Right away when I met Stacey and her teens, I could tell they had a special relationship.
Not all parents feel lucky enough to have that kind of relationship with their teens, but these three have an incredibly strong bond that shown through in all of their photos on a bright, sunny, late-Spring day at Palmer Park in Colorado Springs.
We ventured down the trail for a short hike into the trees to avoid the blast of the strong Colorado sun - on cloudless days, our bright sunshine can present quite a challenge when it comes to creating breathtaking photos (at least in my particular style!). I like choosing more than one spot at a the client's chosen location, whenever possible, to provide a good variety of photos, and as an added bonus this can also help to deal with the sun when the weather doesn't cooperate and send some light clouds to diffuse the sunshine a bit. So we started in the trees - and you can never go wrong with gorgeous light peeking through the pines!
We ventured to an open field next which was filled with beautiful flowers and plants. That bright sunshine made it difficult to highlight the flowers but created a fun, ethereal feel - until someone decided to step on a cactus. *laugh* Thankfully there were no major injuries, just a touch of damaged pride. :)
Last we went to my favorite spot in Palmer Park, a beautiful overlook which showcases Pikes Peak and I reserved this spot for as close to sunset as possible - and these are absolutely my favorite images of our evening together. I was super impressed with the posing the teens allowed me to do with them, especially with their sweet mama. I had a really good time with this family! Thanks for having me capture your memories!