Sunday, February 14, 2016

Vail Photographer - Playing Catch Up - Part III

This is the last of the posts from last year and my next post will start with the events of 2016 so far.  In the mean time, I'm going to get back to packing my bags.  Thanks to all of my amazing customers for your patronage.  You are the reason that I'm able to take my children back to New Zealand to spend time with our family and get some family photos of our own!

I love bright clothing colors against the snow! This shoot was just last week on Vail Golf Course and everyone was very brave to tough it out in the cold weather

One of my favorite spots outside the The Chapel at Beaver Creek. It's an unbeatable backdrop, all year round 
The stars had to align to make this shot happen. This was a super rare occurence where we had a clear walking path on the Beaver Creek Golf Course that ended at the perfect spot in front of the mountain. 2 days later it was under a foot of snow. So stoked it worked! 

After living here for 13 years, it's always nice to learn about new spots for shoots. We did this shoot on the road to Fulford and it was totally new terrain for me. It was gorgeous for early fall photos and that little smile is so crazy cute! 

High School Senior Photos taken on Vail Mountain.  This is a great spot to shoot and it's the highest point that the public can drive up the mountain.

Another High School Senior session, this time in Vail Village. This was taken from the International Bridge looking east. Depending on where the sun is, this shot doesn't always work, but we nailed it in this early fall shoot.

A Vow Renewal on Vail Mountain to celebrate a 20th Wedding Anniversary.  

Family Photo taken in the heart of Vail.  Note all of the greenery.  I'm looking forward to seeing some of that again soon!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Vail Photographer - Playing Catch Up Part II

Here are a few more from some of my sessions at the end of 2015.  It was definitely a hectic and  challenging year, but it's always great to be able to see your business grow.  These photos were taken all throughout the valley, and capture a wide of array of life's big moments. 

A favorite shot from a recent newborn session in Gypsum. Clean, simple and no fancy props - that's my go to style for newborns. You get to focus on their gorgeous wee faces, fingers and toes!

Outside Magazine just voted Vail to be the second most beautiful town in the world to celebrate Christmas in (behind our neighbours in Aspen). We had to head out into a very snowy driveway at Vail Cascade Resort & Spa to get this shot, but it was worth it!

2 of my all time favorites and their handsome baby, Miles Davis. It's such an honor when someone uses your photos for their Christmas card and I'm happy to say that this one made it's way to my mantle.

You wouldn't believe it from this photo, but 10 minutes earlier we'd been shooting in full ski gear on the slopes at Beaver Creek Mountain for this Senior Photo session. Wherever you go, you should always shoot with a local photographer because we know about secret hiding places, like this one!

31 weeks pregnant and making the most of the fall colors at the base of Vail Mountain! This family of 3 is now a beatiful family of 4. I can't wait to do some photos with little Benjamin!

My last Christmas card session for 2015. This one was taken along the Gore Creek, just outside of Lionshead. You can't really go wrong with that backdrop! I always appreciate it when families are happy to grit their teeth when it's freezing outside. I'm such a wuss though! 

Another Christmas card pic that ended up on my mantle! Ashley and her niece Jade, hanging out on the Par 3 in Eagle Vail. I can't even begin to tell you how cold this day was! Needless to say, we hightailed it home for hot chocolate straight afterwards!

This one's a fave from my Christmas card shoots. The red barn in EV is such a gorgeous backdrop in the snow. Luckily there wasn't too much snow at the time and we were able to grab this shot.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Vail Photographer - Playing catch up!

I'm getting ready to shut up shop for a month and I realize that I've fallen far behind on my blog posts.  Before I set off to the other side of the world, I thought I better get going and play catch up before I get too far behind!  

I'm going to start with a few of my favorite photos from the end of last year, along with a little bit about each photo.  These were previously posted on my Facebook page, but in the hustle and bustle of Christmas, they just didn't make it to the blog.  So, without further adieu,  here we go...

Family Photo session at the base of Beaver Creek, along the river. A small spot of shade on a gorgeous sunny day.

A photo taken in my driveway at the request of my mum, as a gift to my in-laws. I'm quite partial to these 2! 

The Beaver Creek gazebo. It's hard to tell, but this was quite a rainy day.

Christmas card session in Beaver Creek (note the ski runs in the background). These sweaters are being worn by the second generation in their family. Super cute and great colors with the leaves.

I love this shot! Sunset over the Gore Range during an engagement session on Vail Mountain. So happy to be doing my 3rd shoot with these two next year at their wedding!

Graduation party for this absolute legend! How on earth did she have 2 children while studying to become a Vet?! I'm happy to say that this Wonder Woman is also one of my nearest and dearest and we're so proud of her. Also happy to report that 6 of these 9 faces now reside in the same county as me. Hooray!

Family fall shoot in East Vail. We had to walk about 15 mins to get to this spot at the end of leaf season and it was definitely worth it. Loved all of the autumnal colors

This shot was taken beside the Eagle Community Garden in early winter. I've seen a a big increase in shooting 3 or more generations of family together this year. It can be so hard to get everyone together that it makes it worth while to capture.
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