So, it’s a little bit interesting how this shoot came to be. I was supposed to go to a group maternity shoot at City Park in Denver with several other photographers. I was super swamped with work, and since spring took FOR-EV-ER to arrive, there were not blooming trees at this point. Even though I had already paid for the shoot, I decided stay home and get some work done instead. I was bummed, but it was the best decision since I don’t *really* need the images for my portfolio at this point in my career. The day after the shoot, my photographer friend, Chelsea, planned to take two of the mamas (from yesterday’s group shoot) to the Paint Mines for some additional Colorado Springs maternity pictures. She posted on Facebook to see if anyone could join here, and I was actually available!
I have wanted to make the trip to the Paint Mines Interpretive Park ever since I learned of it’s existence. In recent years, it has become extremely popular with photographers. That’s probably thanks to social media! This little archeological gem, has many similarities to the Wheeler Geologic Area. Where I did my amazing styled elopement session last year 🙂 You can check that out HERE if you missed it. Although the Paint Mines is nowhere near as far as Wheeler, it’s still quite a haul. And we probably should have started about an hour earlier than we did. We were losing light pretty quickly after making the hike down to the mines. We made it work though, no doubt! It did require we work rather quickly, and part of our hike back to the cars was in the dark (guided by the lights of our cell phones).
Jen looked incredible in this mustard yellow maternity dress that Chelsea brought along. I am not someone that can pull off yellow or gold in any form (with my skin tone and hair color, it’s just bad!). So I always get a little envious of people that look this great in it!
Nearly impossible to pick a favorite from these Colorado Springs maternity pictures! But this one is definitely up there. I wore this dress for my own maternity portraits, so it’s extra special to me. Jen is the first person to wear it since me 🙂
Happy mother’s day to Jen and all of the other lovely mamas out there 🙂 Especially to my own wonderful mom, my mother-in-law and my sisters and sister-in-law. And thanks to my little man, Dominic, for making me a mom just over 2 years ago. I love you with my whole heart, forever! Coming to the blog next, Nadine’s final session from her time on my class of 2019 senior rep team. Check back soon!