Month: April, 2013

Mother’s Day Mini Session ~ Denver, Colorado Family and Child Photographer

· April 27, 2013 · 2:58 pm · Families, , ,

mommy and me postcard back 5x7_2013

Baby Elle ~ Denver, Colorado Newborn Photographer

· April 23, 2013 · 9:33 pm · Baby, Children, Newborn, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Lifestyle newborn portrait session natural light Denver, Colorado Newborn Photography - The Vintage Cupcake Photography

Natural light newborn session lifestyle Denver, Colorado Newborn Photography - The Vintage Cupcake Photography

Newborn baby girl in daddys hands lifestyle session Denver, Colorado Newborn Photography - The Vintage Cupcake Photography

Mommy kissing baby lifestyle newborn portrait session Denver, Colorado Newborn Photography - The Vintage Cupcake Photography

Newborn photo session Denver, Colorado Newborn Photography - The Vintage Cupcake Photography

Newborn photo session natural light Denver, Colorado Newborn Photography - The Vintage Cupcake Photography

 

xoxo

angela

 

Things to do this Summer ~ Denver, Colorado Child and Family Photographer

· April 20, 2013 · 1:00 am · Uncategorized

FREE FESTIVALS & EVENTS

 

Downtown Denver Arts Festival

May 24-27
http://www.downtowndenverartsfestival.com/
Throughout Memorial Day Weekend at the Denver Pavilions mix and mingle with 150,000 art lovers at this free fest, featuring more than 125 of Colorado’s best artists.

First Friday Art Walks

June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7
http://www.artdistrictonsantafe.com/
Discover Denver’s thriving creative community during a First Friday celebration, held every first Friday of the month, during which galleries in Denver’s art districts stay open late for a festive, street party-like event.

 

Denver Chalk Art Festival

June 1-2
http://www.larimerarts.org/
Larimer Square’s Italian street-painting festival is a two-day pavement painting in Downtown Denver. More than 200 artists come down to turn the streets of the Mile High City’s oldest street into a virtual museum of chalk art.

 

Capitol Hill People’s Fair

June 1-2
http://www.peoplesfair.com/
The largest of Denver’s summer festivals, this fun and funky event in Civic Center Park features live music, one-of-a-kind arts and crafts, and a food bazaar with Colorado cuisine.

 

Denver PrideFest

June 15-17
http://www.denverpridefest.org/
One of the ten biggest PrideFests in the U.S., this free weekend event in Civic Center Park features a parade, live music, food, and dance, all celebrating the local gay and lesbian community.

 

Cherry Blossom Festival

June 22-23
http://www.tsdbt.org/cherryblossom
A celebration of Japanese-American culture, food, music and dance, Downtown Denver’s Cherry Blossom Festival offers a taste of the Far East in the Mile High City.

 

Cherry Creek Arts Festival

July 5-7
http://www.cherryarts.org/
Over Fourth of July Weekend, 350,000 visitors enjoy the visual, culinary and performing arts and interactive activities for the whole family. Meet and talk with international visual artists, sample fine cuisine, and enjoy live musical performances and artist demonstrations.

Farmers’ Markets

www.denver.org/what-to-do/museum-art/denver-farmers-markets
The many farmers’ markets spread throughout the Mile High City aren’t just about locally grown farm-fresh produce, delicious baked goods and good-to-the-last bite prepared foods – though you’ll find more than enough of those things. Each Denver Farmers’ Market is a festive, weekly street fair, with live entertainment, family friendly activities and a vibrant crowd of locals.

 

Colorado Black Arts Festival

July 12-14
http://www.colbaf.org
Boasting three stages filled with jazz, rhythm and blues, gospel, reggae, and hip hop, this free festival in Denver City Park celebrates African American heritage with a parade, special exhibits, a marketplace, children’s arts programming, and socio-civic organizations.

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival

July 27-28
http://www.cdbf.org/
Set sail for summer fun at Sloan’s Lake Park, where vibrantly decorated dragon boats race in an exciting pan-Asian sport. This weekend-long event also features music, cultural exhibits, and delicious Asian cuisine.

 

Golden Fine Arts Festival

August 17-18
http://www.goldenfineartsfestival.org/
Browse a variety of beautiful art at Colorado’s most accessible arts festival, the 20th annual Golden Fine Arts Festival. The juried festival is an open-air art gallery in a gorgeous foothills setting adjacent to the Clear Creek.

