October 3, 2017   •   Filed in Fall, Families

Denver Family Photographer | Fall Color Photos in Evergreen, Colorado

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have the cutest little family on the blog today. They have a super sweet little guy who is 5 months old. They wanted to get some fall color and one of the best places I know of for fall color that is not too far from Denver is up Squaw Pass Road in Evergreen. That's where we decided to meet up. It only took a little bit for this sweet baby boy to warm up to giving smiles and it's all because mom and dad knew exactly what to do to coax those smiles out of him. I also have to mention how perfect the colors in their outfits went with the scenery. There was still quite a bit of green mixed in with the yellows of fall coming in so the green, yellow, and blues in their clothing looked perfect out there. We couldn't have asked for a nicer fall day too. This was right before we started getting days on end of nothing but dreary rain fall and I'm so glad we were able to capture these before all of that nasty weather came down on us. Below are just a handful of my favorites from the session.
Adorable family with 5 month old baby boy in plaid for a fall color family session with Aspen Trees in Evergreen Colorado
Family portraits with mom and dad and 5 month old baby boy during fall in the mountains of Colorado in Evergreen
Evergreen Colorado Family Photography during autumn with aspen trees at Squaw Pass Road in Evergreen Colorado
Colorado Baby Portraits during fall in the mountains of Evergreen
Fall Color Family Portraits in the mountains near Denver at Squaw Pass Road in Evergreen
Adorable family photo with aspen trees in the mountains at Squaw Pass Road in Evergreen Colorado
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October 2, 2017   •   Filed in Mountain Weddings, Summer

Colorado Wedding Photography | Mountain Wedding at BlueSky Breckenridge

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have been so excited to share the photos from Alex and Ryan's beautiful Colorado wedding at BlueSky Breckenridge which took place earlier this September. Alex is a wedding photographer herself out in Iowa so she knew what to expect and had her day planned out extremely well which translated into lots of good photography time to create portraits with their best friends and family. We started off the day at BlueSky Breckenridge hotel in the Tyra Snowflake neighborhood. After capturing some of the preparations (including a sweet photo of Alex's besties seeing her in her gown for the first time) we did some first look pictures both with Dad and with Ryan. I loved seeing the emotion on Ryan's face as he saw his stunning bride for the first time. Alex made sure to schedule some photo time with just her and Ryan after this so we made our way over to Sapphire Point and the docks at Lake Dillon for some gorgeous photos with the mountains in the backdrop. We made our way back over to BlueSky to finish up the formal portraits with the family and the wedding party and finished up all of it before the ceremony began. That meant that Alex and Ryan got to enjoy their cocktail hour with all of their guests which I think is particularly nice when it is a destination wedding and everyone has traveled so far to be there to celebrate with the bride and groom. It turned out to be a wonderful party with awesome speeches and toasts and a pretty epic dance party too. A highlight of the evening was when Alex performed Salt N Pepa's song, "Shoop" to the crowd's delight. And the cherry on top for this wedding celebration was the fact that BlueSky Breckenridge allowed for a sparkler exit to cap off the evening. Here in Colorado that's pretty rare and always makes for a pretty photo to end the evening. Below I've shared some highlights from their spectacular Colorado wedding day!
Pretty Sparkly Gold High Heels on a wedding day at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Pretty Lace Wedding Gown with beading hangs at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Mom with her custom embroidered handkerchief from her daughter on her wedding day at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Mom helps her daughter zip up her beaded lace wedding gown on her wedding day at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Mom helps her daughter with a family heirloom pearl necklace on her wedding day at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Bride peeks out the door as she hides away before first look on her wedding day at BlueSky Breckenridge Colorado
Bridesmaid and best friends see the bride in her gown for the first time on her wedding day at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Bride's best friend helps with her garter on her wedding day at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Bride's friend helps put her veil in her hair on her wedding day at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Best man helps the groom with his cufflinks on his wedding day at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Groom puts his jacket on at his wedding at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Bride hugs her dad after he sees her for the first time in the lobby at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Bride gives her dad his custom embroidered handkerchief on her wedding dya at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
First look with bride and groom at BlueSky Breckenridge Lobby in Colorado
Emotional groom sees his bride for the first time on their wedding day at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Beautiful classic portrait of a bride and groom in the Lobby of BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Bride and groom snuggle at Lake Dillon with gorgeous mountain backdrop on a sunny Colorado wedding day
Colorado wedding portrait on the dock at Lake Dillon with mountain backdrop in Summit County
Sunny Colorado wedding day at Lake Dillon with mountain backdrop in Summit County
Bride and groom on the docks at Lake Dillon in Summit County on a sunny wedding day in Colorado
Pretty Sunny Wedding day Silhouette photography on the dock at Lake Dillon in Colorado
Romantic Wedding Day Portrait with mountain backdrop at Sapphire Point in Summit County at a Breckenridge Wedding
Groom with his mom on his wedding day at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Wedding day portraits with forest backdrop at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Bridesmaids and best friend in purple with forest backdrop at BlueSky Breckenridge Colorado
Large wedding party group photo with forest backdrop at BlueSky Breckenridge Colorado
Wedding ceremony on the outdoor deck at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Wedding ceremony on a sunny day at BlueSky Breckenridge deck in Colorado
Happy bride looks at her groom during their outdoor wedding ceremony at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Smiling groom at his outdoor Breckenridge wedding in Colorado on the deck at BlueSky
Happy bride and groom hold hands at their outdoor wedding ceremony at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Ceremony Kiss at BlueSky Breckenridge Colorado
Bride and groom walk hand in hand down the aisle on the deck at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Romantic outdoor portraits from a wedding at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Beautiful sunset portrait of a bride and groom walking through the forest at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Bride and groom portrait with forest backdrop at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Pretty sunset sky wedding portrait of bride and groom at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
BlueSky Breckenridge ballroom set up for a destination wedding in Colorado
Dessert table set up with cupcakes and three tiered wedding cake at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
The Adventure Begins laser wood cut sign on a three tiered white wedding cake at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Head table decorated with lanterns and candles at BlueSky Breckenridge Colorado wedding reception
Mom and dad give speeches at their children's wedding at Bluesky Breckenridge in Colorado
Best man speech at BlueSky Breckenridge wedding reception in Colorado
Bride's sister gives a speech and they toast with wine glasses at BlueSky Breckenridge Wedding Reception in Colorado
Bride's best friend gives a funny speech at her destination wedding in Colorado at BlueSky Breckenridge
Bride and groom speech at their destination wedding reception at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Cake cutting at wedding reception at BlueSky Breckenridge Colorado
First Dance at BlueSky Breckenridge Colorado wedding reception
Groom spins his bride on the dance floor at their destination wedding in Colorado at BlueSky Breckenridge
Beautiful B&W photo of a dad dancing with his daughter on her wedding day at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Groom and his mom dance at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Dad laughs with his daughter on the dance floor at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Bride dances with her buddy at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Wedding guests boogie down on the dance floor at a destination wedding at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Parents dance with each other at a destination wedding at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Groom's parents dance together at their son's destination wedding at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Group hug with the bride on her wedding day at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Dancing at a destination wedding in Colorado at BlueSky Breckenridge
Bride and groom have fun dancing together at their destination wedding reception in Breckenridge, Colorado
Sparkler exit at a Colorado Mountain Destination wedding at BlueSky Breckenridge
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October 2, 2017   •   Filed in Fall, Portraits

