Summer family session in Fort Collins under a set of Willow Trees photographed by Family Photographer Brenda Landrum of Fort Collins, Colorado.

Family Session Under The Willow Trees

I love this family!  Probably because I'm related to them but also because I love when we do a summer family session together.  When I think about them I think of summer and Hawaii so summer sessions are perfect.  This session also had a focus on the littlest one being 6 months old!  She is so stinking cute and that one little tooth peeking is adorable.  We used this great little spot with gorgeous willow trees for their session in Fort Collins, I love the background and atmosphere the willows supply. Thanks for dropping by today! Interested in a...

Sunset over the Rocky Mountains in Colorado Springs by photographer Brenda Landrum.

Weekend in Colorado Springs

Our family sort of loves going down to Colorado Springs when we get the opportunity to get away.  There are so many fun things to do there and the scenery is just breathtaking.  Last weekend before the 4th my husband was able to get an extra day off so we took off for the Springs and found a couple of things we have never done. This trip we stayed at the new Great Wolf Lodge.  The hotel is really nice and the theme is fun.  There are a lot of different things to do at the hotel in addition to the...

90th Birthday event celebration at The Tangled Tumbleweed in Scottsbluff, Nebraska documented by Family Photographer Brenda Landrum.

90th Birthday Celebration

Last weekend I had the absolute honor of photographing Shirley's 90th Birthday Celebration!  It was held at The Tangled Tumbleweed in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.  That place is so darn adorable!  They have some really fun home decor and gift items in their little shop area and then the restaurant side is really cool with rustic decor, 2 huge movable glass doors that open up to the outside and a patio.  Shirley's family and friends came to wish her a big happy birthday and everyone was so kind while I photographed them having a fun evening with her.  It was awesome to...

Mother and Daughter family session at Lake Minatare in Minatare, Nebraska photographed by Family Photographer Brenda Landrum.

Mother & Daughter Session at the Lake

I love these two!  I have had some amazing photoshoots with Mom and have seen her life change many times but the most special change is this little spunky girl.  She has the most amazing imagination and creativity!  As we went about our session I was amazed by how her imagination came to life.  We had their session at Lake Minatare in Minatare, Nebraska.  I hadn't been up there for years.  The water was so high (surprisingly) that there wasn't any beach to play on so instead we went to the old Lighthouse which ended up being perfect.  It was...

Family session of four cousin's in a garden by the Gering Golf Course in Gering Nebraska photographed by Family Photographer Brenda Landrum.

Little Cousin’s in the Garden

They are just precious aren't they!  I was asked to photograph these four little cuties last weekend while family was gathering for a fun event.  They asked me to come to a family member's beautiful home that is right beside the Gering Golf Course in Gering, Nebraska.  The yard was to die for!  I had to show my mom (who loves to garden) photos because it is stunning.  I had a fun time wrangling these four for photos and I have to give a big shout out to Charity who was a big help in getting them all together. ...

Monthly floral bouquet project where the bouquet is taken apart and laid flat by Fine Art Photographer Brenda Landrum of Fort Collins, Colorado.

June Deconstruction Image

I really loved this months bouquet colors!  The pink, purple, and splash of yellow & orange just really made me happy.  I actually took a lot of images of this bouquet, from the entire bouquet to single stems and then deconstructing it.  I will be sharing them in the near future.  This image plus April and May's image have been added to the Print Studio where they can be made into prints for home decor and gifts....

Family Portrait Session taken by a lake and with a canoe by Family Photographer Brenda Landrum of Fort Collins, Colorado.

Family Session at the Lake

This gorgeous family lives in an area where they pretty much have private access to this lovely lake.  They hop in their truck and in maybe 8 minutes they're at this lake where they love to fish, ride in their canoe, and just be together.  As we were talking about what they would like to do for their session I suggested doing it at the lake because I know their family loves spending time there.  Bringing the canoe along was an added bonus and something unique.  Plus we lucked out with gorgeous weather and sunset to add to their images! ...

A Tetraptych display of the Colorado Rocky Mountain National Park by landscape photographer Brenda Landrum of Fort Collins, Colorado.

