Durango CO Photographers do emergency family portrait

My husband and I are Durango CO Photographers where the mountains are high, the snow is plentiful, and the grass is green (at least during the summer).

I received a phone call from Elisha who wanted to have photographs taken of her family, which includes her boyfriend Steven, and their son Yuri. They live 3 hrs away from us, but wanted to do the session the next day and were more than willing to make the drive. You see, their son was due to have surgery the day after the session to correct the shape of his forehead and they wanted photos of him before. I was more than willing to get them set up.

Mom, Dad, and baby with snowy mountains by photographers in durango co

Elisha, Steven, and Yuri

They like to watch tv together, with Yuri being a screamer, and Steven laughing all the time, that might be difficult. Elisha is the calming effect on the family. Elisha like to bake and read, while Steven like to play on line games and listen to music. This is the first time they’ve had a family portrait taken.

Mom, Dad, and baby walking across bridge by durango co photographers

The family walking across a bridge

We went to three different locations so they would have lots of variety in their portraits. They love them.

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Elisha holding up a laughing Yuri

Yuri was a very cooperative baby.

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Steven kissing Yuri on the check

They wanted to sit on these rocks even though they were covered in snow and ice. They’re sitting on a coat and plastic garbage bag that I brought for that purpose.

Mom, Dad, and baby sitting on rock by river by durango photography

Elisha, Steven, and Yuri sitting on rocks by the riverBy the last stop on our photo journey, Elisha and Steven had both gotten cold enough to put their coats on – and it was cold outside.

Mom, Dad, and baby in winter scenery by durango photography

Elisha, Steven, and Yuri braving the cold

Thanks for reading this post.

Luv, Karen

Karen Skelly Photography

Durango CO Photographers

www.karenskellyphoto.com

karen@karenskellyphoto.com

970.884.5292

 

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Family Portraits in the snow by Photographers in Durango CO

First, I want to note that this session took place before the coronavirus outbreak.

Lisa hired Ken and I, who are photographers in Durango CO, to photograph her family who came here from Texas to ski and enjoy the scenery. They rented a condo at Purgatory Ski Area where they could ski right out their back door. We took some photos at that location when other people weren’t coming down the hill.

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Family on the ski slope with their skis

Michael, the dad, and Lisa raise cattle and love spending time with their family. The two boys like to hang out with their girlfriends, or play basketball and baseball. They do a lot of sporting events and, of course, all of them love to ski.

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Family on the ski run

This is a blended family. Lisa is the mother to Tyler, Michael is the father of Gage, and the Laniston is the daughter of both of them. Laniston does not like to have her picture taken at all. I had to make lots of animal noises and even that didn’t get her to smile. But she’s so cute.

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The two boys and their little sister

Laniston is the boss of the family, and she loves playing with her baby dolls. She’s obsessed with the movie Dumbo. So, I tried acting like an elephant, and even that didn’t get a smile. Luckily, she’s even cute when not smiling.

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Mom and Daughter

Lisa also likes to Cricut, which I had to google because I never heard of that. For all you other uninformed people, it’s a crafting machine that cuts things like felt, vinyl, leather, and other materials to be used in home crafting.

We went to another location where there is a frozen lake, and a view of Engineer Mountain, which is pretty famous in these parts.

Family with Engineer Mtn in background by durango photography

Family with Engineer Mountain in the background

We did portraits of the family members separately as well as together at this location. Both of these boys are 15 yrs old, so it’s like having a built in buddy.

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Lisa with the two teen boys

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Michael with his son and daughter

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The men of the family

I suggested the whole family have a snowball fight, but the two boys are the only ones who got into it. So much fun!

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Two boys throwing snowballs

Thanks for reading my post, and get in touch if you have a wedding coming up, need family portraits, or a high school senior portrait.

Luv, Karen

Karen Skelly Photography

Photographers in Durango CO

www.karenskellyphoto.com

karen@karenskellyphoto.com

970.884.5292

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Photographers in Durango CO capture beautiful fall wedding

Heather and Robert live in Durango CO and hired Ken and I, who are photographers in Durango CO, to capture their wedding and reception. The wedding was held in an open area in the mountains with gorgeous fall colors as a backdrop.

