AURORA MATERNITY, NEWBORN & FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER


SERVING THE DENVER METRO AREA, INCLUDING DENVER, PARKER, CENTENNIAL AND AURORA.

WELCOME TO SAPPHIRE SKIES PHOTOGRAPHY


My name is Leanne Skinkle. I am a lifestyle photographer based in Aurora, Colorado, but I serve the entire Denver Metro Area including Parker, Centennial, Highlands Ranch and more! I love to capture vibrant, beautiful moments that create a lasting memory for you display with pride and look back on for years to come. I would describe my style as lifestyle/documentary with a bit of portraiture mixed in.


During my sessions I aim to capture the natural, joyful moments between your family, whilst also ensuring that I capture some more traditional images.

As a passionate lifestyle photographer, I thrive on capturing the raw emotions and heartfelt connections that make each family unique. The breathtaking landscapes of Colorado, especially the mesmerizing sunsets, serve as the perfect backdrop for preserving these cherished moments.


At the core of my photography lies a deep appreciation for the genuine and intimate moments found within families. I love in-home newborn sessions, where each family's distinct personality and style shape the narrative of the photographs.


There's something profoundly special about freezing moments in time, knowing they will become treasured memories for years to come. As someone who cherishes reminiscing over childhood images, I understand the power that these snapshots have in encapsulating not just faces, but also the essence of a place and a moment. From the tiny toes of newborns to the laughter of growing families, I revel in the joy of capturing life's most precious milestones.

ABOUT ME

Hello,

My name is Leanne. I specialize in maternity, newborn and family photography in the Denver metro area.  My goal is to document real, authentic moments during your session. I will guide you throughout the session so that I can capture a combination of posed images and the beautiful, candid moments in between.

A little more about me........


Woman in an orange dress stood in a flower field.  She is facing the camera and smiling.
family photoshoot, woman holding a young boy, looking at the camera

I AM A MOM, TO TWO SWEET, ENERGY FILLED LITTLE BOY...


My oldest boy is full of beans and does NOT like posing for photos. So please do not worry if you have boisterous little ones, they will not be expected to spend an hour posing for photos. I expect children to act like children. I will speak to you before the session to find out some of the things they currently like. The session will be high energy and full of fun, which will enable me to capture beautiful, natural joy.


Woman in a long floral dress, stood looking at camera, many very tall cacti surround her

I LOVE TO TRAVEL!...



I currently live in Aurora, Colorado. Most of my sessions take place in the Denver metro area. But please do reach out to me if you are interested in booking, even if you don't live in the Denver metro area. I love to visit new places, so I am willing to travel!


woman kneeling down in flower field smelling flowers

FUN FACT....


I am from England. I moved to the USA around 7 years ago. I have lived in Aurora, Colorado for 2 years. I miss England, but Aurora feels like home as well now. I feel lucky to live somewhere as beautiful as Colorado!

FAQ

What is your style?

As a lifestyle family photographer, my style is candid and natural, capturing genuine moments that reflect the unique personalities and connections within your family. I focus on creating a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere, allowing authentic interactions to unfold organically during our sessions.

As far as image style, I'd say timeless, vibrant, storytelling are words that resonate with my work.

Do you travel?

Yes! Please contact me to discuss this more. Also make sure to follow me on social media. I currently live in the Denver metro area. I serve Denver, Parker, Aurora and Centennial. But I love to travel. Whether it's a little further field to Colorado Springs, or a different state! Whenever my family travels I usually add on an extra day for shoots. I love to explore new places and create beautiful images wherever I go!

How many photos do we get?

I offer various packages, which can be found under the packages tab. You will also have the opportunity to purchase additional individual images outside of your package when your album is delivered.

How do we get our photos?

You will be sent an email with a link to your gallery. You will be able to download your images directly from your gallery.

What is your turn around time?

I will deliver your images within 14 days.

Do you direct us?

At the start of every session I explain that I aim to capture candid shots. But I will also give you some direction. Usually the best shots are right before or after a posed shot. For instance I will take a family shot of you all looking at the camera. Then I'll shout, everyone tickle the little guys! I am able to capture joy, excitement, laughter and love all at once.......and everyone has a lot of fun!

Do you provide a print release?

I do! You will be provided with a print release so that you can print your images anywhere you prefer.

TESTIMONIALS


AMANDA, TYLER & LOGAN


If you are looking for an amazing photographer AND one who truly cares for you and your family then look no further! Leanne did our family and maternity pictures and we will cherish them for a lifetime. She is diligent, reliable, creative and goes above and beyond.


MANDI K


Leanne is so patient with the little ones and is just the sweetest. She works hard to continually perfect her skills!


BROOK & RYAN


Leanne is so kind and comforting! If you are looking for a photographer that captures the great moments while making you feel so comfortable you found the one! She is beyond patient and great with the little ones!! Our photo shoot was so fun and captured great true laughter loving moments!!!


KRISTA

We recently used Leanne for our maternity and newborn photo shoots. We cannot recommend her enough! Leanne made us both feel so comfortable in front of the camera, resulting in some of our favorite family photographs we’ve ever had taken. We loved them so much we ended up upgrading our package so we could keep them all! She was also so kind and caring during our newborn shoot, taking extra precautions to keep our one week old safe and being so patient with us when our daughter was fussy. We are so thankful for these beautiful memories that we will now have forever!