September 1, 2014   •   Filed in Summer, Seniors

Denver High School Senior Photos | Santa Fe Arts District

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his was such a fun senior session for me to photograph. It was a really good time for me because it meant I got to hang out with Chloe's mom Saucy O'Path (aka Suzi) who I met in derby and who makes my hair beautiful year after year. She works at Royal Pair salon on Colfax and Steele and you should call her if you need your hair done:) At her workstation she always has an old photo of her daughter Chloe from when she was a kid. It's crazy to me how fast she has grown up. She's turned into such a beautiful young lady and this is her last year of high school. I love her style and attitude in these. She told me that she wanted to do her senior photos somewhere urban and cool with graffiti and art. Denver has a bunch of funky neighborhoods now that could fit that bill, but for me it was a no-brainer to head over to the Santa Fe Arts District. It's sandwiched between the old Lincoln Park and Baker neighborhoods which are full of art galleries and different kinds of graffiti street art. Even the Maxfund animal shelter in the neighborhood has gotten in on the street art action. Check out the hilarious grumpy cat painting on their wall in the sneak peek below!
A gorgeous high school senior punk rock styled girl with black and purple hair poses in front of a graffiti street art wall in the Santa Fe Art District neighborhood of downtown Denver, Colorado
A gorgeous high school senior punk rock styled girl with black and purple hair poses in front of an ivy covered wall next to Maxfund in the Santa Fe Art District neighborhood of downtown Denver, Colorado.
A gorgeous high school senior punk rock styled girl with black and purple hair poses for her high school yearbook photos in front of wall with a painting of a grumpy cat next to Maxfund in the Santa Fe Art District neighborhood of downtown Denver, Co
A gorgeous high school senior punk rock styled girl with black and purple hair poses for her high school yearbook portraits in front of a wall with a painting of a day of the dead girl next to a thrift shop in the Santa Fe Art District neighborhood o
A B&W photo of a gorgeous high school senior punk rock styled girl with black and purple hair poses for her high school yearbook portraits in front of a wall with a street art graffiti painting in the Santa Fe Art District and Baker neighborhood of d
A photo of a gorgeous high school senior punk rock styled girl with black and purple hair poses for her high school yearbook portraits in front of a wall with a street art graffiti painting in the Santa Fe Art District and Baker neighborhood of downt
A photo of a gorgeous high school senior punk rock styled girl with black and purple hair poses for her high school yearbook portraits in front of the pretty pink and blue sunset sky in the Santa Fe Art District and Baker neighborhood of downtown Den
A photo of a gorgeous high school senior punk rock styled girl with black and purple hair poses for her high school yearbook fashion inspired portraits in front of a rad street art graffiti wall in the Santa Fe Art District and Baker neighborhood of
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August 29, 2014   •   Filed in Mountain Weddings, Summer

Colorado Wedding Photographer | Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark

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asmine and Nathan recently wed at Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, Colorado. Even though I grew up pretty close to that area I think that this was my first time getting out to Allenspark. Wild Basin Lodge is a really great venue and perfect for a rustic wedding. You have the option of walking down to the meadow and hosting your wedding with a view of the mountains behind you. Or if you think it's too much of a hike for your guests the folks at Wild Basin Lodge have done a beautiful job setting up an amphitheatre style seating area right next to the main building in front of the St. Vrain Creek. This is where Jasmine and Nathan opted to host their ceremony to make it easier for their guests. It was a beautiful day with excellent food, lots of sunshine, and relaxing banter with their friends and family. They had the whole place to themselves and with two full levels and decks and balconies everywhere you turned, you could really stop and enjoy the nature there. It was a day wedding so I stayed until the very end so that I could get some romantic portraits of Jasmine & Nathan before the sun set on their wedding day. I love what we got! The really neat part of this venue is that Jasmine & Nathan got to stay in a room upstairs after it was all over.
Event Details
Venue
Wild Basin Lodge Located in Allenspark, Colorado
Wedding Dress Designer
Wedding Dress Shop
Bridesmaids dresses
Tuxedos
Jim's Formal Wear Ordered through and altered by Boulder Bridal
Bride's Necklace
Wedding Rings
Caterer
Chef Nick Fuster Wild Basin Lodge
Officiant
Robert Bobalik Bride's friend
Coordinator
Kala Montoya
Baker
Cocktail Musician
DJ
Beggar's Tunes Dave Kreider
Silk Flowers
Silk Flower Factory Designed by the bride
Florist
Floral Design of Europe Brigitte did the boutonnières, cake, tossing bouquet etc...
It's hard to pick a favorite, but I just love how all of the colors look in this one:)
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August 25, 2014   •   Filed in Summer, Families

