Kelly & Denver: Nederland Couples Session for the Holidays

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Wow this was one of the most fun couples sessions I’ve ever done! Kelly and Denver had booked me for their late summer engagement photos (see here), but with winter approaching they decided to try something a little different for their 2018 holiday photos. I suggested spending the afternoon in the cute mountain town of Nederland. We started by exploring Barker Reservoir and took some shots out by the water and nestled against the pine needles, then wandered around Ned. My favorite shots from this shoot are Kelly and Denver indulging in fresh donuts and hot cocoa in the train car cafe, giddily riding the Carousel of Happiness, and being stupidly adorable inside the old covered bridge.

Being inventive with shoot locations is one of my favorite parts about portrait photography, so I’m grateful Denver and Kelly were up for an unconventional adventure for their holiday photos.

Kelly & Denver: Boulder Engagement

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Sometimes you shoot with strangers who become friends. I first met these two for their engagement photos in South Boulder. We ran around the Open Space in search of wild sunflowers, rolling meadows, piney forests, and foothill views. And we found them! Kelly and Denver’s warm hearts are truly infectious and I can’t wait to shoot their family as it grows over time.

Shantell & Tyson: Rocky Mountain Engagement

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Shantell and Ty picked my favorite place in Colorado to shoot engagement photos: Rocky Mountain National Park. We met up for golden hour one warm August evening and shot all along Trail Ridge Road until the light went blue and then dark. These two were absolutely adorable and I loved getting to capture their love. Seriously, not sure I’ve ever met two people as into each other as these two.

Chyna & Greg: Boulder Couples Session

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Chyna and Greg were coming into town for a wedding and reached out to me to capture them all dolled up before the ceremony. They were already married themselves but since they had never been to mountains before, figured it would be fun to do a couples shoot up on Lost Gulch Lookout in Boulder, where you can see the rolling Rockies for miles.

As soon as we arrived, the wind suddenly picked up and gusted violently for our entire shoot, which definitely added an unexpected challenge. What can you do, but embrace it? Lots of giggles were had, hands were gripped for balance, and these two lit up the lookout with their smiles. Soon random onlookers were shouting “congratulations!” since it kind of looked as though these two sweethearts were getting hitched themselves! All in all, despite the crazy wind, we had a great time and I think the photos reflect that!