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Over the weekend I had a session scheduled with Alison and her husband Gabriel at the Mount Falcon east trail head in Morrison, Colorado. I was a little worried because the weather report was saying that it might be pretty windy and wind is definitely my least favorite weather element to work with when it comes to photography. Sure, a little soft breeze to gently blow someone's hair looks pretty awesome but we all know the misery that is a full on windy day here during March in Colorado. When I arrived the sky was looking pretty dramatic with lots of clouds and I was sure the wind was going to pick up but we actually got really lucky and it stayed fairly calm. Calm enough for us to work with it anyway. Alison and Gabriel are newlyweds and just got married in January this year. They wanted to get some pictures to celebrate their new life together and next month we'll meet up again to photograph the whole family together. For now, I hope they enjoy all of these lovely romantic photos of the two of them together.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
Igotta admit, I'm pretty excited about the latest engagement photo session I did with Kelly and Kael on Monday afternoon. We met on Friday and I was telling them how much I like to go to downtown Denver for photo shoots when it's winter time because it's easier to find some color to incorporate into the pictures in an urban landscape than a dry dead winter landscape. And luckily they went with my suggestion. Larimer Square is definitely high up on my favorite locations list because those strings lights at dusk with a beautiful blue sky behind them are hard to beat in the beauty department. I arrived early since it's been awhile since I photographed in this area so I could scope it out and see what's new, what's still looking great etc... and decided to walk down by the Cherry Creek path to see if there was anything interesting going on down there. It was actually a last minute decision and I didn't have a lot of time before I was supposed to meet up with Kelly and Kael but I was shocked to find one of the prettiest pieces of public artwork I think I've ever seen. My good friend who teaches at Auraria let me know that this particular mural is called "City of the Sun" by Gemma Danielle. (Perfect name for Denver, btw) Looking at it I was reminded of how much I used to love playing with my spirograph when I was a kid! I jogged back over to our meeting point and when I saw them walking over literally wearing the exact perfect clothing to go with the wall I couldn't believe how lucky I am. Kelly and Kael brought their super cute doggies with them and we had a lot of fun wrangling them for pictures. (Shout out to their giraffe squeaky toy and to Kael's mom and husband for helping us create these pictures!)
Kelly and Kael,
Thanks for being weirdly psychic with your outfit choices and for the good time at your session! I'll be in touch with your full gallery soon!
Gemma Danielle Be sure to check out the art on her website!
My favorite:) Kelly has a wonderful laugh!
December 31, 2016 • Filed in Denver Weddings, Mountain Weddings, Engagements, Families, Maternity, Portraits, Seniors
Wow, it's already New Year's Eve and and I find myself compiling all of my favorite images created for clients throughout the year. This is one of my favorite blog posts to create every year because I get to look back and remember all of the wonderful people I've met. I'm so thankful for what I do and for the trust that is placed in me to capture these family memories for so many. I want to thank all of my clients from 2016 and from year's past for your business. Here's to a 2017 as good as 2016!
'Tis the season for wedding engagements! I read somewhere once that 40% of people propose between November and February due to the holidays. Today I have a very special proposal photo session because my little sister, Gabby proposed to her love, Meghan. Some of you long time readers might recognize Gabby because she often works as my assistant at weddings. I'm so excited that she gets to start planning her own special wedding day. If she's anything like me, she'll be inspired by all of the awesome couples that we've photographed throughout the years. One perk of being in the wedding industry is getting to see first hand cool little touches that other couples have done for their wedding day and picking and choosing from the wide variety of neat ideas for your own wedding.
Gabby asked if we could figure out a way to photograph her proposal back in November and I of course wanted to make this happen for her. So we told Meghan that we were just doing a really quick session to get a Christmas card photo of the family together. We had it all planned ahead that after we did the family pictures I'd set up a photo of the two of them alone in front of a pretty background and then Gabby could make her move. I made sure the kiddos were standing near me so they could see it happen too. It worked perfectly and Meghan had no idea this was coming.
Congratulations to my little sis and the special woman in her life! And congratulations to all of the other happy couples out there getting engaged this season too!
Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, and Happy New Year to all!
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