Jeanine Thurston

January 2013



We currently stocked up on some amazing little newborn hats and props and can’t wait to get some little babies photographed with what we have. We are starting a new little newborn hat & prop line (via Fototails own Jenny Bonfiglio). If you just had a baby or know of anyone having a newborn in the next few weeks, please have them e-mail or give us a call at (720)566-9770.

This casting call is for in-studio only and we are located at 1045 Lincoln Street, Suite 301 in Denver, CO. We would love to hear from you and please pass along to any of your family or friends that have a new baby or due really soon.

For model shoots, the sessions are at no charge, and you will receive a digital slide-show set to music…

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Scratching the “craft project” for a Science/Art project.

I am a worker.  I own a business, and as much as I love my kids – I will be the first to admit – the thought of them being home for two weeks from school puts a little scare in me about what in the WORLD can I do with them to keep them busy (busy meaning from beating on each other).  They are brothers… one is 4 and one is 5 and the 30% of the time that they love each other is always followed by 50% of the time making each other angry and the last percentage split between eating and sleeping.

My 5 year old last night says “MOM?” me…. “yes Eric” – can we have a CRAFT DAY tomorrow?

OMG… in my mind I’m saying WT bleep am I going to do.  I am NOT a crafter and the thought of painting in the house when it’s cold out terrifies me.  Reluctantly I answer “Sure Eric…I’ll figure up something.”  I immediately search online for something that I personally might enjoy so that I don’t have to hide my dislike of the word crafts.



What you need: IMG_3030

Milk (2% or whole milk work best), a shallow dish, food coloring, and dish soap.

1. Fill the shallow dish with just enough milk to cover the bottom.

2. Have your kids pick 2 or 3 colors of food coloring and have them drip dots into the milk.IMG_3034

3. Pour a small amount of dish soap in one of two spots  and watch the transformation happen.  It is beautiful and the kids eyes are so focused on all of the color changes and swirling going on.IMG_3037

Things to talk about:  Mixing colors to make new colors, movement, finding things (like finding shapes in clouds), and blow lightly on it when it is done and talk about wind and how it makes waves and currents.

Take photos of the art and use them for coffee mugs, keychains… and it can be a conversation anytime!


Have fun!!!!IMG_3040IMG_3060

Happy 2013!

2012 has almost passed before I could blink an eye.  Eric started kindergarten and Jace is hot on his heals in a year. We celebrated a new studio space that I’m still absolutely in love with and enjoy photographing for all my clients in – and can’t wait to create more in the coming year.  I hope you all get some peace over the holidays and have the love of family and/or friends all around you.

In 2013….Be useful, be compassionate, stand for something, make some difference, hug someone, & smile at everyone – and make 2013 more amazing than the last.