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Heather, Robert, and the officiant at wedding ceremony

You’ll notice that their officiant is dressed as Father Guido Sarducci from Saturday Night Live. His “service” was hysterical. Couples getting married in Colorado don’t really need an officiant, so anybody can provide this service. Couples can also marry themselves – just read their vows to each other and sign the marriage license.

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Full shot of the marriage ceremony with the fall colors

A little peeping through the fall leaves at the wedding ceremony.

Wedding ceremony through the fall leaves by durango photographers

Peeping at the ceremony thru an aspen tree

Robert proposed to Heather on 3.30.19  on the 18th hole at the Hidden Valley Golf Course. They both love golfing, so that was perfect for the proposal.

We got all of their family and friends together at the ceremony site for a portrait with the yellow aspen leaves in the background.

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Bride, Groom, and their families

Before the wedding ceremony, we did some photos of Heather and Robert. I told him to whisper something sexy into her ear so she would laugh. They wouldn’t tell me what he said – haha.

Groom whispering in Bride's ear by durango co photographers

Whispering sexy things in her ear

Then I told them to walk towards me, and she got a little crazy. I think she was getting ready to sing The Hills Are Alive with the Sound of Music.

Bride and Groom walking thru field by photographers in durango co

Walking through a field

Do you like the way they’re showing off their rings?

Bride and Groom showing off rings by durango co photographers

Showing off their rings

They look pretty cool with their sunglasses, right?

Bride and Groom with sunglasses by photographers in durango co

Looking cool with sunglasses

After leaving the wedding ceremony site, we stopped on the way back into Durango by a pond with a lovely background.

Bride and Groom portrait by pond and mountains by durango photographers

Portrait with pond, mountains, and fall colors

Once we arrived in Durango, they danced in the street.

Bride and Groom dance in the street by photographers in durango co

Dancing in the Street

They wanted a photo with the statue of horses in front of the Durango Train Station.

Bride and Groom with horse statue by durango photographers

Posing with the horse statue

We then went to a local park with a gazebo and placed them on the steps to show off her ring.

Bride and groom on gazebo steps by photographers in durango co

Sitting on the Gazebo steps

They had the reception at their home. We captured their first dance and then they changed into street clothes to have fun with their friends and family.

Couple laughing during first dance by durango photographers

Laughing during the First Dance

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Getting a little wild during their first dance

Let me know if you need a photographer for a wedding, family portrait, high school senior portrait, or boudoir.

Thanks, Karen

Karen Skelly Photography

Photographers in Durango CO

www.karenskellyphoto.com

karen@karenskellyphoto.com

970.884.5292

 

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Fun Family Portraits by Photographers in Durango CO

The Boles family live in Texas, but like many other Texans, they love the mountains in Colorado and hired my husband and I, who are Photographers in Durango CO, to capture their family in those mountains.

This group is like the Brady Bunch (If you don’t know that show, look it up). There are 3 boys and 3 girls and they’re a blended family. They’re all silly, goofy, and so much fun. Rob is the dad, and Lisa is the mom.

Family Portrait by photographers in durango co

Family portrait with mountains in the background

I cracked up looking at the husband’s face during this group hug.

Family Group hug by durango co photographers

Family group hug

They wanted to have this family portrait taken because it was the dad’s birthday, and the two older boys (the one with the long hair, and the one with the beard), are headed off to boot camp. Yeah, he’s gonna miss that hair – haha.

Blended family kids portrait by durango photographers

All the Kids in a Row

Rob’s kids usually spend the summer with their mother, so this is the first time they’ve all been together in 10 yrs. I love it that they chose to have portraits taken because that’s an awesome way to remember your time together.

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Rob with his kids

Lisa has two boys that live with them, although the oldest is heading off to join the navy.

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Lisa with her two boys

The girls chose to pose this way, and I was happy to capture it because it’s fun and goofy.

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Rob with his 3 Girls acting goofy

All of the kids love to have fun and act silly.

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Teen kids posing silly

This group pose isn’t silly, but I like it because it’s relaxed and they’re all happy. Nice pyramid shape!

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The group in a relaxed happy pose

Of course, we also had to do a pose with just Rob and Lisa, the newly married happy couple.

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Lisa kissing Rob’s cheek

The whole family took a walk in the field while holding hands to show their unity as a strong family. Even though they’re not all related by blood, they love each other very much.

