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Colorado Mountain Maternity Photography at Mount Falcon

July 3, 2019

Bold, Colorful Colorado Mountain Maternity Portraits in Evergreen

This is one of the most gorgeous Colorado mountain maternity sessions I’ve ever photographed!  I first met this cute couple at their wedding just 6 years ago. Their wedding just happens to be one of my most memorable as well because a freaking black bear literally almost walked down the aisle right in the middle of their wedding ceremony.  And I’m using the word “literally” as it’s intended. Like that really almost happened. Seriously, if you want to read more about that you’ll have to check it out HERE.

As cool as it was to finally get to see a real live black bear (I’ve lived here almost my whole life and that was the only black bear encounter I’ve ever had) I am happy to report that we did not stumble across any at their maternity photo session.  Shannon mentioned to me that she was looking for some “ethereal” maternity pictures which I interpreted as an enchanted forest look with lots of pretty sunshine peeking through the trees. We actually had to reschedule these for a day later due to a total downpour on our original day.  Thankfully, we got lucky with our reschedule day and the sun was actually shining making this whole gorgeous backlit look possible for them.

Romantic Ethereal Maternity Photos at Mount Falcon Trailhead

Originally I was worried that my bold and colorful style of photography might not make the most “ethereal” looking photos since I sometimes imagine ethereal to mean almost a “gauzy” kind of light.  However, if you look up the word in the dictionary, it means this: “extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world.”  So yeah, that 2nd part of the description really speaks to me and I think we were granted the most incredible glow of sunshine at this session to fulfill that perfect light description.  

The outfits that they chose to wear also really helped create a gorgeous mixture of bold color and dreamy warmth from the sunshine.  How perfect is Shannon’s fuschia colored dress paired with that nice pop of blue from Chris’s jacket? And of course, the trail on the west side of Mount Falcon is a dream forest location.  There are plenty of evergreen trees there providings lots of nice greenery year round and during the summer there are loads of pretty wildflowers dotting the grassy fields. We truly couldn’t have picked a better Colorado Mountain Maternity photo location!

Pretty Summer Mountain Maternity Photos in Evergreen Colorado
Pretty Backlit Colorado Mountain Maternity Photography at Mount Falcon
Wildflowers and backlit sunset maternity photos at Mount Falcon in Evergreen Colorado
Cute couple smiling at each other during their Colorado Mountain Maternity Photography session in Evergreen
Pretty Baby Bump Photo of a pregnant mom with her husband at Mount Falcon in Evergreen Colorado
Romantic Maternity Photography at Sunset at Mount Falcon Trailhead in Evergreen Colorado
Beautiful Maternity Portrait of a Mom to Be in a Pretty Fuschia Dress at Mount Falcon in Evergreen
Classic Colorado Mountain Maternity Photo at Mount Falcon in Evergreen
Classic Colorado Maternity Portraits with Mountain Backdrop at Mount Falcon in Evergreen
Romantic Mountain Maternity Photos in a field of wildflowers at Mount Falcon in Evergreen
Beautiful Colorado Mountain Maternity Photography in Evergreen at Mount Falcon
Cute photo of a husband and wife holding hands during their maternity photography session in Colorado
Sunset Maternity Photography in the Mountains of Evergreen Colorado
Stunning Pregnant Lady Posing for a Maternity Photo at Mount Falcon in Evergreen Colorado
Colorado Mountain Maternity Photo at Sunset at Mount Falcon
Colorado Mountain Maternity Photography with summer wildflowers at Mount Falcon Trailhead in Evergreen
It’s way too hard to pick just one favorite from this session, but this one is up there for me!

To find more information about visiting or hiking at Mount Falcon Park, please visit their website HERE

If you’d like to see more examples of maternity photography created in the beautiful state of Colorado, please visit the NEW BEGINNINGS gallery.

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