Lifestyle Headshots at Lost Gulch Overlook | Mountain Views in Boulder, CO

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get to feature one of my oldest derby friends on the blog today. Lauren and I go way back. I first met her over 10 years ago when we were both skating for Rocky Mountain Rollergirls. She and I were actually both on the league's very first travel team roster together. She moved to Georgia for a little bit but it's pretty great to see her back here in Colorado. One of the best things about the work that I do is that every so often I get to reunite with old friends. We laughed about the time that I made everyone pose for a league calendar as a fundraiser and how far we've both come since then. Lauren is based in Fort Collins right now and she's a wonderful writer. She wanted to get some headshots done for a new website she's working on. We thought it would be nice to show her enjoying the great outdoors of Colorado in the pictures. One of my favorite places in the Front Range for great mountain views is Lost Gulch Overlook up Flagstaff Road in Boulder. So we decided to meet up there where there is no shortage of dramatic beautiful blue mountains for backdrops. I also like how the Boulder city lights glow at dusk which also look beautiful in photos. It certainly doesn't hurt to have such a gorgeous model with lovely red hair and blue eyes posing for the portraits too. As you can see in the photos below Lauren and those views go very well together!
Gorgeous redhead with blue eyes and a tattoo poses for lifestyle headshot portraits at Lost Gulch Overlook in Boulder Colorado
Lifestyle portraits of a red head walking through forest at Lost Gulch Overlook in Boulder Colorado
Boulder Colorado Headshot Portrait at Lost Gulch Overlook
Cute redhead wearing cowboy boots with a pretty mountain backdrop at Lost Gulch Overlook in Boulder Colorado
Pretty redhead with blue eyes and a tattoo gets headshots at Lost Gulch Overlook in Boulder Colorado
Pretty Boulder Colorado scenery with mountain views lifestyle headshot portrait of a redhead at Lost Gulch Overlook
Boulder city lights lit up in the backdrop at Lost Gulch Overlook for a lifestyle headshot portrait session in Colorado
Lifestyle Headshot Portraits with City of Boulder backdrop at Lost Gulch Overlook in Colorado
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September 28, 2017   •   Filed in Fall, Families

Garden of the Gods National Natural Landmark | Colorado Springs Family Photographer

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had the pleasure of photographing this sweet family earlier this year when Gigi (grandma) came into town from Wisconsin for a visit. At the time Gigi's son was on duty serving his country so she knew she would want to do some more family pictures again after he came home. I'm happy to report that we got the chance to create more family photos, this time with Dad after he returned home from duty. Last time we did the majority of the pictures at Rock Ledge Ranch which is nestled right outside of Garden of the Gods and this time we opted to drive around and use more of the park itself. We photographed in early September so the park was still nice and green and beautiful as it always is. It was just after Labor Day too so the crowds had died down a little bit and we were able to get some gorgeous scenery in their photos. Here is a selection of some of my favorites that we were able to get that evening!
Grandma hugs her upset grandson during family photos at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs during Autumn
Colorado childrens photographer during fall at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs
Cute family with young children pose on a path with pretty backlighting at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs during fall
Fall family photos with dramatic Red Rock backdrop at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs
Family Portrait of mom and dad at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs on a hazy wildfire day in late summer
Adorable portrait of a family with grandma and pretty rock and mountain backdrop at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs
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