Love

I cherish the friendships that I’ve made with my clients.  It is the greatest blessing to have met and photographed such loving, open-hearted people…

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“I fell instantly in love with D’Ann’s portfolio of work, and knew right away that I wanted her to capture my baby’s newborn photos. What sets her further apart is all the extra intangibles that she brings to the table. There is something so precious, and the right moments are so fleeting in capturing those perfect first pictures of your baby. Working with D’Ann is to completely and effortlessly entrust her in this once in a lifetime opportunity. She is the baby whisperer–coaxing that beautiful smile, soothing and lulling the baby back to a blissful slumber, and creating a serene and playful backdrop for the adults to relax in while watching the magic unfold. The only thing that topped the photo shoot session was seeing the actual images at the gallery viewing. My husband and I teared up endlessly watching photo after photo. D’Ann has given us the most priceless gift by documenting our baby’s first days. A gift that we can share with our friends and family and of course our baby to look back on once she grows up. We can’t wait to work with her again and see our baby girl grow up through her lens!”        – Aenny

 

“Prior to our photo shoot with D’Ann – the charming owner of Smitten & Swoon – I didn’t realize we would so thoroughly enjoy the experience of being photographed by her! When I made the appointment I was just thinking of the end product: the photos that would hang on our walls. However, being at D’Ann’s home was like a sanctuary for us, a much needed break from our apartment and more urban Boulder living. And it was incredibly fun! Thank you for making the whole experience wonderful for my husband, newborn daughter, and me.” -Jen

 

“D’Ann took senior portraits for both of my children. She has this amazing ability to put anyone at ease so her photos are authentic and truly representative of her subjects. Then she adds this uncanny ability to find locations that not only enhance her subject but often reflect her subject’s personality. She is a truly gifted photographer. Her photos captured the essence of both of my children – a priceless gift!” -Molly

 

“D’Ann and her team has been photographing our family for over three years. Smitten and Swoon artwork adorns our house, including the first days of our baby and now pictures of him as a pre-schooler. D’ann’s photo art products are sweet reminders capturing fleeting moments and we treasure them. D’Ann and her team are consummate professionals.” -Jean

 

“Smitten & Swoon provides much more than exquisite photography. D’Ann and her team of professionals offer an experience and product suite that exceed exceptional. We researched many photographers in the area before selecting D’Ann. I’ve worked with D’Ann for both personal and professional photo sessions. From our first meeting, she took the time to explore our wishes, encouraging my daughter to create a Pinterest board to share what she wanted from her senior pictures. She worked with us to review color palettes for family photos and discuss location options. D’Ann goes the extra mile as she kindly collaborated via text on shopping trips to select outfits and coloring that accentuated features. She creatively brought in ideas to expand upon ours through out the process and as a surprise during the session, one time showing up with gold colored, glass glitter. We didn’t intend to use a makeup professional or ever think to add eyelash extensions, yet after explaining the difference it made and the way Smitten & Swoon had built it into some of her products (as well as having her assistant come to the studio prior to the shoot) we decided to try it. It made an incredible difference. To see the light in my daughter’s eyes as she smiled, saying she felt beautiful was another gift of the experience of working with D’Ann. Going forward, we continued with her suggestions like the addition of a flower wreath with one of the dresses we’d selected, very affordable and easy to order. For my business shoot, D’Ann also handles very broad suggestions for the photo shoot with the same professionalism and creativity. Knowing D’Ann’s work, I shared my interest in use of light, my hands and heart to express who I am and my healing work. The shots she took were so beyond my expectations of extraordinary. She was also well versed in the diversity of shots I wanted not only for my website but for book covers and business cards. D’Ann exceeded my expectations once again. It’s a delightful, fun experience from start to finish. D’Ann not only captured the unique personalities of each member of our family as well as my healing work, our pictures are filled with such unique emotion! Even my son who doesn’t enjoy having his picture taken enjoys these sessions. If you are looking for an out of the ordinary experience and photographs to last a lifetime, I cannot more highly recommend Smitten & Swoon. D’Ann’s technical and creative talents are outstanding (her use of lighting, coloring, landscape to accentuate a message) yet the way she captures the hearts of those she films, the way she attends to every detail of the experience and photograph, sets her apart from her peers. She worked to ensure we had success in every detail of the shoot by the time we got to the selection of pictures and products we were once again delighted with the care, quality and selection offered. From invitation design, to metallic based wall art to top of the line photo albums we were again blown away with the level of professionalism, quality and selection. The surprises keep coming. We selected pictures for products and D’Ann’s design team put together extraordinary books and invitations which they allowed time for us to edit, including adding inspirational quotes and leather binding to match our home decor. The prints were exquisite quality. There is not one detail left unturned. I cannot more highly recommend Smitten & Swoon!” -Kelly

