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Garden of the Gods Senior Pictures During Autumn

October 15, 2013

Fall Color Garden of the Gods Senior Pictures for Yearbook Photos in Colorado Springs

I absolutely love these Garden of the Gods senior pictures I’m sharing on the journal today. Fall is the busiest time of the year for most photographers, myself included. Colorado has awesome weather for the most part which means I’m still doing weddings this time of year while also getting a start on family holiday card photos. But mixed in with those are the seniors whose yearbook photos are due and they’re rushing to get them in before the deadline. Today on the blog is one of those seniors looking to get her Garden of the Gods senior pictures created for her yearbook photo. You can’t blame a senior for wanting to wait until the last minute because this is such a nice time of the year to get outdoor photos taken. The leaves are changing all across the state and make for some breathtaking scenery. One of the prettiest places in Colorado is the city of Colorado Springs. Garden of the Gods is nestled on the west side of the city and in my opinion the red rock formations at this park beat Denver’s Red Rocks, hands down;) (Except of course, if you are going to see a show, Red Rocks is not to be missed!)

I’m so glad we were able to get your senior photos done in time for your yearbook deadline:) Hope you have the best senior year a girl could ask for!

Garden of the Gods senior pictures with the red rocks formations

Hard not to pick this as a favorite though with the gorgeous view of Colorado’s beautiful blue mountains behind the stunning red rock formations at Garden of the Gods.

Garden of the Gods senior pictures at dusk during fall

I love backlight so much I can’t tell if this one is my favorite or the last one.

Pretty warm sunset light for Garden of the Gods senior pictures
Garden of the Gods senior pictures during autumn
Desert scenery at Garden of the Gods senior pictures
Colorado Springs Garden of the Gods senior pictures
Garden of the Gods senior pictures

Be sure to head over to the SENIORS area of my site to find more information on getting your own senior pictures created.


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  1. Alexis says:

    These are beautiful! I love how you captured her natural expressions and the location is awesome!

  2. Megan says:

    I love her laughing smile! It looks like she was on the verge of laughing the entire time – love it.

  3. Becky says:

    What an awesome location and such a gorgeous girl! She has such an infectious beautiful smile!

  4. Sarah says:

    Love these, she is beautiful! I used to spend my summers at Garden of the Gods growing up, so I enjoyed seeing the beautiful scenery again!

  5. Jeni says:

    What a gorgeous girl and beautiful location! Such a great session!

  6. Wow, amazing location! I love how she is styled, with that beautiful dress.