Family group walking in a field by durango photographers

The whole family walking and holding hands

If you need a family portrait, a high school senior portrait, or have a wedding coming up, get in touch with me.

Luv, Karen

Karen Skelly Photography

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karen@karenskellyphoto.com

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Wedding with Bride, Groom, and Baby by Durango Photographers

Katherine and Hunter live in the Denver area, but Katherine lived in Durango for a decade or so and loves the area. She hired my husband and I, who are Durango Photographers, to capture the special memories on their wedding day, which was held at Silverpick Lodge.

They met while both lived in an apartment complex in Denver. Hunter lived in the apartment below Katherine (I picture her dancing above him). He proposed in August of 2017 and they’ve been together for 3.5 yrs. They were walking their dog in the park across the street from where they lived, and he proposed to her then and there.

Bride and Groom sharing a joke by durango photographers

Bride and Groom sharing a joke

They had just had a baby girl around 4 months before the wedding. The cute little thing’s name is Alma Moon. How awesome is that? Here she is with her flower head piece. Katherine is a proud mama.

Bride with her baby at wedding by durango photographers

Katherine with Alma Moon

The wedding ceremony got held up for a while because everything was set up outside, but it started to rain. Of course, in Colorado, the weather changes every half hour, so sure enough it stopped (or at least slowed to a drizzle) after about 45 minutes. So, the ceremony went on as planned and nobody got overly wet.

These are photos of the bride and groom both laughing at jokes made by the officiant, who is a friend of theirs.

Groom laughing at officiant's joke by durango photographers

Hunter laughing at the officiant’s joke

Bride laughing at officiant's joke by durango photographers

Katherine laughing at another joke – the officiant was a funny guy

After the ceremony, we headed up a trail on top of a hill where the views are spectacular. Unfortunately, the mosquitoes were out in full force so we all had to use mosquito repellent to keep from getting eaten alive. The bride, groom, wedding party, and family were all great even though the mosquitoes didn’t always obey the rules.

Wedding party doing a cancan dance by durango photographers

Wedding party doing the cancan

After the whole wedding party, the groomsmen got into a little fun by holding up the groom.

Groomsmen holding the groom by durango photographers

Groomsmen and ring bearer holding up the groom

The bride and her ladies had a little fun by talking and laughing among themselves.

Bride and her ladies laughing and talking by durango photographers

Bride and her ladies talking and laughing

After the wedding party went back to the reception area (they were so happy to get away from the mosquitoes), we photographed Katherine and Hunter by themselves.

Bride hugging groom from behind by durango photographers

Katherine choking Hunter (just kidding) – she’s HUGGING him

 

Bride kissing groom's cheek by durango co photographers

A little cheek nibble

Bride and Groom snuggle with bouquet by photographers in durango co

A little snuggle with the bouquet in front and mountains in background

Thank you for reading this blog post, and if you need a Durango Photographer for your wedding, family portrait, high school senior portrait, or boudoir portraits, get in touch.

Luv, Karen

Karen Skelly Photography

Durango Photographers

www.karenskellyphoto.com

karen@karenskellyphoto.com

970.884.5292

 

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Wedding Planning Timeline by Photographers in Durango CO

My husband and I are photographers in Durango CO and we love to photograph weddings.

Christmas, New Years, and Valentine’s Day are the most popular time for couples to become engaged. Planning a wedding can be time consuming and stressful for some couples. Since most couples have never planned a wedding before, I put together a helpful checklist to plan the big day.

This timeline is mostly for larger weddings. If you’re planning a small wedding, these tips will still help, but can be pared down to fit the size of your wedding.

When You Get Engaged:

Choose several dates so you can be flexible with the venue of your choice.

Talk budget with your fiance and family, and decide who is contributing to what.

Research locations for your wedding venue.

12 Months Before:

Choose your wedding party: Maid of Honor, Bridesmaids, Best Man, Groomsmen, Flower Girl, Ring Bearer.

Begin shopping for the wedding dress (leave lots of time because if you need alterations, those can take months).

Get your wedding ring insured and consider getting wedding insurance if you’re spending a lot of money.

Hire a photographer. Yeah, I know, I’m biased, but we can get booked up to a year in advance.