 

“I contacted D’Ann after my photographer cancelled on us one week prior to our photo shoot. She graciously accommodated my family last minute and I truly think we were meant to work with her instead! She kept my family at ease, was a pro with my one year-old and two dogs, and captured my family beautifully. We had so many incredible photographs to choose from!! I will absolutely use her services again!” -Jennifer

 

“Our photo sessions with D’Ann are always a pleasure! She has taken our family’s photos for holiday cards the last 3 years and the entire process is fun and professional. The entire team at Smitten & Swoon is incredibly creative and a joy to work with. D’Ann has also photographed our 3 year old son for birthday invites each year. Somehow she manages to get a great smile from him each time (he can be a tough cookie) and he has so much fun. D’Ann is unbelievably talented! She has a very unique ability to make anyone feel at ease and then she captures the most natural and beautiful images. I always look forward to working with her and her team and would highly recommend them!” -Stephanie

 

“D’Ann is amazing! I have worked with another baby photographer in California before moving in this area, and my experience with D’Ann has exceeded all expectations. Not only does she take amazing photographs, which are incredible pieces of art, but she is so easy to work with. Having a newborn and a 2 year old can make a photo session more complicated, but D’Ann is so patient, caring, and welcoming that it makes working with her an extremely pleasant experience. If you are fortunate enough to work with her, jump at the chance!!! Thank you D’Ann!!!” -Julia

 

“D’Ann is amazing to work with as a photographer and worked with us to incorporate ideas we had as well as what she knew would be a great photo. She even knit a custom hammock for a particular photo we wanted. That is going the extra mile! The photos were amazing and we receive compliments anytime someone sees them in our home, Facebook and/or our special app. We used her for newborn and one year photos and plan on coming back for more. We can’t say enough good things about D’Ann.” -Dina

 

“We have had the pleasure of working with D’Ann for over two years. We first contacted Smitten & Swoon after the birth of our son (our first child). I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect from our newborn session but D’Ann made us feel right at home. We were so impressed with our first photo session that we purchased the year long photo package and were SO glad we did. Not only are the photos absolutely stunning but D’Ann makes each and every session an unique and comfortable experience. She definitely goes the extra mile to create the perfect images. She is amazing with children and creates a relaxing atmosphere to capture the most beautiful images of you and your family. When we found out we were pregnant with our second child, I was delighted to know that I would be working with D’Ann again. I strongly recommend that you trust Smitten and Swoon with your next newborn photos, birth announcements and/or family portraits. At Smitten and Swoon you aren’t treated like a client, you are treated like a friend.” -Steph

 

“I chose D’Ann for my last child’s senior photos after looking at a number of other photographers’ galleries. It was so obvious to me that she was passionate about what she does. She’s not just trying to make a living taking photos; she’s ensuring we have treasures for life. Her artistic ability is blatantly obvious. She captures emotion and personality in an elegant and soulful way. I was also so struck by her infant photos, I knew she was the right person for this pivotal time in my son’s life. D’Ann was so kind, professional, prompt and easy to work with, that once I contacted her, I knew I made the right decision. I am so glad I found her. It was a wonderful experience, and we have the most amazing keepsakes to show for it!” – Debra

