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Aspen Family Photographer at Maroon Bells

September 6, 2019

Aspen Family Photographer at Maroon Bells Lake with Summer Wildflowers

I am an Aspen family photographer and I swear I have the best job because I get to meet the nicest families when they come to Colorado on vacation.  This family featured on the journal this afternoon traveled to the Aspen Snowmass area all the way from Minnesota and had quite a fun-fest planned for their trip.  They scheduled some paragliding, fishing, river rafting, biking and more so I knew this active family would love doing a little hike at Maroon Lake for their family pictures.  It was really more of a short walk to get over to the West Maroon Creek area at Maroon Bells. I love this area because during the summer months it is full of pretty little mountain wildflowers which look beautiful in family portraits.  I loved how much energy their boys had for our hike and they were cracking me up with their wisecracking answers to all of my questions during the session. I can’t help but comment on how incredibly photogenic the whole family is too! They certainly made it easy for me to get gorgeous photos of them.  

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Obviously, the dainty summer wildflowers are not even the biggest draw of going to Maroon Bells for Aspen area family pictures.  This location is quite famous for showcasing two of Colorado’s most beautiful mountains (Maroon Peak and North Maroon Peak) but Maroon Lake is literally surrounded with stunning rocky mountain formations. I find Sievers Mountain South to also be quite unique with dramatic jagged edges jutting into the sky.  But the picturesque Maroon Bells peaks seem to get most of the attention. They are only two out of Colorado’s 58 14ers (mountains over 14,000 feet in elevation) but they are rumored to be the most photographed mountains in all of Colorado. Once you see the family photos below I’m sure you’ll see why!

Pretty Summer Family Photos next to West Maroon Creek at Maroon Bells in Aspen
Family has fun together during their photography session at Maroon Bells in Aspen Colorado
Husband and wife laugh together during their family photography session at Maroon Bells in Aspen Colorado
Beautiful Maroon Bells Backdrop at a Colorado Family Vacation Session in Aspen
Cute photo of two brothers posing on a rock with Maroon Bells in the backdrop during a family vacation to Aspen Colorado
Young man poses for a portrait during his family's professional photography session at Maroon Bells
Young boy posing for a photo in the wildflowers at Maroon Bells in Colorado
Aspen Snowmass Family Photography Session with Wildflowers and Sievers Mountain South in the backdrop
Family of four photographed in front of Maroon Lake at Maroon Bells in Aspen Colorado
Husband kisses his wife in the huge wildflowers at Maroon Bells in Aspen Colorado
Brothers laugh together at Maroon Bells in Aspen during their family photography session in Colorado
Happy couple pose for a professional portrait with Maroon Bells in the Backdrop in Aspen Colorado
Family vacation during summer at Maroon Bells in Aspen Colorado

Want to see the beauty of Maroon Bells for yourself? Be sure to check out information about visiting this popular location on the US Forest Service website HERE

To see more from Maroon Bells, please click HERE or HERE!

Interested in hiring an Aspen family photographer for your family vacation in Colorado?  Find FAQs and information about booking on the FAMILIES section of my site.


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  1. Kristen says:

    April, we cannot thank you enough for capturing our family in the beauty of Maroon Bells! It was the perfect location, and perfect (especially for the boys!) to have walking, hiking, grasshopper collection, and skipping rocks incorporated in our picture time. We loved our time in Maroon Bells and are so appreciative of you and your hubby – you went above and beyond!! These pictures make my heart so happy! Thank you for capturing our wonderful family time in Colorado! Gratefully, Kristen & family