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November 18, 2017   •   Filed in Fall, Families

Colorado Family Photographer | Fall Color at Wallace Park in Denver Tech Center

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photographed this sweet family at their fall wedding last year at a restaurant rooftop city wedding in the Highlands. Sadly, that restaurant has been replaced by another but they'll always have their wedding pictures to remember it. This year I got the chance to get back together with them and spend more time on family pictures than we were able to do during the packed schedule at the wedding. We met up in late October and looked around for a place that still had some good fall color. I have never photographed at George Wallace Park which is located in South Denver in the DTC area. It's not the first place that comes to mind for me as a photography location since it's in such a business park type of area, but I heard that the color there is pretty great so we decided to go check it out and see for ourselves. We did seem to be past the peak color season but luckily for us there was still plenty of pretty solid fall color left to take advantage of. Cass and Chris are parents to the spunkiest, cutest little blonde Cindy Lou Who look-alike in all of Denver named Palmer. (Perhaps that's a future Halloween costume idea? They'd barely have to do anything and mom and dad could be the Grinch and his dog Max.) Palmer is a 2 year old full of incredible amounts of energy and keep her mom and dad busy for sure. She wasn't too interested in having her photo taken on this day but we persevered and tried to come up with all kinds of schemes and games to make it more fun for her. I think we managed to get some pretty adorable photos of them together despite her disinterest in all things photography. Check out some of my favorites below.
A sweet family of 3 with a 2 year old blonde girl in pigtails get photos with the fall color at Wallace Park in DTC area of Denver Colorado during Autumn.
A sweet two year old walks with her mom and dad during autumn in the DTC area of Denver at Wallace Park in Denver Colorado
Mom and Dad get a photo together with gorgeous fall color plants at Wallace Park in the Denver Tech Center area of Colorado
Fun family portraits with fall color tree backdrop at DTC Denver Colorado Wallace Park
Blonde girl in pigtails rides on her daddy's shoulders with a pretty fall color backdrop at Wallace Park in DTC area of Denver Colorado during autumn.
Sweet Family Portrait with Fall Color Backdrop at Wallace Park in DTC Denver Colorado
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November 5, 2017   •   Filed in Fall, Families

Gross Reservoir Boulder Family Photographer | Lost Gulch Overlook in Colorado

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recently had the pleasure of meeting this rambunctious, loving family to get some updated family portraits for their mom. It was definitely a high energy photography session and I found the kids quite charming. I've made a lot of use of Lost Gulch Overlook this season since my go-to favorite of South Mesa Trail has been out of commission with construction efforts from the City of Boulder. This family is from California and got to do family photos on the beach in the past. Knowing that, I decided we should try to get a handful of photos over at Gross Reservoir before moving on to Lost Gulch for sunset photos. I know it's not even close to the kind of water they got at the beach in Cali, but I'm hoping the mountain views at the lake helped make up for it. It was a pretty hazy day so I decided to abandon Gross Reservoir a little early since it was nearly impossible to see the mountains through the filmy smoke in the air. At Lost Gulch Overlook we started off with a talk about being careful over on the rocks since a tumble there could be quite dangerous. After the serious speech about being careful, we went and scrambled around a little bit on the rocky outlook and played some games and had fun together. All of the good-natured ribbing and messing around between all of the siblings even made me miss my own grown up brothers and sisters. I loved that they were all game for sitting for a few individuals too. Here are some of my favorites below!
A family of 6 is photographed at Gross Reservoir with the lake and mountain views hazy in the backdrop in Boulder Colorado during Autumn
Autumn family photography at Lost Gulch Overlook in Boulder Colorado on a nice November afternoon
Cute Towhead Young boy with blonde hair at Lost Gulch Overlook at his Boulder Colorado Family pictures
Mom with her teenage daughter at their family photography session at Lost Gulch Overlook in Boulder Colorado
A teenage girl with long brunette hair and cool boots is photographed during her family photography session at Lost Gulch Overlook in Boulder Colorado
Hazy Colorado Day in Boulder at a Family Photography Session at Lost Gulch Overlook During Autumn
Hazy Sunset Childrens' photography at Lost Gulch Overlook in Boulder Colorado
Mom and Dad get their own cute photo together as they laugh at their family photography session at sunset at Lost Gulch Overlook in Boulder Colorado
Boulder Colorado Family Photography with pretty blue mountain backdrop on a hazy fall day at Lost Gulch Overlook
Boulder Colorado Siblings pose for a portrait on the rocks at Lost Gulch overlook on a hazy fall day at their family session with mountain backdrop
Family laughs together during their family photography session in Boulder Colorado on a hazy fall day at Lost Gulch Overlook
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October 31, 2017   •   Filed in Fall, Families

