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Next September I get to photograph these two adorable humans on their wedding day at Sapphire Point up at Dillon Reservoir. The mountain view there is pretty epic due to the gorgeous blue snow-capped Ten Mile range from Breckenridge. So when Lindsay told me that she and Coty were planning to drive out from Kansas to get their engagement photos done I wanted to give some ideas that were pretty but different from what they'll see on their wedding day. They ended up choosing the South Mesa Trail just outside of Eldorado Springs in the foothills of Boulder. We went at the tail end of the fall color but this trail boasts its own lovely mountain views and the range here is like the more rugged burly cousin to Colorado's majestic high country mountains. They're not quite as big but definitely pack a punch! Plus, it threatened to storm a bit so even though it didn't deliver any real precipitation we were gifted with beautiful sunset stormy skies as a cherry on top to the photo session. I couldn't be happier with how these turned out. Thank you, Lindsay & Coty for coming out for your photos. I hope you had fun on your quick jaunt to Colorado! I hope I get to meet Lola next time:)
Ifirst met Ryan when I did his extended family's photos a couple of summers ago and his cousin's wedding too. It's his turn to get married now and I feel so lucky that he and his fiancé, Katie, chose me to photograph their wedding next summer at Church Ranch Event Center in Broomfield. I have never photographed there before and can't wait to check it out. But first, Katie and Ryan wanted to get some nice autumn engagement photos with some pretty fall color for their save the dates. We met up at the always gorgeous South Mesa Trail right outside of Eldorado Springs, Colorado. Like I said, this trail is pretty year-round due to the gorgeous mountain views, but in the fall it explodes into a field of color. It's one of the only places I know of that has some nice deep red color in the foliage. I was very pleased to see that it was in full swing when we arrived. We also got super lucky that evening with a really cool dramatic sunset sky complete with a fiery reddish pink glow just behind the dark blue clouds. It made for very nice contrast to all of the fall colors on the ground. Check out their full set below!
Last year I was searching for a location where I could take a wedding party out in Evergreen and one of my photographer buddies clued me in on this awesome location about fifteen minutes up Squaw Pass Road with a beautiful mountain view and lots of pretty color. It worked perfectly for that wedding and ever since then I've been hoping one of my clients would want to go for that spot again. Luckily Katherine & Brent were looking for some good fall foliage for their engagement photos and we decided to head up the mountain for the pretty yellow aspen trees. We were threatened with a rain out, but went for it anyway and I'm so glad we did since it looked absolutely beautiful and we got a lovely sunset from all of the clouds that evening too. The last time I was here I didn't get very long to explore since it was a wedding day but this time we got to hike in a little ways and we discovered a fun little branch fort that someone had created. I love what we were able to create that evening. Check it out below!
It's hard to pick a face, but I love that rustic fence and dramatic sky in this one:)
I'm so pumped that I finally had some time today to prep these photos for the blog. I photographed Kristi and Daryn last week for their engagement photo session and we had so much fun and created all of these beautiful images. They wore the cutest clothes for this little photography date and went to two very distinct places to get some variety in the pictures for them. The first place we went to is near their home at the Bear Creek Greenbelt in Lakewood. I was really excited to find the overgrown leaf tunnel that I had discovered earlier this spring when it was nothing but branches. I was sure that when it grew in it would look cool for photos and it was even better than I was expecting!
The mosquitoes and heat were out in full force trying to make our lives miserable so we didn't stay too terribly long before heading over to Sloan Lake where Daryn used to live and has spent a lot of time. We timed it to be closer to sunset so that we could get that beautiful view of the mountains and the downtown skyline with the pretty golden light. When the sun finally dipped behind the mountains there was the most beautiful pastel pink and blue sky with the light just barely glowing on Kristi & Daryn's faces and I can't describe it as anything other than just plain magic. It's making images like that one that I just live for with my work. I am a lucky girl that I have such fun and friendly clients who play along and make it work!