Imeant to post this gorgeous high school senior gal awhile ago but due to autumn being an incredibly busy time for photographers I ended up saving it to share with the world today. This very photogenic young lady is the daughter of one of my old derby friends and we met up in the Golden Triangle area of Denver and used the interesting area around the Denver Art Museum and Civic Center Park. As we creep closer to the time of year when seniors all over Colorado are finishing up their final year of high school I thought it would be fun to share these images. I love the way senior portraits celebrate a turning point in life. They offer a glimpse of a young person as they embark on the journey of adulthood and go out to make their mark on the world.
As I was prepping the photos for today's wedding preview I realized that the couple featured in the first wedding of the season this year has something very sweet in common with the last wedding couple I photographed last season. And that sweet something is a new baby to add to their families. I love photographing new families and it's particularly adorable when it's because mom and dad are getting married! This darling little baby boy shown quite a bit in the picture below is such a little lovebug. He's mastered the art of waving goodbye and it was so hard to restrain myself from pinching those scrumptious little baby cheeks of his. And his mommy and daddy are such a good-looking and loving couple. They were so lucky that their wedding day turned out to be beautiful since it's always a weather risk when getting married in Colorado in the middle of March. It was so sunny and warm on the day of their wedding that I kept thinking I was photographing a summer wedding. They were married at Christ on the Mountain Catholic Church in Lakewood and after the ceremony we headed out to capture some portraits at Red Rocks. Once we finished with those we headed on to the Evergreen lake house where the reception took place. With friends and family at their side and incredibly nice weather it truly couldn't have been a better day to get married! Congratulations to this delightful little family and here's to a bright and happy future for them!
One of my favorites!
Oh my goodness, there are so many adorable baby faces on the blog today. This sweet little baby had his first professional photos taken with mom and dad at a place up in Loveland, Colorado called "Devil's Backbone." This place is appropriately named due to the crazy rocky ridge. We got pretty lucky with a fairly warm day for March sandwiched right between two colder days. This little guy was such a great sport for his photo session, not only looking right at the camera but even giving us some smiles which don't always happen at such a young age. I couldn't be more pleased with how these turned out!
Ryan contacted me recently needing to get some updated portraits created both for business and personal use. He's been in the Denver metro area since 2012 and is originally from Oregon so he already has enough photos enjoying the great outdoors and mountain settings so we opted to do more of a lifestyle urban headshot session in the city. The plants are just barely starting to blossom (They are sprouting way too early! I'm sure we'll get another big snowstorm. Or at least, I hope that we do!) so it makes sense to photograph in downtown Denver during winter. We decided on meeting at Little Man Ice Cream shop and walked all over the area including across the Platte River to get a good view of downtown Denver. One surprise location that I really loved was Forest Room 5 which despite being around for a long time now I've never had a chance to check out until we were walking in the area. I liked their woodsy vibe in the city so we stopped in for a few quick portraits there. I will definitely be checking out happy hour there soon! I'm pretty pleased with the variety of portraits we were able to create in just over an hour in the area. Check out just a handful of them below.
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