No doubt, some of my ice castle images are among my most popular photos EVER! This is going to be my first winter season without a single session at this epic location though. What the what?! Gotta blame it on covid, I guess 🙁 So sad that I didn’t have an opportunity to see them this season. Since they do change the design every year, I would have liked to see the special features this time around. Oh well, hopefully next year will make up for it! Here was my last 2020 session there, the lovely Kirsten and Garrett’s Colorado ice castles engagement pictures 🙂
Kirsten and Garrett live down on the front range like me, so with a long drive up there, we wanted to make it worth our while. So, before the ice castles opened, we met up at the very popular Sapphire Point Overlook. It was a hazy/snowy winter afternoon, and you could JUST barely see the mountains. But we still got some great stuff here, before the main event…the ice castles! Lesson learned after this shoot, I need to better prepare my clients for winter session footwear. Kirsten wasn’t realizing that we would be walking on snow and ice the whole time, and she and her daughter had cute little ballet flats on. Their feet were so red, numb, and they were beyond FREEZING! I felt really bad that they hadn’t brought warm boots along. My feet felt cold in my Sorel boots, with toe warmers inside. So I cannot imagine how cold their toesies were! Noted, mountain photo shoots ALWAYS require warm boots, even just for the in-between walking.
This is one of my favorites from their Colorado ice castles engagement photography session! I just love the movement in her dress and hair. As well as the different colored lights glowing inside the ice.
For the first part of Kirsten and Garrett’s session, they wore casual, neutral clothing. Then, at the ice castles they (Kirsten especially) kicked it up a notch! She looked stunning in her long, pale pink dress and fur coat. Don’t you agree?
Thanks Kirsten and Garrett, I had such a fun time with you guys 🙂 While the super slippery (and at times scary) ride home in a blizzard was not something I want to go through again any time soon! It was still a truly wonderful day in the Colorado mountains. Who wants to plan WAY ahead for their 2022 ice castle session lol?! I have to ensure that I don’t miss two years in a row 😉
To see another of my favorite ice castles couple’s sessions, check out Alli and Carlos HERE!