Year-round Colorado Family Portraits
It’s just about impossible to have a bad Colorado Family Portrait because it is gorgeous in every direction of our state. I travel all over the state capturing families in different scenic landscapes all over the Front Range. Luckily, it stays this way year-round with evergreen trees and mountain views. Let me show you some of my favorite options for each season for your Colorado Family Portraits.
My backyard – Monument Colorado Family Portraits
So literally my backyard is 3 acres in Monument Colorado and it works wonderfully practically any season. One of my local families had me do their session in their backyard in Monument with their two girls in the Spring. Wildflowers like to pop up in June and in the winter the evergreens are beautiful regardless of snowfall. I would say maybe fall is the least ideal just because there is little to no fall color in this area. Another great area for Colorado family portraits with evergreens as well as mountain views is Mount Falcon.
Rocky Mountain views
Summertime is probably my second busiest time for family portraits (a close second to Fall). Most locals wait for fall portraits for a shorter session and Christmas cards. However, summer sessions are usually my destination clients here for a big family reunion with big views. Favorite destinations include Rocky Mountain National Park, Garden of the Gods, Boulder, Breckenridge and Vail. A note though, photographers book up very quickly and pricing can be higher if you are asking a photographer to drive half a day, book a required permit and photograph a family of 20. This is no simple task.
Fall has it all for Colorado Family Portraits
Fall is popular in Colorado for pretty much everyone; wedding photographers, landscape photographers, portrait photographers. All of us are looking for the same thing and competing with amateur leaf peepers. If you are flexible on your date and location, you can jump on one of my mini sessions or go ahead and get a premier location like one of my regular family’s here. This year we opted for South Mesa and I think it was one of my favorites. It has mountain views, water, leaves of all the fall varieties and all within a short walk.
Last, but not least is winter for family portraits. Of course, the mountains are still beautiful, the evergreens are lovely but the grass will be golden and you’ll probably need to dress in layers. Great locations in the winter especially are Garden of the Gods or higher altitudes like Breckenridge for snowcapped mountains and landscape.
So regardless of the time of year, you’ll get some amazing Colorado Family Portraits to display on your walls for years to come.
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