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Colorado Family Photos with Dogs

October 4, 2019

Colorado Family Photos with Dogs on Squaw Pass Road Evergreen

Today’s blog is featuring some Colorado family photos with dogs at my favorite Denver metro area portrait location on Squaw Pass Road.  Donna got in touch to say that she really wanted to get some photos created with her parents and possibly their 2 dogs. She loves to be out in nature and was hoping to find a place with some pretty aspen trees so of course, I mentioned the Beaver Brook Watershed Trailhead on Squaw Pass Road as the perfect location for her.  This location boasts tons of beautiful aspen tree groves with pretty mature aspen trees considering how close to Denver it is. And I love that they decided to bring their two adorable little dogs with them. Our furry friends hold such a special place in our hearts and I think it makes total sense to treat them like the member of the family that they are and bring them to the family photo session.

Outdoor Doggie Family Pictures in Colorado Mountains

When we met for their pictures in the mountains of Evergreen, the fall color was only just beginning to show.  It was still pretty green at the meadow, but along Squaw Pass Road, there were more golden areas so we didn’t stay at the meadow.  We stopped along a couple of other areas of the road where we could squeeze our cars off safely to catch a little bit more of the color.  Donna and her parents were really good sports about doing all of my ideas and I love all of the smiles we were able to get. My favorite thing about doing family photos is that it’s not just about creating nice pictures.  It’s also about simply spending time together as a family and enjoying each other’s company. That’s exactly what we did at this session. Check out my favorites below!

Colorado family photo with dogs in a forest with a rustic wood fence on Squaw Pass Road Evergreen
Adult woman poses with each of her parents during fall in Evergreen Colorado
A woman kisses her older dog as she snuggles him during her family photography session in a mountain meadow in Colorado
An older woman poses for a cute photo with her little dog while standing in a Colorado mountain meadow in Evergreen
An older man gets doggie kisses at his family photography session in a pretty fall color mountain meadow in Colorado
Older parents laugh during their family photography session on Squaw Pass Road in Evergreen Colorado
Family laughing together during their family photography session on Squaw Pass Road in Evergreen Colorado
Adult woman walks hand in hand with her parents and their dogs in a Colorado mountain meadow during fall
Beautiful family portrait at sunset with mountain backdrop on Squaw Pass Road in Evergreen Colorado
An adult only child poses for family photos with her parents in the fall color on Squaw Pass Road in Evergreen

To see more Colorado family photos with dogs, please check out THIS LINK and THIS LINK!  For more information about booking a family photography session with your furry best friends, go to the FAMILIES area of the site.  


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