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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Family Portraits at East Mount Falcon Trailhead

June 30, 2021

Extended Family Pictures During Summer with Red Rocks Backdrop

If you’ve been reading my journal for awhile, you might think some of the people in these photos look familiar.  That’s because I was lucky enough to photograph Ashley and Michael’s wedding a few years ago at the Denver courthouse. Since that happy day, their family has grown and there are now grandkids in this good-looking family! The oldest grandchild in this bunch is a total hoot. They wanted to get some updated family photos for their mom and were originally thinking of doing them at Red Rocks. However, now that the pandemic is a little bit more under control, Red Rocks is back to a heavy schedule so I convinced them to give the East Mount Falcon Trailhead a shot instead. I love that you can still get the famous Red Rock formations in the backdrop here, but it’s much quieter with not as many crowds as the world-famous amphitheater draws every summer. It was so nice to get to spend a couple of hours exploring the trails and enjoying the gorgeous wildflowers with Ashley and her family.  Since she got married, she started a CSA called Paper Kite Farm and if you are lucky enough to get on her list, her veggies are awesome!  I’m glad she was able to take some time away from the hard work of growing her plants to get these photos created with her family.  Below are only a tiny fraction of my favorites we got that night.  As you can see, it was a beautiful evening!

A couple pose for a portrait in the beautiful Red Rocks scenery at East Mount Falcon Trailhead in Morrison Colorado
A mom poses for a portrait with her children with pretty Red Rocks backdrop at East Mount Falcon Trailhead in Morrison Colorado
Cute photo of a couple laughing together in the wildflowers at East Mount Falcon in Colorado
Group family photo with Red Rocks Amphitheater in the distance taken at East Mount Falcon Trailhead during summer in Colorado
Cute family of 4 with two daughters wearing white in front of Red Rocks Amphitheater at East Mount Falcon Trailhead
4 adult siblings all wearing blue and white at East Mount Falcon Trailhead in Colorado
Extended family photo with everyone wearing white stand on a trail at East Mount Falcon at Sunset

If you’re thinking about scheduling a family photo day, be sure to take a look at the FAMILIES page of my site and get in touch.  I’d love to help!


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