 

A Taste of Colorado

Aug. 30 – Sept. 2
http://www.atasteofcolorado.com/
Held every year over Labor Day Weekend in Civic Center Park, A Taste of Colorado puts the spotlight on the diversity of Colorado cuisine. Delight your taste buds with creations from the state’s favorite restaurant and food establishments.

Outdoor Movies in the Parks

All Summer
http://www.denver.org/what-to-do/museum-art/denver-outdoor-summer-movies
Spread out a blanket in one of Denver’s gorgeous parks for a FREE, family friendly movie at dusk. Click the link above for dates, movies and locations.

 

FREE CONCERTS

Five Points Jazz Festival

May 18
www.denvergov.org/5pointsjazz
Denver’s historic Five Points neighborhood celebrates its rich African American heritage with a day filled with jazz music of all stripes, from bebop to swing, performed by Denver’s best musicians. Grab some BBQ or soul food and enjoy the free tunes.

 

Denver Day of Rock

May 25
http://www.denverdayofrock.com/
For the fifth year in a row, the 16th Street pedestrian mall will be transformed into a massive block party with twenty-five free rock concerts throughout the day, performing on five stages, for the annual Denver Day of Rock. Great national headliners are scheduled, as well as some of the Mile High City’s most talented performers .

 

City Park Jazz

http://www.cityparkjazz.org/
Every Sunday night in June and July, the City Park Bandstand and Pavilion turns into a swinging, open-air jazz club as music lovers of all ages congregate for the free City Park Jazz.

 

Skyline Park Lunchtime Concerts

Fridays, July – Aug.
http://www.downtowndenver.com/Life/WhattoDo/SkylinePark/tabid/110/Default.aspx

As you check out the shopping and dining options on the 16th Street Mall, you may hear the sound of live music emanating from Skyline Park. You’ve stumbled upon a free lunch-hour concert series held every Friday, July through August. The concerts begin at 12 p.m. The Skyline Park Free Summer Concerts are sponsored by Southwest Airlines and feature some of Denver’s finest musicians. So, bring a blanket and your lunch and take a seat!

Confluence Concerts

http://www.greenwayfoundation.org/
Nothing beats a cool summer evening kicking back in Confluence Park with some great free live music as the soundtrack. Every Thursday in July at 6:30 p.m., some of the Mile High City’s best musicians set up shop along the banks of the river and jam the night away.

 

Civic Center Park’s Independence Eve

http://www.civiccenterconservancy.org
The fourth annual Independence Eve Celebration will feature a free patriotic concert by The Colorado Symphony, an innovative light show on the Denver City and County Building and a stunning fireworks finale.

 

FREE ATTRACTIONS AND TOURS

 

US Mint Tour

http://www.usmint.gov/mint_tours/index.cfm?action=StartReservation
Learn how to make money! The Mint produces 50 million coins a day, each one stamped with a little “D” for Denver. Free tours show every step in the process of turning a dull, blank, metal slug into shiny pocket change.

 

Garden of the Gods

http://www.gardenofthegods.com/
Located 60 miles from Denver, the awe-inspiring Garden of the Gods features gigantic 500-foot high red sandstone rock monuments at the base of Pikes Peak.

 

Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) Free Days

www.scfd.org/?page=home&sub=4
Colorado residents can enjoy the following cultural attractions for free on select days throughout the summer: The Denver Art Museum (June 1, July 6, August 5, September 7-8, – free to all, not just Colorado residents); Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street (July 9, August 27); Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield (June 7, August 2); Denver Museum of Nature & Science (June 17, July 2, August 4, September 1, September 8); Clyfford Still Museum (June 7, August 8); Denver Firefighters Museum (August 3, September 7).

Denver SkatePark

http://www.denverskatepark.com/
This expansive area – one of the most renowned skate parks in the country – is filled with bowls for all levels of skating skill. Admission is free. Helmets are required.

 

National Center for Atmospheric Research

http://www.ncar.ucar.edu/
Learn about global warming, the 21st century’s hottest topic, at this fascinating free museum. See a hailstone the size of a softball, watch as a miniature tornado is whipped up in front of your eyes, and get an up close look at how lightning is created.

 

Red Rocks Hall of Fame & Trails

http://www.redrocksonline.com/
Carved from towering red rock monuments, this 9,000-seat arena is one of the world’s most renowned concert venues. When there’s no concert, the free Visitor Center has a museum and Performers of Fame, while the surrounding park has hiking trails that weave in, around and over the colorful red rocks.

