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JR’s 6 month Baby Portraits by Durango Newborn Photographer

This is JR’s 6 month portrait session.  So far I’ve photographed Jim and Jayme’s maternity, JR’s newborn, and his 4 month sessions.  They will have an amazing collection of photographs to pass down to JR when he gets older.  It’s always fun for kids and even adults to see what they looked like as a baby.  It’s just so priceless.

My dad was a photographer and I simply adore the baby portraits he took of me with his old time camera and developed in his darkroom as black and white portraits.  Who knows what we’ll have for photographs in 50 yrs, so these are to be treasured forever.

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Baby Parts

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Mom and Dad holding JR up

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Fell Down

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Getting ready to read

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Nebraska Huskers Football Fan laying out his game play

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Football anyone?

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JR with the Husker mascots

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Eating those toes

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Beijing China by Durango Photographer

I’ve finally gotten back to working on the photographs that I took during our trip to Beijing back in May 2014.  We took this trip for our 20th Wedding Anniversary, and in case you missed the irony of this, here’s a little fun detail.  I was looking up the suggested wedding gifts for the different anniversaries.  Well, the gift for the 20th is china, and this was a year after we started planning this trip.  Of course, when I told my hubby this, he said “yeah, I knew that” (no, he didn’t).

The first set of images are from the Chinese Cloisonne Factory.  This is fascinating because they take the enamel vases (or other items) and glue tiny bits of wire on them to make a sort of 3d image (flowers, etc) – this is seen in the first photo.  Then they hand paint these delicate little wires and fill them in with different paint colors.  I purchased a beautiful bracelet  made this way and I just love it.

The second set of images are Chinese acrobats that performed during a show we went to see (the stage lighting was hard to photograph).  They were amazing – strong and talented.

The third set of images are from a park we visited.  All of these different things were going on in different sections of the park.  There were people sitting around playing cards and (chinese?) checkers, dancing in costumes, playing instruments, and playing with toys.  You will notice that almost all of these people are older, retired folks having lots of fun!

You can click on these images to make them larger.

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Chinese Cloisonne Painting

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Chinese Acrobats

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Chinese Park

More will be coming later.  Thanks for viewing and feel free to comment.

by Karen Skelly

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Newborn Baby Portraits by Durango Photographers

Christie and Jeff are on my Bellies and Babies Plan.  I previously posted their maternity images which also included their 3 adorable daughters.  The new baby is a boy and his name is Geracyn.  They are Native Americans so they included some blankets that belonged to Christie’s grandmother and Geracyn’s little moccasins.  They are also Steelers fans in case you couldn’t tell by the image of dad and baby.

 

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Geracyn with his little moccasins

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Cutie pie with hat

 

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Dad and Baby showing off Steelers outfit

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Baby Portraits by Photographer in Durango CO

Here we have JR at around 4 months old.  So far I have photographed his parents maternity session, his newborn session, and now his 4 month session.  They are on my Bellies and Babies Plan so we will also be doing sessions for his 6 mo, 9 mo, and one year.  They live in Farmington NM, but the photography is taking place in Durango CO.

We decided to do a picnic set up for these images.  They also brought along their 2 well behaved doggies so, of course, I had to include them.

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Picnic in the Park

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Daddy playing with baby

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Doggies join the Picnic

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JR with his funny face

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Peekaboo – the Taco Pose

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Pack him up in the suitcase

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Reading to JR by the river

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Family Snuggles

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Mommy and JR

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Wedding at Durango Mountain Resort by Durango Wedding Photographer

So many couples come here from all over the Country to get married in Durango CO.  This was the case with David and Sheryl who came from Arizona (well, they do have  a condo near Durango Mountain Resort), but they live full time in AZ.   Sheryl owns Platinum Wellness which teaches patients how to take care of themselves better (this is something I truly believe in as I was a nutritionist at one time) and she is living testimony of a woman who takes care of herself.   David works in sales and is one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met.    He’s also in great shape and they like to go biking together.

They had a beautiful wedding up at Durango Mountain Resort at the Engineer Mountain location.  We had sun, thunder, and rain all within a half hour.  It looked as though it was going to be rained out during the ceremony because it got very dark, lots of thunder, and the wind picked up.  But, luckily it blew over and was beautiful after that for all the family portraits.   Speaking of family, David and Sheryl have 6 kids between them – it’s just like the Brady Bunch.

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Cake by The Yellow Carrot in Durango CO

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Flowers from Blossom Flower Shop in Durango CO

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Hair and Makeup by Hair Fusion Salon in Durango CO

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The ceremony at Durango Mountain Resort

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Happy Bride doing a jig

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Bride and Groom after the Ceremony

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Bride and Groom on the lift at Durango Mountain Resort, also known as Purgatory

Of course, I will have more to post because I’m still working on the images.

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Wedding at Sleeping Beauty Ranch by Durango CO Photographer (Part 3)

I know, many of you probably are tired of seeing images from this gorgeous wedding, but I just finished beautifying all of them, and just have to post a few more (or maybe more than a few).  If you missed Part one and two, just go back a page or two and read all about it.

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The awesome wedding party

 

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A peaceful moment by the lake

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Dancing to the violin music

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First Dance

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Another First Dance Moment

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Sending them to Jail

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Glowing

 

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Wedding at Sleeping Beauty Ranch by Durango Wedding Photographer (Part Two)

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This is part two of Colten and Lety’s Wedding at Sleeping Beauty Ranch in Durango CO.  There may be a part three because I still have a ways to go with the photographs.   I loved this wedding so much I’m going to put together an album for the studio once I have finished beautifying their images.

If you missed Part One, you can view it here

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Bride putting on those sticky eyelashes

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Groom putting on his tie

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Bride and her girls having a laugh

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Lety and her Dad walking down the aisle

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Bride’s mom reading from the Bible during the Wedding Ceremony

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Colten wrote some funnies into his wedding vows

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That good lookin’ groom. His suit was inspired by Beetle Juice (an old movie)

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Groom and his guys joking around

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