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Colorado Mountain Family Photos | Breckenridge Lomax Placer Mine

July 13, 2014

Lomax Placer Mine Breckenridge Colorado Family Photos

I have a really cool family photo session done at the Lomax Placer Mine in Breckenridge today. It’s summertime in Colorado which means that lots of folks are out here visiting the great mountain towns we have. One of my favorite places along the I-70 corridor is Breckenridge. They have one of the most photogenic main drags in the state. The Breckenridge buildings are a great mix of old colorfully painted brick buildings, some more rustic wood structures and even a few pretty old fancy vintage Victorians that have been beautifully restored. As is the case for most of the tiny mountain towns here in Colorado it was originally a gold rush mining town. If you go up Ski Hill Road from downtown you’ll reach the historic Lomax Placer Mine Breckenridge. It’s a great place for a photoshoot with it’s rustic mining cabins and old equipment lying around. I love that there are a ton of tiny pretty wildflowers growing at the site too. During the day you can even pan for gold with a tour guide at the site which sounds like a fun activity to do with the kids if you ever make it out to Colorado on vacation.

During the week of July 4th I met up with this beautiful family. Some of them live in Denver, but most were traveling from outside the state to spend some family time together during the holiday. I’m so happy we could meet up and capture their extended family portraits while they were all together. The Lomax Placer Mine was the perfect location with a good mix of rustic cabins and pretty native Colorado plants.

Sibling family picture from Lomax Placer Mine Breckenridge
Lomax Placer Mine Breckenridge Family Photo during Summer
Lomax Placer Mine Breckenridge with cute baby cowboy
Cute sibling photos in vintage wheelbarrow at Lomax Placer Mine Breckenridge
Lomax Placer Mine Breckenridge Family Photos

Be sure to check out the FAMILIES area of my website for more information about getting Breckenridge family photos created.


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  1. Jeni says:

    Oh wow! These are gorgeous! What a beautiful location. Love, love, love these!

  2. Wow, what an amazing location!! I love those buildings! Great shots captured for this family!

  3. Peggy says:

    These are such lovely images!! Love the location and the sweet light you were able to capture. The emotion and connections are fantastic!! Beautiful work, as always!

  4. So beautiful! Your blog posts are like following a love story.

  5. Amber Aileen says:

    Love this session. That black and white of the little girl is perfection! I love the large group image too. I’m sure this family is incredibly happy!!