Mark Ross | Your Denver Family Photographer

Lifestyle & Family Photojournalism

I want to tell YOUR story next.


Why this style?

Most of the professional images that typical families have taken together are wonderful, and yet the only story they tell is that the photographer told them to not blink and say cheese. While flipping through beloved childhood albums as a teenager, I found myself drawn most to images that told a genuine story and made me feel like I was actually stepping back into time. 

As a Denver family photographer, I capture families the way that I want to remember my own family at the end of my life: candidly and exactly the way they are. And I see the moments worth capturing absolutely everywhere I go in life! 


Who are these sessions good for?

Absolutely anybody can be photographed in this style. And everyone should! It is so incredibly important to exist in photos for the loved ones you will leave behind someday. I photograph everyone from young couples in their first apartment to grandparents meeting their grandchildren for the first time and everything in between!


What is Family Photojournalism and how is it different than portrait photography?

My Lifestyle and Family Photojournalism images are unposed and candid 90 percent of the time, whereas my portrait work is very posed, deliberate and directed. When I arrive to a lifestyle session, my goal is to melt into the background as much as possible to produce the most authentic imagery possible.


Where do the sessions take place?

My favorite place to photograph clients is in their home because that's where many families are the most comfortable being completely themselves. But I will photograph a family anywhere that I can follow them with my camera. It will be like you have your own personal paparazzi for the day!

What if we get nervous in front of the camera?

I send all of my clients a questionnaire to get to know them better. Once I find out your family's favorite activities, we can start to plan the session. The goal is always to find activities or outings that are fun and typical for your unique and beautiful family. In doing this, most clients forget they are being photographed.


Heirloom Products

At the completion of your session, I will go through your images and hand edit the absolute best in Adobe Lightroom. You will then be invited to view your images in a slideshow and from there, choose which ones to preserve for you and your family to cherish.

All chosen images will be professionally printed on gorgeous paper with archival quality ink. I offer two different style print boxes, each equipped with space for a sleek acrylic flash drive holding the digital backup of each chosen image. Both boxes have enough capacity to hold the entire story from your session and are handcrafted to last your lifetime and beyond. I also offer a selection of stunning metal prints. These beautiful and contemporary wall art products come ready to hang and are truly unique in appearance. 


How do we book a session?

Please visit my contact page here and send me an email. I will then send you my client questionnaire and we will go from there! And for more background information on my photojournalistic style, please read the blog post here.

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
— Dr. Seuss