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Twin Sister’s High School Senior Portraits by Durango CO Photographers

Julia and Kate are twins – I know they don’t look much alike, almost like they planned it that way. I think they did:}  They are both somewhat reserved and shy, but are super smart and beautiful.  They attend Durango High School in Durango CO.

Julia loves bluegrass music – she plays the trombone, bass, accordion, and ukulele.  She’s also on the Knowledge Bowl Team and in the Book Club.  Her hobbies are hiking, art, music, and reading. She’s headed off to college in the fall.

Kate loves jazz, classical, and classic rock music.  She plays the flute and saxaphone.  Her hobbies are art, crossfit, swimming, and reading.  She’s also headed off to college in the fall.

I photographed their brother a couple of years ago and he’s also super smart and is at college right now studying to be a doctor.

Enjoy!

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Twin Girls on a bench

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Kate

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Julia

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Kate and Julia by the river

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Kate and Julia in the flower garden

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Kate and Julia hugging

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Luv, Karen

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Family Reunion by Photographers in Durango CO

This awesome family came from all over the country; Denver CO, Texas, and Missouri.  They also brought along 6 doggies!

It’s always a challenge to photograph fur babies, but these guys were well mannered and pretty easy to get to look at the camera.  I just had to do a lot of barking, meowing, and making other strange noises – I’m glad there was nobody else around :}

After photographing the family and their doggies at the house they were renting, we then left the dogs at the house and drove down the road a ways to photograph just them with some beautiful scenery in the background.

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These two owned 4 of the dogs

njoy!

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The Family and their Fur Babies

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Brick Wall by the house they were renting

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Showing off some leg (she’s a runner)

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Couple hanging out by the fence

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Family without their doggies

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The mom and dad hugging

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Luv, Karen

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Busy Mom takes time out to do something for her Husband by Durango Boudoir Photographers

This lovely lady is a busy mom, but she wanted to do something super special for her husband for their anniversary.  He received a beautiful 8×8 Album that he will have to remind him of her beauty forever.

I do boudoir sessions at my home where I have a spare bedroom with antique style furniture, but we also use other areas of the house, and even outside behind my house where nobody can see.  I also have a wonderful hair and makeup artist who comes to the house and did Ms. A’s hair and makeup for her.

There were tons of great images because Ms A is so beautiful, but out of respect for her privacy, I’m not posting any of the ones that show her face (wish I could because they’re so gorgeous).

If you are interested in a boudoir session, I can show you the images from all of my sessions when you arrive for your shoot.

Hair and Makeup by Sophie Owens in Durango CO

 

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The cover for the Boudoir Album

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The Female Form

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Female Art Form

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Wedding in the Snow by Photographers in Durango CO

Dawn and Bill are from Texas where it doesn’t snow too much and there aren’t any mountains or beautiful scenery.  They chose the gorgeous Antler’s on the Creek Bed and Breakfast in Durango CO for their elopement rendezvous.  The beautiful rose bouquet was created by April’s Garden also in Durango, and Chessa Gill was the amazing officiant.

Bill works for Budweiser, and you’ll notice the bud in his hand in a couple photos, and Dawn is the owner of a large athletics gym in TX that teaches young people gymnastics, cheer leading, dancing, and how to grow up to be strong adults.  They are amazing people and I hope they can retire to Durango some day.

They are also crazy and lots of fun. They wanted to get in that snow and play!  You’ll see where they tried to make snow angels, but the snow was a little too crusty so it  just turned into a laugh fest. And those chairs they’re sitting in, yes, they’re covered in hard snow. They were pretty wet by the time we were finished and so they hopped into the hot tub to warm up.

Enjoy!

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Wedding Ceremony at Antlers

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Sitting on a snowy rock in a winter portrait

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Bridal Portrait

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Beautiful Rose Bouquet

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Sitting on a saw horse in front of an old barn

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Toasting in the Snow

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Making Snow Angels

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Warming up in the hot tub

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Luv, Karen

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970.884.5292

Yoga for Retired Folks by Photographers in Durango CO

The National Education Association publishes  a magazine for retired teachers called NEA Today. They publish articles that help older folks stay active and healthy after retirement.

