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Boulder Colorado Fall Color Family Photos at Chautauqua Park

October 31, 2017

Fall Color Chautauqua Park Family Photos

I have the cutest fall color Chautauqua Park family photos to share on the journal this afternoon. Today is Halloween and I have the perfect autumn family photo session to share for my favorite holiday! Wendy got in touch with me last month because her husband, Pete, said that he wanted to get some updated family photos for his birthday. They live in Denver like me, but were thinking about doing them in Boulder since he has always loved the Boulder Flatirons mountain after attending the University of Colorado as an undergrad. I grew up in Boulder County myself so I understand holding a special place in my heart for that iconic view.

Autumn Color with Flatiron Mountains in Boulder

Knowing this, it was an obvious choice to see what the fall color was looking like at Chautauqua Park since those Flatirons are the main focus of that beautiful park in Boulder. Luckily, there was still plenty of nice color throughout the park and we walked up the hill to get to it along the trails behind the Chautauqua Dining Hall. There’s a path back there that takes you past the vacation cottages to the Upper McClintock Trail which is surrounded in gorgeous autumn color.

Candid family pictures at Chautauqua Park in Boulder

I had so much fun with this family and they were really good sports about playing along with my silly games and prompts to attempt to get some genuine smiles out of them. Their kids were really fun and rambunctious with each other too and it reminded me of me and my siblings when we were young. Looking at them rough-house playing you might mistakenly assume they aren’t friends, but you can see that sparkle of love in their eyes when they’re laughing together.

We were thinking about heading up Flagstaff Road to Lost Gulch Overlook for sunset photos too, but it was starting to get chilly and the beautiful autumn trees stacked up in front of the Flatiron mountains was the perfect backdrop for the end of their session. Pete, I hope this was a good birthday treat for you! Here’s a small selection of my favorites from the session. Happy birthday!

Fall Color Chautauqua Park Family Photos with just Mom and Dad in Boulder
Sibling picture at Fall Color Chautauqua Park Family Photos
Beautiful Fall Color Chautauqua Park Family Photos with mom and dad alone
Boulder Flatirons Mountains at Fall Color Chautauqua Park Family Photos
Quintessential Boulder Family Portrait Fall Color Chautauqua Park Family Photos

If you’d like to see some other sessions done during fall at Chautauqua Park, check out THIS FALL COLOR FAMILY SESSION AT CHAUTAUQUA and this CUTE ENGAGEMENT PHOTO SHOOT too!

Be sure to head over to the FAMILIES page of my website to find more information about getting your own fall color Chautauqua Park family photos!


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