I hope you all had a safe and wonderful Saint Patty’s Day weekend! Caleb and I spent the weekend in Denver, Colorado to photograph maternity photos with my friend Josephine & her husband Byron and their Golden Retriever, Tucker!
Weekend Agenda in Colorado
We landed on Friday around 5:30 pm and had dinner at Park Burger. I ordered the Burger of the Month (because a portion of the profits goes to a local charity) and Caleb ordered a traditional double patty burger with lettuce, tomato, onion, and ketchup. After dinner, we got Ice Cream at Sweet Cow. Caleb had a scoop of vanilla in a pretzel cone and I took an ice cream sandwich to-go.
After dinner, we went back to their place and I fell asleep on the couch editing photos and watching the 16 seed spot, the Retrievers, pull a win! UMBC is the first number 16 seed to beat a number 1 in the NCAA tournament!
The next day we went to breakfast and then J+B got ready for photos. Caleb watched golf and I wrote a blog post about the incredible Chocolate Cake I had made earlier in the week before heading up to Loveland Pass. We made a quick stop in downtown Denver and took photos in front of a Jack Kerouac mural I had noticed across the street from the Basilica where she got married.
We took photos through sunset and it was beautiful, but super chilly + windy! I didn’t realize that there would still be snow, which made things a little more interesting for Joey in her heels and dresses. BUT regardless of the chilly weather, we still got some amazing photos! I mean, how could you not – – J+B are stunning + the mountains are stunning!
We got back into Denver around 8:30 pm and then ordered carry-out Thai food and it was DELICIOUS. I loved sitting at their home, sipping Malbec and enjoying each other’s company. Joey and I met each other in college at the University of Minnesota. I was taking courses at the U of M for nutrition and The Art Institute for Graphic Design. Joey and I both played on the U of M Women’s Club Ice Hockey team and stayed in touch via Facebook and Instagram over the years.
When she got engaged to Byron I was so excited when she asked us to photograph her wedding and I am even more happy to be photographing her growing family. I cannot wait to meet her little boy in a few months when I get to come back to visit in May for newborn photos!!
The next day it was looking like rain so after breakfast we drove to Red Rocks and took some photos along the trails and in the amphitheater. It was so fun visiting Red Rocks because Caleb and I met here on September 17, 2013, at The National concert and the rest was history!
The flight home got delayed and didn’t get home until after midnight, but we both caught up on sleep and some podcasts so overall it wasn’t bad.
Here are some snaps from this weekend . . .