When an inquiry from a new client starts with “you can come to our property” and ends with “can we include our horses?” – you know it’s going to be a fun shoot! Because of the freezing temps and high winds that November brought us, I had to reschedule with the Tate family three times, but boy am I glad that we persevered and am so thankful for the beautiful December evening that we had for these photos.
I just love it when my clients choose locations that mean something to them as the location of their photos. Jason & Kathleen got engaged this summer at the fountain at Wolf Creek Ranch during one of the concert events that Kathleen organized there. These two love fall, so they waited until leaves changed to take me back to the fountain for their engagement photos. And, to top it all off, they’ve invited me to photograph the colorful, fall wedding they are planning for next year. I consider myself one luck lady and cannot wait for that September event!
You might remember the Cutter Family from this anniversary shoot – but this time I was thrilled to have these five all to myself! I’ve known Magen since we were thirteen years old and I cannot tell you how fun it has been to watch her family grow and grow up over the last few years. Magen & Joel’s kids are truly beautiful, each one with a very unique personality. Everytime I’ve been honored to photograph them, the littlest, Alex, has absolutely stolen my heart! Thank you, once again, Magen and Joel for giving me this opportunity. I love the Cutters!!
[I'd also like to thank Hillside Gardens for letting us use their fun grounds for our backdrop on this one!]
These sweet Georgia natives wanted to capture some classic Colorado Springs beauty for their family photos this year. With fall fading, we headed for Garden of the Gods where the Colorado beauty truly never fades. It was fun to view the mountains and scenery through their eyes. It was a good reminder of just how breathtaking our city is! Misty even introduced me to a couple new spots in the Garden that I’ve never visited before, and the short hike gave us a chance to chat a little bit, too!
Just after moving into their new home, the Masuen Family decided on an at-home photo shoot to celebrate this fun milestone in their lives. I loved catching just a glimpse of their day-to-day routine and just watching them be a family! Mr. Myles is fully two and certainly practiced his independence. We even took a little walk down the sidewalk together during which he showed me lots of personality. And those curls. Just amazing!
If you’ve ever wondered why so many photographers talk about how much they “JUST LOVE FALL”, it’s because of sessions like this one. The colors are brighter, the light is softer, nobody is burnin’ up or freezing cold, and the kids have leaves to play with. I met up with the Purvis family on a quintessential Colorado Fall evening. And, well, it just does not get any better than this for a family photographer. These sisters were full of giggles and I don’t believe they are ever anything other than the best of friends.
Before we left for Trick-or-Treating, there was fun to be had.
The kids are glad we don’t rake our leaves. I’ve been having fun with this five minute project. It’s simple and quick, and I’ve learned a little bit about over-shooting and just how much of an event really can be captured in a short amount of time. For a couple of my favorites, click here or here!