Senior Portraits in Cheyenne Canon :: Grace

Colorado Springs senior portraits in Cheyenne Canon

Check out these gorgeous Colorado Springs senior portraits in Cheyenne Canon! This is Grace, and we took these in October (I know, I know, it took me a while to share them). North Cheyenne Canon Park is one of my favorite spots for portraits, especially in October. Fall is my favorite time of year! Grace was a natural in front of the camera, and as you can see, she’s quite photogenic. It was a real pleasure photographing her senior portraits!

Colorado Springs senior portraits in Cheyenne Canon

Colorado Springs senior portraits in Cheyenne Canon

Colorado Springs senior portraits in Cheyenne Canon

Colorado Springs senior portraits

Senior Pictures at the Garden of the Gods :: Rachel

senior pictures at the Garden of the Gods

I couldn’t wait to share these gorgeous senior pictures at the Garden of the Gods of Rachel, the daughter of one of my oldest, dearest friends, Janet. It seems like just yesterday Rachel was an adorable baby, and now she’s practically all grown up. (Sniff!) They live in southern California so naturally Rachel’s classmates tend to get their senior portraits done at the beach. That’s nice, but she wanted something different: she wanted mountains! Yes! Happy to oblige!

Where’s the best view in town? I’m sure you know the answer! When Rachel, Janet and Ethan visited last month over Thanksgiving, we of course made a bee line for the Garden of the Gods and that magnificent vista we’re so famous for here in Colorado Springs. Rachel had never seen it before. It couldn’t be more different from SoCal, that’s for sure. Afterward we hit up the historic Manitou Springs Arcade for nostalgia’s sake (Janet worked there when we were in college). Rachel thought that was pretty awesome, too.

These senior pictures at the Garden of the Gods came out 100% fabulous and I couldn’t be happier with them! Love you to pieces, Rachel! You’re simply beautiful!

senior pictures at the Garden of the Gods

senior pictures at the Garden of the Gods

senior pictures at the Garden of the Gods

senior pictures at the Garden of the Gods

Wedding at Holy Rosary :: Cassey + Eric

wedding at Holy Rosary in Cascade, Colorado

It was a beautiful, golden fall day when Cassey and Eric said their vows in a traditional Catholic wedding at historic Holy Rosary Chapel in Cascade, Colorado. We couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather! I haven’t done a wedding at Holy Rosary in quite a long time, and I’d forgotten what a pretty little church it is. And of course I’m right at home at the Briarhurst Manor, where the reception was held.

Don’t you just love Cassey’s gown? I’m really liking this trend toward long, sheer sleeves. I also liked the warm color, which is flattering on so many skin tones. Naturally Eric was blown away when he laid his eyes on Cassey as she walked up the aisle to him! She was a vision!

Congratulations Eric and Cassey! It was a treat for us to document your big day!

wedding at Holy Rosary in Cascade, Colorado

wedding at Holy Rosary in Cascade, Colorado

wedding at Holy Rosary in Cascade, Colorado

wedding at Holy Rosary in Cascade, Colorado

wedding at Holy Rosary in Cascade, Colorado

wedding at Holy Rosary in Cascade, Colorado

wedding at Holy Rosary in Cascade, Colorado

Briarhurst Manor wedding Manitou Springs

wedding at Holy Rosary in Cascade, Colorado

wedding at Holy Rosary in Cascade, Colorado

Briarhurst Manor wedding Manitou Springs

Briarhurst Manor wedding Manitou Springs

Briarhurst Manor wedding Manitou Springs

Marissa’s Boudoir Session

Lovely Marissa came to my studio last month to get some smoking hot boudoir portraits made as an anniversary surprise for her husband. Now that their anniversary date has come and gone, I’m clear to share a handful of them. These pictures are GORGEOUS! I’m going to go out on a limb here and say her husband was very pleasantly surprised with his anniversary gift. Wowsa!

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Melanie and Paul’s “Church Basement” Wedding

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a “church basement” wedding, truly of the cake and punch variety. I think it’s such a sweet, old fashioned way to get married. So I was really excited that Melanie and Paul chose me to document their big day! In addition, Paul’s from Uganda, which added an extra layer of fun for me. I’ve done many multicultural weddings but I’ve never had a bride or groom from an African nation, and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. What I got was an exuberantly overjoyed mother of the groom who did not hold back on expressing her happiness! What fun! The whole wedding was a profound expression of Melanie and Paul’s love for each other and their shared, deep faith. I had a wonderful time and I hope my pictures really show how happy they were on their big day.