Boulder Family Photographer | Colorado Fall Color at Chautauqua Park

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oday is Halloween and I have the perfect autumn family photo session to share for my favorite holiday! Wendy got in touch with me last month because her husband, Pete, said that he wanted to get some updated family photos for his birthday. They live in Denver like me, but were thinking about doing them in Boulder since he has always loved the Boulder Flatirons mountain after attending the University of Colorado as an undergrad. I grew up in Boulder County myself so I understand holding a special place in my heart for that iconic view. Knowing this, it was an obvious choice to see what the fall color was looking like at Chautauqua Park since those Flatirons are the main focus of that beautiful park in Boulder. Luckily, there was still plenty of nice color throughout the park and we walked up the hill to get to it along the trails behind the Chautauqua Dining Hall. There's a path back there that takes you past the vacation cottages to the Upper McClintock Trail which is surrounded in gorgeous autumn color. I had so much fun with this family and they were really good sports about playing along with my silly games and prompts to attempt to get some genuine smiles out of them. Their kids were really fun and rambunctious with each other too and it reminded me of me and my siblings when we were young. Looking at them rough-house playing you might mistakenly assume they aren't friends, but you can see that sparkle of love in their eyes when they're laughing together. We were thinking about heading up Flagstaff Road to Lost Gulch Overlook for sunset photos too, but it was starting to get chilly and the beautiful autumn trees stacked up in front of the Flatiron mountains was the perfect backdrop for the end of their session. Pete, I hope this was a good birthday treat for you! Here's a small selection of my favorites from the session. Happy birthday!
Family poses together on a path at Chautauqua Park in Boulder Colorado during Fall Color Autumn Season
Gorgeous fall color backdrop with Boulder Mountains off in the distance Mom and Dad alone portrait during fall color family photography in Boulder
Boulder Colorado Family Photography Siblings hold hands in front of the fall color at Chautauqua Park
Beautiful Fall Color Family Photography at Chautauqua Park in Boulder Colorado
Autumn Family Portraits with gorgeous fall color mom and dad snuggle during family pictures in Boulder Colorado
Siblings pose for a photo on the lawn with the Flatirons in the backdrop at Chautauqua Park during autumn in Colorado
Husband and wife portrait with Boulder Flatirons Mountain in the backdrop at Chautauqua Park in Colorado
Classic Fall Color Family Portrait with Boulder Flatirons Mountain backdrop at Chautauqua Park in Colorado
Happy family photo with fall color and Flatirons backdrop on the lawn at Chautauqua Park in Boulder Colorado
Boulder Colorado Family Portrait During Fall with Flatirons Mountain in the Backdrop at Chautauqua Park
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October 26, 2017   •   Filed in Fall, Families

Colorado Fall Color Family Photography | Ironbridge Gold Club Glenwood Springs

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f you have been a long time blog reader of mine, you may recognize the cuties on the blog this evening. I've been photographing them for years, since before their beautiful girls were even born back when Jen and Pascal were first engaged. It's been so much fun watching their family change and grow throughout the years. They live in Glenwood Springs and it's always a pleasure to take a trip out to see them and photograph them in the beautiful mountain scenery there. I think this session we recently did may just be my favorite one so far. Their girls are still so little that they can't keep focused on smiling for the camera for super long so we got to play lots of fun games and sing songs and move around a lot to keep it interesting for them. I have to say, I really love what we were able to get while keeping them busy! And even though every year I get insanely busy during fall, it's still my favorite time of year to photograph families together. It's not just because the fall color backdrop of gorgeous yellow Colorado aspen leaves and rusty orange maples leaves although that's definitely a big part of why I love Autumn family portraits so much. It's also because that crisp fall air makes family snuggles more fun! Who wouldn't want to cuddle up with mom and dad when that chilly fall air starts swirling around? As sunset drew near it definitely got cold and we were heading back to our cars to call it a night. But Mount Sopris off in the distance looked so beautiful that I really wanted to see if we could get just one more with the family together in front of that beautiful backdrop. After lots of twirling around we were able to get big grins on the girls faces with the pastel warm sunset light on the mountain backdrop making it the perfect ending to a lovely family portrait session. Who knows, this time went so well that maybe we'll get cocky next year and add in the family dog! Check out a selection of my favorites below.
Tickle fest during a fall color family photography session at Ironbridge Golf Club in Glenwood Springs Colorado
Beautiful photo of wife kissing her husband during their fall color family portraits in Glenwood Springs Colorado
Adorable little girl in pigtails smiles big for the camera with fall color backdrop at family photography session during Autumn in Glenwood Springs Colorado
Cute sisters try to pose for a fall color photo together at Ironbridge Golf Club in Glenwood Springs Colorado
Fall Color Happy Family Portrait in Glenwood Springs Colorado during Autumn
Happy cuddle photo with mom at fall color family photos during autumn in Colorado
Dad with his daughter during Autumn family portrait session at Ironbridge Golf Club in Glenwood Springs Colorado
Adorable photo of a mom with her daughter in front of a pretty fall color yellow backdrop in Glenwood Springs Colorado
Happy moment Colorado family photography with fall color backdrop in Glenwood Springs
Big smile from a young girl in pigtails as her daddy carries her at their family photography session in Glenwood Springs Colorado
Dad carries his daughter on his shoulders with fall color backdrop in Glenwood Springs Colorado
Mount Sopris at Sunset backdrop for happy family portrait in Glenwood Springs Colorado during Autumn
Husband and wife get a quick portrait together during their fall family photography session in Glenwood Springs Colorado
Family with two young girls walks together with a beautiful fall color backdrop in Glenwood Springs Colorado
My favorite!
A sweet and happy family photo with two young children at Ironbridge Golf Club in Glenwood Springs Colorado
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