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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!
Alexis and Denny were married at the beautiful Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, CO. Here’s a little taste of their awesome day…
The ranch is lined on the north and east sides by the North Saint Vrain River with hundred-foot redstone cliffs as it’s backdrop. The grounds feature lots of big old cottonwoods as well as a few apple trees. This shot shows the stage used for the festivals and its scenic backdrop.
This little guy had some fun with the fact that for 10 seconds he was the center of attention.
Alexis’ dad was rockin’ out the subtly cool super plaid and showin’ off some moves.
Cool! It changes colors!
Thank you Alexis and Denny for inviting me to be a part of you big day!
Venue | Planet Bluegrass Ranch | 303-823-0848
Caterer | A Spice Of Life | 303-443-4049
Florist | Living Arts Floral | 303-823-6733
Cake Artist | Mermaids Bakery | 303-534-0956
Music | Vanilla Pop | 575-770-2943
Betsy and Joe are hitched! And I had the honor of capturing their beautiful wedding day at the scenic Snow Mountain Ranch near Granby, CO. It’s rustic lodges, old homestead structures, scenic lake, and mountain views helped to make this a memorable and distinctly Colorado wedding. Here’s a little taste of the day Betsy and Joe were married…
Joe played the bagpipes for the guests before the ceremony began. He did a great job! Can you tell why this site is called Columbine Point?
The clouds rolled in and past, dropping only a light sprinkle on us. We had a nice cool day without rain – perfect.
Betsy and Joe had planned to canoe on the lake in advance, but lightning kept them out of the water for a while. Finally, they got the chance and made it happen.
Always dancing, these two!
As the sun set and the crescent moon presided, the celebration continued…
Anyone who knows Betsy and Joe knows that this dance floor was rockin’ all night long! These two were definitely in their element.
Congratulations Betsy and Joe! So glad to have been a part of your amazing wedding 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.
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!