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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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 sessions@timsportraits.com.  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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California Memories

It has been a long time since I’ve had a chance to visit my home state of California. I just recently flew out to there to visit and stay with my dad for a week. I didn’t have a lot of time during my stay, but I was able to get out for a few hours one evening with my camera. Charles (also a photographer) was one of my best friends growing up, he took me to the harbor that’s in and around the Orange County area and set me up with these scenes. I forgot just how beautiful California could be! This little outing really brought back some of the old memories times I would wake up before sunrise, grab my Canon A1, several rolls of Ektachrome 64 slide film and spend to whole day driving up and down the coast taking photographs. I’m looking forward to doing that again someday, maybe I’ll even dig out my old camera and some film. California - Tim Sutherland_0036California - Tim Sutherland_0031
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The last fall family portrait session of the year.

The cold, the wind and the snow came the very next day after this shoot. This was the last outdoor family portrait session of the fall. It’s sad to see the leaves and the warm weather go. California - Tim Sutherland_0044California - Tim Sutherland_0040 California - Tim Sutherland_0041 California - Tim Sutherland_0042 California - Tim Sutherland_0043

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Senior portraits at the boxing gym

I’m always eager and excited to photograph seniors pursuing their passion. Sometimes it’s football, baseball, or basketball. I’ve worked with tennis players and swimmers. But this shoot was extra cool – photographing a senior portrait at the boxing gym.

We did the shoot in Brighton, at the Strictly Boxing gym, where the hardcore fighters train. I loved shooting in this gym. It was the perfect place for me to play with my studio lights and cook up that edgy look with the dramatic lighting that I like to implement in my sports portraits.

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Favorite Family Portrait Location

It’s my favorite time of the year and one of my favorite family portrait locations. The trees are just  starting to turn that amazing golden color and before we know it, the leaves will all be gone.
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I couldn’t resist but to sneak in a shot of my girl getting a little R&R during our walk.

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Sisters (What I love About This Shot)

People (especially kids) often find themselves more relaxed as the photo session goes on. After ten or fifteen minutes we all get to know each other a little better, and they start getting used to the camera. These two, however, were ready to go from the very first click. In fact this photograph WAS the very first click!

The sisters are very close, but they couldn’t be anymore opposite in personalities. One of the sisters was kind of quiet and shy, yet acted very elegant during the shoot. The other was spunky, a little gritty and ready to take on the world. Can you tell which is which?

These girls made a big impact on me, as they were very well mannered, have strong family values and seem to really look  out for each other. And that is exactly what I love about this Shot. When I look at this image,  to me, it portrays all those qualities that are important in a family.
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Little Dancer (What I Love About This Shot)

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This photograph was taken in Old Town Erie, CO as a promo for an idea I had to hold outdoor portrait sessions for young dancers. The dance studio had their own portrait photographer who came in every year to photograph all the dancers, and they did a great job. But, lets face it, all the pictures were pretty much the same – especially when the girls had been dancing for years. This was the perfect opportunity for me to provide parents with portraits of their dancers that were unique, powerful, moody, and dramatic – all the things I love to see in a portrait.

The sun had just gone down behind the church and it made a beautiful silhouette, perfect to get that powerful, moody portrait that I was looking for – sometimes things just work out. All I needed to do was to pump enough light into the scene to give the image an emotional, yet elegant feel. All that being said, the thing I love most about this shot is that the Little Dancer is also my little girl. She’s standing tall, looking  proud, and full of confidence doing what she loved to do back then. This photo was taken back in 2011, and although she doesn’t take dance classes anymore I will always think of her as my little ballerina.
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