The Kuryla Family - St. Charles, Missouri | St. Louis Family and Professional Portrait Photography

My last family photo shoot of 2017 just might have been my favorite, too!! This family of four opted for a winter shoot, and oh how I wish more people would book this time of year!! Seriously, contact me anytime and let's chat about the best month to get the family photos you're dreaming of!!

Emily + Ryan contacted me about getting family photos, and they knew right away they wanted a winter theme. We picked a charming street in St. Charles, Missouri, one that's peppered with nostalgic storefronts, rustic decor, and vintage quality. We spent a few extra minutes ahead of time picking out the perfect winter outfits for each family member, and talked props - a retro sled and a cozy flannel blanket were musts.

It was a cold, blustery day in late December, and through my lens I saw rosy cheeks and the cutest little smiles on little ladies Grace and GiGi. These girls were in such good moods and we had so much fun twirling on Main Street, playing in the snow, and stopping for a mid-shoot treat at a local candy shop!

One thing you'll always get in a photo shoot with me - no rushing! I'm never in a hurry and will always make sure we get the best possible shots, even if that means taking a break for fudge and homemade taffy. Hey, we gotta keep the kids happy, right?! ;)

Family walks down Main Street in St. Charles, Missouri at the holiday season with two young children, wearing knit hats and warm winter clothes including boots and mittens.
A young girl smiles while wearing a knit hat, mittens, and a peacoat sits on a wooden sled under a red flannel blanket on a cold winter day.
Young girl wearing knit hat and peacoat and mittens enjoying a winter afternoon in St. Charles, Missouri near the river.
Young family with a toddler and a baby girl walk while pulling a sled along the riverbank in St. Charles, Missouri. The girl wears a knit hat and Ugg boots with her peacoat and mittens.

No matter the season, you can have beautiful photos taken with your loved ones! Hiring a professional photographer is the key - do a little research and find a photographer who has examples of work taken throughout the year and a flexible attitude about last-minute changes. (If the weather changes, you might have to change locations at the last minute!)

Either way, don't let another year go by without having your photo taken! Your parents, children, and generations to come will thank you for it.

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The Rhoads Family | Granby, Colorado | Denver Family Photographer

Last week I made the gorgeous drive through the Rocky Mountains, over the winding Berthoud Pass and through Winter Park, where I met the Rhoads family of five (six if we count Tebow, their goldendoodle!) for some family photos at Lake Granby.

A St. Louis family poses for a portrait in the Rocky Mountains near Lake Granby during a session with KellYeah Photography based in Denver, Colorado.

Oh how Mother Nature blessed us!! The rain had been pouring all afternoon and stopped just as we gathered for our photo shoot. I had chosen a special spot I'd recently found while scouting mountain locations. With the incredibly picturesque Lake Granby and stunning mountain peaks as our backdrop, we were full of laughs as I snapped away and captured some beautiful memories of the Rhoads' family vacation.

A young male college student poses near a rock and a lake in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado during an outdoor photo shoot with KellYeah Photography.
A high school senior girl from St. Louis, Missouri gets her photo taken in the Colorado mountains.
A young man from St. Louis, Missouri poses on a rock next to a lake in the mountains of Colorado for a photo shoot with KellYeah Photography.
A beautiful young lady hugs her goldendoodle dog during a family photo shoot in the mountains near Lake Granby, Colorado.
A boy and his dog sit in front of a lake in the mountains of Colorado for a photo session with KellYeah Photography.
A high school boy and his goldendoodle dog take a photo together in the Colorado mountains with KellYeah Photography.
A husband and wife sit on a rock near Lake Granby in the Colorado Rocky Mountains during a family photo shoot with KellYeah Photography.

It was only a week prior that I'd gotten a call from Amy, asking if I'd meet her family in the mountains to take photos during their summer vacation to Colorado. After driving cross-country from St. Louis, Missouri (dog in-tow!), they settled into their cabin and kicked off their trip with a family portrait session.

Siblings gather with their goldendoodle dog for a portrait in the mountains during a Colorado family photo shoot with KellYeah Photography.

Are you planning a trip to Colorful Colorado? I'll meet you in the mountains to capture memories for YOUR family in the most picturesque settings!

Life is full of fun adventures that should be captured in photos to last a lifetime!

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