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Kristine and I had been emailing back and forth a few weeks before their engagement session.   We were trying to find a location that had gorgeous mountains and still remained really close to Denver.  She mentioned Roxborough and I was surprised that I had never heard of it before.  This park completely took me by surprise and the views were amazing and the hike in super easy.  Of course everything in Colorado has the risk of wild life.  And for us that was the rattle snakes.  So a lot of caution should you decide on wanting to hike here.   But we did also see a gorgeous fox.  I mean, that was pretty cool!  <3

I could not have been happier with this session.  I loved getting to spend more time with Ben and Kristine and I can’t wait for their beautiful wedding in August.  Here are a few of my favorites from their engagement session.

  • May 26, 2016 - 4:22 pm

    Christina Gonzales - I love roxborough park! These capture the beauty of the park as well as the couple! This engagment session is just perfect!!ReplyCancel

  • May 26, 2016 - 4:41 pm

    Jamie Kraus - These are gorgeous. I love their laid back vibe!ReplyCancel

  • May 26, 2016 - 4:42 pm

    Kelly Tasker - A fox! These are so lovely and sweet. Beautiful jobReplyCancel

  • May 26, 2016 - 7:27 pm

    Melissa Johnson - That cute fox!!! These are beautiful! I love that ring shot too!ReplyCancel

  • May 26, 2016 - 7:54 pm

    Morgan Winegarner - These are goregous!! Oh my goodness that ring shot!!!ReplyCancel

  • May 26, 2016 - 9:52 pm

    Kristina Svezintsev - Elizabeth, I am so in love with your style! You captured them beautifully! I could stare at these forever!ReplyCancel

  • May 26, 2016 - 10:47 pm

    Corey Elizabeth Weber - These are beautiful! I love the ring shot on the flowers! You did a great job at making them look natural togetherReplyCancel

  • May 27, 2016 - 4:28 am

    Erica Thompson Swantek - Wow, these are gorgeous! I love Roxborough park and this is such a beautiful location for an engagement session.ReplyCancel

  • May 28, 2016 - 12:07 am

    Danielle Bond - That is one completely amazing location with a beautiful couple! So fun to see a fox too!ReplyCancel

Garden of the Gods never fails to leave me in awe.  I see it every day…well, Pikes Peak as well.  And I admit to taking for granted that beautiful gorgeous view.  But when  you get up close like we did for Burgandy and Josh’s session you appreciate it so much more.  Josh and Burgandy were nervous to begin with…lets be honest aren’t we all when a camera is suddenly present.   And I’ll be honest too…I’m nervous before every session I do.  Its like pre game nerves haha anyway, the nerves stop for me the minute I shake your hand.  And I get into lets hang out mode and discover who my couple/client is.   I loved that they were so into each other that laughing came easily and they showed me how much they care for each other.  Josh would make serious moments…funny moments lol.  I love the way Burgandy would smile at him.  They are stunning, kind, funny and adorable with each other. I couldn’t ask for a better session and couple to spend time with.  Here are a few of my favorites from their session.

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  • May 19, 2016 - 4:30 pm

    Justyna Elizabeth Butler - Incredible set…the perefct light…perfect location and those moments that they will cherish forever! Swoon!ReplyCancel

  • May 19, 2016 - 4:40 pm

    Jennifer Koskinen - Aaah — this light! You capture light like no one else!! I just love how you see… and this couple is so so beautiful together!
    AND I have to add that I completely love that you admit to still getting nervous before every shoot. Me too… every single one… and it also goes away for me the second I shake hands with my client… I see it as a hallmark of caring deeply! Beautiful post, as always!ReplyCancel

  • May 19, 2016 - 4:45 pm

    Cassie Rosch - Wonderful intimacy + tones! Such a beautiful job.ReplyCancel

  • May 19, 2016 - 4:47 pm

    Brittany Slaughter - Loooooove this!!
    Also her accessories are on point!ReplyCancel

  • May 19, 2016 - 5:08 pm

    Shayla Velazquez - These are beautiful! Love your work!ReplyCancel

  • May 19, 2016 - 7:48 pm

    Danielle Bond - Ahhhh so pretty! Gorgeous view, light, and of course couple! I love the first one so much!!ReplyCancel

  • May 19, 2016 - 8:27 pm

    Melissa Mullins - These are just perfection! Beautiful engagement session.ReplyCancel

  • May 19, 2016 - 8:57 pm

    Sarah - So gorgeous! Great job.ReplyCancel

  • May 20, 2016 - 2:01 pm

    Amanda Tipton - Really lovely. That second image needs to be a huge print in their house!ReplyCancel

  • May 20, 2016 - 3:57 pm

    Sharon Arnoldi - gorgeous!!! i hope these get printed HUGE and shown to everyone they are amazingReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2016 - 3:42 am

    Morgan Winegarner - I’m in love with these! The light is so dreamy! Beautiful couple, your edits are stunning! Great work!ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2016 - 5:11 am

    Heather Mason - As always, I love your images! Such great use of light and location and showcasing love!ReplyCancel

I’ve been talking with Angie for the past few months.  Getting a feel for what kind of couple they were.  I loved hearing about all their adventures..they love hiking.  She had so many great thoughts on locations because Chris and Angie simply explore all over Colorado.   Mount Falcon was a place that they have spent a lot of time at.  And you can see why.  Its amazing.  Gorgeous mountain views, big meadows…and even an old castle ruin.   Haha photographers heaven.

