Hey Colorado, it is still winter, right?

     The last couple weeks in Colorado have been incredibly nice outside. Sunny, warm weather, with clear skies for what seems like weeks on end. So I thought I'd write a blog post remembering a windy, chillier time to remind myself that it is still winter. It's mid February and it's been mid 60's to 70's all week, what is going on here haha?! But seriously, it is still winter, so in theory we'll see some more fresh snow and cold weather down here in the cities, right?

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     For Miranda's shoot, we chose to meet up at one of my all-time favorite locations in Boulder, CO. It was a semi-cloudy day (with enough parting in the clouds for great light!), a bit of a breeze, and cold enough for long sleeves and light jackets without getting cold. Definitely a mild day for a wintry portrait session. Something about a winding walking path, dry leaves, patches and light flurries of snow, with the leafless trees reaching into the background really came together on a day like this. Which definitely is a crazy contrast to the weather that we're enjoying right now haha!

     Wardrobe here was great; simple enough but totally perfect. A light pink long sleeve shirt, leggings, and matching scarf with head band. The colors really came together, pretty pink and blue hues of the sky matched the outfit wonderfully. The scarf and headband look like they are super, super soft, who can argue with that? That's what is really great about the milder winter days. We can keep the outfit simple and play it up with the accessories we all love like hats, scarves, or a pretty wristwatch. I know I definitely have a few different favorite beanies and winter hats, what's your favorite wintry or cold-weather fashion accessory?

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     This was definitely a fun shoot on a cool day. We had a blast walking around the pathway talking and taking photos. Now Miranda is off to a new job and a new chapter in her life. Her shoot was a celebration of sorts, new beginnings and a new start. I wish her the absolute best as she starts her new adventure. Onward and upward! That's what I love about photography, meeting new people celebrating different things, chapters, and events in our lives. A portrait session is a fun experience and can be a great new adventure to capture something special in your life. If you've got something to celebrate, or are just feeling great about yourself, let's brainstorm some ideas for your portrait session today!

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Winter wonderland – what makes a snowy day so special?

     There's just something special about a snowy day in Colorado; the fresh powder, the crisp cool air, the thrill of an outdoor chilly photo-shoot. I love living in Colorado and I've come to love shooting outdoors in the wintertime. It offers something unique, something different that you just can't replicate the rest of the year. You can't beat the fresh snow, it's beautiful, with energy; something simple but something magic in your images.

     Jess and I talked about our concept before the shoot. We knew going into it that we were looking for something with a hint of fantasy to it. It had recently just snowed and I had found the perfect location for our shoot. A gorgeous woodsy area with large branches and trees strewn about, really giving me the enchanted forest vibes I knew we wanted. We had been brainstorming some ideas back and fourth about the specific look we would go for and when Jess suggested the floral crown I was instantly sold on the idea. I could picture it already and knew we were thinking alike on this one. We talked colors and both agreed that with the snow, the red and white would pop perfectly.

     Though I do love the outdoors and the winter season, I try my best to avoid shooting on really cold days. The freezing days when being outdoors is just plain uncomfortable. This was one of those days that just couldn't be avoided. It was downright cold, something like twenty degrees. I knew our time limit would be around thirty minutes, any longer and the cold would be too much for us. Jess was a total rockstar about the cold. We moved quickly through the area, shooting brief sets, but spending just enough time to nail the images as we went. This was without a doubt an adventure; cold, fun, and totally worth it.