Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Vail Family Photograher - Khorrami Family


You really can't go wrong with the choice of locations offered up in the hills of Cordillera.  It's easily once of the best places in the valley for shooting with the huge Aspen groves and the amazing mountain views.  This made things easier for my shoot with the Khorrami family during their recent stay in there.  

It was a super sunny day, which is always great on any given day, but not particularly great for photos.  Because of the conditions, we started the shoot on a gorgeous trail to get some shade and more flattering light.  As the sun started to come down and a few clouds started to roll in, we were able to move onto location number two - the mountain views from the meadow beside the indoor pool facility.  From there, we were able to move to the overlook just beside the entrance to the golf course.  It's a fantastic spot with split rail fences and north facing views for miles.

People often ask what colors to wear for photos.  As you can see from the pictures below, blue is a great choice for the summer, when we're shooting up against so much greenery.  Here are a few of my favorites.

Beaver Creek Photographer

Beaver Creek Photographer

Beaver Creek Photographer

Beaver Creek Photographer

Beaver Creek Photographer

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Vail Family Photograher - Khorrami Family


You really can't go wrong with the choice of locations offered up in the hills of Cordillera.  It's easily once of the best places in the valley for shooting with the huge Aspen groves and the amazing mountain views.  This made things easier for my shoot with the Khorrami family during their recent stay in there.  

It was a super sunny day, which is always great on any given day, but not particularly great for photos.  Because of the conditions, we started the shoot on a gorgeous trail to get some shade and more flattering light.  As the sun started to come down and a few clouds started to roll in, we were able to move onto location number two - the mountain views from the meadow beside the indoor pool facility.  From there, we were able to move to the overlook just beside the entrance to the golf course.  It's a fantastic spot with split rail fences and north facing views for miles.

People often ask what colors to wear for photos.  As you can see from the pictures below, blue is a great choice for the summer, when we're shooting up against so much greenery.  Here are a few of my favorites.

Beaver Creek Photographer

Beaver Creek Photographer

Beaver Creek Photographer

Beaver Creek Photographer

Beaver Creek Photographer

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Vail Newborn Photographer - Yurgaitis Twins

It's not often that I get the opportunity to shoot newborn twins, so I was excited to capture the Yurgaitis Twins recently in Eagle.  Shooting newborns requires and extra level of preparation and different props.  I usually shoot on a single bean bag, but for twins, I prefer to shoot from above and have the babies lying flat on a small foam pad.  You also have to plan for additional time, just in case one baby sleeps and the other doesn't.  It took us about 40 mins to get both girls sleepy and comfortable with sound machines, heat pads, heaters, cuddles and feeding.  Once they were both out, they were really easy to pose and shooting was a breeze.  Here are a few of my favorites from their session.

Eagle newborn twins photos

Eagle newborn twins photos

Eagle newborn twins photos

Eagle newborn twins photos

Eagle newborn twins photos

Eagle newborn twins photos

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Vail Maternity Photos - Lindsay and Chad

The temps in Colorado are creeping slowly towards the 100 degree mark (37 degrees Celsius) so why not post some snowy pics from this winter right?  We decided to do Lindsay and Chad's maternity session along the river front in Avon because it was close to the Westin and we could duck inside if the weather changed or if it got too cold.  Luckily, we had great weather and awesome lighting.  A few weeks later I was able to do a newborn session for them, as they welcomed little Riley to their family.  Scroll to the bottom to see one of the pics of their gorgeous wee girl from her newborn session.








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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Vail Family Photography - Karetas Family

Michele contacted me to book her session while I was on my recent trip to New Zealand.  I knew it was going to be a fun session when she mentioned she wanted something similar to the photos of the royal family playing in the snow in Europe.  From the other side of the world, I'd also seen the photos and thought that sounded like a great idea.  

A couple of days after I'd arrived back in the country, we met up in Lionshead and set out on a little adventure along the Gore Range.  It turns out that Michele is Greek and is from Atlanta.  Firstly, I'm slightly obsessed with Greek food, so I had all kinds of questions for her.  Secondly, half of my family lives in Georgia, so we had plenty to discuss between photos.  It was such a great session and the perfect way for me to stay awake while dealing with a dreadful case of jet lag! 

Vail Photographer - Gore Creek

Vail Photographer - Gore Creek

Vail Photographer - Gore Creek

Vail Photographer - Gore Creek

Vail Photographer - Gore Creek

Vail Photographer - Gore Creek

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Vail Mountain Family Photographer - Simon Family

The 2015/2016 ski season is officially over, although if you looked out my window right now, you might wonder why!  Now that our little town is back to a much smaller population, most businesses either shut up shop and go on vacation or run heavily discounted specials for the locals that are sticking around.  For me, it means a chance to catch up on posting some previous sessions to this blog.

My session with the Simon Family took place on New Year's Day this year, just outside Mid-Vail restaurant on Vail Mountain.  With three generations, a service dog and different levels of skiing capabilities, it was important to find a location that was easily accessible with stunning mountain views.  With a gondola running into Mid-Vail, our spot was about as perfect as it gets.  

With the unbelievable views of the Gore Range and a much slower day on the mountain (due to sore heads around town), we were able to capture some awesome family shots.  Here are a few of my favorites from their session.





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Monday, April 4, 2016

Vail Newborn Photos - Caden

It's funny how things go in cycles with work.  It's been months since I've done a newborn session and suddenly I've been doing a ton of them.  It must be the spring air!

We did Caden's newborn photos recently and it was important to his Mom and Dad to incorporate some of our unique mountain lifestyle into his photos.  For the first time ever, I got to use golf clubs and a snowboard in baby photos.  We also managed to take some fun family photos at the end of the session.  Welcome to the Valley Caden!

Vail Family Photographer

Vail Family Photographer

Vail Family Photographer

Vail Family Photographer


Vail Family Photographer
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