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August 16, 2017   •   Filed in Denver Weddings, Summer

Denver Botanic Gardens Summer Wedding | Water Garden Gazebo Ceremony

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pril 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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Denver Botanic Gardens Water Garden Gazebo
Florist
Baker
Officiant
Rev. Roy Rayburn
Harpist
Lit sign at dusk at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado at a summer wedding
B&W photo of pretty jeweled high heels photographed in the classroom bridal area at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Pretty purple florals with orchids and detail photo of bride's father from Moss Pink Flora in Denver Colorado
Groom preps for his wedding day at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Happy groom with his family hanging out together at Denver Botanic Gardens before the ceremony starts
Wedding guests sitting in the water garden gazebo at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Father of the groom with his brother wait for the ceremony to begin at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Water garden Monet pool lily pads from a summer wedding at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Grooms friends prep for the wedding at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado at a summer wedding at the Water Garden Gazebo
Cute young boy eats a snack inside the water garden gazebo next to Monet Pool at Denver Botanic Gardens summer wedding
Groom looks at his bride as she makes her way to their ceremony at the Water Garden Gazebo at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Bride walks over to the water garden gazebo at the Monet Pool for her wedding ceremony at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Bride with her mom in purple and her best friend makes her way down the aisle at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Happy wedding photography at the Water Garden Gazebo at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
friends of the bride and groom smile during their ceremony at the water garden gazebo at Denver Botanic Gardens
Bride and groom exchange rings during their ceremony at the water garden gazebo at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Cute bride smiles big wit her groom in the water garden gazebo at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Lighting the unity candles in the Water Garden Gazebo at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Wedding kiss during wedding ceremony at water garden gazebo at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Champagne toast with bride and groom at the water garden gazebo next to Monet Pool at Denver Botanic Gardens
Champagne toast clink at Denver Botanic Gardens at the Monet Pool next to water garden gazebo during summer
Groom's father gives a speech at his outdoor Denver Botanic Gardens wedding at the Monet Pool next to Water Garden Gazebo during summer
Family and friends toast the bride and groom at the Monet Pool next to the water garden gazebo at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Wedding guests wearing purple at the Denver Botanic Gardens next to the Monet Pool at Water Garden Gazebo
Relatives during cocktail hour at Denver Botanic Gardens at Monet Pool in Colorado
Pretty simple purple florals with lilies in tall vases on cocktail tables at Denver Botanic Gardens next to the Monet Pool at Water Garden Gazebo
Beautiful cake display from Gateaux bakery next to the Monet Pool at water garden gazebo at Denver Botanic Gardens
Cute simple cakes for a wedding from Gateaux bakery with florals at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Pretty blue ombre cake with purple lilies from Gateaux at the Monet Pool at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Cute little girl wearing a white and purple dress at an outdoor Denver Botanic Gardens wedding in Colorado
Groom's parents at the Monet Pool at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Family photo with groom at Denver Botanic Gardens next to the water lily Monet Pool
Bride and her mother family photo at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Bride with family at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Family portraits with golden sunlight at Denver Botanic Gardens during summer
Summer wedding at Denver Botanic Gardens family wearing purple in July
Groom with his parents at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Family photos at a summer wedding during golden hour at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Groom with his best friends at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Bride and groom kiss for a portrait with pretty golden light at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Pretty wedding photo with twinkle light backdrop at UMB Bank Amphitheater at Denver Botanic Gardens
Bride with her bestie under the twinkle lights at UMB Bank Amphtitheatre tent at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Bride and groom pose with Mary Keener's harp at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Bride poses for a portrait in the Japanese Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado at dusk
Bride and groom pose for a photo in front of the Japanese Garden pond at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Beautiful dip photo of bride at groom at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Pretty backlit garden wedding photo in the Japanese garden area of Denver Botanic Gardens during summer
Cute flirty bride and groom photo on the brick walkway at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Cute B&W photo of bride and groom snuggling at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
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August 8, 2017   •   Filed in Summer, Families

Mount Falcon Park | Colorado Mountain Family Photography in Evergreen

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photographed 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!
A family sits on a rock and poses for a family portrait in the woods at Mount Falcon Park in the mountains of Colorado near Denver
Denver Colorado Family Photographer at Mount Falcon Park in the woods and mountains of Colorado
Colorado brothers pose for a portrait with a mountain rock in the woods at Mount Falcon Park in Evergreen Colorado
Pretty mountain woods backdrop for a portrait of an 8th grader at Mount Falcon Park near Evergreen Colorado
Pretty mountain backdrop in a mountain field at Mount Falcon Park in Evergreen Colorado
Family looks out at the mountain view at sunset at Mount Falcon Park in Evergreen Colorado
Beautiful family photo at sunset with a pretty blue mountain backdrop with woods at Mount Falcon Park near Morrison Colorado
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August 7, 2017   •   Filed in Summer, Families

Summit County Colorado Family Photography | Lake Dillon at Keystone

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drove 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!
Grandkids with their grandma at a family reunion in Summit County Colorado at Lake Dillon near Sapphire Point
Cute family photo with a hazy mountain backdrop on a rainy afternoon in Summit County Colorado near Breckenridge and Lake Dillon
Colorful Colorado mountain backdrop family portrait at Sunset Lake Dillon near Silverthorne Colorado
Ten Mile Mountain Range from Breckenridge in the backdrop of a family portrait in Summit County Colorado near Lake Dillon
Family portrait session at sunset with buffalo Mountain backdrop at Lake Dillon near Breckenridge Colorado
Siblings pose for a photo together with pretty mountain backdrop at Sunset near Lake Dillon in the Colorado mountains during summer
A family wearing shades of blue and white pose with a mountain backdrop near Sapphire Point and Silverthorne Colorado
A couple pose for a portrait at sunset with a mountain backdrop near Keystone Colorado at Lake Dillon during summer
A beautiful family pose for photos at sunset with a mountain backdrop at Lake Dillon in Summit County Colorado near Breckenridge
An extended family with 22 people pose for portraits in front of a hazy mountain view in Summit County Colorado near Lake Dillon in Frisco
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August 3, 2017   •   Filed in Summer, Families

Mountain Aspen Tree Family Photography | Evergreen Colorado

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had 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.
A beautiful family wearing shades of blue and white with 5 young children pose for portraits in the beautiful Aspen trees in the mountains of Evergreen, Colorado
Two cute families wearing shades of blue and white pose for photos with the Aspen tree backdrop in the mountains of Evergreen, CO
Sweet Evergreen, Colorado family photo with tickles during summer in the mountains
Grandkids all pose together in the Aspen tree forest with a neat branch structure behind them in Evergreen, Colorado
Sweet backlit pretty Aspen tree forest with grandma and grandpa looking at each other during family portraits in the mountains of Evergreen Colorado
Adult siblings and their parents pose for a nice portrait at sunset in the mountains of Evergreen Colorado
Couples portrait collage with a mountain backdrop at sunset in Evergreen Colorado during summer
Sweet family photo with a rustic wood ranch fence in the mountains of Colorado in Evergreen
Evergreen Colorado sibling portraits in the wildflower field in the mountains during summer
Sweet sister photo sitting in a wildflower grass field in Evergreen Colorado
Love this one:)
Adult siblings pose for a portrait while laughing together in the mountains of Evergreen, Colorado during summer.
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