Sharon Arnoldi is a family photographer specializing in families with small kids  


Highlands Ranch Family Photographer | Fly'n B Park | R Family

{R} Family

This was part of my fall mini sessions held back in November at Fly'n B Park in Highlands Ranch, CO. This park is really a photographers dream, its got beautiful trees, a mountain view, a small brick wall and even an old white farm house.

I've been photographing this family for a few years now, back when miss Eleanor took us on a long family photo tour at the Denver Botanical Gardens and wore us all out.  Now she's easy, but she is still just as gorgeous as ever and she has the best personality.  I was actually happy to hear that she was a difficult baby, not happy because I think thats funny or anything but because my daughter is one difficult little one and if she turns out to have half the personality that miss Eleanor has I'm happy to endure the difficult times because the great times aren't too far off.

Highlands Ranch Family Photographer | DeKoevend Park | F Family

{F} Family

Part of my summer mini sessions! It's been a little while since I last photographed the F family so I was really excited when they signed up for my summer mini sessions.  We held the session at DeKoevend Park in Littleton.  Time flys so quickly, the girls are huge and this time I got to see all their sweet little personalities.

Highlands Ranch Photographer | Fly'n B Park | M Family

{ M } Family

As part of my fall mini sessions this year I photographed the M family again.  How I love these twins, they are so sweet and cute and wow that red hair is just adorable! Mom did such a great job with the clothing and color to compliment each other - I love it.  We shot this at my favorite Highlands Ranch park - Fly'n B Park.

This shoot was featured over at Couture Colorado - Baby, my favorite Mom & Baby blog, so please check it out!

Downtown Littleton Surprise Proposal! | Highlands Ranch Photographer

This was seriously the most exciting thing I've photographed this year.  It was so much fun.  Jon contacted me about doing a portrait session for him and his girlfriend, Nicole.  During the portrait session he was planning to propose! So fun & romantic - lucky girl.

It was to be a surprise so we had to be very sneaky - Jon bought a gift certificate from me for a portrait session since Nicole has always wanted to have some professional photos taken and gifted it to her for her birthday in November.  I gave Jon some location suggestions then we let Nicole choose the location.  She picked downtown Littleton and we set the date for December 1.

The ring box wouldn't fit in Jon's pocket so I had them bring their coats.  It ended up being a nice and warm that day so coats may have been a little odd but Nicole didn't seem to notice.  We started at the post office and did a few photos then walked to main street.  The proposal was to happen at the old historic town hall building but we did a few shots on the way there.  Once we found the town hall I posed Nicole so she was facing away from Jon and then I got into position and had her turn around!

Watching her reaction was priceless - I have SO many great shots but I had to post this as soon as I could because it is so fun.  LOVE IT! Congratulations Jon & Nicole!!!

Then we continued to shoot their engagement session :)

More to come... this is just a sneak peek :)


So excited to announce a Black Friday Deal this year!

Here's what I'm offering, offers valid now through Monday, November 26!

2013 PORTRAIT SESSION DEAL (Must be redeemed Jan 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2013)

On-Location Portrait Session + Custom 8.5x11 Portrait Album $175 (a $275 value)
Save on your next portrait session! Session is an On-Location standard portrait session for one family (additional fee for 6 or more participants) Travel fee may apply for locations more than 30 miles from 80126.  Must be redeemed Jan 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2013.  Tax applies for residents of Colorado and will be applied when session is booked.  Session is normally $150 standard, or $85 mini, Album is normally $125. 

Deal Expired

WALL PORTRAIT DEAL (For prints / canvas / frames 11x14 & larger) 

$200 Wall Portrait Print Credit - $100
$100 Wall Portrait Print Credit - $75

Deal Expired


Get your camera to do what you want it to. Learn how to get the most out of your digital camera, whether its a point and shoot or a SLR during this hands-on 2 hour private lession with Sharon. During this 2 hour session Sharon will explain the different camera modes, give you tips, and share some of her secrets to taking great photos of your family!

1-on-1 Session with Sharon Arnoldi - $129 ($249 value)

Deal Expired

All deals are subject to tax in the state of Colorado and it will be applied when your session is booked or your credit is used.

Ornament Sale!

It's back! The ornament sale is here from now until November 21st take advantage of sale pricing.  Please email me: info@sharonsphoto.com to place your order.

Bennett Portraits - Spring, TX

Here's a shoot from this summer that I wanted to share.  I shot it in Spring, TX when I had flown to Houston to visit my family and for my baby shower.  I'm seriously in love with this little girl, she is such a sweetie.  Mom and dad are lucky to have such a cute baby.  We dressed her up in Aggie apparel, something I don't get to photograph here in Colorado too often.  (I do have Aggie clients though!)  Gig'Em!

For my baby shower, we purchased these pinwheels and I thought it would be perfect to bring them to the session.  I love the way they turned out, just matches her bright little outfit perfectly. 

