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Colorado Blended Family Photos Fox Run Park

November 3, 2019

Blended Family Photos at Fox Run Regional Park in Colorado Springs

These Colorado blended family photos on the journal today are a little bit different from the ones that I normally share because this family is blending their families together soon and they wanted a photography session done to celebrate it.  This couple is getting married early next year and in the process they will be officially combining their family together. I love this idea because a family photography session with me is not just staring at the camera and smiling (although we definitely do that a little bit).  We play games together and I ask them tons of silly questions designed to make things fun and get some smiles out of them. It’s really a great chance to spend some quality time together as a family.

Warm pretty light couples photo during blended family session

For their session, their mom, Ellie, mentioned that she really wanted some trees at the session and talked about potentially doing these at Fox Run Regional Park.  I jumped at the chance because I’ve never photographed there before and the photos online looked beautiful. I love photography locations with pretty forest scenery to use!  I got there early to scope it out and get a plan in my head for which areas to use. Of course, I didn’t realize how large the park truly is and that there were two different playground areas so it took us a few extra minutes to find each other.  But, we had scheduled plenty of time to catch the gorgeous sunset light streaming in through all of the trees. This forest scenery is so simple but with the light leaking in from behind the trees it really gave it a rather ethereal look to some of their pictures which I love!  We made sure to catch their engaged parents together of course and the kids together as well as separately. I love the variety we were able to get at their session. We were even able to get a tiny sliver of mountain view which isn’t easy at this tree covered location! Some of my favorites are featured below.

Sweet photo of a blended family in a forest setting at Fox Run Regional Park in Colorado Springs
A candid family photo with everyone smiling and laughing at Fox Run Regional Park
Sibling photo during a blended family photography session during fall color season at Fox Run Park
Engaged couple snuggle in a pine tree forest at Fox Run Regional Park in Colorado Springs
A sweet blended family portrait with laughter in a pine forest setting in Colorado Springs
Adorable blended family portrait with fall color backdrop in a pine tree forest at Fox Run Regional Park
Classic hand holding engagement photo with pretty light in a pine tree forest in Colorado Springs
Couple portrait kissing in a pine forest with pretty light streaming through trees in Colorado Springs
Beautiful light in a Colorado forest blended family photos during fall
Parents of a blended family snuggle at their family photography session at Fox Run Regional Park in Colorado Springs
A cute girl wearing white jeans with button up blue jean shirt poses for individual portrait at her family session Colorado Springs
Cute individual photo of a young boy at his blended family photography session during fall at Fox Run Park
Two sisters pose for their own individual portraits at their family photography session at Fox Run Park in Colorado Springs
Engaged couple embrace in a pretty forest at Fox Run Regional Park in Colorado Springs
Beautiful Colorado Blended Family Photos with a mountain view at Fox Run Regional Park

Interested in getting your own blended family photos created?  Please visit the FAMILIES are of my site to find more information


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