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It's graduation season here in Colorado and across the country with graduates of all education levels celebrating their years of hard work and receiving their diplomas. It's also springtime and when the blossoms are blooming I cannot get enough of photographing people and families outside. McKenzie and her family wanted to celebrate her success in graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder with some graduation pictures with the whole family. I loved that they wore their CU gear for these while McKenzie rocked her cap and gown. We also headed for the iconic flatirons mountain backdrop at Chautauqua Park which I think is the perfect place to be photographed when you are celebrating your soon to be CU Buff alumni status. McKenzie's whole family stood proud with her for these updated family photos at this important milestone in her life. And I like to think they had a little bit of fun too playing some games, exploring the hills behind the dining hall and smelling all of the lovely spring flowers along the way. Around sunset we finished up with the majestic flatirons in the backdrop. Soon McKenzie will be leaving the beauty of Boulder Colorado and moving on to new adventures as she attends law school in Wisconsin. I wish her all the best of luck in her life goals!
Oh my goodness, there are so many adorable baby faces on the blog today. This sweet little baby had his first professional photos taken with mom and dad at a place up in Loveland, Colorado called "Devil's Backbone." This place is appropriately named due to the crazy rocky ridge. We got pretty lucky with a fairly warm day for March sandwiched right between two colder days. This little guy was such a great sport for his photo session, not only looking right at the camera but even giving us some smiles which don't always happen at such a young age. I couldn't be more pleased with how these turned out!
Last week I got to meet the cutest family with the sweetest little 3 year old girl and her baby brother too. Their grandma who they affectionately call "Gigi" was in town visiting from Wisconsin and wanted to get some family pictures taken together while she was out here. We decided to give Rock Ledge Ranch a go for our portrait location. I've only photographed near there on the outskirts where the American Mother's Chapel is and never further in where all of the historic farm buildings are located. It was a ton of fun hanging out with them walking around, looking at the ducks chasing each other around the pond and creating these portraits together. We ended the session at sunset just outside of Garden of the Gods where there is a beautiful view of the stunning red rock formations stacked up in front of the pretty blue mountains. By the time sunset came the wind was howling pretty good and these poor kiddos were freezing so we finished up as quickly as we could. I think we got a lot of really cute pictures of the four of them together. Can't wait to do it again when their daddy who is in the service comes home!
This family came all the way to Colorado from Australia to get some family time together in the snowy winter wonderland that is Vail. It was a bit of a chilly day so we didn't spend too much time outside walking the streets so that their little guy wouldn't get too cold. We were lucky that their view from the Sebastian Hotel was so spectacular. I hope they enjoyed their time on the slopes and keeping warm afterward together in front of the nice warm fireplace!
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