Summer reached out to me a few months before their intimate family Elopement, and explained to me that she wanted it simple and just wanted a beautiful view and small elopement in Rocky Mountain national Park. Sounded perfect to me!!
In the midst of the craziness of Wedding Season (well let’s be honest….just a busy time of year for ANY type of photography!), I LOVE getting to shoot sessions with families and other types of photography as well…it keeps me sharp! If you follow me at all, you know that I absolutely love Family Story photo sessions, they are super near to my heart and I feel super strong that everyone should have photos of their “real” life too!! Even if you think it’s 1000% chaotic in the moment…and just want to sleep….or have 2 minutes to yourself without a toddler coming in the bathroom while you pee….you will appreciate it all later—- I promise!!
I know, I know….it is just getting into Spring and close to Summer…why am I blogging a FALL wedding!?? Well….because I loved it, and they are just adorable….and it gets me excited to be up in Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes again in the nice weather!
Sometimes the stars just align….and you meet people that are just amazing humans. I would explain my relationship with Holly and Adam as nothing short of this circumstance. I was lucky enough to meet these two through a very dear friend of mine a handful of years ago (who is actually the Officiant in the photos— and the Grooms Cousin!), and immediately connected with them and just enjoyed being around their positive energy!
Well, I hope he doesn’t kill me….but this is my Dad. Last year, we took a little fishing trip in the Fall up to one of his top Lake fishing places, Delaney Buttes (Walden area). If you are “in the know” in the fishing world (here in Colorado anyway), you have probably heard of this place. Anyway, while I enjoyed the time with my Dad and fishing myself (which doesn’t happen as often as I would like!), I was really also interested in pushing some of my photojournalism skills a bit more, and trying to tell my Dad’s story and love for fishing a bit. (At one point he was like, “haven’t you taken enough photos yet!?” lol)
I have had the opportunity to do some Family Story sessions lately….and if you know me at all, or have talked to me about Family Photography in general….you know how I feel about these kind of sessions! (I LOVE THEM!!) It is so much more than just a Colorado family photography session….yes, we will get pretty outdoor photos (like the ones you see in the Hobby Lobby photo frames! ;), but you will also have some specific memories and traditions, and documentation of your LIFE….as it is….RIGHT NOW.
I just loved this day. Lauren and Danny are such genuine, sweet people…and you could not wipe the big grins off their faces all day!! It’s truly something special when people are just completely content and into each other on their wedding day! It actually poured rain for these two right around ceremony time….which can make for a potentially stressful time….but they took it in stride, and we rolled with it! the rain let up, and they were able to have their beautiful outdoor ceremony on the top of Arapahoe Basin mountain!
Oh gosh….not really sure where to start with this one. So, first off, I just want to talk about how I adore these two. Really though. I know some people just say that kinda stuff for their blogs and all that….but really…I am actually pretty sad that they don’t live here in Colorado with me, because I would want to be buddies for sure!!! (Hopefully they feel the same lol! Right, TRISHA and JIM!???)