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Engagement Session with boy, girl, and snake by durango co photographers

Yes, A Snake – a bull snake to be exact. We were up at the Lion’s Den near Ft Lewis College in Durango CO, and just as we were leaving a bull snake came slithering by our feet. We all jumped a mile, and then Matt said “do you want to take a photo with us holding the snake”, and I said “hell ya”. So he picked it up behind the head and they had a great time, and then wanted to take him home. Kristie’s mom and dad were with us and they vetoed that idea – haha.

We also went to the little park by the Chapel just down the road from Lion’s Den and had a fun time with Matt throwing Kristie over his shoulder, then doing a piggy back ride, and them sitting on the bench overlooking the town. We went to the river and did some photos with them sitting on rocks, and to another small park where there’s a creek running through it and they sat on a log and a park bench.

They’re getting married in September at Dalton Ranch Golf Club. They signed up for that venue at the Wedding Expo back in January. I had the booth right next to them, but Kristie doesn’t remember meeting me there. Here mom just happened to contact me by phone after a google search for durango photographers. So happy we got together for their engagement session and their upcoming wedding.

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Sitting on a log at Brookside Park

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Piggy Back Ride

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Sitting on the Rocks at Lion’s Den

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Laying on the grass having an interesting conversation

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Sitting on the bench overlooking Durango

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Holding the bull snake

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Sitting on the bench at a small park

Luv, Karen

Durango CO Photographers

http://www.karenskellyphoto.com

karen@karenskellyphoto.com

970.884.5292

 

 

 

She came to Durango for her Senior Portraits by Durango Photographers

Hayley is an outdoorsy girl. She loves to hike, skateboard, snowboard, participate in water sports, and read a book in her hammock. She also loves adventure and travel.

She lives in Ohio, but wants to go to college at Ft Lewis College here in Durango, so her and her mom combined the school visit with a senior portrait session.

She is president of the Environmental Club, is a member of LINKS (Liberation in North Korea), plays the piano, and loves going to concerts. Her favorite musician is Bob Dylan (as you can see by her portrait with one of his albums).

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Hayley with her Dylan Album

The graduates at Notre Dame didn’t walk out because they refused to listen to Pence’s positions and opinions, they walked out precisely because they had heard him. Only after considering his stances did some members of the Class of 2017 choose to protest Pence’s presence as their commencement speaker.

Leaning on a Fence in a field

The graduates at Notre Dame didn’t walk out because they refused to listen to Pence’s positions and opinions, they walked out precisely because they had heard him. Only after considering his stances did some members of the Class of 2017 choose to protest Pence’s presence as their commencement speaker.

Sitting in the leaves

The graduates at Notre Dame didn’t walk out because they refused to listen to Pence’s positions and opinions, they walked out precisely because they had heard him. Only after considering his stances did some members of the Class of 2017 choose to protest Pence’s presence as their commencement speaker.

On a rock by the Animas River

The graduates at Notre Dame didn’t walk out because they refused to listen to Pence’s positions and opinions, they walked out precisely because they had heard him. Only after considering his stances did some members of the Class of 2017 choose to protest Pence’s presence as their commencement speaker.

High School Senior Reflection

The graduates at Notre Dame didn’t walk out because they refused to listen to Pence’s positions and opinions, they walked out precisely because they had heard him. Only after considering his stances did some members of the Class of 2017 choose to protest Pence’s presence as their commencement speaker.

Relaxing on a chair

The graduates at Notre Dame didn’t walk out because they refused to listen to Pence’s positions and opinions, they walked out precisely because they had heard him. Only after considering his stances did some members of the Class of 2017 choose to protest Pence’s presence as their commencement speaker.

On her way to college

Luv, Karen

Durango Photographers

http://www.karensellyphoto.com

karen@karenskellyphoto.com

970.884.5292

 

 

Family Reunion with 25 People by Durango CO Photographers

It was Thomas’ birthday – he turned 70 yrs old, and is the grandpa to 12 grandkids – 12!  His wife Cynthia and he had four daughters and one son (Suzanna, Amy, Elizabeth, Annie, and Sam) and they are married (except one of them) and have all of those young ones.

The kids were amazingly cooperative during the entire portrait session – I usually sweat bullets trying to photograph that many kids. I did have to do some head swaps because you can never get that many all looking at the camera and smiling at the same time:-}

Try to follow this: Suzanna and OJ got married and at their wedding Suzanna’s brother met OJ’s sister and fell madly in love, got married and had kids of their own. This makes eight of the cousins genetically half-siblings.

We did break out portraits of all of the family groups, the kids, the grand kids, and grandparents and so many more. They have lots and lots of portraits to remember their time together. They came from California, Colorado, Missouri, and Illinois.

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Family Reunion Portrait

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Mom and her 4 Daughters

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Suzanna and her Family

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Annie and her Husband

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Grandparents with all the grandkids

Luv, Karen

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970.884.5292

A Family celebrates Kathy’s recovery from leukemia by Durango Photographers

Kathy and Mike are the parents and grandparents of this large family and Kathy had recently recovered from leukemia but was doing very well, although she tired easily. They live in Texas along with three of their other sons and their families. All four of the boys are their kids – I can’t image raising four boys, oh my. Their other son and his family live in New Mexico.

They all came to Durango and stayed at the Red Cliff House because they don’t get to see each other all that often. They love to joke and raz around a lot so we had a great time.

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Mom and her four sons

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The whole family

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Dad and his daughter

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The Four Brothers

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Grandparents and the Grandkids

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One of the Family breakouts

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Family Portrait

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Luv, Karen

Durango CO Photographers

http://www.karenskellyphoto.com

karen@karenskellyphoto.com

970.884.5292

 

60th Birthday and Family Reunion Portraits by Durango CO Photographers

Lauren and Annie live in Ft Collins CO and have 3 sons, all of whom are married. They have never done family portraits, so the sisters-in-laws set it up as a surprise for Annie’s 60th birthday. They had to tell them before they left home to come to Durango CO so everyone brought nice clothes that looked good together – and they did an awesome job. The other family members came from Arizona and Texas.

I felt very honored to be chosen as their family photographer and they are in love with Durango (well, who isn’t:}  They rented a house on County Road 250 and there was amazing views.

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Family Reunion Portrait

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The 3 Brothers

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The women of the family

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The men in the family

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Swinging their daughter

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Dad with his little son

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Group portrait in the tall grass

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Luv, Karen

Durango CO Photographers

http://www.karenskellyphoto.com

karen@karenskellyphoto.com

970.884.5292

 

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.

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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

Durango CO Photographers

http://www.karenskellyphoto.com

karen@karenskellyphoto.com

970.884.5292

 

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

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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

Durango CO Photographers

http://www.karenskellyphoto.com

karen@karenskellyphoto.com

970.884.5292

 

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