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!???)
So as I’m organizing the last year of my life lol…(this is what photographers tend to do in the Winter….), I had to post a few images from this session I did this past Spring! This little Peanut is my-niece-from-anutha-mutha (is that a thing?)….or, rather, this family is near and dear to my heart! Charlotte (Charlie) is just the most adorably hilarious babe…and she is already so much different than when we took these pics!! (** make sure you are documenting your life at all stages— time flies!! *wink wink*)
Awwwww Maroon Bells. This location doesn’t need to much introduction…and I am fortunate to have been there a few times now! If you are not aware, this iconic location is located just outside of Aspen, Colorado….and is pretty much epic anytime of year…but Winter the road isn’t open up to the lot…but you can snowmobile and all that jazz! (You do need to take a shuttle from Snowmass certain times of year/day because of crowds….so do your research if you plan to visit!) . So, if you are planning a Destination Colorado Wedding, or an Aspen or Snowmass Wedding….reach out to me….and we can add on your Maroon Bells photos too!!!
Ok, so let’s forget the fact that I am like a year behind on blogging weddings….and I’m just going to have to move forward in life lol. Other than that ….I DID want to take the time to blog this amazing day from this past Summer….especially because I found out that they were featured this morning on a fabulous Wedding blog/Magazine Site, Couture Colorado!
It wasn’t a Cotton Candy sunset….and there was a point where we ran to our cars because the hairs on our arms stood up (lightning…..)….but I am in love with this session. I love when life surprises me, and I get to think on my feet and shoot in the moment. Also, Paige wore an Emerald Green dress….like, duh. #dead
Oh these two!! I had so much fun with them, hiking around Shrine Pass (near Vail) this Summer! It’s such a cool spot because you can get some amazing big meadow mountain views…which is actually a bit hard to get in Vail and closer areas around Summit county!