Oh how I love photographing this fabulous family! The mountains were calling for this fall family portrait session, so they joined me in Evergreen, Colorado amongst the colorful aspens. If these lovely people seem familiar, you may recall seeing them on my blog: first when Max was just a little guy and we did a fun family photos at Wash Park in Denver, then did a family photo session at the Denver Public Library, and finally when we added in the cousins for group family photos at Wash Park! This year we took the family photos on Jayme’s birthday, and had a ball as always. Max even commandeered a vintage pedal car airplane.
Riverbend in Lyon’s, CO is a new wedding venue opened in the summer of 2014 by the owners of the Lyons Farmette. Matt & Christy were among the first couples to be married here, and their fall wedding was breathtaking. Riverbend has a “glamping” tent where the bride and her bridesmaids can get ready, and plenty of room to spread out for the wedding ceremony, reception and enjoying the day by the river. Christy spent a ton of time on the handmade details (take note, DIY brides!) such as wood burning their initials on each rustic wood ring centerpiece and enlisting some help with making hundreds of colorful paper cranes. And don’t miss the handmade stunning antler arbor they were married under!
Nicole & Britton met me in Commons Park in autumn for their engagement photos. Commons Park is a little gem in downtown Denver, with lots of sweet spots for lovebirds. We also took some photos in nearby LoDo (Lower Downtown) in Denver. I’m running a bit out of order here but these two are so sweet and I wanted you to see their gorgeous fall engagement photos! (Haven’t seen their amazing Colorado Red Rocks wedding? Don’t miss it!)
Blake and Jenny wanted fall mountain engagement photos that with the Rocky Mountains’ gorgeous yellow aspens. Doesn’t Jenny’s dress absolutely pop out of the aspen photos? We took their engagement photos in a special spot I’ve found and fallen in love with in Evergreen, Colorado.
Little Liam slept through much of his Stapleton, CO baby photography session – but we were treated to sleep smiles, snuggles and a glimpse of his beautiful blue eyes as we watched in wonder. What a sweetheart! These were special baby photos for me, because I photographed Liam’s parents on their wedding day (see Patrick and Christina’s stunning Boulder, CO wedding). There’s nothing better than seeing a bundle of joy in the arms of two people who are perfect for each other!
Marni Mattner Photography was awarded First Prize in the Open Professional category of the Colorado It’s AgriCultural Photography Contest, featuring photography related to Colorado’s agriculture. Over the past 6 years I have had the pleasure of photographing more than 20 family dairy farms for the Western Dairy Association, and this particular image really resonates for me with what I’ve seen in that time in terms of the love these families have for their work, the land and the animals they care for.
RiNo (River North) is an area of downtown Denver that is spectacular for engagement photos off the beaten path. Jim and Sarah joined me in RiNo just in time for us to wait out a downpour (a typical summer afternoon deluge). We were treated to spectacular light as the storm passed.