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Veldkamp Snow Session
Consider this Part 2 of the Veldkamp Engagement portraits. My previous post Veldkamp Engagement is Part 1, and this Part 2 we’ll call Veldkamp Snow Session. 🙂
When I met with John and Lindsey for their Design Session to discuss photographing their engagement, all three of us brought ideas. It was mid-October, and the leaves had already started changing colors in Golden, Colorado. We weren’t going to be able to meet for the Photography Session for a couple more weeks, but we all had the enchantment of autumn colors on our minds. Our minds were set on capturing some of it.
In addition to fall colors, we wanted to include a lake and mountains. As you can see from this post, we were successful!
The final two desires we had were to photograph in the snow and with their three dogs – Captain, Tanner, and Wyatt.
Thanksgiving weekend provided us the perfect opportunity to do just that!
Instead of driving into Evergreen, Colorado, or heading up towards Mt. Evans (like we did for Part 1 of their engagement photos), we decided to stay local and not go past the foothills. Among other ideas, I suggested Red Rocks.
I mean, if you’re in the Denver area, what’s cooler than taking pictures at Red Rocks anyway?! It’s even an official National Historic Landmark now! And we live within mere miles of it. 😀
How awesome is this?!
Around the Amphitheatre, the Park provided a beautiful setting for photographs…especially with the snow.
All of that rusty red rock and bright white snow under an overcast sky? With tree textures, cute doggies, and my Hottie McHotterson lovebirds?? It was a photography first for me!
I was in heaven.
The Dog-Human Portraits
In addition to loving Parent-Child portraits (which I wrote about here in my Snyder Family blog), I also love Dog-Human portraits.
An engagement unites two families into one. For many couples here in Colorado, they are not creating a blended family with children but with dogs.
After rescuing him in March of this year, Lindsey brings sweet boy Captain to the family.
You would never know from the photos, but Captain spent most of the Photography Session eating snow and whimpering about having to sit in the cold stuff.
He was a real sport though! 🙂
Pretty much tripling the testosterone (and handsomeness) in Lindsey’s world, John brings to the family his two boys Wyatt and Tanner. Sweet, chilly doggies as well. 🙂
Considering they’re all shorthair, the high was only 25 during our session, AND we were tromping through the snow the entire time, all three dogs were amazing sports. And John and Lindsey! It really was pretty cold.
While high-stepping through the snowy fields, I was able to snap a couple closeups of just the boys.
Captain looked so pretty against the snow.
German Shorthaired Pointers Tanner and Wyatt enjoyed every chance they had to get some sniffing in.
The Whole Family
Good dogs! 🙂
What a great lookin’ family!
I looooove this one.
Even though we had already captured portraits of just the two of them in Part 1, I couldn’t resist snapping some this time as well.
We have Red Rocks in the background!!
Even though Lindsey was cold, she looks so cute here.
And after all, that’s what mates are for!
Click here to see their fall engagement portraits!
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