I rarely get the chance to showcase extended family portraits. So, I thought I would take this opportunity to showcase some of my own. Every year, my family and I go to Colorado to visit my mom and step-dad. It’s one of my favorite trips of the year. For one, I get to see my mom. Two, my heart belongs to Colorado!
As a Las Vegas Family Photographer, I find it a rare treat to be able to take any photos I can in the incredible, scenic landscapes of Colorado! I have been wanting to take some family portraits of my mom with the kids for the past few years I have gone. This last trip we made it happen.
It was the second to last day of our stay and it had been raining all morning and afternoon. We were skeptical we would be able to get them done, but the rain stopped for a short window of time and we drove out to the location I wanted to shoot in just south of Trinidad Colorado. The stormy skies actually provided the perfect cover from the harsh sun to be able to use this location. I also love that you can see the rainfall in the background.
We probably only spent about 20 minutes here shooting, but we captured just enough for my mom to be able to choose a huge print for her home. I am sure she treasures these moments just as much as I do! Part of the reason I got into photography and decided to specialize in family photography was because of my own family. I wanted to document every moment I could. Not just with my immediate family, but with my extended family as well. I understand the importance of these portraits. They are preserved memories, frozen in time!