I really love shooting in the mountains in the fall. Everything seems to come together, nice weather but interesting clouds, the trees are all dressed up with warm tones and there is an urgency to create photographs. This wonderful color is a fleeting transformation to the cold dull tones of winter. I am afraid as I write this that all of the fall color and warm days even down here in Boulder are soon to retire for another year.
Chris and Leslie got the best of my fall days photographing this year. One of those days that will have me eagerly waiting for next summer to end so I can do it all over again trying to push myself to a higher level of experience for myself and my clients, creating meaningful portraits and art in the process. Working with Chris and Leslie was so natural and relaxed although it was my first time to photograph ether of them. They have that zeal for life and each other that makes my job so easy. When I can just focus on the art of capturing emotion and let my clients be natural and relaxed as it all comes together.
Next September I will photograph Chris and Leslie’s wedding. Hopefully we will have more amazing fall color. I am already excited for the opportunity to work with them again as now I have had a glimpse at what Chris, Leslie and myself are capable of creating together.
We created the image below as a 60 inch canvas. Kathy just took it to deliver it to them in Denver. I already feel like I have lost a best friend. I’ll have to create another one just for me to enjoy. I have had this vision for this image for quite a while even making similar attempts but I feel like this is the image where it really came together and happened just as I envisioned.