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Newborn Session by Durango CO Photographers

I’m a photographer in Durango CO who shoots weddings, families, and boudoir sessions. Of course, all Durango CO Photographers do most of these types of sessions, so what makes me different? I like to make things perfect for your images; I’ll help you out with other vendors; If it’s a wedding, I’ll be your “day of” coordinator; if you’re a friend, I’ll even photograph your newborn baby – even though I don’t typically do those types of sessions any more.

Lizzy and Richard were married in June of 2016 and my husband (who is also a Durango Photographer) photographed their wedding at Antlers on the Creek Bed and Breakfast. My hubby and I actually live about 20 miles east of Durango in the county. Lizzy and Richard lived in Durango at the time of their wedding, but then moved into the same mountainous subdivision where we live, so now we’re neighbors! Richard is a huge fan of the Patriots football team, so of course he wanted a photo with him and his new son in their jerseys. They also have a very large dog, which makes little Landon appear even smaller.

Richard works for Four Corners Stove and Spas, and Lizzy works is an advertising media buyer who works from home. Well, as sometimes happens after a couple is married, she got pregnant. Yay! Lizzy gave me a call to see if I would photograph her new baby once he was delivered. Of course, I couldn’t say no because I love these people. I quit photographing newborns some time ago because I always had a hard time getting the parents to be ready within 5 days of the birth. I understand that it’s hard just 5-10 days afterwards, but that’s the absolute best time to photograph a newborn. They’re mostly sleeping instead of crying and fussing.

Landon Reid Moore was born a little early, so he was a tiny little thing, and so very cute. Five days after he was born, I packed up my car with lighting equipment, my camera, a backdrop, and some props and headed to their house. Even though he was a tiny thing and was only 5 days old, he was alert and fussing some of the time. It takes a long time to get shots of a newborn – haha.

I’m going to include one of their wedding photos, and then the rest are of Landon, Lizzy, and Richard.

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Wedding Party at Lizzy and Richard’s wedding

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Newborn Landon on an old fashioned scale

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Landon in a hammock

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Landon with blue hat and blanket

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Giant Fur Baby with Newborn Landon

Thank you for taking a look and I hope you enjoyed these images.

Luv, Karen

Karen Skelly Photographer

Durango CO Photographers

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970.884.5292

First Year Birthday Cake Smash by Durango Photographers

This is part two of JR’s First Year Birthday portrait session.  He was having so much fun and enjoying his cake so much.  He made a total mess of himself, not only on his face, but he rubbed the frosting all over his tummy and jeans.  It was hysterical.  I was having a hard time taking his photographs because I was laughing so hard.

After we were done with the session, Jim and Jayme had to give him a bath in my tub because there was no way they were going to get him home in his condition.  Jayme said “I don’t think it’s legal to put your baby in a plastic bag to get him home”:}

Jayme says she never feeds JR sweet stuff, so this was hard for her to watch, but you know it’s just one time, right.  No, he’s had 3 birthday parties already with cakes, so this was number 4.  I don’t like cake or frosting either, so I understand where she’s coming from.

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Baby’s First Birthday

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Getting started with the Number One cake topper

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Yum, cake frosting

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Shoving cake into mouth

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Yay, Happy Baby

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Frosting all over baby

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Shoving the #1 into the cake

Enjoy!

Luv, Karen

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Baby Augie’s Portraits by Durango CO Photographers

Little Augie’s Grandma called me from Parker CO to purchase a portrait session for her new grandson and his mom and dad.  Augie was around 6 weeks old when they came for their session.  Grandma came to Durango to meet her new grandbaby so I was able to get the whole family.  We did some indoor and some outdoor shots in the snow.

I loved this family – they were so nice and patient (babies don’t always cooperate the way you would like).  Just as we were getting ready to head outdoors, he fell asleep.

When Augie’s mom came to view the images, she thought I had got maybe 4 good shots.  She was blown away that I had 31 beautiful portraits of her new baby.

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Baby Parts

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Augie’s 6 wk portraits

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What’s His Name?

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Mommy, Daddy, Baby, and Grandma

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Mommy, Daddy, and Baby

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Outside in the Snow

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Daddy and Baby

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Kiss for the Baby

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Baby on a Suitcase

Babies are all so special and beautiful!

Luv, Karen

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JR’s 9 mo Portraits by Photographers Durango CO

The cutest photographs are almost always babies and baby animals.  They’re just so cute and innocent.  This is JR’s 9 month portraits.  The family is on my Bellies and Babies Plan so I’ve photographed them since Jayme was pregnant with JR, then his newborn, 3 mo, and 6 mo portraits.  Next up will be his 1 yr mile mark.

You would think from looking at these photographs that it’s easy to get little ones to smile and look at the camera.  It really takes a lot of work – many weird sounds, and lots of jumping around, sneezing, sounding like a dog, cat, cow, and whatever else grabs their attention.  It’s fun, but other people watching think I’m nuts, which I probably am.

If you enjoyed these, check out more at my website here

You can contact me via email at karen@karenskellyphoto.com, or by phone at 970.884.5292

Luv, Karen

 

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Ready to take off in his cool car

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Dressed in his red sweater and tie for the holidays

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Rockin in his chair

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JR putting sand in his Tonka Truck

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Who is that in the mirror?

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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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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I’ve been Published! Durango CO Photographer

I wrote an article on the use of off-camera flash when outdoors even on cloudy days and how it will enhance your images, and it’s been accepted and published by Belovely You.   This is a blog dedicated to photography tutorials to help other photographers.  I am soooo excited and happy.  Here’s the post – please read it and let me know what you think.

http://www.belovelyyou.com/using-flash-to-light-subject/

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I apologize if you have seen these images before.  I posted them on a blog that I have had to delete because it was causing too many problems, so enjoy them for the 1st time or the 2nd time:}

I am a Photographer in Durango CO, but traveled to Farmington NM to photograph JR when he was 12 days old.  JR is the result of those maternity portraits I posted of Jim and Jayme by the old cars, the red barn, and the frozen lake.  If you haven’t seen those, check out that post on my blog.

Jim was in the military, so of course we had to take some photos with his military uniform.  JR will love these when he gets old enough to appreciate his dad, which from experience with my son (who is 19 right now) probably won’t be for quite some time.

Jim and Jayme signed up for my Bellies and Babies Plan, so I’ll be photographing JR when he is 3mo, 6mo, 9mo and 1 yr old.  I hope to be photographing them far into the future after that.

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My Baby Pictures

My dad was a wedding and portrait photographer way way back when film was the only way to take pictures.  Today would have been his birthday, but he’s gone now, so I can only think about him.  I still treasure the pictures he took of me as a baby and growing up.   The one here with my dog, Admiral, you will notice I am eating a twinkie (this is something I would never eat now – yuck).  Admiral got his name because my dad was in the navy during WWII and the Korean War.   Let me know what you think, and thanks for looking.

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Me and Mom

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Suckin the finger

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Me, Admiral, and Twinkie

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Me being contemplative

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Mom holding me up

Portrait Gift Certificates offered by Durango Photographer

This is a fundraiser for the Women’s Resource Center.  Purchase Gift Certificates for your loved ones (or yourself) for the upcoming Holidays and 20% of the gift certificate amount plus whatever you order will be donated to the Women’s Resource Center in Durango.   These Gift Certificates can be used for family portraits, weddings, maternity, new babies, high school seniors, or any event of your choosing.  They can be for any amount and used at any time you like.    We want to show them our love, so give lots of these unique gifts!

You can give me a call at 970.884.5292 or email me at karen@karenskellyphoto.com, and have a look around my website for more information at http://www.karenskellyphoto.com

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