The light was warm, but the temperature was not for this senior portrait session

We photographed this senior girl in the fall at Thomas Reservoir. The late evening light was warm, but the temperature was not, so to keep her from getting too miserable, we had to work kinda fast. She never complained, but she had to be freezing, because  she wasn’t exactly dressed for comfort. We walked around and hit a few different locations around the water, but after about a half hour the goose pimples were starting to show. A senior portrait session usually goes for around two hours or so, but we wrapped this one up in record time. Even though we didn’t shoot long, we got enough variety for her yearbook photo. They also picked out a selection of gift prints for her friends and family, and a nice sized wall portrait for mom and dad to enjoy while she is off to collage. 

elihant high school senior portrait

eligant portrait of senior girl  high school senior yearbook photo

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Senior Portrait Day – We’re Bringing the Jeep

I asked if they were bringing any props to their senior portrait day and they said “yes, we’re bringing the Jeep!” And I said “awesome!” I was pretty excited because I love Jeeps and I haven’t photographed a senior in a Jeep in quite a few years. Even back then the Jeep didn’t belong to any of us, we just borrowed it from someone in a local coffee shop. We also managed to score full access to a flower shop and a firetruck that day. You’ll just have to see for yourself. (click)

To be able to look back in your senior portrait album 20 years from now and see some photos of you and your old ride, I think would be priceless.  

So if you’re lucky enough to have something as cool as an old Jeep, pickup truck, hot rod, or firetruck, go ahead and bring it…or maybe we can just borrow one.

Erie high school senior with jeep on a fall afternoon

senior boy enjoying a fall day

Erie high scool senior boy in erie co with Jeep on a fall day

Senior portrait of guy with his Jeep in the background

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Sports photography – this time hockey

I have photographed kids playing sports for years, but I have never been lucky enough to shoot a hockey player on an actual sheet of ice. I love hockey and photography, so for me to be able to put both things together made this one of my favorite portrait sessions of 2016.

hockey wrist shot

hockey player spraying ice

A locker room shot of a hockey player

hockey player showing his skills

sports photography hockey face off

A black and white hockey portrait with American Flag in the background

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A Four Generation Family Portrait

This may have been the most touching family portrait sessions I have ever had the pleasure to photograph. Four generations came together for this family portrait that my daughter and I photographed at the client’s home in Erie. I am very proud to have been chosen to photograph this important moment in this family’s life.

great great grandpa holding his great great grandson

These two are on either end of four generations and this was the first time they had ever met. What a great moment. 


black and white of a four generation family

Four generations of boys.

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Springtime Family Photos

Springtime Family Photos in Erie

happy springtime family portrait

green outdoor teen photo

erie family portrairs

springtime brother sister portrait

springtime family portrait

springtime family portrait

outdoor family pictures

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Mama still loves me

This is Stacie and Josh. Josh is a champion English Bulldog that does exactly what his mom asks of him under some of the most distracting conditions.

Until today.

I was photographing this handsome fella for a magazine spread that was due like… yesterday! I was really psyched because I’ve been wanting to photograph a bulldog since forever ago! Stacie (the handler) was doing everything she could to get Josh execute the perfect stack. For those that don’t know (like me) Stacking is when the dog is shown stands squarely with each leg placed into a specific position. Well Joshes feet kept sliding out from underneath because of the slippery floor.

It was getting hot, Josh was tiered from sliding all over the studio and he was WAY sick of my camera being in his face. We did come away with a few usable shots, but mom was a little frustrated and slightly disappointed, but as you can see from the photo, all was forgiven and mama still loves him anyhow.

show English Bulldog with owner

Posted in Pets, What I Love About This Shot

When it rains, it pours, but it’s all good!

In Colorado, when it rains, it pours, but luckily it doesn’t usually last long. The rain and hail was coming down in sheets just a half an hour before this session started. There was even a tornado watch! Like they say in Colorado: If you don’t like the weather, then just wait a minute. Bad weather usually leads to beautiful portraits, just as it did for this family, so don’t let a little wet weather scare you off.Erie Colorado family portrait after a storm Outdoor tween kid photosOutdoor portraits of teen girlsoutdoor photo of mom with her 3 girls


Outdoor portrait of happy husband an wife

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A Family Portrait of my good friends in the beautiful open space of Boulder Colorado


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Meet Half Way | Family Photography in Golden Colorado

What do you do when one of your favorite clients moves a million miles away? You meet half way in Golden. Okay, it wasn’t a million miles, but it seems like it. With plenty of photographers in Castle Rock, I was pretty grateful that they would come all the way to Erie for their Family photography. Thank you, Nelson Family, and I know you’re going to cherish the Metal Wall Portraits of your awesome family for a long, long time.

Outdoor family portrait in Golden

Lots of people on the trail would stop to tell them how good they look. They were right, I mean just look at them.

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mom and dadClick here if you’re interested in learning more about my family portrait sessions.

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Black and White Family Portraits

Whether your family portraits are printed on metal, made into canvas wraps or framed above the mantle, black and white wall portraiture is an attractive and elegant way to display your classic and timeless family wall art.

To schedule your family portrait session, give me a call at (720) 722-1346 or send me an email to  Just do it, you know you want to!Black and White family portraits-Tim Sutherland-Erie Colorado Black and white portrait of brothers-Black and White family portraits-Tim Sutherland-Erie Colorado Black and White kids-Black and White family portraits-Tim Sutherland-Erie Colorado Black and White family portraits-Tim Sutherland-Erie ColoradoBlack and white father with sons picture-Black and White family portraits-Tim Sutherland-Erie Colorado

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