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One of Boulder, Colorado’s most recognizable landmarks is the set of rock formations lining the city to the west called the Flatirons. These unmistakable rock faces are not only nice to look at, they’re also a lot of fun to climb. Being a climber in Boulder, I’m always getting out to do harder routes and push my limits, but sometimes I just want to go out and enjoy the day with some super easy but fun climbing with amazing views of this awesome city. This past weekend, I had the opportunity to climb the second Flatiron on a gorgeous day with a great group of friends. This is one way to escape the crowds of hikers on a mid-70s day in March in Boulder!
The biggest peak in this shot is the first Flatiron, followed by the second and third to the left. We hiked right up to the base of the second, put on our climbing shoes, and started up…
There are several places along this cruiser line to stop and take in the view.
If this route had a crux, this would be it for most people. The jump looks a lot scarier than it feels once you do it, but you have to work up the courage and just go for it!
At the top, we stopped and had a beer or two before stepping off the rock and hiking back down the trail. This spot offers a breathtaking view of Boulder.
This panoramic shot is actually 10 vertical photos put together. The size limit here isn’t doing this photo any favors, but to see it full size is awesome! At 100%, you can actually make out individual houses in the center of town. I love that you can see the first, second, and third Flatirons and all of Boulder in this one image.
Even the hike down yields some great scenery. If you look close you can see a couple of hikers crossing the talus field down the trail. Back to Chautauqua and the cars, then home for some grillin’! Nice weather, welcome back to Boulder!
AJ and Logan will be getting hitched next July. We squeaked in some engagement photos while there were still some leaves on the trees, and it happened to be pumpkin season too. Check out some pics from our fun day!
Katie and John got engaged at a scenic lookout above Four Mile Canyon. The lookout is a short hike up from a friend’s house, a house that was narrowly saved from last year’s big blaze, and offers a view of the fire damage in the canyon. Even with the scorched hillsides, it was a beautiful place to be.
Katie, John, and Kodiak at the lookout point. I was amazed that the burnt trees still had needles at all. The ground is covered with straw and native grass seeds dropped by helicopters after the fire.
This is the view looking out over Four Mile Canyon.
After a few photos at the little church in Salina, we headed up to Gold Hill.
A little wine and cheese picnic never hurt anyone. This was real, by the way, we actually sat for a while and just relaxed over some wine and cheese. It was a super casual shoot and a lot of fun !
Goat Eye! That kind of freaks me out. One of the goats was being bullied by the others, so he was outside the fence on a leash…
On the porch of the Gold Hill Inn.
Something a little different – an artsy portrait in an old firetruck’s side mirror.
Betsy and Joe are busy people. In addition to planning a wedding, they are both graduate students and Betsy just defended her thesis, and they are getting ready to move to Germany. So when the idea of an engagement session came up, it just seemed like we couldn’t squeeze it in. But after seeing Adam and Mariel’s engagement photos at South Boulder Creek, Betsy decided to give the schedule another shot, and we found a couple of hours that worked for all of us. I met up with them at the South Boulder Creek Trail…
Just out of frame is their hand-made log raft
The South Boulder Creek Trail-head has some cool old wooden structures. We biked around exploring the scenic Boulder landscape and photographing Betsy and Joe being in love .
It just wouldn’t be a Boulder shoot without getting those Flatirons in there!
Stay tuned for images from Betsy and Joe’s wedding…
Mariel and Adam met each other in the physics graduate program at the University of Colorado in Boulder, which is also where they met me. Lucky for them I have abandoned a life as a scientist so that I could one day photograph their wedding But it’s Springtime in Boulder and what better way to get comfortable in front of the camera than an engagement shoot? So we got out to the South Boulder Creek Trail for some good ol’-fashioned rustic outdoorsy photos.
We just couldn’t not do the old barn wall photo. Unfortunately the doors were locked, so no cool shots inside this beautiful old building. But I’m looking into it for future shoots
Classic Boulder – the Flatirons and dramatic clouds. I love this town
By far the most fun part of this shoot was the slack line. As the sun went down we tested our skills on the line Adam put up in the pasture. We did a pretty good job of dodging the cow patties randomly strewn about the ground inches below our feet.
Mariel is improving her balance on the slack line with impressive progress, but at the moment she enjoys a little help from Adam. These two are awesome people by themselves, but together they are even awesomer I’m looking eagerly forward to capturing some beautiful images of their wedding day in October. Congratulations you two!
Angela and Jeremy are getting married this July in their home state of Nebraska. But they made the trip out to Boulder to hang out with friends and family, and to do some engagement photos! We had lots of fun walking around downtown Boulder and hiking around a bit on Flagstaff Mountain. We all felt like loosening up a bit before we really got going, so we hit Centro and had a drink . Since it’s a favorite thing of theirs (and mine) to do, I figured I’d snap a shot of them in their element.
After a drink we just walked around Boulder, taking in the scenes, stopping here and there for some photos.
We had to get a shot of these guys representing the Big Red. And what better place than at a bar with a few brews?! This shoot came full circle, beginning and ending with a couple of cold ones. Cheers!