Meet Baby Carson // Fort Collins Newborn Photographer // Fort Collins Photographer

I am so pleased to share these photos of Baby Carson!! I have known this family for several years now, and did photos of their oldest. It is so fun to see how quickly my client's families grow. I love having siblings involved in the newborn shoots and really just capturing the reality of this new and crazy life with two kiddos. 

Carson is seriously just perfect. He has the cutest little smile and you can tell he already looks up to his big brother, Lucas. You can see it in his eyes -- it reminds me of my two kids and their sibling bond. Lucas decided he wanted to be a baby too for part of the shoot, so we had to swaddle him. He had a blast jumping around while Carson just hung out as amused as ever. 

There is always so much to say about how blessed I am to be a Northern Colorado & Fort Collins Photographer, but seriously seeing these families during these exciting times just always makes me smile <3. Congratulations Tyler, Lauren and Lucas on your growing family!

P.S. If you need an electrician, Tyler, at Heggie Electric is awesome :). 

Looking for a Loveland or Fort Collins Photographer? We would love to work with you! Our season is filling extremely fast and spots are already starting to become limited for the summer and fall 2018 season. Fill out our contact form to get on our calendar asap! 

Fall 2017 With The Meiers // Pumpkin Patch + Halloween // Fort Collins Family Photographer

Every few months I try and blog about my own family because 1. It forces me to take pictures and document, 2. This time is so precious and 3. This is how I like to shoot and is also similar to how I would document your family :). Fall in Fort Collins is the best -- and every year I am so thankful for the beautiful weather and fun activities we have the option of doing. 

This Fall was extremely busy for me as it is every year. It's such a sought after season and for good reason (maybe I should make a little song about this??). But really, September and October are filled with so many fun shoots from seniors to families to newborns. I love the warm tones and the colorful surroundings on top of the super fun activities, all picture perfect. So how did we spend our Fall you may ask? Well this year I didn't get to do much locally because I was so busy, but we did make it to the pumpkin patch, get outside for some trick or treating and I snuck in a 10 day trip to Germany with my 11 month old. That's probably why we didn't do as much as we normally do :). Every year is a little bit different but it's so fun that being a parent opens you up to so many new activities. 

Little E was sick on Halloween day. She was running a fever so we missed out on a party, but she rallied for a quick evening trick or treat session so she didn't completely miss out. I was thankful she didn't share her new learned phrase when she was ringing doorbells (i.e. "Trick or treat, smell my feet..."). She picked out her Belle dress from Beauty and The Beast a few days earlier; it was a must-have. Junebug also got to celebrate her very first Halloween as a little lamb (a repeat costume from Little E because mama didn't have time to be very creative this year). It was still a great day though. 

All of these photos are just some quick snaps. My 3 year old will not smile at the camera or even look at me when I actually ask her to -- the "threenager" is strong in that one. Junie tries, but is normally occupied by her sister smothering her with love. Totally our life with this rad little family. 

Enjoy our quick little Fall adventures :). 

Oh, and let's not forget that Eleanor HATES pants right now -- so she always rolls them up so she can wear "shorts." 

Pumpkin Patch: The Bartels Farm

Β 

Happy 4th of July From The Meier Girls // Fort Collins Family Photogapher

Happy 4th of July from the Meier girls! Freedom is why we are celebrating today. So wear your red, white and blue and don't forget to say thank you to all of those who have sacrificed for our country. 

<3 Ashley

Urban 2018 Northern Colorado Senior Photography Rep Shoot // Check Out Our Senior Rep Team

As the summer is fast approaching, I am so EXCITED to share these photos from our first official senior rep shoot. Because Colorado is such a beautiful place, I rarely work inside but was super stoked to photograph our senior team together in Downtown Fort Collins where we got to get the rustic Old Town loft feel into the senior photos. I will also say I think this shoot was a little reminiscent of some 1990s' sitcom (aka FRIENDS). The drama, the fashion -- I was just loving what it evolved into. 

We were originally supposed to shoot outside but the weather was awful this day, so we booked the loft last minute and it is something that I absolutely do not regret. The lighting shining through the windows is to die for, and the girls did such a great job at just being in the moment for the photos. SOOOOO if you are wanting to do something urban, just know because we have some fun indoor options. 

Love my team this year and can't wait to spend more time with them during the summer and fall. We have another group shoot coming up with a super fun summer theme, and individual sessions for these ladies. You girls are rad! #bluehausseniors

Adi - Poudre High School
Chloe - Windsor High School
Taeya - Windsor High School
Kira - Loveland High School
Cassidy - Mountain View High School
Jen - Fort Collins High School
Amy - Rocky Mountain High School
Callin - Rocky Mountain High School
Elsa - Poudre High School



BOOK MY SESSION


Baby June Is One Month Old + This Is Our Life // Fort Collins Baby Photographer

Welcome to 2017! I have so much to blog from this summer and fall, but we have been a little bit busy as of late. In December, we welcomed our 2nd daughter to the world. June Dorothy has captured our hearts and our sleep since then :). I have been a little MIA this winter because I was waiting for this wonderful gift of a baby and relishing those first moments with her without worrying too much about my business. It was also a special time to spend with our oldest and focus on family and the holidays. I am ready to get ramped up though and have SOOOO much to share from this past year, so be on the lookout very soon because we had a super busy 2016.

I always try to capture pictures of my family every 1-2 months. Small outings, in the house, and more. It doesn't have to be picture perfect to capture, but somehow it comes out that way because THIS IS US. The point is, I LOVE lifestyle sessions and the documentary style. I like to shoot my own family this way so I can show you what we can capture with yours (plus I want to make sure I have enough photos of my kids). To tell you the truth, I had this great idea in my head for taking photos of the girls in our room. But, this ended up being a rushed 10 minute session where Eleanor wasn't really into it, June was fussy and I was just tired and impatient. I thought to myself, there is no way these photos turned out. Low and behold though, I opened them up, edited them and now they tell a beautiful story even though it didn't feel so beautiful in the moment. Getting pictures of your family taken is hard, and the sessions don't usually go as expected with young kids. However, something better happens -- your REAL LIFE is captured, and someday you're going to miss that toddler sass, baby cries and tired mornings -- Cheers to 2017!

<3 Ashley

P.S. Loving our Dockatot!!! We never thought we would co-sleep but that thing is amazing and has saved our sanity :). 

Fall 2016 & Fishing with the Meiers // Fort Collins Family Photographer

As Fall is coming to a start, we are just so thankful for these beautiful days. We went to the Riverbend Ponds to do a little fishing and leaf scouting. Being a photographer my weekends are often filled with sessions or weddings in the Fall, so it's so nice to get out and enjoy the day with our little one. Number two is arriving soon, so we won't have much more time with Eleanor before she's a big sister and our family dynamic is completely changed. Her spunkiness is contagious, and her strong will has her wanting to do everything mommy and daddy do. She basically ran into the river to chase Adam, and didn't want to get out even though she was covered in mud and water. Here's to capturing family photos, whether they're perfect or not :). I apologize in advance for posting so many. When it's your own kiddo they are just really cute and you can't decide what to post or not post. This is real life. <3 <3 <3