Walking in a winter wonderland.
There's little I love more than sitting in my house, watching the clouds roll past the mountains, dropping fluffy snow in their path. But on this particular snowy Sunday, I had a little more hustle bustle going on. My sister was in town, so we were out around town in the morning, feeling like we were in the middle of a snow globe.
And I had planned to meet up with a fellow photographer later in the afternoon, to capture family photos for her. Little did I know that her son, Cohen, wasn't a fan of snow, at all! Having just moved from Texas, it all makes sense. As we watched the snow fall and the clouds throughout the day, we debated where would be the best location. Would we be able to see mountains through the clouds? Would we have to walk far to get the best scenery? With the sun emerging, would everything just look wet and gross? I'm no stranger to the ever-changing Colorado weather, and I'm built for thinking on the fly. I went through my location roster with Rachel, and gave her my best recommendations for the weather.
We wound up at one of my favorite spots -- Fox Run Regional Park in Black Forest. It truly turns into a winter wonderland after snow fall. All of the ponderosa pines, with a light dusting of snow, and some tall Colorado grasses peaking up, this session couldn't have been more beautiful.
Baby, it's cold outside.
Watching little Cohen react to the snow on his boots was probably the highlight of this session! He was so silly, and I've never met a little boy that didn't love the snow before -- until now! He preferred being held by Mom or Dad throughout the session, but he really lit up when we started singing The Wheels on the Bus or watching Mom and Dad make silly faces.
As with any family photo sessions with little ones, we went fast. But because of the weather, I went even faster than normal. Over the span of 15 minutes, we had SO many great photos, lots of different poses, and Cohen was able to play, sing songs, and snuggle with Mom and Dad to get warm. Did he even know that a photo session happened in those 15 mins? Unlikely.
Making the most, when the weather outside is frightful.
A BIG thank you goes out to Rachel and Blaine for braving the weather for their family photos. We truly created magic in this winter scene, and what better way to welcome this family to their first Colorado winter? I love all of my family sessions so much, but there's just something extra special when a fellow photographer trusts me to capture their family for them. And extra, EXTRA special when they trust me that the snow/location will all work out. And boy, it sure did!