Photographing families is a joy. Photographing families and including their extended families is an even greater gift. Half of these family members traveled from across the country and multiple time zones just to hike around in the mountains and foothills of the Colorado Rockies. Actually, they were also visiting and celebrating their adorable grandchildren, which means it made the experience 1,000 times greater.
It didn't take long into our session before something struck me. It wasn't a golden aspen leaf or a rock splashing into the chilly Coal Creek waters, it was how much this family loved being together in the moment and sharing the experience together; with their grandchildren. There was so much joy and love between the kiddos and everyone that it made the light that much brighter, set the cottonwoods and aspen trees aglow and the downslope breeze just a wee bit warmer.
We found many gems that day on one of my favorite trails, but what I still remember is how much those little boys lit up when they captured a glimpse of their parents and grandparents. Thank you to the families to bringing me along to capture such love and joy and put a little Sister Sledge in my head on repeat.