In the springtime along the front range, something really beautiful happens.
The trees begin budding out new leaves, the grass turns green again, and the yucca plants bloom some absolutely STUNNING flowers! Okay, normally I can't stand yuccas. They are sharp and pokey, and removing them from our land is really challenging because the roots go so deep. But in the spring, the flowers are incredible! And at Garden of the Gods, they are everywhere! They make an incredibly beautiful backdrop for spring photos in spots where we can SEE them, but not feel the pokes. :)
Last spring I had the incredible pleasure of photographing another of my former band students and his sweet family in this spectacular setting! I love the blues and tans the Duncan family wore for their session - Garden of the Gods can be a REALLY tricky place when it comes to choosing colors. Red, pink, and orange hues tend to blend too much with the rocks and can cause extra color-casting - meaning your skin looks more orange/red/pink than it is. I'm not a fan of greens at the park either because there are a lot of beautiful evergreen trees and the abundance of green can also make the colors of the photo look a bit... off (Mr. Duncan wore green but it was easily off-set by the blues and gray!). Blue is an excellent choice, along with neutrals! There are other good colors, too, but those are my favorites!
We enjoyed some gorgeous weather and views in both the central part of the park, and at Mesa Overlook not too far away! The yuccas provided the perfect backdrop followed by the. breathtaking vista of Mesa Overlook with a thunderstorm rolling in! Colorado never disappoints! Thanks for trusting me with your updated photos, Duncan Family!