Colorado State Capitol Tour

http://www.colorado.gov/capitoltour
Tour Colorado’s magnificent gold-domed Capitol Building. Stand at exactly a mile high on the steps, see Allen True’s beautiful murals, listen in on the Colorado General Assembly, and check out the gorgeous Rose Onyx wainscoting. Free tours are available Mondays through Fridays. Note: The Capitol Dome will be undergoing major structural renovations for 2-3 years and not offering tours during that time-frame.

 

Denver Story Trek

http://www.denverstorytrek.org/
Ever wonder about the stories of the places you pass? On Denver Story Trek you’ll explore the stories behind Denver’s historic landscapes and landmarks on an interactive, self-guided tour of the city. It’s simple to use and free!

 

Littleton Historical Museum

www.littletongov.org/museum
Travel back in time at this free museum and get a glimpse into Colorado’s pioneer past. Located on 39 acres, the museum consists of two living history farms (one from the 1860s and one from the 1890s), with a working farm, a blacksmith shop and more than 40,000 historically Colorado artifacts.

 

Tattered Cover Bookstore

http://www.tatteredcover.com/
The Tattered Cover is one of the nation’s largest and most well-known independent bookstores and often hosts free signings by some of the literary world’s most famous authors. They also offer free wi-fi if you want to surf the net while you’re there. There are three locations: Lower Downtown, East Colfax, and Highlands Ranch.

 

Coors Brewery Tour

www.millercoors.com/who-we-are/locations.aspx
“Taste the Rockies!” The world’s largest brewing site still uses the same Rocky Mountain spring water that Adolph Coors discovered in 1873. Free tours show every step in the brewing process, and end with free samples for those over 21.

 

Celestial Seasonings Tour

http://www.celestialseasonings.com/
See how the largest specialty tea manufacturer in North America blends, packages and ships its teas, then enjoy free samples of every variety they make, and discover a gallery of original artwork from their famous tea boxes.

 

Great Divide Brewery Tour

http://www.greatdivide.com/
Get a behind-the-scenes look at Denver’s craft beer world on a free tour at the Great Divide Brewery in Downtown Denver. Tours take place at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Monday – Friday and each hour starting at 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

 

Dinosaur Ridge

http://www.dinoridge.org/
See some dinos – or what’s left of them anyway. Dinosaur Ridge features famous Jurassic dinosaur bones, such as Stegosaurus and Apatosaurus, discovered in 1877, and Cretaceous dinosaur footprints. A guidebook is available for use on self-guided tours.

 

Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Museum

http://www.coloradosports.org/
Housed in INVESCO Stadium (home of the Denver Broncos), this free museum honors the legacies of the Mile High City’s greatest sports heroes, and features the Gallery of Legends, a “Great Moments in Colorado Sports” exhibit and a section celebrating the achievements of girls and women in Colorado Sports.

 

Rockmount Ranch Wear

http://www.rockmount.com/
Browse the racks and enjoy the free museum at Lower Downtown’s historic Rockmount Ranch Wear, the originator of the western snap-button shirt. The walls are adorned with photos of the many celebs who have worn Rockmount shirts, including Eric Clapton, Robert Redford and Elvis Presley.

 

REI Flagship

www.rei.com/stores/18
Located in the restored 1901 Denver Tramway building, the REI Denver Flagship store is a complete outdoor resource, a historic landmark and an award-winning architectural accomplishment. Don’t miss the interactive features, including mountain bike trails, a 45-foot climbing wall and more.

 

FREE DAYTRIPS

 

Lariat Loop Byway

http://www.lariatloop.org/
Retrace the motoring adventures of the early 1920s and experience the thrill of foothills exploration at the dawn of the Age of Motorcars on this 40-mile scenic circle in the foothills west of Denver. The Lariat Loop takes motorists to several popular attractions, including Buffalo Bill’s Grave & Museum, the Colorado Railroad Museum and the Mother Cabrini Shrine.

 

Denver Parks & Lakes

www.denver.org/what-to-do/sports-recreation/denver-parks-outdoors
Denver may not be anywhere near the ocean, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of places to kick back by a shimmering body of water. Confluence Park, located within walking distance of downtown, offers sandy shores for sunbathing and wading, a kayak practice route, and bike paths. Up in the Highlands neighborhood, explore Sloan’s Lake Park, an urban oasis with the enormous Sloan’s Lake taking center stage.

