C and I went hiking on our Thankful Thursday right after music class last week. I had been telling him that we were going to take photos. He has this little plastic one-time-use style camera in the toybox at his Agi's house and is always chasing us around beckoning "Say Cheese!" I loved photography class in college and had a great teacher, Baldwin Lee. This was real 35mm film photography, developing my own photos in a darkroom, I remember a high grain Illford film being a favorite. I loaded up the old Pentax K1000 with some film that I found, who knows if it is any good {or really where to even get it developed?} We set out and I taught him how to advance the film after each shot. He struggled a little with the weight of this metal beast, but was thrilled with the sound of the shutter. I am thinking of getting him one of these Diana Minis for his birthday. Digital cameras are great, I love the technology, but there is still something special about a limited number of frames and waiting to see the image.

Now for the professional side of photography, my dear friend Julie Afflerbaugh, who has taken photos of C since he was just sitting up, is launching seasonal mini-sessions starting this weekend, email her and get professional shots of your little one at a great price. Check it out:

Julia Afflerbaugh Photography is excited to introduce a Limited Edition shoot for every season. This 15 minute mini session is a great chance to creatively document your kiddos for an entire year!  Keep your eye out for new dates announced each season held at my favorite outdoor locations around Boulder.  Each session will have a fun theme and we will help you make choices about clothing and accessories to get the cutest results.

Cost $75 for two kids, Additional family members $25/each

Upcoming Session: Cozy in Color {Dress the little ones in colorful hats and scarfs for some outdoor play.}

Betasso Preserve, Boulder, Saturday, March 13

Drop Julie a note to hold your spot.