elcome to the journal for April O’Hare Photography! Here you’ll find all of my latest photographic outings with the couples, families, seniors and small businesses that I get to work with and make beautiful photographs for. You may also see a personal post here and there discussing my life or my travels with my teeny family of one husband and three cats! Sometimes I even write advice articles with tips to help make your photo experience better which you can check out under the “Educational” category.  

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Fall Color Family Portraits at Viele Lake

November 25, 2021

Extended Family Photos at Shanahan Ridge and Viele Lake in South Boulder Colorado

Thanksgiving sure rolled around really quickly for me this year. I’m excited that I am getting this family’s beautiful session we did right at the tail end of the fall color online just in time for Thanksgiving. I don’t know if they plan to get together tomorrow but I hope they are so they can gather around the computer and see some of my favorite photos from their session. I wasn’t sure if the fall color would still be visible since we did this during the first weekend of November and it doesn’t always stick around for long here in Colorado. But 2021 proved to be a beautiful fall color year and we were lucky enough to still get some nice color in the backdrop of their Viele Lake photos. I had them meet me at Shanahan Ridge Trailhead first though because I really love the forested look of that spot with the Boulder mountains looming behind the evergreen trees. I loved how their buffalo check looked too. It really gives some of their photos a nice Christmas holiday feel. Check out some of my favorites below!

Beautiful backlit forest photo for a group of cousins at their family photos during fall at Shanahan Ridge Trail
Siblings pose for portraits together at Shanhan Ridge Trailhead in Boulder Colorado
Sweet photo of grandparents laughing together with a gorgeous mountain view behind them at Shanahan Ridge Trailhead in Boulder
A family of four with two daughters with a pretty fall backdrop at Viele Lake in Boulder
Pretty fall photo for a family with 4 kids in front of Viele Lake in Boulder Colorado
Family of 4 with 2 adult children at Viele Lake in Boulder Colorado during autumn
Boulder family portrait at Viele Lake in Boulder during fall
A beautiful extended family portrait at Shanahan Ridge Trailhead in Boulder Colorado

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