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April and Iman held a gorgeous wedding ceremony and cocktail hour at Denver Botanic Gardens in early July. They opted to use the Water Garden Gazebo surrounded by the Monet Pool which is full of beautiful lily pads and other aquatic plant life. Lots of family traveled into Denver to help them celebrate their new marriage. I loved the big smile on April's face throughout the evening. She and Iman look like they have so much fun together. They were very laid back and light-hearted, even when they forgot to light their unity candle they just laughed it off and lit it out of order which made everyone laugh of course. After a couple toasts we headed off to create some nice family photos. When we finished those we walked around for a short while creating some portraits of the two of them alone. I loved that we were able to use the Japanese garden and Iman did a perfect dip with April by a nice bridge. We finished up at the gorgeous long colorful garden-lined sidewalk toward the front entrance before they left for their steak dinner. It was a truly lovely wedding!
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Iphotographed this great family last year on a bit of a tricky weather day. We scheduled again for this summer but pushed it back due to weather. Luckily, the day we finally made it happen we received a beautiful sunny day with no rain! We toyed with the idea of hitting City Park, but in the end they wanted a mountain feel. So we headed up highway 285 to the west side of Mount Falcon Park nestled between Evergreen and Morrison in the foothills of the Denver Metro area. The Castle trailhead is so beautiful with a really great woodsy feel and lots of great views of the mountains. Of course, we timed it to take place right before sunset which is what I always try to do for the nice light and color which is essentially what photography is all about. We had fun playing a few games and hanging out together and I really love what we came away with at this location!
Idrove up to the Breckenridge area last week to photograph this extended family who were all vacationing together and hosting a family reunion with the matriarch of their family. We started off the session pretty strong but then the weather started acting up a little with some wind and a few drops of rain which wasn't a big deal except that it started to obscure the lovely mountain views. It was bugging me since I really try to get those in the shots for people who are visiting from out of state since it's nice to have them in their portraits. We just kept chugging along though, changing up our angle and eventually we were rewarded with a very nice rainbow. After that the haze cleared up quite a bit and those gorgeous mountains came right back into view for us. Check out a handful of my favorites below!
Ihad so much fun photographing this family up Squaw Pass road in Evergreen, Colorado last week. We went to a location full of beautiful Aspen trees and the shades of blue that the family wore looked perfect with the mountain backdrop there. We played some games and had a lot of fun together while creating these portraits. All of the cousins were running around together and laughing and playing in between photos. I have to say, I really love that getting together for a session not only makes great photos together but provides some good quality time together as a family. My favorite part was when the older siblings were posing together they suddenly started cracking up because their dad was attempting to get a smile out of them by mooning them. Whatever works to get that natural smile, dad! I'll take it! Here are just a handful of some of my favorites.
Love this one:)
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