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This family recently moved to the mountains of Colorado from Florida where they bought a beautiful home in Silverthorne. The whole family got together at the new home over Christmas this year and decided to get some portraits taken together. The back porch of their place has a stunning wide open view of the beautiful snow capped blue mountains so it was easy to do the pictures right there at the house without driving anywhere. I'm sure they'll be enjoying that gorgeous backdrop for many years to come. Congratulations to Jeanne and Leo on your lovely new home and welcome to Colorado!
'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!
Ihave another adorable out of state family who came up to Colorado, this time from Texas to spend Thanksgiving week together on the slopes. Unfortunately, the snow has been very scarce this season so I don't know if they enjoyed their ski vacation as much as they would have with more powder. But I'm hoping that these photos of them hanging out together in the fairly warm weather will help make up for it. They were staying in Keystone so I had them meet me just 15 minutes down the road at the Sapphire Point area since it has such incredible views of the mountains there. We started off with some nice rustic fence photos with Buffalo Mountain as the backdrop and ended up at sunset on the Sapphire Point hill where you can see the slopes of Breckenridge and the lights from Frisco. I'm hoping these photos of them all together with the pretty blue mountain scenery will make for some nice holiday cards for them!
I can never get enough of that view!
The family on the blog today came all the way out from Louisiana to spend time together here in Colorado over Thanksgiving. They've been exploring the Colorado Springs area which has a ton of fun stuff to do and see. Their baby girl is one year old now so I told them they had to go check out the old-school arcade in Manitou Springs where she could ride all of the silly rides and they could play with the pinball machines. We met up at Garden of the Gods where it seemed like everyone decided to go since the weather was so nice. (On a side note, we've only had one snowfall here on the Front Range so far this fall and as much as I'm loving the extended nice temperatures I'm a little worried about the water situation and keeping my fingers crossed that we start getting some snow soon!)
It was actually quite nice out which made it a lot easier to get some smiles with their little one since it wasn't freezing out. I love all of the playful pictures we were able to get of their adorable family! Their baby girl is such a sweet little lovebug!