We decided on sunrise.  For their wedding we will be taking sunset portraits and she loved the idea of having their beginning photographed with sunrise.  Full circle to sunset…Sold.  I love that.  And I can not wait to be part of their beautiful wedding day.  We were there before the sun rose.  That beautiful blue light.   It seemed so quite.  The wind was picking up as the sun began to rise and I just had a peaceful feeling.  I love that I get to be part of moments like this.  That I get to share and meet so many unique people in my career.  It makes me happy.

I’d love to share a few of my favorites from their sweet engagement session.

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  • May 5, 2016 - 4:09 pm

    Larissa Clark - Whoa that light!!! Such beautiful images!ReplyCancel

  • May 5, 2016 - 4:13 pm

    Jennifer Koskinen - OMG they are so adorable! And I love the idea of the sunrise / sunset full circle! This light is just amazing, and what a beautiful location! Gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • May 5, 2016 - 4:37 pm

    Elizabeth - I love that morning light! Amazing photos of this great couple!ReplyCancel

  • May 5, 2016 - 5:19 pm

    Jennie Crate - Sunrise is such a beautiful time. Love the last image!ReplyCancel

  • May 5, 2016 - 5:49 pm

    Rayna McGinnis - Loving that early morning light and the way you captured it!ReplyCancel

  • May 5, 2016 - 8:57 pm

    Stacy Gillespie - Love the golden light from this session and the connection you capture between your couple. Beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

  • May 6, 2016 - 1:24 pm

    Helen Cantrell - really cool, wonderful light, really beautiful by everyoneReplyCancel

  • May 6, 2016 - 11:08 pm

    Amanda Tipton - Great light- I love the sunrise/sunset idea!ReplyCancel

  • May 6, 2016 - 11:38 pm

    Michelle Bixenmann-Taylor - Beautiful light coming through those mountains. Denver is lucky to have you!ReplyCancel

I met this couple for the first time last weekend.  While I had spoken to Niki a few times and became friends on FB over the past few months…its always a curiosity for me when I meet a new couple.   How will they be around each other?  Will they be comfortable in front of the camera?  Will they laugh easily?  Really the list is a lot longer but I don’t want to get carried away.  😉 But I go into observation mode when I’m working.   Honestly I really found myself intrigued by this couple.  At first glance you see that they are gorgeous.    They really  are stunning.  But that wasn’t what had me interested in them as a couple.   I LOVED the way they laughed with each other.  The way he would smile when he hugged her.  I liked seeing how at ease they were with each other.  That quite confidence that they were with the one they were always supposed to be with.  Its the romantic in me you could say.  I loved that it was so apparent in their relationship.   Nick had chosen both of these locations just outside of Denver…and I LOVED them on site.  Gorgeous mountains, creeks, stormy weather?  Haha…okay, so the weather was a bit intense…literally right when we finished the rain started falling.  Perfect timing you could say.  Anyway, check out a few of my favorites from their session.

I have more posted on my FB Page.

https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnnPhotography/

Happy Monday peeps!

  • May 5, 2016 - 3:53 pm

    Erin Barajas - I am in love with these! So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • May 5, 2016 - 3:59 pm

    Shebli - This session is absolutely breathtaking!ReplyCancel

  • May 5, 2016 - 4:08 pm

    Jennifer Koskinen - You’ve done it again! Perfection in every way! What an incredible location — and the way you’ve posed them and used light — just amazing. And I love her purple out there in that setting. Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • May 5, 2016 - 4:13 pm

    Larissa Clark - Holy crap! I love their color pallet and such genuine emotion!! The black and white images really jump out at me! Sooo beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • May 5, 2016 - 4:38 pm

    Rachel Kemble - Really like your B&W process!ReplyCancel

  • May 5, 2016 - 5:45 pm

    Rayna - They are absolutely gorgeous and their love is so obvious. I bet it was an amazing session! Great job!!ReplyCancel

  • May 5, 2016 - 6:45 pm

    Stacy Gillespie - Stunning mountain engagement photos. Personally love the contrast in the black & white photos. Gorgeous work!ReplyCancel

  • May 5, 2016 - 11:12 pm

    Jamie Kraus - Wow, these photos are breathtaking! I love that they had a consistent color scheme throughout the session.ReplyCancel

