Friday, January 13, 2017

Eagle Vail Family Photos - Addie and CC

I'm still catching up on posting fall sessions. I never want to post them too early in case they're used for holiday cards. I can't spoil the surprise!! I've been taking photos of these two cuties for a couple of years now and they're such fun kids to be around.  

Our fall session was full of adventure on the Eagle Vail Par 3 golf course. The timing was in our favor this year.  The leaves were still in good shape and the golf course was closed for the season.  There's a small turnaround period before it becomes a nordic track in the winter and we got it just in time.  It's a perfect setting for kids to run around and explore the trees, log fences and hidden hiking trails.  Mountain kids in a mountain setting.  it!

Vail Photographer White Starfish Photography

Vail Photographer White Starfish Photography

Vail Photographer White Starfish Photography

Vail Photographer White Starfish Photography

Vail Photographer White Starfish Photography

Vail Photographer White Starfish Photography

Vail Photographer White Starfish Photography

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Vail Engagement Photos - Irma and Jeff, Lionshead

An unexpected part of being a photographer is taking on the role of a meteorologist.  Particularly living in a destination resort, where clients might only have one day when they can shoot.  When Irma and Jeff asked me to take their engagement photos, we certainly weren't expecting a blizzard to roll in, but that's exactly what happened.

Irma and Jeff were so gracious and even excited about the snow becoming a feature of their photos.  This makes my job so much easier and it definitely leads to some unique images.  Luckily Irma had brought a blanket with her to help keep them warm and it looked great in the photos.  

Here are a few of my favorites from their session.  

Vail Photographer White Starfish Photography

Vail Photographer White Starfish Photography

Vail Photographer White Starfish Photography

Vail Photographer White Starfish Photography

Vail Photographer White Starfish Photography

Vail Photographer White Starfish Photography

Vail Photographer White Starfish Photography

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Vail Mountain Christmas Photos - Korch Family

I have been taking Christmas photos for the Korch Family for several years now, so it was great to be able to see them again recently for their 2016 session.  We usually shoot at their house, but due to renovations at their house, we decided to shoot at Golden Peak instead.  

Mid-day is usually an awful time to take photos, but if you're shooting on snow, you can take advantage of light reflecting off the snow which makes for great lighting.  The girls were able to build a snowman and have a snowball fight, before a quick outfit change for photos in front of the fireplace at Manor Vail Hotel.  

Here are some highlights from their session.

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White Starfish Photography Vail Photographer

White Starfish Photography Vail Photographer

White Starfish Photography Vail Photographer

White Starfish Photography Vail Photographer

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Vail Village Family Photos

Alyssa and Andrew met in Vail Village several years ago, so it was fitting that we shot their family photos in the village while they were visiting on a recent vacation.  We were able to take advantage of some of the key landmarks in the village, like the Covered Bridge and the Gore Creek, before we drove out the Vail Golf Course to finish the session in front of the Gore Range.  

Here are some of the highlights from their session.  

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White Starfish Photography Vail Photographer

White Starfish Photography Vail Photographer

White Starfish Photography Vail Photographer

White Starfish Photography Vail Photographer

White Starfish Photography Vail Photographer

White Starfish Photography Vail Photographer

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Vail Family Photos - Mueller Family

The holidays are the time of year when we start getting lots of multi-generational families in town.  The Mueller's were visiting over Thanksgiving, so it was a great time to get photos for their holiday cards.  We decided to shoot at Stephen's Park in West Vail to take advantage of the recent snowfall and beautiful sunny weather.  

With two brand new babies in tow, we did some cajoling to make sure they were bundled up nice and warm, got everybody situated and quickly dropped the blankets when we were ready to go.  We were on a tight schedule because they were hitting the road to Nebraska as soon as the session finished.

Here are a few shots from their session.  

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White Starfish Photography Vail Photographer

White Starfish Photography Vail Photographer

White Starfish Photography Vail Photographer



Friday, December 16, 2016

Vail Village Family Photos - Ward Family

When you're taking photos with little people, it's best to keep moving as much as you can.  Luckily , there's plenty of great spots in Vail Village that can turn a photo shoot into a fun adventure for kids.  We took advantage of as many different spots as we could squeeze into an hour during my recent session with the Ward Family.  We hit up Pirate Ship Park for the swings, saw the Christmas decorations along Gore Creek Drive, grabbed an ice cream at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, warmed up in front of the fire pit on Wall Street, went rock climbing along the Gore Creek, stopped by the Covered Bridge and had a snowball fight on the wedding lawn at Golden Peak.  

Here are a few pictures from our little adventure!

White Starfish Photography - Vail Photographer

White Starfish Photography - Vail Photographer

White Starfish Photography - Vail Photographer

White Starfish Photography - Vail Photographer

White Starfish Photography - Vail Photographer

White Starfish Photography - Vail Photographer

White Starfish Photography - Vail Photographer

White Starfish Photography - Vail Photographer

White Starfish Photography - Vail Photographer

White Starfish Photography - Vail Photographer

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Sapphire Point Wedding - Cody and Elizabeth

Sapphire Point in Summit County is a beautiful outdoor wedding venue above Lake Dillon with extensive views of the Tenmile Range.  I've shot a few weddings there, and I was excited to head back there to shoot Cody and Elizabeth's elopement recently.  

The weather was unseasonably warm, with blue skies and plenty of sunshine.  Not at all what anyone had planned on so late in the year!  Elizabeth was wearing her Sorel snow boots under her dress and there wasn't a single snow flake to be found!  

Following the ceremony, we headed into Breckenridge where they had lunch at Blue River Bistro, with one of the coolest (and yummiest) wedding cake's I'd ever seen.  Here are a few pics from their special day. 

White Starfish Photography Vail Photographer

White Starfish Photography Vail Photographer

White Starfish Photography Vail Photographer

White Starfish Photography Vail Photographer

White Starfish Photography Vail Photographer

White Starfish Photography Vail Photographer

White Starfish Photography Vail Photographer

White Starfish Photography Vail Photographer

White Starfish Photography Vail Photographer

White Starfish Photography Vail Photographer

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