Tetraptych

Tetraptych - A group of 4 paintings or pieces of art placed together or next to each other and displayed as one. Thinking outside the box and doing what is not 'normal' can turn something into a more interesting piece.  That is precisely what I did with this image above.  It's a beautiful image on it's own of an open valley in the Rocky Mountain National Park just outside of Estes Park.  I love the little pops of yellow and orange from the trees turning colors against the dark green pines.  I wanted to do something different so I decided to create a...

Inside an abandoned factory in Bayard, Nebraska photographed by Brenda Landrum.

Give Dad Art This Father’s Day

Not sure what to get Dad or Grandpa this Father's Day?  Why not give the gift of art!  Give something he can enjoy in his office at home or at work, in his man cave, or while he's lounging in his recliner watching tv.  It could be a landscape that makes him think about his favorite fishing spot or his favorite mountain trail he likes to hike.  Or something that is calming and relaxing to view.  There are so many different options that I am sure you can find one that is perfect for Dad! Browse the entire Print Studio Collection...

Blue eyed baby girl with knit hat and pink floret photographed by Brenda Landrum Photographer of Fort Collins, Colorado.

How I Help Reduce Stress at Portrait Sessions

Portrait sessions can be really stressful.  There's all the planning of date, time, and location upfront.  Then figuring out outfits for everyone in the colors that you want.  Then you get to the session and the kids aren't behaving how you talked about in the car on your drive there.  You have to stand in front of the camera and smile like all the chaos isn't happening.  It feels like everything is falling apart and you are not going to get one good photo of everyone together. I understand the stresses involved so I keep the process simple so that it isn't...

Goodbye May, images by Brenda Landrum

Goodbye May

I just love how the Instagram feed is looking right now.  Full of summer views with gardening, flowers, summer sessions, and yes a little mountain photo too.  May was a crazy busy month.  I haven't even been able to get my garden planted yet!  We are very glad that school is now done and we can take a break from heavy homework loads.  We are so glad summer is here!  Time to do a different routine, have more lazy days, and do some fun things. See ya later May!...

The Heirloom Market's Spring Vintage Market in Bridgeport Nebraska

The Spring Market by The Heirloom Market

Last weekend was the Spring Market in Bridgeport Nebraska with The Heirloom Market girls!  I really didn't think that I was going to get there with the amount of heavy snow that fell between Colorado and Nebraska but I managed to get there and I'm so glad that I did.  Even though the weather wasn't exactly what you would think it would be the end of May (cold and wet) it was still a ton of fun and from my point of view it looked like everyone that came was having a good time, too.  There were fire pits to...

May's floral bouquet deconstructed and laid flat, still life photography by Fort Collins Colorado Photographer Brenda Landrum.

May Deconstruction Image

May's bouquet was really beautiful with fun spring stems in greens, purple, and a touch of orange.  I think my favorite stem they used was the cabbage like one.  There were a couple tulips also but I unfortunately didn't get to photographing this until they were already done.  I'm having a ton of fun with this little project!  I'm still not sure of the name of it but I'll keep pondering ideas....

Northern Colorado and Western Nebraska Summer Portrait Sessions with Portrait Photographer Brenda Landrum.

June Sessions

Today I wanted to release the available dates for sessions in June.  Please note, these are the only dates that I have open in June.  I know that it is very slim pickings.  If you are wanting to do a summer session but these dates do not work out for you I will be releasing July dates the middle of June.  To know first be sure to sign up to receive the newsletter as they know a week before I post on the blog. Ok!  These are the dates that I have available for Sessions in Fort Collins and I'm making...

Set of 5 fine art notecards for wedding gifts made by Still Life Photographer Brenda Landrum of Fort Collins Colorado.

Fine Art Note Cards

In the spring I had a really fun project to put together!  I was asked to create a set of notecards as gifts to the family and friends of a wedding couple.  The client chose 5 different images for each card set and we made 20 total sets.  I printed every image in house and put the cards together myself.  It took a bit of time for this process and I'm so thankful they gave me plenty of time to deliver everything.  They turned out so nice and I hope the recipients love them!  Here is what my client had...

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