I've been holding out on you guys...not because I want to, but simply because there are only so many hours in each day. But, I'm here to deliver today. I'm so excited to share these images of the Zynda family at Garden of the Gods from back in July! Because their daughter is a bit older, a sunset session was a feasible option, even in the middle of the summer! We met outside of the Garden of the Gods park about 20 minutes before the sun set and I hopped in the back of their car - parking is a premium at Garden of the Gods...all the time!
We headed into the park, passing the main parking and navigating back to the Siamese Twins hike, which I had scouted previously, as being one of the best shots to shoot the rock formations PLUS Pikes Peak in the background. There was one parking spot, just waiting on us at the bottom. We started our hike (less than a mile, roundtrip) and stopped for images along the way.
The Zyndas were repeat clients of mine from Kansas, and I had missed their hilarious banter and sense of humor for the last 2 years since they moved. Getting to reconnect was a blast! We hiked a bit then stopped as I saw visions of perfect family photos in my head (this is a common problem...I'm always envisioning how things will look thru my viewfinder!) They were happy to oblige.
Every family that I shoot comes with it's own quirks, fun ideas and dynamic. One of my favorite parts of shooting the Zynda family is the relationship that their daughter has with Dad. Every year they take a "mean mug" photo...we did it in Kansas and now I'm happy to say that we have done it in Colorado. We also captured a bonus "thinker" image, overlooking Pikes Peak at sunset...and I just love how these images are fun and gorgeous and just really capture them!
I thoroughly enjoyed this family session with the Zyndas! I am proud of the fact that they love me enough to let me be their Colorado Springs family photographer. I love that we can shoot at Garden of the Gods without posing in front of hundreds of people and that these sites are open and available for Colorado Springs family photos. I love being a family photographer here in Colorado Springs and I'm so grateful to the Zynda's and all of my clients for being amazing and helping me become one of the best family photographers in Colorado Springs.
If you are looking for unique family portraits in Colorado Springs, please get in touch with me so that we can schedule a complimentary consultation. I would love to create amazing artwork for your memory boxes and your empty home walls! :)
I am exclusively an environmental family portrait artist. Currently based in Oahu, Hawaii and catering to families who truly value fine art photography for their family memories. Popular among locals, but also caters to tourists who have "vacation schedules".