I first met the A family through the recommendation of a former client. They were due with twins and were interested in getting some newborn photos. I love it when someone recommends me as a Denver family photographer because it makes me feel like I know them already!

We met at my studio in north Denver and we were immediately comfortable with each other and I loved how laid back they were. They sat down on the couch during the sessions and even had a beer. It certainly made my job a lot easier and I was able to concentrate on the babies 🙂 To see some of their newborn session, click here.

The A family called me again when their little guys turned 1 and I was thrilled. I love watching kids grown up before my very eyes and it makes me appreciate my job even more–I truly feel like I’m capturing moments in people’s lives. We decided to meet at Bluff Lake Nature Center, one of my favorite places to shoot. We met in the early morning, which is a departure from my usual Golden Hour sessions and I found that the light was just as beautiful.

Mom and Dad are such great parents! They were patient and kind and I didn’t hear them yelling out “SMILE!” even once…They trusted me to run the session and they just sat back and had a good time with their two little boys. The twins had an equally good time and smiles were frequent 🙂 I just know these little guys are going to be such good buddies. I felt lucky to get a good mixture of posed and casual, spontaneous moments, which is what every family photographer hopes to capture. Take a look at how cute this family is. I wish them a lifetime of happiness!




My name is Melissa Downham and I am a Denver family photographer. My studio, Z. Noelle Photography is located in Denver, Colorado. In addition to family photography, I specialize in newborns, children and head shots.