Guide to Curt Gowdy State Park Photos
Liz Putnam Photography
by lizputnam11
1w ago
Curt Gowdy State Park is one of my favorite places in southeast Wyoming. Trail running, mountain biking, wildflowers, paddleboarding…I live in Wyoming for the outdoor opportunities, and Curt Gowdy doesn’t disappoint! When I have clients get in touch wanting an iconic Wyoming view, Curt Gowdy State Park is at the top of my list. Pine trees, big skies, aspens, sagebrush – all the best parts of Wyoming! It’s also a relatively short drive from Cheyenne (30 minutes) and is easy to find. Location Details Pass required? Yes. $7/vehicle for WY residents, $12/vehicle for non-residents Add ..read more
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N + D | Longmont Newborn Photographer
Liz Putnam Photography
by lizputnam11
1M ago
I met N + D at their awesome mid-century home in Longmont, CO, for an at home newborn photo session on a gorgeous late fall day. I was in love with their house as soon as I pulled up – just the perfect amount of sunshine, warmth and coziness for newborn photos with their sweet babe (and two pups!). Longmont has a special place in my heart – my husband grew up in a home on the west side of Longmont, and my in-laws still live there, so I spend most holidays and birthdays at their home. I’ve photographed weddings at Roosevelt Park and Oskar Blues Oak Room, painted pottery at Crackpot ..read more
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What To Wear For Family Photos (Updated 2024)
Liz Putnam Photography
by lizputnam11
2M ago
Deciding what to wear for family photos might be the most stressful part of the family photo process – finding clothes that look good AND that everyone will wear?? When faced with what seems like unlimited options, it can be overwhelming to figure out where to even start. Where to Start: one outfit Start small! Is there an outfit that is a Must Have for your session? Did you find the perfect skirt at Anthro? Is there a shirt that looks freaking amazing on your spouse? Will your toddler only wear one specific type of dress from Target?? Start with one outfit, and use that for th ..read more
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Teagan | Lory State Park Senior Photos
Liz Putnam Photography
by lizputnam11
2M ago
This senior session at Lory State Park in Fort Collins is summer in photo form. Sunflowers, SO much sunshine, tall grass, warm enough to wade in the water…I’m writing this while watching the snow fall outside my window, and very much wishing for those warm August evenings in the foothills! Teagan wanted a location with water, so I knew Lory State Park is where we had to go. Located on the western edge of Horsetooth Reservoir, it’s has a bit more variety than the steep cliffs on the eastern side of the water. That said, there isn’t much shade until the sun dips behind the mountains, so you have ..read more
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K + L | Denver Newborn Photographer
Liz Putnam Photography
by lizputnam11
3M ago
This session stole my heart for SO many reasons! I met K+L in the summer of 2021, when I helped with their engagement session in the RiNo district. While they had a Wyoming wedding (hello, Jackson Hole), I headed back to Denver for their in-home maternity session in summer 2023 (blog coming soon!), and finally got to meet their new baby during their newborn photo session in late 2023. K and L now live in an adorable home in northwest Denver. Tree-lined streets, Craftsman porches, patio beers…I can see why they haven’t left Colorado! We spent a lovely morning hanging out in their s ..read more
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Top 10 Tips For Family Photos
Liz Putnam Photography
by lizputnam11
4M ago
It can feel really daunting to plan a family photo session! You finally got your spouse on board with photos, you've finally found the perfect location, at the perfect time, and (hopefully) found the perfect photographer for your family. Now what? I know the stress that family photo planning can bring, so I'm here to pass along my top ten tips for family photos! These are real-life tested experiences, with hundreds of family sessions under my belt. While this post is directed at clients preparing for a family session, it can also apply to parents planning for a newborn or senior session, or ev ..read more
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6 Tips To Get Your Kids Excited For Family Photos
Liz Putnam Photography
by lizputnam11
11M ago
As a mom of three, I know exactly how hard it can be to get your kids excited for any scheduled task, much less family photos. And when so many people (myself included) have childhood memories of itchy clothes, hot indoor studios, and having to plaster on a smile for the camera, it's no surprise that our kids dread this childhood rite of passage too! That's not how I roll. My family sessions are relaxed and fun, and we'll keep the kids on the move. Not only will I deliver a beautiful gallery to your inbox at the end of the day, but I will make sure that your family wants to keep coming back fo ..read more
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The Best Locations For Family Photos in Cheyenne
Liz Putnam Photography
by lizputnam11
1y ago
Have you been wondering what the best location for your family photos might be? Curious about what your options are near Cheyenne? I've put together a short guide with location information on my favorite places for family sessions in the Cheyenne, Wyoming area. While it doesn't cover every available option, it does include the locations I love best! Lions Park Lions Park is the largest park in Cheyenne, and includes a variety of natural settings for family photo sessions. It also includes the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens (see below). Late June through February Morning and evening sessions Great f ..read more
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When To Schedule Newborn Photos
Liz Putnam Photography
by lizputnam11
1y ago
One of the questions I hear most often from clients is, "How old should our baby be for newborn photos?" And honestly, I struggle a bit to answer! Since I am a lifestyle newborn photographer, and do not need a sleepy baby for posing, I have quite a bit of flexibility when it comes to scheduling your session. While most of my clients tend to schedule their photos for when their baby is 7 to 21 days old, that doesn't work for all families. Health challenges, sleep schedules, visiting family, work schedules - all can come into play when scheduling a newborn session. When looking at the following ..read more
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H & C | Cheyenne Wyoming LGBTQ Family Photographer
Liz Putnam Photography
by lizputnam11
1y ago
There is no better feeling than getting an inquiry from someone you admire, especially when they've been a champion of LGBTQ families in Wyoming. Hannah was a local pastor, and I originally met her during a legislative committee meeting where LGBTQ issues were being discussed. So I was thrilled when she got in touch to ask about a family session for her, her wife, and their two kids at Holliday Park, near their home. Their family had spent many, many, MANY hours there during the start of the pandemic, with a toddler and very new baby. They wanted to document their time and memories in the park ..read more
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