Thrive Music Studio Early Childhood Music Classes in Fort Collins Colorado

Thrive Music Studio

Last Friday I was asked to join a really fun early childhood music class near downtown Fort Collins, Colorado called Thrive Music Studio.  I first met Tamara Rowland last year when our girls were both in band together at school.  She asked me this fall if I would be interested in photographing her new music class and I of course said yes!  So Friday I joined the class to photograph everything that went on and...

The Heirloom Market annual Fall Market of Vintage, Repurposed, Industrial handmade finds in Bridgeport, Nebraska

2017 Fall Market by The Heirloom Market

One year ago The Heirloom Market put together an amazing first Barn Sale outside of Bridgeport Nebraska.  Now a year later and this being their 3rd Market, I can honestly say that each one keeps getting better and better.  They had more vendors then ever and some amazing food plus 2 wonderfully talented musicians!  There was so much to look at at all the vendors booths.  My daughter even had a wonderful time shopping around...

A look behind the scenes of a before and after senior session image edit with photographer Brenda Landrum of Fort Collins, Colorado.

Behind the Scenes: Before & After

Thought it would be fun to share a before and after today of an image from Abbey's senior session!  I like seeing what photographers do behind the scenes so thought maybe some of you might be interested in seeing an image as it comes out of my camera beside the final image I share online and with my client. The image above was taken on a Canon 5D Mark III with the 50mm 1.4 lens.  The...

A fun fall commercial marketing photoshoot with The Heirloom Market on ranch near Bridgeport, Nebraska photographed by Brenda Landrum of Fort Collins Colorado.

Fall Photoshoot with The Heirloom Market

Working with the lovely ladies of The Heirloom Market has been an absolutely joy.  I love creating with them in many different ways from photoshoots to graphic design.  They inspire me! Last weekend we got together to do a Fall Photoshoot.  The weather wasn't exactly great, rain and cold, but it definitely gave the fall vibe in the photos.  I always love to watch how they do their styling and what fun things they find.  Like...

Fort Collins Senior Session along the Powder River photographed by Brenda Landrum Photographer.

Abbey’s Senior Session

  I'm so excited to show you Abbey's senior session images today!  It has been a really long time since I have done a senior session and I could not have had a more lovely subject to step my foot back in.  Abbey is a quiet easy going young lady and was up for all of my ideas.  She did such a great job and I just love the images we captured together.  I especially love...

September's installment of the Deconstruction Project which is taking a floral bouquet and arranging it as a flat lay, photographed by Still Life Photographer Brenda Landrum of Fort Collins Colorado.

September Floral Deconstruction

It's time for September's edition of the Deconstruction Project.  Now I have to admit, when I picked up this month's arrangement I was expecting something that looked fall, like sunflowers, but I received something that was still summery.  At first I was a little bit disappointed but as I have been enjoying it I have appreciated that bit of summery feel.  What I loved most about this one is the pink tipped roses and the...

Summer color flower arrangement photographed on black background by still life photographer Brenda Landrum in Fort Collins Colorado.

August Floral Arrangement

Last month's floral arrangement was my favorite that I have received so far.  The colors, flowers used, placement and the vase was perfect in my opinion.  I was inspired to photograph it over and over again, playing with different setups.  It was actually really hard for me to pull it apart to do my deconstruction project and I probably waited too long but man it was just so beautiful. I don't think my husband fully knew...

Fort Collins Colorado Portrait Session of two sisters under a willow tree and with wild flowers photographed by Brenda Landrum

Silly Sisters Portrait Session

Oh these girls!!  I look forward to seeing them every year to hear about what things they are into and doing.  I also love the beautiful clothes mom seems to find for them.  Their personalities are very different, one loves to tell me all sorts of things and the other I have to ask a lot of questions.  They love to be silly, dance, whisper, give me bunny ears to make the other laugh, and...

The Bouquet Deconstruction Project, taking apart a beautiful floral bouquet and laying out each stem side by side, photographed by Fine Art Photographer Brenda Landrum of Fort Collins, Colorado.

August Bouquet Deconstruction

The bouquet for August was just stunning!  It was definitely my favorite yet.  If you are new to this little project of mine I thought that I might explain how this all started.  In the Spring my husband gifted me a monthly subscription to receive a floral arrangement each month.  He knows that I love flowers and that I also love photographing them so gifting me flowers each month is something he knew that I'd...

Rented the Fuji X-T2 from Borrowlenses.com and what I thought about it.

Rented the Fuji X-T2

I recently rented the Fuji X-T2 from Borrowlenses for a week and took it to Nebraska with me to play. I have had the X-T1 for a few years and although I loved the small size, retro look, and somewhat ease of use what I didn't like was the really slow focus and file quality. Please note that I have been comparing the X-T1 to my Canon 5D Mark III which has very quick focus...

Custom made potting bench by Farm Haus Designs in Alliance Nebraska, photographed by Brenda Landrum of Fort Collins Colorado.

My New Favorite Spot

In June I made a post on Instagram about how I had been thinking that a fun little potting bench would be so cute sitting out on my porch.  I didn't know if I could find something that would fit the small space though but liked the idea.  Then I got a comment from Stephany who owns Farm Haus Designs.  I spoke with her a little bit at The Heirloom Market's Spring Market in May...

Books book and more books photographed by Fort Collins Colorado Photographer Brenda Landrum.

Books

I'm a big proponent for acting on something that inspires creativity.  It may come out amazing or it may not and instead be good practice.  I was inspired to create a book image back in May.  I had to play around with it for awhile to get the books laid out in a way that looked nice and also played with adding a flower.  The first 3 images below are me playing, moving things around,...

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...

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...

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...