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Gore Creek Family Photos in Vail

September 4, 2021

Gore Creek Family Photos in Vail Village

I met this extremely photogenic family for some Gore Creek family photos while they were on their annual summer vacation in Vail. At first I sent them some location ideas that were further away from Vail Village, but in the end they wanted to stick to this area and get some with Gore Creek near the place where they always stay since it has a sentimental value for them. They’ve been coming to Vail for many years now and it’s truly become a home away from home for this family. It was really special to capture these beautiful family photos for them in some of the pretty locations around Vail Village.

Vail Village Family Photo Locations

We started off near their condo with it’s beautiful exterior and then walked over to the charming Vail Interfaith Chapel which has a particularly charming exterior and beautiful gardens.  It’s right next to Gore Creek too which always looks lovely in family photos. We made our way back toward the more commercial part of Vail Village, while capturing pretty garden backdrops. I loved that they wanted to stop near Checkpoint Charlie (an information outpost for visitors and residents of Vail) and get a beautiful photo of Vail Village with the belltower and Red Peak mountain off in the distance. That block is quite busy, but all of the hustle and bustle of that street full of shopping destinations and restaurants is definitely part of the charm.I particularly love the beautiful area we found along Gore Creek near the pretty, rustic “Covered Bridge.” We stopped here to get some fun photos of them barefoot in the river before ending our evening closer to the International Bridge part of Vail Village. This was an extremely successful Gore Creek Family photography session and I can’t wait to photograph more families in this beautiful part of Colorado! 

Couple pose in front of the Willows Condos in Vail Colorado
A cute girl wearing a white summer sundress with blue flowers on it poses in the garden at Interfaith Chapel in Vail
Beautiful family portraits with Gore Range Mountains in the backdrop near Checkpoint Charlie in Vail Village Colorado
Family of six wearing white and blue with hats from Kemo Sabe pose next to Gore Creek in Vail Colorado
Brother and sister wearing blue and white hold hands in front of the Covered Bridge along Gore Creek in Vail during summer family portraits
Couples portrait with the Covered Bridge and Gore Creek in the backdrop during summer in Vail Colorado
Gore Creek Family Photos during summer with a family all wearing Kemo Sabe western hats in Vail Colorado

Are you looking to get your own Gore Creek family photos created? I can help!  Be sure to take a look at the FAMILIES page of my website and get in touch to tell me more about you and your family.


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