 

“D’Ann is the best photographer! She has excellent taste so I always know our pics will turn out amazing! She is a great listener, enjoys trying new things or suggestions of poses we’ve seen and wanted to incorporate, cares deeply about what she does and the memories she is capturing for her families. I love, love, love her! Her studio is on a gorgeous piece of land that gives many different options of backdrops. She is so easy going and has such a great personality. We’ve done pregnancy pics, newborn pics, 3mo, and 6mo so far and have loved each session.” -Mary

 

“D’Ann of Smitten and Swoon Photography has been nothing short of amazing. We have had two sessions with her so far, when my daughter was 10 days old, and when she was 6 months. Both sessions felt completely unique and well suited to our style and ideas. D’Ann so easily made my daughter feel comfortable-she has a natural way of working with children, which is so apparent in her photographs. I was blown away when I saw the photos. They went above and beyond my expectations. It was so difficult to choose which were my favorites. I could have easily purchased all of them! The colors, the poses, the light; it all capture the beauty and innocence of my sweet daughter. I will undoubtedly continue to have session with D’Ann for both individual and family photo shoots. She is wonderful, so sweet, and fun to work with. And the photos-well, they speak for themselves!” -Jenny

 

“D’Ann has been taking photos of our family for years. Every shoot we’ve had with her has resulted in images that are exquisitely beautiful, natural looking and fresh. She’s not just a photographer, she’s an artist. You can see it in the way she poses tiny newborns into her handmade props and wildflower bouquets. The way she captures a child’s smile so precisely that you can almost hear the giggle behind it. Or the way she knows how to choose just the right cool urban backdrop or fairy tale field to bring out the confidence of a high school senior. As if all this wasn’t enough, her country studio is perhaps one of the most darling places you’ll ever visit. It’s so lovingly decorated and nestled between her family’s personal gardens and horse pastures. It’s quiet and serene and offers an intimate experience unlike any downtown studio.” -Channi

 

“D’Ann has an eye for photography unlike any other. From newborn pictures to senior pictures she captures the most amazing moments! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a one-of-a-kind photographer!” -Hope

 

“Unique and creative ideas that turned into beautiful photos. D’Ann captured all the joy of having a newborn.” -Jill

 

“I am so thrilled with the Senior Pictures D’Ann took of my Senior guys. Being boys, I thought they might feel ill at ease and some pictures might show that. I couldn’t have been happier with how at ease D’Ann made my boys feel. They were so relaxed and D’Ann was able to capture authentic emotions along with the most beautifully lit pictures I have of my kids, with the gorgeous Colorado scenery behind them. I couldn’t be happier with our pictures and I will treasure them for a lifetime.” -Melissa

 

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome of our family photos! D’Ann was so great to work with – down to earth, calming, pleasant, friendly. She has such a great eye for details, scenery & light. She put us at ease and we really had fun with the experience. This was our first family photography session and we’ll always use D’Ann in the future!” -Lisa

 

“I couldn’t be happier with D’Ann and her work! I am so impressed with how efficiently our newborn photo shoot ran with 4 kids under the age of 5. She is truly a baby whisperer and was able to capture beautiful pictures of my newborn. The process of selecting our pictures afterwards was smooth and delightful and I was amazed when all of our items (including a large canvas) arrived in just a few weeks! The quality of her work is beyond words and we will definitely be returning to her!!” -Rachel

 

“I loved everything about D’ann from our first conversation to our photos. We had such a wonderful experience. She was very welcoming, super easy to talk to and she listened to exactly what I wanted. I love all of our photos!” -Charlie

 

“D’Ann is not only an amazing photographer, but a gem of a person. We had such a great time during our newborn session and we couldn’t believe how patient and loving she was with our little girl. The pictures came out beyond our wildest expectations and there’s no doubt we’ll be back for more!” -Erin

 

“I loved everything about my pictures. D’ann is so warm and bright and amazing!!” -Caitlyn

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