See all the photos here: http://pictage.com/1269984

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Highlands Ranch Photographer | 2012 Free Halloween Portrait

We had a great turnout this year for the free Halloween Portrait.  I was worried about the turnout since I waited until 3 days before Halloween to announce it.  James wanted to spend the weekend before as a family instead of having people coming in and out our house all day so I decided to do the shoot on Wednesday - Halloween day.  On top of the craziness of getting it all setup and ready to go, Elise had her first round of shots earlier in the day which made her very fussy.  We all survived and even Elise was entertained by all the cute kiddos in costume.

By the way for those of you that don't know this is actually free 100%, nothing to purchase later.

Here's the video of everyone:

2012 Holiday Card Designs

I came across this gorgeous chalkboard album a couple months ago and I have to say that I have been in love with that style ever since I saw it.  So I'm excited to show off these chalkboard looking designs this year. 

Most colors and text are changeable to match your photos perfectly.  Designs A-F are shown as flat 2-panel 5x7 cards with only a front and back however any design can be converted into a folded 5x7 card which gives you 4 panels.

The best way to order is to simply send me an email with the style number along with the image numbers from your Pictage gallery.  I'll create a proof and send it for your approval.  Turn around time is about 3 business days after your final approval. 

Cards are sold in boxes of 25 cards & white envelopes with your choice of 100% recycled, linen, or pearl paper in the following sizes.  Pricing is the same as 2011. 

5x5, 5x7 Flat Cards (Square, Rectangle) 
5x5, 5x7 Folded Cards
5x5 Trifold Cards (6-panels for plenty of room to display those beautiful photos!)

Part of the fun with these designs is that fronts and backs can be mixed up so you could pick A1 to go with E2, it just gives you lots of options and flexibility to fit your needs. 

Trifold Design: 



It's time for those fall family photos! This year I've searched high and low for a great local spot and I found a great location in Highlands Ranch! I am so excited to photograph there this year for my fall mini sessions! 

Fall Mini Sessions 2012
All sessions are booked first come, first serve. Please select your desired date and time from this website. We will send you a contract within 24 hours and take a $85 non-refundable retainer to hold your spot. Please scroll down for frequently asked questions about our mini sessions.

Session Dates & Times 

Saturday, October 6, 2012
Highline Canal, Highlands Ranch, CO

(Exact shooting locations emailed after booking)
Sessions held from 9AM - 11AM & 1PM - 5PM

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Highline Canal, Highlands Ranch, CO
(Exact shooting locations emailed after booking)
Sessions held from 1PM - 5PM

2012 Fall Mini Session Price

Mini Collection 1 – $85.00
▪ 30-Minute session for up to 5 people
▪ 25-30 edited images to choose from
▪ Online proofing & ordering
▪ (1) 8x10 print of your choice

▪ Web sized files (with logos on them) available after minimum $50 purchase, files will be emailed


What is a Mini Session?
A mini session is a shortened version of our regular family portrait photography session, without all the bells and whistles. Basically it allows us to get a few great family shots of your entire clan and then spend a little time getting breakout shots of just the kids, a few individual shots and perhaps a few candids. It is ideal for families who simply want some updated family shots for their holiday cards, Facebook, or frames. It is not ideal for those seeking lots of great candids or the in-between-the-moment shots, those who want outfit changes or a wide range of background looks. With mini sessions, there simply is not enough time to capture a great deal of emotional images inside of 30 minutes – you really need a full hour plus for that. Mini sessions move quickly so it’s imperative you arrive a few minutes early (5-10) so that you and your family are ready to go.

What is the max number of people we can have for a Mini Session?
You can have up to 5 people max. Pets are allowed during the sessions, however, we may lose time trying to get them to pose with the family. If you have 6 or more people, we would love to book you for our regular portrait sessions, which are an hour or more.

How much is a mini session?
Fall mini sessions cost $85 and include an 8x10 print of your choice.

How do I book our spot?
All sessions are booked first come, first serve. Please select your desired date and time from 
this website. We will send you a contract within 24 hours and take a $85 non-refundable retainer to hold your spot.

Do we get all of the images on a disc from our session included?
No.  Web sized files, with logos on them, are available once you've placed an order of $50 or more.  Files will be emailed to you.  Individual fully edited, full resolution files, with the ability to print from can be purchased individually for $50 each.  Or the entire disk of fully edited files can be purchased for $500.

What do you mean when you say “edited images to choose from”?
That means we cull all of your photos for the best of the best, then we color correct them, punch and pop them, crop if need be and prepare them for presentation. It does not mean that we do tummy tucks, chin reductions, wrinkle removing or other major edits. We are happy to do this type of editing for you; the rate for extensive editing is $60/hour. Most images take approx 10-15 minutes each for basic wrinkle removing/skin softening/eye enhancing and a little longer for digital plastic surgeries, but we will prorate the editing amount for you. (ie., if you have us edit 1 image and its takes 15 minutes, the cost is $15 for that image.)

I have more questions. How should I reach you?
Just email me here and I’ll be happy to answer your questions as quickly as possible.

Highlands Ranch Family Photographer | DeKoevend Park | Grady Family

Avinash and his family live on my street! I met them at our neighborhood fourth of July party.  When we setup the session we decided to start out at their house, which was great because little Avinash was very shy at first but he had his warm up period in his own surroundings, which helps a lot.  We started with a little reading with dad then headed out for the park.

I love this little mischievous smile. 

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