  • May 6, 2016 - 2:21 am

    Kristina Marshall - BEAUTFIUL! What a cute couple – I love the color scheme but also LOVE your black and whites. So editorial! Nice work!ReplyCancel

  • May 6, 2016 - 6:09 am

    Sunshine Lump - These are stunning!!!ReplyCancel

  • May 6, 2016 - 11:07 pm

    Amanda Tipton - Holy bananas that is an attractive couple! You did a great job- location, posing, everything!ReplyCancel

  • May 6, 2016 - 11:42 pm

    Michelle Bixenmann-Taylor - In love with this couple and their session!ReplyCancel

What is WPPI you ask?   Its a lot of things to many photographers.   Its a place to be inspired.   A place to  get lost in the creativity of men and women from all over the world who choose to use Photography as the way they express themselves.  Or its getting to hug your favorite photographer…make a fool of yourself and act like a teenage girl with their latest crush…that could have happened.  Sorry Jose Villa…I promise I’m not as crazy as that tackle hug I gave you.  Ummmm, what happens in Vegas??:) On a serious note, I met a lot of people…so for me it was mingling.  Its not my normal go to.  I’m actually a pretty shy person when I don’t have my camera wrapped around my neck.  Meeting people…SCARY haha.  But my goal for 2016 is to stretch myself and challenge my comfort zones.  Goal accomplished with this trip.

OR maybe you go to WPPI to see all the latest gadgets, the newest props, backdrops, cameras, lens…really, my eyes were SO overwhelmed with how many options there were.   I found it interesting that some photographers were so wrapped up in their gear that they missed out on great connections with their clients.  And you could see it in their work…there was a missing spark.  I was listening to Jesh De Rox for one of the classes and he talked about how there are two people in each photograph.  The subject and the photographer.  If you aren’t feeling what you are photographing, if you aren’t connecting with your client it will show in your images.  That…that is what I want to get stronger at creating.  Showing that connection I’m feeling with my clients through my images.  I want you to see what I’m fascinated by.  2016 Weddings…so excited to get to work on that.

This was my first year going.  My sister Jen had asked last year if it was something we should do…and we agreed it was time.  :) Haha…oh the adventures we have in life.   Random side note, if you walk around Las Vegas be prepared for people not to see you.  Literally felt invisible as we were walked into several times.  People had their cell phones up in front of their face and just assumed we would move.  Kind of fascinating actually watching the weird things people do.   We played tourist the first day we were there and saw the Bellagio Fountains, the Eiffel tower, and walked about 10 miles everywhere.  We also toured the Neon Boneyard…which was pretty cool.  I really want to go back and bring a couple at Sunset next year.  I think its just so visually unique and really why not?   It was so good for us to go and listen to other talented photographers.  We had a ton of conversations about what we can get stronger at this year.  About what we are doing that is all ready a strong part of our career.  It was encouraging and challenging all at the same time.  And I think that is the point of Wppi.  To grow, make new friends, experience new things, get out of your comfort zones and see what everyone else is doing to change the industry.  I have a lot to still process.  And I have many changes I need to make for 2016 that I’m excited and nervous to implement.

“Give the gift you were created to give this world.  Shine a spotlight on others.  Work hard every day.  Be Authentic. Ask Why?” This was from Justin and Mary’s class…telling photographers to be a generation of story tellers.  Ahhh, so much inspiration.  Now to go through and process this past week.  Its a good thing to get out of your comfort zone.  Happy Thursday peeps.  May you continue to grow and challenge yourself to be better then you were the day before.

Here are a few moments from my WPPI 2016 trip with Jen! Oh and several of these are from my instagram feed…so if you are on insta check out @lizweitz

  • March 10, 2016 - 4:38 pm

    Erica Thompson Swantek - Awesome! Looks like you had a blast. I have to go to this next year!!!ReplyCancel

  • March 10, 2016 - 4:53 pm

    Jennifer Koskinen - OMG I can’t freaking wait to go to WPPI — hopefully next year! I still haven’t been and was hoping this would be the year, but my son was in a show right at the same time (it’s always something, right?) Anyway… thanks for sharing and for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • March 10, 2016 - 5:33 pm

    Keziah Kelsey - I’m so JELLY! I am hoping to get this in the calendar for next year, it looks like you had an amazing time!ReplyCancel

  • March 10, 2016 - 6:56 pm

    Jennie Crate - Wow, you got that recap up fast! Good for you–I know it always takes me time to process. Seeing all of these post this past week, though, makes me think I just might find a way to go next year :) Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • March 10, 2016 - 9:04 pm

    Danielle Bond - Ahhh looks like so much fun!ReplyCancel

  • March 10, 2016 - 11:58 pm

    Rosie Suerdieck - You look like you had an amazing time. Next year, I will so be there! :)ReplyCancel

  • March 11, 2016 - 10:10 pm

    Amanda Tipton - So fun! Makes me wish we’d gone this year!ReplyCancel