lens has been blessed by both.


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I'm becoming addicted to light & airy family sessions, like so addicted I have to constrain myself from not posting 17 photos from this album a day on repeat. Did you know this backyard is where J & K got married? Insert all the shocked and heart eye emojis, please. I thought it was brilliantly sweet they wanted their newborn photos to reflect where the family began. And as I clicked away at the effortless love beaming between the 3 of them, I was taken back to last July, when they said, 'I do'. Little did they know this bundle of joy was waiting for them less than a year later. I love getting to document moments of light in people's lives, and Willow Mae is the ultimate beacon.


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Castle Rock family photographer
Castle Rock family photography
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Colorado Springs newborn photographer
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Castle Rock maternity photographer
Castle Rock newborn photographer
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Castle Rock family photographer
Castle Rock family photographer
Castle Rock family photographer
Castle Rock newborn photography
Castle Rock family photographer
Castle Rock newborn photographer

I'm so glad we got to photograph this family just 3 weeks into Willow Mae's life. And she arrived right when the greens of spring were most vibrant, my favorite time of year. I still can't get over the expression on J's face throughout this whole session, so completely serene, like she's learned all the secrets of the universe. Maybe that's a super power of motherhood. And it looks great on her.


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Castle Rock maternity photographer
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Castle Rock family photographer
Castle Rock family photographer
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Castle Rock newborn photography
Colorado Springs family photographer
Castle Rock family photographer
Castle Rock newborn photography
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Castle Rock family photography
Castle Rock family photographer
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Castle Rock maternity photographer
Castle Rock newborn photographer

I'm so in awe of this little angel, and forever grateful to have catalogued the third week of her life. Maybe one day she'll read this and just think I'm a cheesy photographer, or maybe she'll like the photos and I can capture her wedding, too. I could bawl just imagining that! But anyways, cheers to Willow Mae. You are a dream.


Have and To Hold Photography is a luxury wedding photography and videography company based out of Denver but serving all of Colorado. Keep up with their Colorado wedding adventures on instagram! @haveandtoholdphotography

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