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Kristen contacted me months ago to get her and Brittani on the calendar for their engagement photos. She was really excited to make sure to take advantage of getting some photos with the fall color that happens at the end of September. Unfortunately, when the day came it was during that week and a half or so when we were getting rained out almost every day! Luckily, our schedules lined up to move it just one day later and even though it was still a bit gray and overcast, there was no downpour to contend with. We were originally planning to hit up the South Mesa Trail which is usually one of my favorite places, but they've been doing construction there for the past couple of months so it's given me the opportunity to hit up some other locations that I've put on the backburner. Knowing that these two were really hoping for some fall color somewhere in the Boulder area I told them that the entrance to the Boulder Canyon Trailhead has some pretty great color. The last time I photographed there it was mid-October and the foliage was bright yellow. We were photographing a little earlier in the season and the leaves were just starting to change. So we got to take advantage of that beautiful time during fall when it's still halfway green with yellow starting to come in and little bits of red too. We definitely got to take advantage of a pretty lovely color palette that evening. I'm actually glad that South Mesa wasn't available because I had forgotten how pretty this area by Boulder Creek is even if you do have to watch out for bikers barreling through on the trail. Brittani works for the State Patrol and she and Kristen really wanted to do a few photos with her in her uniform. She looked really great dressed up with her badge and I found out that the style of hat that the State of Colorado uses is called a "Smokey Bear" campaign hat. These two look so great together and I had so much fun getting know them and their story during the session. They met during college playing softball back in Wisconsin. Now they're living in Colorado and getting married in Hawaii soon! Congratulations to this adorable happy couple!
Imet Tara when she started skating for the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls back in the day. I was so excited for her when she met Ryan because it seemed like they fell in love so quickly and I'd never seen her so happy before! They've built a very good life for themselves together in Denver these past few years and have quite a big family with 4 dogs. They really wanted to bring all four of them to their session since they are such a big part of their life. Our furry friends are family afterall! They are getting married this September and it was time to get their engagement photos done. At first they were considering doing them in the city in a neat urban area but after a lot of thought they decided that they were really more into nature and the mountains. So we headed up the I-70 corridor to the beautiful, very photogenic, and historic little city of Georgetown, Colorado. We started off near the dam and the lake before heading into town where we took full advantage of all of the old pretty storefronts and houses. Toward the end of the evening as the sun was setting we drove up Guanella Pass a little bit to find some more natural surroundings for their last photos. I absolutely love that we were able to get some classic Colorado photos for them next to the South Clear Creek mountain stream. Overall I'd say this session was a huge success! How could it not be with all of those sweet doggie faces?
Dan has been friends with my husband, Geoff since they were in middle school. They were even in a band together! Today I get to share some photos of Dan with his lovely fiancée, Jen who also went to school with both of them in high school although I don't believe the three of them knew each other well back then. But, that's where facebook steps in. Dan and Jen reconnected with the social service (I have a soft spot for this sort of thing since Geoff and I met on Myspace!) and started talking to each other online first. Now they're engaged to be married this June at Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton. For their engagement pictures they decided to go for something a little different from the dramatic red rocks of Arrowhead and went for the pretty spring blossoms at Hudson Gardens. The flower beds are still working their way through all of the spring snowstorms we've been getting so there wasn't much there but the gardens were incredibly green and there were still some pretty flower blossoms on the trees and bushes that we took full advantage of! I also love their new-ish red barn that they built on the west side of the gardens. I have no idea if they plan to use it as a wedding venue there but for now it certainly makes for some pretty rustic backdrops. And although it wasn't easy finding the perfect spot to get the mountain views we eventually found a place at the gardens where we were able to get that as well. It was pretty awesome getting to hang out with the two of them and see how comfortable they are in each other's arms. I can't wait to witness their vows to each other this summer!
Hard to pick a favorite, but I love this one!
Over the weekend I had a session scheduled with Alison and her husband Gabriel at the Mount Falcon east trail head in Morrison, Colorado. I was a little worried because the weather report was saying that it might be pretty windy and wind is definitely my least favorite weather element to work with when it comes to photography. Sure, a little soft breeze to gently blow someone's hair looks pretty awesome but we all know the misery that is a full on windy day here during March in Colorado. When I arrived the sky was looking pretty dramatic with lots of clouds and I was sure the wind was going to pick up but we actually got really lucky and it stayed fairly calm. Calm enough for us to work with it anyway. Alison and Gabriel are newlyweds and just got married in January this year. They wanted to get some pictures to celebrate their new life together and next month we'll meet up again to photograph the whole family together. For now, I hope they enjoy all of these lovely romantic photos of the two of them together.
Congratulations to the happy couple!