Iphotographed Michelle and Dom's wedding a few years back and recently we got to catch up a little bit at another wedding I photographing for their friends. We got to talking about how they've added on some new family members in the years since they got married and how they need to get some updated family pictures done. I'm so glad we followed through and scheduled this to happen because I got to meet their totally rambunctious and completely adorable little ones. We met up on a really sunny and beautiful day at South Valley Park in Littleton and spent some time wandering around on the trails together. It's one of my new favorite locations due to the really awesome valley view. Check it out!
About five years ago I photographed a wedding in front of one of the most breathtaking views I've seen in all of Colorado. Jenn and Joe had selected Piney River Ranch near Vail for their wedding. There is a photo we created of them as the sun set in front of that gorgeous mountain view that is still one of my all-time favorites I've ever taken. Jenn wrote to me a couple of months ago to let me know that they are expecting twins! I'm so thrilled for them knowing that in just a few short months their lives are going to change in the most incredible way. There is a really neat park up on the northwest side of the metro area in Arvada called Majestic View Park and it definitely lives up to it's name. When we arrived for the session there was a lot of haze hiding the mountains and I was nervous that the views wouldn't be quite as majestic as they normally are. We were lucky though and by the time sunset came around it had cleared off a little and we were able to capture some photos with the nice view. There is also a nice little garden area at the nature center at this park which we definitely took advantage of. I just love all of the bright colored leaves we were able to use as a backdrop for their maternity pictures.
Congratulations Jenn & Joe! I can't wait to meet your little ones next year!
Ifirst met Ryan when I did his extended family's photos a couple of summers ago and his cousin's wedding too. It's his turn to get married now and I feel so lucky that he and his fiancé, Katie, chose me to photograph their wedding next summer at Church Ranch Event Center in Broomfield. I have never photographed there before and can't wait to check it out. But first, Katie and Ryan wanted to get some nice autumn engagement photos with some pretty fall color for their save the dates. We met up at the always gorgeous South Mesa Trail right outside of Eldorado Springs, Colorado. Like I said, this trail is pretty year-round due to the gorgeous mountain views, but in the fall it explodes into a field of color. It's one of the only places I know of that has some nice deep red color in the foliage. I was very pleased to see that it was in full swing when we arrived. We also got super lucky that evening with a really cool dramatic sunset sky complete with a fiery reddish pink glow just behind the dark blue clouds. It made for very nice contrast to all of the fall colors on the ground. Check out their full set below!
Last year I was searching for a location where I could take a wedding party out in Evergreen and one of my photographer buddies clued me in on this awesome location about fifteen minutes up Squaw Pass Road with a beautiful mountain view and lots of pretty color. It worked perfectly for that wedding and ever since then I've been hoping one of my clients would want to go for that spot again. Luckily Katherine & Brent were looking for some good fall foliage for their engagement photos and we decided to head up the mountain for the pretty yellow aspen trees. We were threatened with a rain out, but went for it anyway and I'm so glad we did since it looked absolutely beautiful and we got a lovely sunset from all of the clouds that evening too. The last time I was here I didn't get very long to explore since it was a wedding day but this time we got to hike in a little ways and we discovered a fun little branch fort that someone had created. I love what we were able to create that evening. Check it out below!
It's hard to pick a face, but I love that rustic fence and dramatic sky in this one:)
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