Liesl Baart - Colorado Springs Photographer

Howdy y'all!

I'm Liesl. Yup, like "The Sound of Music"! I'm a family and senior portrait photographer serving the Colorado Springs area and beyond (I love to travel, whether it's to the mountains or out of state or even to another country!) I'm also a Jesus Follower, Homeschool mama, extroverted introvert, and lover of books. You can often find me sipping tea from a delicate china cup, curled up with a good book by a fire, or out exploring somewhere in Colorado or beyond.

As a mama myself, I know all too well how the days are long but the years fly by. There are so many moments already that I regret not having photos to look back on. I've talked with many mamas who regret not capturing the memories and milestones before it's too late, because truly, every moment is once-in-a-lifetime. I don't want you to ever experience that regret, which is why I'm here to help!

I love serving people who are ready to be themselves, laugh with me, dress it up a bit, and have a slightly adventurous spirit. I've made the planning process super easy because, as a busy mama, I know time is a rare commodity. My Location Guide, Style & Planning Guide, and Client Closet will save you time and money and allow you to focus on your loves! I will help you relax and feel comfortable in front of the camera - I am equal parts goofy cheeseball (former MS teacher here!), and deeply emotional. At your session your only job is to laugh with your family and connect with those you love, and I'll document the love and laughter for you. Look at the camera and smile on occasion, but mostly, just be who you are and I'll take care of the rest!

I life my eyes up to the mountains - where does my help come from? my help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.

-Psalm 121:1-2

Family Life, mama Life

My people are my everything.

My hubby and I met at our high school youth group, then got together 10 years later after being friends for a long time. He's the most faithful and gentle person I know.

I homeschool my daughter because I can't imagine giving up so much time with her when the years we share together are so few before she grows up. We spend every moment we can adventuring outside!

As a family we love to play together, travel (my goal for my daughter is to see all 50 states by graduation!), and laugh together as much as possible.

Fun Facts About Yours Truly

I. snow obsessed

I love snow. I grew up in California before moving to Colorado in middle school, and snow has always fascinated me. It's peaceful, quiet, cold, and beautiful. Fall and winter are my jam because, sweater weather. Cozy fireplaces. Sledding with my girl.

2. CSU Fort Collins grad

I graduated from CSU Fort Collins in 2009 with my music ed degree. I taught elementary music for a year, decided it wasn't for me, then worked with Lifetouch for about 8 years doing school portraits and the JCPenney studio before returning to the classroom as a middle school band director, which I loved. Ultimately I left to stay home with my daughter and start this business!

3. Heartland junkie

It's my favorite TV show ever and I love to binge it over and over again. My heart is in the mountains, always, and one day I hope to live there and hopefully with my own horse.

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

-Psalm 73:26