They wanted to do an article on a yoga studio right here in Durango CO where most of the students are retired teachers. Sandy Bielenberg runs the studio and is a retired teacher herself – she teaches four classes a week.

Yoga is great for keeping seniors looking and feeling young. It helps with brain health, maintaining muscles, and reduces stress. Many of these seniors also do other exercise such as running, biking, swimming, power walking, paddle boarding, and yes even gardening. They may be 60, 70, or 80 yrs old, but they believe themselves to be 40.  I’m right there with them – my age is 60, but my mind says I’m 30.

Keep it rockin ladies and gents.

Enjoy!

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Yoga students doing balancing exercises

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A little ab work

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Warriors

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Helping each other out

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Twist and Stretch

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Stretching those hip flexors

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Luv, Karen

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This Senior Girl loves her horses and Cello by Photographers in Durango CO

Jenna is a senior this year at Durango High School in Durango CO.  She’s one of the smartest young women I’ve ever met.  She is in many AP Classes in school and spent part of the year going to school in Germany as an exchange student.  She speaks several languages including German and French (and, of course, English).

She has two horses, Sebastian and Romeo, which she rides and takes care of, as well as rides in equestrian events here in Durango and around the country.  She will be attending the University of Aberdeen in Scotland where she will also ride on their equestrian team.  She’s going to study English Literature and Creative Writing.  Her dream is to become a writer, which she loves to do as well as reading.  I’ve read some of her work, and it’s outstanding.  I should have had her write this blog post:-}

She also loves to play the cello as you can see from a couple of her photographs.  She’s my best friend’s daughter and I can’t wait to see how far she goes in life – which I’m sure will be very very far.

Enjoy!

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Senior Girl on White Horse

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Jenna playing the cello

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Jenna with my homemade Senior sign

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Jenna with her horse

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With her cello in a field

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Showing her Sass

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Sitting on a rock by the Animas River

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Sitting in their barn

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The eyes have it

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A Wedding at Vallecito by Durango Wedding Photographers

Lauren and Brenden live in the state of Kansas.  Brenden grew up in Bayfield CO (which is near Vallecito), but Lauren had never been here.  Naturally she wants to move here some day because as we all know, CO is much prettier than KS (sorry Kansas).

Their wedding took place at the Vallecito Recreation Center, which is just outside of Durango CO.  It was a little windy that day and the wooden arch behind them blew over.  We had to find some big rocks to hold it down, which worked.  We sure didn’t want that falling over on them during the ceremony.  Tedda Bachman was the wonderful minister who presided over the wedding ceremony.

As you can see from the images, Lauren is expecting her 3rd child.  The tiniest flower girl and the young bridesmaid belong to them – I don’t know if she’s having another girl or a boy this time.  I doubt they care either way.

We did a First Look session with Lauren and her dad.  While I was standing outside with her dad waiting for Lauren, he got a little teary and was telling me that he is just so happy to be able to see his daughter get married.  He had recently had a heart attack and they didn’t expect him to make it.  Then I got teary and am doing it again while I write this story.  It’s hard to take photographs when your eyes are watery.

I designed a beautiful album that contained all of their wedding images and Lauren wrote to me that she had received the album and was beyond happy.  They now have a gorgeous Wedding Story Album to relive their time here in Colorado and it’s also a family heirloom.

Enjoy!

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Bride and her daughter’s boots

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Bridesmaids helping Bride with dress

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Bride and Dad’s First Look

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Three little flower girls

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Ring Bearer with Bride Sign

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Wedding Ceremony at Vallecito

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The whole family

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Bride with Parents

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Bridesmaids loving on baby bump

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Groom and Groomsmen

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Bride and Groom Portrait

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First Dance

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