Mother daughter photo session | boulder family photographer

mom holding baby girl in golden light in field of gold with mountains in Colorado Mother daughter photo session | boulder family photographer

boulder family photographer | Smitten & Swoon Photography

I have been looking forward to this mother-daughter photo session for a long time.  This session was booked for winter and got delayed until spring.  Spring became the season of the pandemic, and the photo session got rescheduled again.  Finally, on this beautiful summer night, the stars aligned and we finally didn’t have to reschedule.  The night was beautiful.  It was the perfect sunset with golden light literally streaming into the fields.

This mom was hoping for a mother-daughter photo session with maybe just an image or two with the whole family.  I understand the value of the photographs I capture for you will become more and more valuable with each passing year.  I like to think about not just next month when these photos will be on your coffee table and hanging on your walls, but also thirty years from now.  When this little girl is all grown up, the images from this family photo session will be even more important to her then.  If I had a picture of my mom holding me in a waterfall of light, or of my dad walking down the road with a look of adoration towards me, I’d have those framed on my night stand to this day.  I’d treasure them.  Knowing that it’s not as much about these photos right now, I focused on mom and daughter, but I also encouraged dad to get in the frame more than he thought he’d want to.

It was so worth it.  Look at these smiles, this golden light, and all the love.  After a long break from photo sessions this spring and summer, I left this family photo session feeling rejuvenated and more in love with my job than ever.  It fills me up to capture love in magical light.  It fills me up to photograph skies like this and love like this.  I look forward to many more photo sessions this fall and winter, and all the happiness I’ll be able to capture.



D’Ann is a Boulder, Colorado photographer. I specialize in newborn & maternity photography, baby and child photography, high school senior photos and family portraits.  Serving clients in Boulder, Denver, Lafayette, Louisville, Longmont, Fort Collins, Cherry Creek, Highlands Ranch and the suburbs along the Front Range of Colorado.  My focus is on love and light.

I tend to book several months in advance, and offer a limited number of sessions per year.

As a proud Mentor for Clickinmoms, also love to teach photography.  With a Click Photo School class on Understanding Light, two e-learning courses, and a sold out photography retreat, I am passionate about teaching photographers what has taken me years to learn.

Mother daughter photo session | boulder family photographer