2017 in Review | Denver Photographer

2017 was quite a year! I started the year at home, sick, rewatching the ball drop in New York City, but I ended it watching the fireworks on the 16th St. Mall in a crowd of cheering Denverites. Last summer, I moved to downtown Denver and absolutely love it! I even have a great indoor space to use for portraits in my apartment building. I’ve grown my arsenal of camera gear and business goodies, so I now have my own lighting equipment and client management software for a better client experience. Like all years, there were ups and downs, but I’m so excited about how much I and my business have grown!

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The headshot side of my business has grown a lot in 2017 and with each session, I love it more and more. I’ve worked with lots of talented performing artists, many fearless small business owners, and plenty of others, from engineers to politicians. I also used my camera to give back to the community—donating senior portraits to teen parents.

As part of my goal to network more, I had my first (and second) speaking engagement, creating an interactive presentation to teach women “How to Love Yourself in Photos.” It was so much fun to share my knowledge with others and empower them at the same time!

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This season, I became a Corporate Sponsor for Opera Colorado while photographing even more amazing events and performances for their 2017-2018 season. I met their seven new Young Artists and got a first peek at their new rehearsal/event/performance space!

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I continued working with the wonderful Park Hill Dance Academy and Naropa University’s Theater Program. I also photographed shows from other local theater and dance companies, including Local Lab and Wild Heart Dance. And I continued to work on new personal dance projects.

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In my personal life, I photographed my family reunion in North Carolina and took my camera to the Boulder Pride Parade, the Women’s March on Denver, and other protests. I started and then quickly gave up on a New Year’s resolution to take a professional selfie each month (not all resolutions are meant to be kept!). What brought me to tears, however, was seeing the total solar eclipse in Wyoming—an overwhelming experience!

I’m sure 2018 will bring even more exciting and stunning moments to capture. Wishing you a joyful year ahead!

Interested in working with me? Send me an email at jamie@jamiekraus.com.


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  1. Sarah Fosco January 4, 2018 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    The performance photos are rocking! And that firework photo is perfection and what all my dreams are made of!

    Wishing you a wonderful 2018!

  2. Savannah Chandler January 4, 2018 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    It looks like you had a fabulous 2017. I love that you’re using your talents to help empower women too, I hope that you continue to speak on how we can all love ourselves a little more (both in photos and in life) <3

  3. Alyssa Reinhold January 4, 2018 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    This is awesome!! Seems like you had quite the year! Can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store.

  4. MissiRenee January 4, 2018 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    So stoked for your year! Congrats on an incredible 2017

  5. Cara January 4, 2018 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    It looks like you captured so many amazing moments this year! Cheers to 2018 bringing you that many more!

  6. Sonja January 4, 2018 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    Such an amazing collection of photos from the year! I’m trying the profesh selfie game this year- we’ll see what happens!

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