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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Mesa Overlook Family Photos at Garden of the Gods

August 17, 2022

Garden of the Gods Colorado Springs Family Photos

At the end of July I met this cute family while they were on their vacation in Colorado Springs. It was a busy day at Garden of the Gods, but we managed to find some great pull offs to create these gorgeous family portraits for them. I love how much their beautiful blue floral dresses pop against the orange and red tones of the dramatic red rocks rising out of the earth. I’ve photographed at Garden of the Gods many times, but this session was my first time getting to use the Mesa Overlook. I normally use another part of the park to catch the layered mountain views, but Garden of the Gods is having some construction done with a new roundabout being created in the road. So that spot wasn’t available to us this time. But, I like the Mesa Overlook even more and will definitely be heading back there again in the future!  Below I shared just a small selection of some of my favorites.

Colorado Springs family photos with dramatic red rock backdrop in Colorado
Couples portrait with Garden of the Gods dramatic red rock backdrop
Two sisters hug at Garden of the Gods
Girl wearing a blue dress with floral pattern sits on a ledge at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs
Teen girl wearing a long blue floral dress poses at Mesa Overlook with Garden of the Gods in the backdrop
Cute Family Portrait at Mesa Overlook at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs

Are you visiting Colorado Springs and looking for a family photographer? Be sure to check out the FAMILIES page of my website. I’d love to help you out!


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