 

Estes Park

http://www.estesnet.com/
At the entrance to the legendary Rocky Mountain National, the historic resort village of Estes Park offers shopping and dining – as well as the hotel that inspired Stephen King’s The Shining!

 

Boulder

http://www.bouldercoloradousa.com/
A recent study pegged Boulder as the “happiest” city in America. You’ll find out why when you stroll past the shops, cafes and street performers on the Pearl Street Mall, or take a hike on the city’s 200 miles of trails.

 

Peak To Peak Scenic & Historic Byway

www.byways.org/explore/byways/2114
Less than an hour from Denver, this 55-mile-long route provides matchless views of the Continental Divide. From Black Hawk to Estes Park, the pleasantly winding road – the oldest scenic byway in Colorado – meanders through valleys and ridges, with shimmering aspens visible throughout the entire route.

 

El Dorado Canyon State Park

http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/EldoradoCanyon/Pages/EldoradoCanyonHome.aspx
A hidden gem just outside of Boulder, El Dorado Canyon offers hiking amidst towering sandstone cliffs, picnicking along scenic South Boulder Creek and rock climbing on Eldo’s sheer golden walls.

 

Denver Bike Trails

www.denver.org/what-to-do/sports-recreation/denver-bike-trails
Denver is home to a massive network of more than 850 miles of paved, off-road trails that crisscross throughout the seven county metro area, making it a two-wheeled paradise. Paved trails connect to hundreds of additional miles of dirt trails, offering mountain bike adventures.

 

Clear Creek History Park

http://www.clearcreekhistorypark.org/
See how Colorado’s early settlers worked and played in the late 1800s at this two-acre living history park. Try your hand at gold panning in the river where a half-billion dollars of it was found.

 

Mount Evans Scenic Byway & Echo Lake

http://www.mountevans.com/
The highest paved road in North America climbs 9,000 feet from Denver, passing through five life zones en route to the 14,264-foot high summit. This is one of Colorado’s 54 fourteeners (peaks that climb to 14,000 feet and above), and one of only two in the nation that you can drive up. Note: Driving the Scenic Byway is $10 per vehicle, but hiking to Echo Lake is free – as is all that magnificent fresh mountain air.

 

Georgetown

http://www.georgetown-colorado.org/
Nestled in a steep mountain valley, the “Silver Queen” is one of Colorado’s most elegant mining towns with 200 Victorian buildings. Ride the Georgetown Loop Railroad over a 100-foot high trestle to neighboring Silver Plume.

 

Golden

http://www.2hourvacation.com/
The authentically Western town of Golden was Colorado’s first capital city. Today, visitors encounter a mix of outdoor cafes, Western stores and museums with a quaint main street that in places still has covered walkways, false-front buildings and plankboard sidewalks. An award-winning kayak course runs through the center of the town.

The Highlands

www.denver.org/metro/neighborhoods/highlands
Explore one of Denver’s most happening ‘hoods. Sip a mojito while relaxing on a patio with a panoramic view of the city skyline. Go bargain hunting at one of Highland Square’s unique boutiques. Get a delicious treat at an artisan cheese shop or a bakery devoted to cupcakes.

 

South Park

http://www.southparkcolorado.org/
The mountain town that inspired the long-running animated TV series of the same name is actually a charming spot, offering plenty of adventures, just up U.S. 285 from Denver. Try hiking, biking, horseback riding, excellent fishing and hunting, and ATV/jeep trails. Tour historic sites and visit shops full of local crafts.

Baby “A” ~ Denver, Colorado Newborn Photographer

· April 18, 2013 · 5:00 am · Baby, Newborn, Uncategorized, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

baby girl newborn portrait session Denver, Colorado Newborn Photographer - The Vintage Cupcake Photography

Baby newborn wearing crown Denver, Colorado Newborn Photographer - The Vintage Cupcake Photography

Newborn baby girl session Denver, Colorado Newborn Photographer - The Vintage Cupcake Photography

 

xoxo

angela

Lil Miss “M” ~ Denver, Colorado Child Photographer

· April 17, 2013 · 7:17 pm · Children, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Baby girl 6 month portrait photo session in studio lighting Denver, Colorado Child Photographer - The Vintage Cupcake Photography

Happy baby girl six month photo session in studio lighting Denver, Colorado Child Photographer - The Vintage Cupcake Photography

6 month photo session in studio lighting Denver, Colorado Child Photographer - The Vintage Cupcake Photography

 

xoxo

angela

 

Mine on Wednesday ~ Denver, Colorado Child Photographer

· April 10, 2013 · 5:59 pm · Children, Personal, , , ,

Some days we get dressed, look cute and hang out at the house. Other days, we wear panties, look cute and hang out at the house. Either way we have fun, which is what matters most!