If you’re going to hire a full planner or “day of” planner, do that now also.

Get engagement photos taken. These help you and your photographer get to know each other, and you can use the engagement photos for a guest signing album.

11 Months Before:

Put together your guest list.

Book your caterer.

Book your DJ or band.

Set up an appointment with several florists to decide what types of bouquets and centerpieces you need.

10 Months Before:

Set up gift registries.

Get your save the date cards printed and mailed.

Put together a play list for the DJ or band and send it to them. They can give you suggestions for best dance music.

Book your officiant.

Start a fitness routine if you aren’t already working out.

Treat your skin to a beauty routine. Both you and your fiance should wear sun block ALL THE TIME. Red skin does not look good in photographs.

8-9 Months Before:

Research hotels for out of town guests and book rooms if needed. If the guests are paying for their rooms, send them 3-4 suggestions at different price points in the area.

Start planning your honeymoon.

Help your wedding party choose their attire and accessories.

Order jewelry and hair accessories for yourself.

6-7 Months Before:

Book an appointment with your hair and makeup artist to do some testing on hair styles and makeup choices.

Prepare and mail out the wedding invitations.

Make appointments with bakers to taste cakes and look at designs.

If you need to rent chairs, linens, lighting, decor, sound equipment, or anything else, do that now.

If you need to arrange for transportation for guests or yourselves, do that now.

Purchase wedding bands.

4-5 Months Before:

Schedule dress fittings.

Purchase bridal accessories including shoes, lingerie, and garter.

Book honeymoon flights and hotels.

Book room for wedding night.

Book rehearsal dinner venue.

Order wedding cake.

2-3 Months Before:

Finalize the menu with your caterer, including drinks. If alcohol is not included in your catering bill, ask about bringing your own.

Plan ceremony and reception seating.

Finalize readers and readings and who will do toasts at the reception.

Purchase toasting flutes, serving pieces, guestbook, flower basket, and ring bearer pillow.

Order menu cards.

Order wedding favors.

1 Month Before:

Begin writing wedding vows.

Review ceremony details with officiant.

Lay out the content for wedding programs.

Apply for marriage license: order 2-3 extras.

Finish any DIY projects.

Create a wedding day timeline and email it to important parties including photographer and DJ. Sometimes I put together the timeline for the couple because I know the order of the wedding day events. Sometimes the DJ puts together a timeline and then we coordinate.

2-3 Weeks Before:

Follow up with guests who have not RSVP’d.

Get a finalized guest head count to the caterer.

Confirm all vendors arrival or delivery times on the wedding day.

Begin breaking in your wedding shoes (men and women).

Make arrangements for the care of pets and plants while on your honeymoon.

Delegate someone to return tuxes, rentals, and tend to wedding dress.

1 Week Before:

Make final payments to vendors and cash tips for service personnel.

Prepare wedding day emergency kit.

Get spa treatments for you and the bridal party.

The Day Before:

Get mani/pedi/massage.

Attend wedding rehearsal dinner.

Get to bed at a decent hour.

Happy Wedding Day:

Eat a good breakfast. Allow yourself at least an hour more than you think it’s going to take to get ready.

Get wedding rings and officiant fee to the best man.

Relax, smile, and soak in every moment.

After the Wedding Day:

Order Thank You cards.

Make prints or canvases of your favorite wedding photos.

Phew! That’s a lot of stuff to do, but that’s why you start early so you get everything completed with very little stress.

Need help with your wedding day? Get in touch –

Thanks, Karen

Karen Skelly Photography

Photographers in Durango CO

www.karenskellyphoto.com

karen@karenskellyphoto.com

970.884.5292

 

 

 

 

 

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Senior Portrait and Family Session by Durango Photographers

The Jaramillo family lives in the same subdivision where my husband and I live. We’re Durango Photographers and they wanted to have senior portraits taken of their son, Derrian. They were also interested in doing family portraits, so we combined them into one session.

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Derrian fly fishing in the lake

Derrian’s favorite past time when he’s not in school is to go fly fishing. He also loves to participate in wrestling in school, and skateboarding after school. He’s a great kid with a very sweet and kind personality.

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Derrian leaning on a white picket fence

His favorite movie is A River Runs Through It, which should be no surprise since the movie is about fly fishing. The music that he prefers is rap, rock, and country.

