January 25, 2015   •   Filed in Winter, Families

Denver Family Photographer | Winter at Cherry Creek State Park

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meant to share this adorable family on the blog awhile ago but this new year has kept me busier than usual. Katrina contacted me back in December to plan a photo shoot for her family. Since they would all be together they wanted to get some family photos taken with their granddad over the holidays. So right around Christmas we made the plan to meet at his place over near Cherry Creek State Park on the Southeast side of Denver. To make it easier for him we started off closer to his house and then I convinced the rest of the family to finish up farther inside the park where we could get some of the pretty Colorado winter snow and sagebrush in their photos. I just love how the golden light looked that day. It certainly helped keep all of us warmer even with the colder temperatures. Here are just some of the images we created that day.
Snowy family photos during the holidays at Cherry Creek State Park in southeast Denver, Colorado.
Winter family portraits with Grandpa in Colorado
Colorado Family Photos at Cherry Creek State Park during WInter
Denver Family photographer at Cherry Creek State Park in winter
Winter family portraits from Denver Photographer at Cherry Creek State Park in Colorado.
Winter family photography at Cherry Creek State Park in southeast Denver Colorado.
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January 10, 2015   •   Filed in Engagements, Winter

Downtown Denver Engagement Photos | Larimer Square & Union Station

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really love living in Denver because we'll be having a typical snowy cold winter but then the sun will pop out and melt a week's worth of snow in one afternoon. That's just the kind of day we were having when I met up with Noe and Chelsea for their engagement photos this week. We started off at the University Club where they are getting married in March. After capturing a lovely photo with the state capital in the background we made our way through downtown Denver (totally used the free 16th Street Mall ride!) and ended up on the other side where Union Station and Larimer Square are located. I really love to time it so that we hit Larimer Square and all of it's beautiful string lights when sunset hits. If you get there in time you can get a beautiful blue sky in the photos. We not only lucked out with incredibly warm weather for January, but we were also blessed with an incredible pink and purple sunset too. So the colorful sky paired with those lovely lights make such a gorgeous and unique backdrop. It's one of my favorite places to photograph in downtown Denver.
A couple wearing blue and white are photographed outside their wedding venue the University Club in downtown Denver, Colorado.
A happy couple laughs together with the glass skyscraper buildings of Denver as their backdrop at the University Club in Denver, Colorado.
A cute engaged couple are photographed between 16th and Sherman St. with the Colorado State Capital building with the gold dome in the background.
A winter engagement photoshoot outside of Union Station in Denver, Colorado.
A sweet romantic photo of an engaged couple kissing on the streets of LoDo in downtown Denver, Colorado.
A nice urban engagement photo utilizing a reflection in the Lodo neighborhood of Downtown Denver, Colorado.
A romantic sunset engagement photo outside of the ACME lofts in the LoDo Neighborhood of Denver, Colorado.
The color really was like that at sunset! It was gorgeous!
A beautiful engagement portrait taken on the streets of downtown Denver at sunset with purple and pink skies and golden light illuminating everything.
An engagement photo at sunset with the string lights of Larimer Square in downtown Denver, Colorado.
This one is so sweet:)
A young man kisses his fiance on her cheek underneath the gorgeous string lights of Larimer Square at sunset during their engagement session.
This one might be my favorite.
A lovely engagement photo from Larimer Square in Denver Colorado taken under the string lights at sunset.
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January 7, 2015   •   Filed in Families

Denver Family Photographer | Boettcher Conservatory Denver Botanic Gardens

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ang, the weather sure has been chilly lately. I don't want to complain, but today I spent about 15 minutes trying to get the thick layer of ice off of my windshield. (It was totally so I could go buy coffee which I was dumb enough to let myself run out of and desperately felt I needed to start the day. I am fully aware that this is what people refer to as "first world problems" so I'll shut up about that now.)  
 
Being an on-location photographer in Colorado is usually easy since we generally have great weather and gorgeous locations. But every so often in the dead of winter photographing outside is just not an option. In situations like that I really love to use the indoor glass Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory at Denver Botanic Gardens. This is where I met up with Scott & Tiff's extended family right after Christmas. They wanted to get updated family photos created with the matriarch of their family. And the conservatory is a beautiful place to be, especially in the winter time. It's full of huge luscious green plants not native to Colorado and they provide such a nice bright green background for pictures. I think we created some beautiful family portraits for them and you would never even know it was during winter.  
 
A family with three teenage boys are photographed inside of the Orchid House at Denver Botanic Gardens in Denver, Colorado.
A family wearing shades of blue and black are photographed inside the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory at Denver Botanic Gardens
Family Portraits inside the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory at Denver Botanic Gardens.
Family Portraits inside the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory at Denver Botanic Gardens.
Family Portraits inside the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory at Denver Botanic Gardens.
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December 30, 2014   •   Filed in Denver Weddings, Mountain Weddings, Engagements, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Families, Babies, Portraits, Seniors

Happy New Years! | 2014 Colorado Wedding Photographer Pictorial Year in Review

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t has been a pretty exciting year for me and my family. My youngest brother (I was 13 when he was born to our big Catholic family) graduated high school and decided to move down to Denver to live with me. My husband started a new job working with his family at their law office, and we surprisingly found our dream home and moved in just a couple of months ago. I am not kidding when I say that I looked at the home search results almost every single day for the past few years for a home that would work for our specific needs. Denver's real estate market has been booming like crazy and I feel incredibly lucky that we were able to get this house. One of the most exciting parts of the new home for me is that I will now have a dedicated client meeting space. I've worked as a photographer in the Denver area for coming up on 10 years now and as much as I love to check out new coffee shops and restaurants when I meet with clients I've wished for a space I could call my own on more than one occasion:) There is some work that needs to be done but I'm looking forward to creating a unique space where I can host better meetings with my clients in 2015.  
 
Although it's fun to think about the surprises that will be in store every time the New Year comes around I have to admit that it always makes me a little bit sad too. I'm definitely one of those people that wishes I could come live my life on this earth 2 or maybe even 3 times. But since that's not possible I just have to live this one I have as best I can. And I just want to thank all of my awesome new clients and repeat clients from this past year for supporting me and allowing me into your world to create beautiful photographic art for you. I hope I get to see you again in 2015!  
Happy New Year!  
xoxo  
April  
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And it's very hard to pick just one favorite, but if I absolutely had to I think this one just might be it for 2014:)
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