As much as I love getting the pretty snowy white outdoors of Colorado during winter sometimes the temperatures make it too much for families who will be bringing their little ones along. That's when we make use of a back up option like the Boettcher Tropical Conservatory at Denver Botanic Gardens. It provides one of the only lush green spaces in the dead of winter in all of Colorado. I find it to be a nice balmy temperature but it can start to get a little swampy feeling once you've been in there for awhile. The family featured on the blog today wanted to get some updated family photos together. Part of their family traveled all the way from Alaska to come home and spend time in Denver over the holidays so I'm really happy we were able to capture these for them.
Iam so excited to share these pictures on the blog today. This family was so much fun to hang out with during their session and they all look like a bunch of models for a mountain living lifestyle magazine. We met up at their cabin in Frisco and created some portraits along a trail with the classic Frisco mountain backdrop before moving on to Sapphire Point which is just up Swan Mountain Road about 5 minutes away. They were total champs and although it was incredibly cold outside (I think it was somewhere in the teens that day!) they look like they're just having fun in the rugged Colorado outdoors without a care in the world. There is also a recent engagement in the family so we made sure to get some nice photos of the newly engaged couple together too. It may have been uncomfortably cold outside but it was so worth it to get these gorgeous white snowy winter photos. It's not every day that you can take advantage of a beautiful winter landscape like this and I'm glad they were up for venturing outside for these. It was definitely worth the temporary discomfort!
It's been a terrific holiday season this year. So many people came together to be with their extended families here in the winter wonderland of Colorado. A lot of families don't all live in the same state and this is a great chance for them to get some updated photos of themselves together. That's exactly what the family featured on the blog today wanted to do when they asked me to come and photograph them together over the Christmas and New Year holidays. Since the cold temperatures made photographing outside a less than desirable prospect we photographed them at their hotel in Boulder. Homewood Suites was kind enough to let us use the area in front of their fireplace for a quick portrait session. Now they have their grandson's adorable smile captured and can remember their fun trip for years to come!
January 4, 2016 • Filed in Events
In my 10 years of photographing weddings I've witnessed so many beautiful and heartfelt wedding vows. It is so special that I get to photograph countless couples on one of the happiest days of their lives. I often wonder how they are doing years later. Sometimes I find out that they're expecting children since they come back to me to photograph the young families that they've started. Sometimes I never hear from the couple again. I always hope that they are still living happily ever after together but it's no secret that it's not in the cards for everyone who gets married. And this is why it's such a treat when I meet couples who have been married for as long as Wade and Nancy have. Their daughter, Trudi, hired me to photograph their Golden (50th) wedding anniversary just a couple of days after Christmas at Trinity United Methodist Church which happens to be the oldest church in Denver. The celebration was held on their actual 50th wedding anniversary, December 28th. A big group of their friends and family came from all over to celebrate the huge milestone in their life with them. They married back in 1965 after only 10 days of being engaged and are still going strong all of these years later. It was truly inspiring to see these two together. To me they seemed very much in love and comfortable together. There was a lot of laughter, especially when they got up at the reception and took turns telling their love story to the crowd. You could tell that they enjoyed all of that reminiscing together and Nancy was delighted to finally get the big reception that they never had back in 1965. They even had her wedding dress displayed and it was the most adorable little lace covered short dress that I could definitely still see a bride wearing today! The whole thing was so sweet and I couldn't wait to get home and hug my own husband. The pictures below are just a few of the highlights from the celebration. Enjoy!
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