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Denver Family Photographer at Clear Creek History Park for Autumn in Golden

November 2, 2018

I love when I get to photograph extended families together. I think it’s so nice that even when the kids are all grown up and are having their own kids that families are still finding the time to get dressed up, get together and get pictures created of them as one big unit. That’s something that my family never did when I was growing up and I think as an adult it would have been nice to have photos with my cousins. It’s also a good way to share the cost of getting your annual family photos done. In mid-October I had the pleasure of photographing this extended family together at the Clear Creek History Park in Golden, Colorado. I was a little sad at first because I was hoping that there would be a ton of fall color to use, but as I’ve talked about before, this year the fall color just wasn’t at its best. But, the Clear Creek History Park is a good option anyway since there are old rustic log cabins and of course the beautiful Clear Creek to use as interest for the backgrounds.

We did seek out the tiny bits of fall color that was happening in the park that day and I’m pretty pleased with what we were able to come away with at this session. We were working with an adorable tiny baby at this family session too. I pretty much never expect to get babies this young to look at the camera because they are usually still just too little for that but we got really lucky and she blessed us with a handful of photos where she looked right at the camera! Another thing I really love about photographing extended family photos is that we get to do more than just your typical family combinations. We get to do things like photograph Grandma and Grandpa with their grandkids which is something I know they’ll treasure as they grow older. The day we met was a really nice warm fall day which gave us plenty of time to get all of the different combinations that this family wanted to get. In the end it made it hard to narrow down which pictures to share on the blog sneak peek but check out my favorites below!

Clear Creek Golden Colorado Family Photos During Autumn

Mom and Dad of an extended family pose for a portrait in front of Clear Creek in Golden

Brother and sister laugh together at their family photos at Clear Creek in Golden Colorado

Man wearing blue plaid carhart button down poses for an individual photo at Clear Creek during family pictures in Colorado

Adult siblings pose for a full length photo with a rustic cabin at the Clear Creek History Park in Golden Colorado

Just the men in the family pose for a photo at Clear Creek History Park in Golden

Just the ladies in front of rustic cabin at Extended family session in Colorado

Family of four pose for a fall color photo in Golden Colorado

Couple portrait during extended family photography session with yellow fall color at Clear Creek History Park

Young family with tiny baby girl during fall at Clear Creek History Park

Couple photos in front of a fall red berry tree in Golden CO at the Clear Creek History park

Grandma and Grandpa photographed with a fall red berry tree in Golden CO at the Clear Creek History park

Extended fall family photos with rustic cabin at Clear Creek History Park during fall

Head over to the FAMILIES page of my site to find more information about scheduling your own Golden Colorado family portraits!


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  1. Celina Grafmyer says:

    They look amazing!!! We had a great time taking these photos.