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A Bagpipe Playing Engagement Session by Photographers in Durango CO

My husband and I photographed Laurie and Chris’s engagement session along with their fur baby, Rico.  Rico is a little young and very active – it was not easy to get him to sit still. It’s like trying to get a toddler to stop moving for a few seconds – haha. I had made a sign for them so Rico could announce their engagement and wedding date. We propped it in front of him and he leaned over to read it. While reading it, he drooled right down the chalk board. Luckily, it ran between the words.

Both of them work for the US Forest Service in the Bayfield CO office. Laurie is an administrator in the office, and Chris is a wildlife biologist. They are both great, loving, and fun people.  Chris put his biology skills to work by naming the type of squirrel that had left a pile of poo on the rock they were going to sit on, then he promptly brushed it off.

Laurie plays the bagpipes in a Celtic group and Chris loves to bird watch. They both love to hike, have 3 dogs, and one cat. The cat is the boss of the household. I understand that perfectly because we have a cat as well.

They were married at Ridgewood Event Center in Durango on 6/21 and I’ll be posting their wedding photos soon.

Enjoy! and thanks for looking

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Feel the Love

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Cuddling by the river

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Laurie, Chris, and Rico

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The three of them are officially engaged

Rico drooled on the sign

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He’s the ring bearer

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Chris has his binoculars and Laurie is playing the bagpipes

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The three of them hanging out on the rocks

Luv, Karen

Durango CO Photographers

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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

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

Thanks for looking,

Luv, Karen

Durango CO Photographers

http://www.karenskellyphoto.com

karen@karenskellyphoto.com

970.884.5292

 

Wait Family Portraits by Durango Photographers

Marci and David were the winners of the Gift Certificate I provided for the silent auction at the Cheers for Children fundraising event.  Cheers for Children benefits Riverhouse Children’s Center, which is a non profit child care center providing early learning for children of parents who have lower incomes.  They are a fantastic resource for Durango parents of little people.

I went out to their cabin at Electra Lake in Durango CO to photograph Marci, David, and their two kiddos, Kaylan who is 13 yrs old and Wells who is 8 yrs old.  They also had a doggie who was full of so much energy that it was hard to get her to sit still very long.  I used animal sounds to get her to look at me (woof woof, meow, quack quack).  She was so confused.

David made a joke along the way that I could change his face to Brad Pitt to make him look more handsome, so I did a head swap on one of their images.  He thought that was hysterical and wanted a large wall portrait, but I told him that would violate copyright – haha.

They loved all their images and ordered an album for their coffee table so they could have all of them.  They also ordered many gift prints for grandparents and themselves, along with Holiday cards.

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Wait Family with their dog

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Wait Family in the fall colors

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Marci’s new hubby, Brad Pitt

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Marci with her real hubby, David

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Family by the lake

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Kaylan and Wells with their dog

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Family close up portrait

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Wells’ close up portrait

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Kaylan’s close up portrait

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Family portrait in fall colors

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Family standing on dock in Electra Lake

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Family walking among the aspen trees

Get in touch with me to talk about your family portrait experience.

karen@karenskellyphoto.com

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Thanks for viewing,

Luv, Karen

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Colton and Naomi with Rily the Doggie

Naomi was at the Girls Night Out, a benefit for the Women’s Resource Center, last year and she won the Gift Certificate for a free Portrait Session with me, Karen Skelly Photography in Durango CO.

Well, life got busy and she ended up calling just a few days before the Gift Certificate was due to expire (they’re good for one year), so we set up a date and time, they got all dressed up, and we had a marvelous portrait session.

Colton and Naomi were recently married in Maine, so they wanted photographs with their well loved dog, Rily.  Rily is getting a little on in years, so this will be memories for them that they will have forever.  I’m so glad I got to create those for them.

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Playing with Rily in the river

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Good Puppy

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We love Rily

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In the Flower Garden

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On the Bridge in the Flower Garden

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Sitting by the Creek

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This was chosen for the 16×24 framed Canvas Art Portrait

Fun, Funky, and Fabulous

Love, Karen Skelly

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Baby Portraits by Photographer in Durango CO

Here we have JR at around 4 months old.  So far I have photographed his parents maternity session, his newborn session, and now his 4 month session.  They are on my Bellies and Babies Plan so we will also be doing sessions for his 6 mo, 9 mo, and one year.  They live in Farmington NM, but the photography is taking place in Durango CO.

We decided to do a picnic set up for these images.  They also brought along their 2 well behaved doggies so, of course, I had to include them.

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Picnic in the Park

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Daddy playing with baby

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Doggies join the Picnic

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JR with his funny face

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Peekaboo – the Taco Pose

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Pack him up in the suitcase

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Reading to JR by the river

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Family Snuggles

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Mommy and JR

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How to Include your Dog(s) in your Wedding

I ran across this great article on including your dog(s) in your Wedding and thought it might be of interest to anyone in the wedding industry.  I’ve done a number of weddings where the couple has included their pets and it’s always a lot of fun.  Some of my favorite images are either the pets themselves, or with their human parents.   Let me know if you have any other tips.

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/phillypets/20140522_PET360_6_Tips_for_Including_Your_Dog_in_Your_Wedding.html

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by Karen Skelly

http://www.karenskellyphoto.com

karen@karenskellyphoto.com

970.884.5292

Portrait Gift Certificates offered by Durango Photographer

This is a fundraiser for the Women’s Resource Center.  Purchase Gift Certificates for your loved ones (or yourself) for the upcoming Holidays and 20% of the gift certificate amount plus whatever you order will be donated to the Women’s Resource Center in Durango.   These Gift Certificates can be used for family portraits, weddings, maternity, new babies, high school seniors, or any event of your choosing.  They can be for any amount and used at any time you like.    We want to show them our love, so give lots of these unique gifts!

You can give me a call at 970.884.5292 or email me at karen@karenskellyphoto.com, and have a look around my website for more information at http://www.karenskellyphoto.com

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