My gorgeous friend Fiona’s family was one of my first sessions of 2018 and I think it’s pretty cool that her husband’s family is now one of my last sessions of 2018. They were somehow able to schedule a photography shoot over the weekend with his parents and his siblings and their kids which is no easy feat with everyone having such busy schedules in this day and age. It can be especially hard once the older kids started heading off to college and living on their own but they miraculously found a date that works for them! Winter weather is officially upon us here in Colorado which means picking a location is a bit more of a challenge than during the warm weather months. When there is no snow on the ground to pretty up the scenery you have to get a little more creative since most locations look dead and brown at this time of year. I tend to like using areas with lots of pine trees to add some greenery as well as those that have nice mountain views. The west trailhead of Mount Falcon in Evergreen fits the bill perfectly. It has a nice pine forest which looks gorgeous when the sunshine is peeking through the trees. I also think a pine forest makes for awesome Christmas Card scenery! And it also has a very easy to get to section off of the upper parking lot with a nice pile of huge boulders and mountain views to get in the photos too. Their family was incredibly easy to work with and had really fun personalities and good attitudes the whole time we were photographing. Even the little ones managed to make it through sunset despite the temperature drop which is when we got those pretty couples photos at the end. I’ve selected some of my favorites to share below. Check it out!