Boy, did we luck out this day. It was supposed to be nasty (according to the weather earlier that week), and I was nervous the day before when it was, in fact, quite nasty out. But when it came time to photograph Dustin and Emily, the skies were perfect and the sun was beaming.
I cannot put into words how much I love shooting in slightly filtered afternoon sun. The way it back-lights the leaves and rims the hair and faces: it makes everything look like a dream. It’s one of the things I love most about outdoor portraiture in Colorado! (Then there’s Colorado’s wind, which is a completely different sentiment, altogether…)
For those of you who have no idea what Helen Hunt Falls is, or where is it is, it’s right past Seven Falls above the Broadmoor/Cheyenne Mountain area in Colorado Springs. And while Seven Falls costs $$ and is way too full of sight-seers for photography to be that much fun, Helen Hunt Falls is free and is usually quite sparsely populated (yes, there are people there, but not droves of people like Seven Falls), and parking is not a problem (whereas at Seven Falls you can end up having to walk a little to get there…). However, Helen Hunt Falls are not the big, giant falls like Seven Falls, but it is a very pretty area, and the sun always seems to be “just right” in that little canyon…
Thank you, Emily and Dustin, for giving me so much fun and love to work with at your engagement session. We are so excited for the wedding.
P.S. You both did a fantastic job choosing the photos for your photo-guestbook. They are perfect!