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Hudson Gardens Family Photos Summer in Littleton

September 3, 2019

Summertime Hudson Gardens Family Photos at Sunset

Today’s post features a beautiful Hudson Gardens family photos. The family featured is seriously so cute!  Their mom got in touch with me about wanting to get some family photos taken with her children as well as her new granddaughter.  We originally had everything set to do the photos at Denver Botanic Gardens, but through a scheduling mishap (they were doing a concert on the evening we scheduled) so we ended up moving their portraits over to Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Colorado.  I love the pretty fields of Queen Anne’s lace that Hudson Gardens has going on and their water garden over by Monet’s place is one of my favorite parts of their property. We slowly made our way over to the south side of Hudson Gardens taking advantage of the gorgeous sunset light.  I love that even the ducks seemed to be cooperating with us for this session by deciding to swim over into the backdrop as we were photographing next to the pond.

Denver Area Garden Setting for Family Portraits

I consider myself an amateur gardener now and that’s probably being generous in description of my actual gardening skill-set.  But it does mean that photographing families in gardens is one of my favorite settings to do family portraits. Who doesn’t love a peaceful place to hang out with your loved ones in a colorful setting?  I think these Hudson Gardens family photos turned out particularly lovely because we had such a nice sunset that evening. And we got extra lucky that the baby of this family fought through her sleepy bedtime to stay awake and have fun with her mama, her grandma and her uncle.  We were finally getting her going with her smiles as we started to lose the light but managed to get some great natural photos of her before we were completely out of light. Check out my favorites from their session below!

Pretty garden family photography with water garden pond backdrop
Mother and son Portrait at Hudson Gardens in Colorado
Mother Daughter Portrait at Hudson Gardens in Colorado
Pretty Hudson Gardens Family Photo in Late Summer Denver Colorado
Mom kisses her baby girl in the wildflower garden at Hudson Gardens in Colorado
Gorgeous color family photography at Hudson Gardens in Littleton
A mother holds her daughter up in the air with pretty sunset sky and swimming duck backdrop
Grandmother with her granddaughter during family photos with pretty water garden backdrop in Littleton
Happy baby girl with pretty water garden pond backdrop at Hudson Gardens
Gorgeous garden setting for family photos in Hudson Gardens in Colorado
Mama with her baby daughter at Hudson Gardens in Littleton Colorado
Cute photo of uncle with his niece at Hudson Gardens in Littleton Colorado
Beautiful orange sunset family photo at Hudson Gardens in Littleton Colorado

Hudson Gardens is quite a treasure here in the Denver metro area.  Be sure to check out their website HERE if you are interested in visiting!

Please check out THIS LINK and THIS LINK for more examples of summertime Hudson Gardens family photos in Littleton, Colorado.

To find out more information about booking your own family photos with April O’Hare Photography, please head to the FAMILIES area of this site.


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