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Derrian leaning on an old barn

 

He had to choose some of the images to put on his Graduation Announcement, and this was one of his choices. The old barn is pretty cool, and the grass was really tall.

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Derrian sitting on a chair in front of the old barn

In between doing Derrian’s senior portraits, the whole family was photographed at different locations. Derrian’s parents are Mario and Meagan. He has a sister, and two younger brothers. The whole family was awesome. The fall colors were so gorgeous.

Fall family portrait by photographers in durango co

The whole family with beautiful fall colors

We took photos of each of the kids separately, and the parents together without the kids. This little guy just loved his new stick – haha.

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Little guy with a Big Stick

The whole family was also photographed at this lake.

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The family sitting by a lake

Everybody in the family loves the outdoors, including camping, hiking, and fishing. They loved the portraits showing their personality, and their love for lakes, mountains, and old barns.

If you need family portraits, high school senior portraits, or have a wedding coming up, get in touch with us.

Thanks, Karen

Karen Skelly Photography

Durango Photographers

www.karenskellyphoto.com

karen@karenskellyphoto.com

970.884.5292

 

 

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Dianna and Randy’s elopement by Durango Photographers

Dianna and Randy live in Arizona but came to the mountains for their elopement and hired my husband and I, who are Durango Photographers, to capture their memories. Elopements in Durango CO are extremely popular and we love to photograph them. The time line is much more relaxed than a full day wedding.

They were engaged two years ago yesterday. They’ve been together for 26 YEARS! About time they got married, dontchathink? The proposal on January 1, 2018, took place while they were at the home they were building in Arizona. The home had just been framed in, and Randy said “why don’t we tailgate out here for New Years Eve”. He had steak and lobster to cook on the grill, along with wine and candles. It was a beautiful eve, fairly warm, as the super moon came up in the east and the sunset in the west. He proposed and it was very romantic and fun.

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The ceremony inside the gazebo in Durango

They both love being outdoors, hiking, and beautiful scenery. They held their elopement ceremony under a gazebo at Rotary Park in Durango CO. The officiant for the ceremony was Chessa Gill. We’ve worked together for several weddings and I love her. Chessa, the bride and groom, and Durango Photographers (that’s Ken and me) were the only ones present.

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Elopement Ceremony under the gazebo in Rotary Park

Dianna and Randy are both hard workers, but still have time for each other and time to go outside to play. Dianna works in sales, and Randy is a home builder, which explains why they are building their own home. They’re also very romantic as you can see from their First Kiss.

Bride and Groom's First Kiss by durango photographers

Their First Kiss

Even though it’s an elopement, and there were no guests, I think it’s fun to do a first dance.

Bride and Groom's First Dance by durango co photographers

The First Dance

We also love to have them cut a small cake, and toast their new married status. Since they’re from out of town, we bring the plate, knife, and glasses. They buy the cake and champagne. It’s another fun thing to do.

Bride and Groom cutting the cake by durango photographers

Cutting the Cake

I had them sit on the gazebo steps to show off her ring and corsage. They are both beautiful and it was a beautiful day.

Bride and Groom sitting on gazebo steps by durango photographers

Sitting on the steps of the gazebo

We moved over to a different area of the park where you can see the river. We had a lot of snow that winter and the river was the highest I had ever seen it. Hard to tell from this picture though.

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Portrait of Dianna and Randy

After the snuggling, a little dip is in order.

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The bride being dipped

Then we walked on the bridge to cross the river and go back to the gazebo area. They were definitely having fun.

Bride and Groom walking across the bridge by durango photographers

Walking across the bridge back to the gazebo

A fun last photo with the sunglasses.

Bride and Groom with sunglasses by durango co photographers

Looking cool with their shades

Hope you enjoyed Dianna and Randy’s elopement story. Let me know if I can help you with your photography session.

Thanks, Karen

Karen Skelly Photography

Durango Photographers

www.karenskellyphoto.com

karen@karenskellyphoto.com

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Hasson Family Portraits by Durango CO Photographers

Ken and I are Durango CO Photographers and we actually photograph a lot of clients who come here from other locations. The Hasson Family came from Texas. The largest amount of our clients actually come from Texas. They love our mountains and other beautiful scenery.

