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Family Hike | Ward, Colorado

So we’re not your typical adventurous family.

We usually stay at home, Netflix and chill or go out to walk around probably too much window shopping. Well I’m here to tell you we are changing and I’m SO excited for it! We went to Nederland, CO for the weekend in September to be close to my Client’s elopement location that sunday and I was ecstatic. Got a hiking backpack (which didn’t arrive on time), bought snacks, got hiking shoes all the works so we were ready to go!

The day came and we went up to Denver to meet up with my husband to pick him up from work. And then we headed out to Nederland, I couldn’t remember if I had been there before and it looked so familiar. Then remembered we had driven through there a few times before when my dad took us all fishing. The views on the way up there is amazing!

And it just got even better and better once we went to Long Lake the following day to scope out the wedding location. The main parking lot was full so we ended up hiking a little more than we anticipated. Which was okay since we bought a map in town before we went up! And who knew we would need to read a map to get around. Thankfully my husband with his Military experience knew how to maneuver all of that. Now with that we parked over by the Brainard Lake Rec. area. and made it to Long lake and hiked around the whole lake, about 6 miles give or take.

And our soon to be 5 year old made that whole hike too! We saw a woodpecker for the first time and enjoyed the fresh mountain air & minimal to none on technology. My husband talked to me about how he doesn’t want us at home all the time and I completely agree. Here’s to future adventures!

 

Brainard Lake.

Long Lake.

Had to make sure her Bunny didn’t get scratched from all the bushes we walked through. haha. 🙂

 

This is one family adventure for the books! For getting to know me & my family more feel free to follow my personal Instagram. @shaylavelazquez

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My Colorado Kid

Today was such a beautiful day out! The sun was shining, and even with the occasional wind blows here in Colorado I can’t complain. So I decided to go outside take my daughter to the park and enjoy the weather before, well if you’ve lived in Colorado you know the weather can drastically change at any given moment!

My plan was to practice on using a Prism to take photos of my baby girl while we were out but it turned into just enjoying seeing my toddler be able to do the bigger kid climbs on the playground. Which I know your supposed to slide down the slide but she’s been wanting so badly to climb up it instead and she did it today!!!! YAY!!

Little did I know that was going to happen I was so happy for her, got to see her smiles from ear to ear & capturing it on camera was just a bonus!

With this being said it’s sometimes such a great time to take your big camera out (not all the time, I only do this occasionally) to take photos of my own family outings, or visits to the zoo and try new things like using a prism which was a fun and still a learning experience for me! 🙂

I haven’t blogged too much lately and thought what a good way to share what I do outside of just photographing my clients and their families and for you all to get to see a glimpse into my world unless you follow me on Instagram then you already know I love sharing my little one’s accomplishments.

Shayla Velazquez Photography | Colorado Photographer

Shayla Velazquez Photography | Colorado Photographer

Shayla Velazquez Photography | Colorado Photographer

Shayla Velazquez Photography | Colorado Photographer

Shayla Velazquez Photography | Colorado Photographer

Shayla Velazquez Photography | Colorado Photographer

As perfect as I’d love to have my images, as a parent myself i know that is not the most important. When I look back at this image below that I will admire even the littlest things down to her little runny nose this windy, sunny beautiful day! Why? Because that’s my kiddo & I love her to pieces!

Photos of my kid to me are so much better when I try so hard to not plan much and let her personality shine on its own!

Shayla Velazquez Photography | Colorado Photographer

Shayla Velazquez Photography | Colorado Photographer

Shayla Velazquez Photography | Colorado Photographer

Shayla Velazquez Photography | Colorado Photographer

Adelina, my baby, Even got to climb up this twirly thing and do you see this image below!

PROUD, HAPPY, EXCITED…

AND SO MUCH MORE! 🙂

Shayla Velazquez Photography | Colorado Photographer

Shayla Velazquez Photography | Colorado Photographer

Shayla Velazquez Photography | Colorado Photographer

Shayla Velazquez Photography | Colorado Photographer

Shayla Velazquez Photography | Colorado Photographer

Shayla Velazquez Photography | Colorado Photographer

Park Adventures 2.18.16-20

So go out and take photos of what you love, doesn’t have to be hours long, what we did today at the park was about 30 minutes or less to be honest since we just played and saw her achieve some of those big kid climbs she couldn’t do before!

What’s your favorite activity to do with your family?

Doesn’t have to be outdoors, can be a a family fun tradition, family night, board games, ice cream outings or coffee outings with your family. 🙂

Hope you all have a great weekend!

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Print Your Moment

A lot of things these days are more digital, such as photos, CD’s, USB’s everything you capture on your phone & your camera is all put on your computer in storage. Am I right?

Don’t worry this has been a struggle of mine I am intending and am in the constant progress of breaking. 🙂 And I’m certain you can get into the habit of printing your photos too!

I love how easily accessible my digital images are from a click of a button. But my ultimate concern for my clients and myself from not printing their images is that tomorrow or at any second your computer, tablet, phone will malfunction/break! I don’t know about you but that’s nerve wrecking to me because everything I document is through my images of my little family that’s so rapidly growing!

Now did you know that when I deliver your gallery not only are you able to download those digitals straight to your computer but you can also purchase prints through the professional lab I order from as well?! 😀 Awesome right! If you are just now finding out about this awesome feature, here is what to look for in your gallery to get you started on printing! 🙂

First after entering your gallery you’ll select an image like below. In the top you’ll see you’ll be able to share your photos for family to view your session & order prints if they’d like too, view it as a slideshow to look through, mark your favorites & buy your photo. In this case you’ll click buy photo for the image you are wanting to print.

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After you have clicked on buy photo another window will pop up. When you select want you are wanting to order (Prints, Canvas, Mounted Prints & Metal Prints). In this case I selected the 8 wallets on the left side the product description will tell you about the paper the professional lab uses and the quality is gorgeous to show off those memories! 🙂 You will be able to select the quantity & all the price are listed as well!

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After you have reached the $25 order minimum you can see under the product name (8 Up Wallet) it says “Edit Crop”.

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 Now what this means is that you’ll be able to move and adjust your image to fit the crop needed for the photo size you have selected. If you would like me to adjust it for you let me know and I’ll be happy to help adjust this for you after you place your order. I review all orders to ensure there are no mistakes or chopped off people in your image.

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Once you have selected how you would like the crop to be click “Save”. It will take you back to your shopping cart and you can continue to “Check Out” You will fill in your information and payment & your order will be on its way to your doorstep! 🙂 It’s that simple! Now instead of just keeping digitals you’ll have beautiful photos to brighten up that empty wall space, coffee table or nightstand.

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Now for iPhone, Android, tablet photos you are wanting to get printed but don’t necessarily want a bunch of 4×6 prints. We’ll I placed an order with Chatbooks to get my summer images printed & I can’t wait to share with you all the outcome! 🙂

Until next time! We’ll chat soon, Happy Printing! <3

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