This beautiful mom-to-be contacted me for maternity photos after she was referred by a friend and when we were discussing her upcoming session, she told me she was looking for a location that was quintessential Colorado. I was thrilled to hear this because I love beautiful Colorado backdrops for photos. But her request was especially touching. You see Angie and her husband Kris are from Australia, living in the states for a couple short years for work and she wanted the portraits to capture their time here. It was so nice to hear how they are embracing Colorado as well as visits to other parts of the country. We batted around ideas for locations and since their session was scheduled for late December, Angie also requested some snow. Well, as Colorado residents know, sometimes snow in the Denver area is a bit elusive and so far this winter that has definitely been the case. We have had a few storms but the snow has melted very quickly. Several days before Kris and Angie's session we did see a little bit of the white stuff but it warmed up the very next day. But I was determined to make this snowy, mountain session happen! Not being able to make it all the way to higher mountains, I recommended Lookout Mountain for the session. I was pretty sure that we would be able to find at least some patches of snow in the shade of the evergreen trees and on the north facing slopes. I was right and we found some beautiful spots for photos without having to walk through anything high, which is sometimes challenging... even when you aren't pregnant. We got some more casual shots as well as some in a couple of Chicaboo gowns I have for maternity sessions.
After we finished, I asked Angie and Kris if they had any special requests for their upcoming newborn session. Angie's answer? I'd love something that says "U.S." Ohhh... I love it! And I definitely have a few ideas for their upcoming session. Until then, here are a few of my favorites from our wintery maternity session.