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xoxo

angela

Mine on Wednesday ~ Personal – Denver, Colorado Child Photographer

· April 3, 2013 · 11:55 pm · Personal

 

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a personal post, and usually I don’t write much in my posts as I know people come here for the pictures. I don’t blame you 🙂 That’s what I go to other photographer blogs for too!

I’m not one to talk about my personal life. Especially to clients, unless it’s good news or something funny. Sessions are suppose to fun and negative topics tend to put a damper on that. So here is why I have been MIA most of March.

So.

Here it is.

We got pregnant in January. We were so ecstatic. Elated to be honest! Excited to start our own little blended family together. For Haylee to be a big sister. To love and cherish a sweet angel created from us, blessed by God.

At the end of February, we excitedly entered the Dr.s office and waited to see our little angel on the sonogram. What we saw was something people always think “happens to everyone else” not them.

There was no heartbeat. No life in our baby that we were so excited to see.

Sadness set in and took all we had to not cry. But we did. We cried.

The Doctor softly told us what we already knew. Asked if we had any questions and gave us a brochure on miscarriages. There was nothing else she could do. I could see the hurt in her eyes from having to tell us.

From there we went home. Sad.

From there, other feelings crept in from hurt to disappointment to anger. Angry as to why this happened. to. us.

The next few days were a blur as I was coping with the loss and trying to plan my daughters birthday. Which I wanted to be full of happiness and laughter. I wanted to be happy. So did Luke. But it was hard. We scheduled the D&C a few days before her birthday to allow for me to heal.

I remember sitting in the waiting room in my gown, hooked up to my IV and thinking this is my life and for whatever reason God had chosen to take this baby away from me. From us. I couldn’t help but cry. I didn’t want to cry but I did. Because just being ok, didn’t help. And all I could do was blame myself for this. I felt like I did this. My body did this. why? Why? WHY?

I still don’t know why. Only God does and I am coming to terms with that.

What I do know is that I have found comfort through prayer, my husband, family and close friends. Once I finally opened up about my loss, I found that other women had suffered the same loss. Not just other women, but friends of mine and women that I am close with. Being able to talk about it and know that these thoughts of sorrow and hurt are all thoughts that they have dealt with.

I’m thankful for everyone that has been there for us through our journey. And as I heal, I find that I am thankful everyday for the little blessing that’s already in my life.

My hope in writing this post is that other’s find comfort in my journey. Knowing that they are not alone; and reaching out, opening up and talking about your loss is ok. Like me, you will find that other’s have been there and can offer up support and prayer for you. Know that God is there listening. And if you need someone to talk to, I am happy to be there too.

xoxo

Angela

P.S. I wouldn’t leave you without any pictures 🙂 Here are a few of Baby Bear (aka Haylee) on her trike. And yes, that is a red bump on her head that you see. Sweet thing tried to go down the steps on the trike. Learning lessons.

 

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Baby “N” ~ Denver, Colorado Newborn Photographer

· April 2, 2013 · 9:13 pm · Baby, Newborn, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Newborn baby girl posed and sleeping in bed studio lighting Denver, Colorado Newborn Photographer - The Vintage Cupcake Photography

Baby girl newborn posed in large basket sleeping studio lighting Denver, Colorado Newborn Photographer - The Vintage Cupcake Photography

Newborn gil studio lighting Denver, Colorado Newborn Photographer - The Vintage Cupcake Photography

Newborn girl posed studio lighting Denver, Colorado Newborn Photographer - The Vintage Cupcake Photography

 

xoxo

angela

~ Welcome ~

I'm Angela and I love what I do.

I play many different roles in my life, but boring is not one of them. I'm silly, quarky, completly honest and try to live life to it's fullest. I put my heart and soul into photography and take great pride in my work and making sure my clients leave with beautiful works of art they can cherish forever.

I love natural light photography and love working outdoors, however, I have a dedicated studio with professional grade lighting, props and decors specifically for newborns and young children. I adore creating art with color and light. Client galleries are a variety of work tailored to their preferences and edited to my style.

This was just a little bit about me. I can't wait to meet you and I hope that viewing my work will bring each of you as many smiles as it has brought to me!

xoxo ~ Angela