Colorado Family Portraits | Evergreen Lake House Family Photographer

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he family on today's blog post are one of the cutest little families I've had the pleasure of photographing in awhile. They drove all the way out to Evergreen, Colorado so that we could get some pretty mountain scenery in the photos and as usual, the Evergreen lake house was totally worth the drive. I love their casual clothing that their mom picked out too. The colors look great together while not being too perfectly matched up. And even though the boys were all pretty young they were so good in front of the camera! They took direction so well and we came away with a ton of nice photos for them. Here is just a little sneak peek of what we got:)
A cute family wearing shades of tangerine orange, blue, and yellow pose together for their family portraits on the wooden boardwalk at Evergreen Lake House in the mountains of Colorado.
A Dad and his son wearing shades of tangerine orange, blue, and yellow pose together against a fence with the blue mountains in the background for their family portraits near the wooden boardwalk at Evergreen Lake House in the mountains of Colorado.
Mom is an avid photographer herself and dad wanted me to make sure to get her alone since she's always the one taking the photos in their family:)
A gorgeous mom poses by herself on the wooden boardwalk at her family's Evergreen Lake House family photos in the mountains of Colorado.
A young boy poses by himself in front of the river at his family's Evergreen Lake House family photos in the mountains of Colorado.
A young boy wearing a striped shirt poses by himself in front of the river at his family's Evergreen Lake House family photos in the mountains of Colorado.
A young baby boy wearing a blue jean shirt sits in the wild grass with purple thistles at his family's Evergreen Lake House family photos in the mountains of Colorado.
A young mom wearing a cute navy blue maxi dress and grey cardigan sweater poses in the tall green grass at her family's Evergreen Lake House family photos in the mountains of Colorado
A cute family wearing shades of tangerine orange, blue, and yellow sit together in the green grass with tall cattail plants behind them near the wooden boardwalk at Evergreen Lake House in the mountains of Colorado.
A mom and her sons wearing shades of tangerine orange, blue, and yellow pose together in the green grass for their family portraits near the wooden boardwalk at Evergreen Lake House in the mountains of Colorado.
It's so nice when mom and dad make sure to get a nice updated photo of themselves alone too.
A cute married couple wearing shades of tangerine orange, blue, and yellow sit together on a gray log in the green grass near the wooden boardwalk at Evergreen Lake House in the mountains of Colorado.
I love this one:)
A cute young family wearing shades of tangerine orange, blue, and yellow pose together in the green grass for their family portraits near the wooden boardwalk with the blue mountains behind them at Evergreen Lake House in the mountains of Colorado.
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August 20, 2014   •   Filed in Summer, Seniors

Colorado High School Senior Photographer | South Mesa Trail Boulder

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've been filling up my evenings lately with photographing teenagers who are going to be high school seniors this coming school year. It is such a nice change of pace to get to focus on just one subject at a very exciting time in their life. And it's been fun brainstorming some beautiful places to go to. Colorado is filled with gorgeous locations and the South Mesa Trail next to Eldorado Springs (and just a little bit south of Boulder) is quickly turning into one of my new favorite areas. Kelly is a Colorado girl through and through. She enjoys hiking and outdoor activities and has climbed a ton of 14ers so I thought that this rustic location would be perfect for her.  
 
I love that there is tall wild straw like grass, apple trees, a nice mountain stream, purple mountain majesties, and even an abandoned historic building. I met with Kelly and her mom who made the trip up from Castle Rock at the South Mesa Trail last week. We had already postponed the session due to rain and it was threatening to do the same on our rescheduled date. This time we decided to go for it and hope for the best and it ended up being a lovely evening. I had a really hard time narrowing down the sneak peek photos so I decided to just share a bunch this time:)  
 
If you're looking to get high school senior yearbook photos created, contact me soon. (april@apriloharephotography.com or 720-771-7314) There are a handful of dates left in August and September is already filling quickly too. In Colorado, most schools require the yearbook photo to be turned in by the end of October and you don't want to run out of time!  
A pretty Colorado high school senior girl with long wavy brunette hair wears a turquoise tank top and jean shorts with lace stands in the wild grass at the South Mesa Trail near Eldorado Springs and Boulder Colorado
A Colorado high school senior girl with long wavy brunette hair wears a turquoise tank top, jean shorts with lace, and brown cowboy boots stands in front of the old historic building at the South Mesa Trail near Eldorado Springs and Boulder Colorado
A pretty Colorado high school senior girl with long wavy brunette hair wears a turquoise tank top, jean shorts with lace, and gold sandals sits in the wild grass at the South Mesa Trail near Eldorado Springs and Boulder Colorado
A pretty Colorado high school senior girl with long wavy brunette hair wears a turquoise tank top and jean shorts with lace stands in the wild grass at the South Mesa Trail near Eldorado Springs and Boulder Colorado
A pretty Colorado high school senior girl with long wavy brunette hair wears a striped red and blue tshirt and jeans poses for her yearbook photo near a green apple tree at the South Mesa Trail near Eldorado Springs and Boulder Colorado
A pretty Colorado high school senior girl with long wavy brunette hair wears a striped red and blue tshirt and jeans poses for her yearbook photo in front of the South Boulder Creek at the South Mesa Trail near Eldorado Springs and Boulder Colorado
A pretty Colorado high school senior girl with long wavy brunette hair wears a striped red and blue tshirt and jeans poses for her yearbook photo in front of two big green apple trees at the South Mesa Trail near Eldorado Springs and Boulder Colorado
A pretty Colorado high school senior girl with long wavy brunette hair wears a striped red and blue tshirt and jeans poses on an old gray log for her yearbook photo in a field of tall wild straw colored grass at the South Mesa Trail near Eldorado Spr
A pretty Colorado high school senior girl with long wavy brunette hair wears a striped red and blue tshirt poses for her yearbook photo in front of a red apple tree at the South Mesa Trail near Eldorado Springs and Boulder Colorado
A pretty Colorado high school senior girl with long wavy brunette hair wearing a cute neon orange
I saved this one for last because I just love that scenery!
A pretty Colorado high school senior girl with long wavy brunette hair wearing a red and blue striped tshirt and a blue jeweled necklace stands in the tall grass and other wild plants in front of the blue and purple flatiron mountains in the backgrou
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