Tag Archives: Littleton Colorado Family Portraits

The Romero Family: Littleton Family Portraits

We met the Romero Family last fall when they just had their daughter Grace and this year their family has grown to 4 with little Lucy- and what an adorable family they have! We photographed their session on Halloween last Saturday in the early morning. It was a little chilly to start the day but at least it did get warmer by the time we were finished and the late sunrise light coming through the trees made for some beautiful light to the photos! Most of our sessions are typically closer to sunset but this year our schedule has been so packed and a morning session just happened to work out perfectly for their family. Their little girls Grace and Lucy are such cuties! Lucy is about 4 months old and was so content almost the entire session! We are so grateful we got to photograph this time in their life and are excited to share some of our favorites from their session- enjoy!

The Kowalczik Family: Littleton Fall Family Session

It’s always an honor to get to take pictures of another photographer especially when your “subject” is as talented as Kim who owns Element One Photography in Littleton. She was actually a bridesmaid in Cydney + Kiel’s wedding back in 2011 (one of our favorite weddings ever!) and so we were very excited to get the chance to photograph her beautiful family the last week of October. We had the perfect combination of a super good looking family, a couple who really knows how to pose, and the most beautiful sunset light in my favorite season of all- fall! Basically it would be impossible not to get gorgeous pictures of these guys! And did I mention how cute their little man Jett is?! We met up with them at South Platte Park in Littleton and I’ve got to say it’s a new favorite spot after both our sessions there that week. Thank you guys for allowing us to capture your beautiful family- enjoy the sneak peek!

Cydney + Kiel: Littleton Maternity Portraits

It’s hard to believe that 20 some odd years ago Cydney was my next door neighbor tattling to my mom about me not wanting to play and now I’m taking pictures of her and Kiel as they approach the day they will becomes parents themselves! After photographing their wedding in 2011 we’ve had many opportunities to work with Cydney as she’s the owner of Stiletto Events and Oakes Fields Floral but this was the first time since then that we’ve gotten to photograph her 🙂 Cydney + Kiel are expecting not just one but two babies in a matter of weeks and we are so excited for them! Not that anyone would guess she’s got two little ones in there because she looks amazing! They wanted to make the session more into a family session incorporating their doggies including their “firstborn” TC who was the cutest little grooms dog ever back at their wedding 🙂 We photographed their session at South Platte Park in Littleton which was perfect the last week in October- here’s some of our favorites!

The Jones Family: Winter Family Portraits at Chatfield

2014 will be a year of changes for Volkel Image and we couldn’t be more excited! Over the years we’ve had a lot of fun getting to photograph such a wide variety of events & sessions and we realized how much we love portraits so this year we’ll be focusing a little more on that- family, senior high, engagements etc. And while I’ve been the primary shooter and Michelle has been my assistant for almost every session over the years, another change to this year is that she’s going to be taking on the primary role a little more while I get to have fun playing assistant. Since we rarely have two cameras other than weddings and engagements, Michelle hasn’t really had the opportunity to ever photograph a family session so this was her first time getting to do so. I did take a few images as well but this entire post is just of her images. My buddy Landon and his family were kind enough to be our first test subjects 🙂  I’ve known Landon for several years and we even photographed he and Katy’s wedding back in 2007! They now have two adorable kiddos, Brianna & Rylan, who were so good that afternoon. We could not have had a nicer winter day with temps reaching almost 60 degrees- definitely didn’t feel like the end of January in Colorado. Chatfield Botanic Gardens is always a great location for families with the animals on the property to entertain the kids and it was fun to go back since we hadn’t photographed there in quite some time. We had a great afternoon with these guys and I think Michelle got some pretty good images for her first family session! Here’s some of our favorites from the day. 

The Cooley Family: Fall Family Portraits

With today being Halloween I figured this session was only fitting. This is probably one of my very favorite family sessions we’ve photographed to date. What’s better than costumes for a photoshoot?! Krista is a very talented photographer and I have to say it’s a little intimidating to be asked to photograph for a fellow photographer but at the same time the ultimate compliment! We met a few years back at a workshop and I really enjoyed getting to know her over those few days. When she contacted us for a family session to celebrate her and her husband Jeff’s 10 year anniversary I was so excited to hear the ideas she had planned. This was not your typical family session. Since it was for a big occasion they wanted to dress in formal attire and with it being October then include a few with their Halloween costumes. We had such a great time with the Cooley family- the kids are adorable and I couldn’t help but laugh while taking pictures of them in their awesome costumes! The session was shot over two days since midway through our original shoot at the South Platte Reservoir the wind and rain came in blowing like crazy! They had a really cool old Mustang that we were able to capture a couple pictures next to right as the rain & wind really picked up. We hid under the bridge for a few final shots and then decided we’d finish another day down at my new favorite spot in Castle Rock. Fortunately the weather was beautiful for the second day! Thanks guys for two very fun afternoons and congrats on 10 years!!

Mooney Family Portraits: Littleton, Colorado

We’ve known the Mooney family since the beginning of 2005 when I started my “day job” working with David. In 2006 we had the pleasure of photographing their wedding (with film!) and we’ve had the chance to watch their family grow over the years first with Ethan and then with Makayla (we absolutely adore these kids). We’re very blessed to have this wonderful family in our lives and love getting to photograph them every chance we get. This year we waited until the fall for their family portraits and as anyone living in Colorado can agree this was one of the most beautiful fall’s we’ve had in I can’t remember how long! Of course it had to end with a nice foot of snow to cover what was left of all the seasonal colors but we took these photos a few days before that happened. I think these have to be my favorites we’ve ever taken for the Mooney’s. We met near the South Platte Reservoir for their session the last week of October. We’d been to that location two other times but never this time of year. All the yellows in the trees made the perfect fall backdrop for their pictures. We had such a good time and just love these guys! We could have been out all day taking pictures for them- here’s a glimpse into our day.