Corey and Kevin were married back in mid-November at the Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge at a time when it's normally pretty cold and also snowy but this year has been different and they actually had a fairly warm wedding day up in the mountains of Colorado. Or at least warm enough to host their ceremony out on the deck with the sweeping views of the Colorado mountains with their closest family and friends as witnesses (and their adorable dog, Baxter too!) After the ceremony we attempted to get some nice family portraits outside with the mountain backdrop, but the freezing wind had picked up by then and we moved the rest of the family photos inside in front of the cozy fireplace. After Corey and Kevin had a chance to warm up and mingle with their guests for a little we headed back outside to create some nice wedding day portraits at sunset. It was a wonderful wedding day full of love and I'm pleased to share a handful of my favorites below. Congratulations to Corey & Kevin!
Lodge at Breckenridge Breckenridge, CO
Phil Gallagher Breckenridge, CO
Petal & Bean Breckenridge, CO
James Tartaglia Groom's Uncle
Ihave another adorable out of state family who came up to Colorado, this time from Texas to spend Thanksgiving week together on the slopes. Unfortunately, the snow has been very scarce this season so I don't know if they enjoyed their ski vacation as much as they would have with more powder. But I'm hoping that these photos of them hanging out together in the fairly warm weather will help make up for it. They were staying in Keystone so I had them meet me just 15 minutes down the road at the Sapphire Point area since it has such incredible views of the mountains there. We started off with some nice rustic fence photos with Buffalo Mountain as the backdrop and ended up at sunset on the Sapphire Point hill where you can see the slopes of Breckenridge and the lights from Frisco. I'm hoping these photos of them all together with the pretty blue mountain scenery will make for some nice holiday cards for them!
I can never get enough of that view!
The family on the blog today came all the way out from Louisiana to spend time together here in Colorado over Thanksgiving. They've been exploring the Colorado Springs area which has a ton of fun stuff to do and see. Their baby girl is one year old now so I told them they had to go check out the old-school arcade in Manitou Springs where she could ride all of the silly rides and they could play with the pinball machines. We met up at Garden of the Gods where it seemed like everyone decided to go since the weather was so nice. (On a side note, we've only had one snowfall here on the Front Range so far this fall and as much as I'm loving the extended nice temperatures I'm a little worried about the water situation and keeping my fingers crossed that we start getting some snow soon!)
It was actually quite nice out which made it a lot easier to get some smiles with their little one since it wasn't freezing out. I love all of the playful pictures we were able to get of their adorable family! Their baby girl is such a sweet little lovebug!
It's that time of year when families are reconnecting to spend time with one another over the holidays. This week I had the pleasure of photographing this great family who came out to visit Colorado from Georgia. They've actually been spending time together visiting this state since their children were little but now they're all grown up with their youngest nearly out of the house. I love that they decided to update their family photos in a new location. Some of the best times with family come when you are on vacation together so why not capture the memories during the fun and relaxation of family holidays? We opted for the always gorgeous Sapphire Point location with its mountain views being very hard to beat in this part of Colorado. Unfortunately it's been really dry here with only one decent snowfall so far this year. It certainly made photographing outdoors more bearable but here's hoping a little more of the white stuff comes our way so the families visiting can get some quality time on the slopes too!
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