TESSA J. | Colorado Lifestyle & Wedding Photographer

Cozy In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Session

Babies, Families, Kids, NewbornsTessa HarveyComment

I had the amazing privilege of documenting little Arlo Wild's entrance into the world.  You can see that blog post here. It was truly an amazing experience as I have such a big heart for babies and them coming earth-side. It's truly a gift and a remarkable moment in time. After talking with Jordan about coming over for newborn photos we decided to wait and not do them in the traditional 5-10 days after birth. Since I don't do "posed" newborn photos it's not necessary for them to be passed out the entire session ;) Knowing Jordan and her husband are very active now that they have 3 littles. Doing a more lifestyle newborn session was more them anyway. SO little Arlo is about 6 weeks in these images. 

I do hope you enjoy and these photos give you all the feels as they have me! Enjoy some favorites from this session!

The Myers Family

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I met Lydia when she reached out to photograph her family. She a fellow photographer in Colorado Springs make sure to check out her work! I just loved getting to know her sweet family. Took us awhile to figure out the perfect location for their portraits. We ended up going to Ute Park where they have spent a lot of time on the trails and it was a special place in their hearts. I was gah gah over the view as I'm always still shocked mountains are my families backdrops! So fun! Hope you enjoy some of my favorites!


The Birth of Arlo Wild

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ARLO WILD Born at home on February 15th 2016 at 10:32am

7 pounds 5 ounces 20.5 inches long


I was so excited when Jordan contacted me to photograph her home birth. I felt an instant connection as soon as we met and was so excited to get to help tell their story. Birth is such a personal experience and Jordan desired to have a more peaceful birth to contract her twins delivery at the hospital. 

Jordan went into labor early in the morning on Monday, February 15th. She contacted me just before 9am to let me know she was starting to have more consistent contractions that caught her attention. I then made my plans to get over to her house soon as the midwife was already on her way.

I arrived just before 10am. Jordan had plans to have a water birth but little man was already on his way and there was no time to fill the pool. 

Little Arlo Wild made his appearance at 10:32am! Jordan labored with grace and strength and I was so honored to get to witness this beloved morning!

Raphael & Kenia

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I met Raphael over a year ago when my husband, Derek told me that he met a friend at his bible college. Raphael is from Switzerland and is here for bible college. He'll graduate and move home in May, where this little beauty is waiting for him. I was so honored to have been asked to photograph them while she was here in Colorado visiting over the holidays. They make a great pair and Kenia has such a pure heart and is gorgeous! I can see why Raphael is ready to go home. 

So excited for these two and their future. It is a bright one indeed! 



Best of 2015

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2015 was full of many amazing moments and I wanted to share some of them with you today to celebrate and reflect on what a great year it was. Even though I've had to slowly build up my business here in Colorado I have had such a great response and cannot wait to see what 2016 holds for my business. I'm so grateful that I get to do what I do! Later this month I'm hoping to announce some new direction with my business.

Enjoy some of my favorites from last year! 

The Kutter Family

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I just love love love this family! I was so thrilled when Jamie booked me while I was back in Texas in October. We traveled to Magnolia to go to this adorable Tree Farm. Jamie is a fellow photographer and she happend to contact me back in 2013 to photograph their growing family in Galveston, TX. You can see that session HERE. It truly was a joy getting to photograph this family again! Thank you Jamie & Ryan!