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  • Welcome to my blog!

    Welcome to Denver Photographer Katy Tartakoff’s world of photography. With more than 35 years of photographing people all over the world, from birth through death, Katy loves photography more than ever.

    In this blog, Katy will be sharing her adventures in and out of the studio as she professionally documents the the spirit of life shining through the eyes of her subjects.

    You can follow her on Facebook as well. We invite your feedback, suggestions, thoughts and requests.

    In grace and gratitude.
    Katy, Marianne and Reece

Josh, Kristy and Emma

In February of 2013, my nephew Josh came to Colorado for an interview to go to medical school.

While here, he found out he was accepted into Rocky Vista University of Osteopathic Medicine. Yes, I am a proud and bragging aunt. All of my nieces and nephews are amazing. I love them dearly and am grateful to have a sweet relationship with each of them.

I digress. In July of 2013, Josh, his wife Kristy and one month old baby Emma arrived in Colorado. It is the first time since I moved here in 1973 that I have had family living here.

I feel like the cobbler who has no shoes. It was difficult to get Josh and his family to come in to the studio for nice portraits. He does not love having his photo made and was very busy with med school. Kristy and Emma came a couple of times without my nephew. The day finally came when I got the three of them in and I was thrilled.

Yes, I made photos most of the times we visited. They are fun and wonderful to have. However, not the same as a clean, simple photo without all of the distractions.

On June 15th, Emma turned a year old. I hope you enjoy the progression with the final photo being Emma running down the sidewalk on her first Fourth of July. I am in a little bit of heaven as I get to spend time with Josh and his family. Watching Emma growing up is a treat I savor along with the time I get to spend with all three of them.

Oregon Coast

Stailey Family

Ann came to me many moons ago wanting photographs of her family. Little did I know that I would photograph both of her daughter’s, Hanna and Lyndsey standing in their wedding dresses in front of the same mirror Ann and her Mom each stood in front of when they were preparing to be married.

I am not only the keeper of people’s stories through the generations of photographs I make, I get to watch and listen to people as their lives evolve. I met the Stailey Family when Ann and Bob brought their young daughters to the studio.

Since I began photographing this beautiful family, I have gotten to know them and have been moved by the love they share in the world and as a family. Bob has since died and his memory lives on in all of us. The girls are now married and I have photographed both of Lyndsey’s babies. Ann brought her mother in recently along with her daughters, son in laws, and grandchildren. Talking with four generations of family members and having the gift of photographing them is a remarkable experience.

It warms my heart hearing what everyone is doing in their lives, watching them grow and feeling as though they are like family to me.

I highly encourage having professional photographs made to hang on your walls and to give to your children when they get older. While photography in digital form has its ease and joy, there is nothing like looking at years of photographs on the walls that tell the story of our family and of our lives.

2013 Senior Portraits

Senior Portrait Packages

A – Being Remembered*

2 hour portrait session includes pre-session consultation, choice of indoor and outdoor sittings, viewing appointment
Image emailed to yearbook contact
(1) 5×7 value print
Facebook image with studio branding
Originally $335  Now $225
B – Sharing the Love*
2 hour portrait session includes pre-session consultation, choice of indoor and outdoor sittings, viewing appointment
Image emailed to yearbook contact
(2) 5×7 value prints
(1) 8×10 value print
24 wallets
Facebook image with studio branding
Originally $505 Now $385
C – Family Wall of Fame*
2 hour portrait session includes pre-session consultation, choice of indoor and outdoor sittings, viewing appointment
Image emailed to yearbook contact
(1) 8×10 mounted, matted signed and framed Photo Art
(2) 5×7 value prints
(1) 8×10 value print
24 wallets
Facebook image with studio branding
Originally $825  Now $670

*All packages are based on a single image chosen by you. All other images are available for additional fees.