Family portrait by a lake by durango co photographers

The family by a lake with mountains in the background

The Hassons are a blended family. The two older kids have high functioning autism. Mom told me they don’t like having pictures taken, but they were great! I believe mom and dad met at an autism function because the young lady is dad’s daughter, and the young man is mom’s son. They’re all athletic and love to camp together, as well as to the beach. They have family portraits taken every year to show the growth of their family.

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The five kids by the lake

We took photos of all the kids together, each kid separate, mom and dad separate, dad with his kids, and mom with her kids. They loved all the variety and having each person have their own photograph.

Husband and wife kissing by lake by durango co photographers

Mom and Dad having a loving moment

Three of the kids live with their mom in another part of Texas, so this blended family only gets together on school breaks, so it’s special for them to take a vacation and have portraits taken.

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Sitting on a bench by the lake

They only wanted to go to one location, so we found a few spots around the lake so they had some variety. I usually take clients to three locations for lots of variety. For this next photo, they changed shirts and held hands while walking and laughing. I love this one.

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Family holding hands and laughing

Thanks for looking and if you need family portraits, high school senior portraits, or have a wedding coming up, get in touch.

Luv, Karen

Durango CO Photographers

www.karenskellyphoto.com

970.884.5292

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  1. MARIO jaramillo

    Very professional family photos and senior pictures turned out wonderful thanks to Karenskellyphoto.

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Amanda and Patrick’s Elopement by Photographers in Durango CO

Ken and I are photographers in Durango CO. We love to photograph weddings, elopements, families, high school seniors, and boudoir (I do the boudoir alone – haha).

Amanda and Patrick live in Texas, but wanted to get married in Durango because of all the beautiful scenery. They had never been to Durango or had any photographs taken of themselves, but they knew they loved the mountains. Since they didn’t know the area, they didn’t have a specific place in mind for their ceremony and I knew the perfect spot for them. They loved it!

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Wedding Ceremony in field of flowers with mountains in background

Amanda had her hair done at Lemon Head Hair Salon in Durango, and when we got to the ceremony location, it was raining. According to the weather reports, it wasn’t supposed to start raining until later in the evening, but we can never trust those reports around here. Her hair didn’t last a minute, but she said Oh Well.

Bride and Groom kissing in beautiful scenery with rain by durango photographers

Bride and Groom kissing in the rain with beautiful scenery

Patrick proposed to Amanda in August of 2018. They had been together for 3 years, and didn’t want to wait any longer to be a married couple. She mentioned that they would like to move to Durango some day. I look forward to seeing them again if they do move here.

Their wedding rings are really unique and beautiful.

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Patrick putting the wedding ring on Amanda’s finger

Bride putting ring on groom's finger by photographers in durango co

Amanda putting wedding ring on Patrick’s finger

After the ceremony, the groom did a little dipping (the bride, of course). I brought a small table, table cloth, plate, knife, and champagne glasses, and they brought a cake and champagne. They fed each other cake, and toasted their new adventure.

Groom dipping the bride by photographers in durango co

Patrick dipping Amanda in the field of flowers

Bride and Groom feeding each other cake by durango photographers

Amanda and Patrick taste the cake

Newly wedded couple toast with champagne by durango co photographers

Amanda and Patrick drink to wedded bliss

Then Patrick threw Amanda over his shoulder and walked down the muddy road. Both of them were so happy!

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Patrick carrying Amanda over his shoulder

After having fun in the field of flowers with the rain, we went a ways down the mountain to an old wooden cattle fencing area. They did their first dance, some more kissing, and he whispered sexy things in her ear.

Bride and Groom kissing by old fence by durango wedding photographers

Amanda and Patrick kiss right after their first dance

Groom whispering sexy things in bride's ear by durango co photographers

Patrick is whispering sexy things in her ear

Next we headed over to a lake, where we got some awesome photos of the water, the mountains, and the new mr. and mrs.

Bride and Groom on large rock by lake by durango photographers

Patrick and Amanda relaxing on a large rock by the lake

Hope you enjoyed the story of this elopement by Karen and Ken Skelly, Photographers in Durango CO.

Get in touch for your wedding or elopement!

Karen Skelly Photography

www.karenskellyphoto.com

karen@karenskellyphoto.com

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