Thursday, October 27, 2011

Summit County Fall Photos - One Year Old Wyatt at the Playground!

I love combining family photos with a little playground time. Sometimes it can be tricky as some toddlers see the play equipment and will NOT do any sitting still portraits. But Wyatt just turned one, so he wasn't really aware of the playground equipment until after the serious portraits. But WHAT a difference in his expressions once he started on the slide! He was definitely cute before that, but he came ALIVE on the slide!

Slideshow online here...

and a few of my favorites....

Dillon Childrens Portraits

Fall Colorado Childrens Portraits

Dillon Childrens Portraits

Dillon Childrens Portraits

Dillon Childrens Portraits

Dillon Childrens Portraits

Fall Colorado Childrens Portraits

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sapphire Point Weddings - Congratulations Meghan and Travis

I always love Sapphire Point Weddings! Maybe because you can always guarantee amazing views - maybe because the Dillon Ranger District limits guests to 35 people. Maybe because I happened upon Christa and Cole's elopement there 4 years ago on a magical December afternoon. Maybe because brides getting married at Sapphire Point must be outdoorsy and willing to brave the elements, no matter what time of year!

My own wedding was scheduled there 15 years ago, but we moved inside at the last minute to accomodate both of Kirk's grandmas and the 6 inches of new snow! We did get to Sapphire Point for the toast after the ceremony. And since then I have photographed dozens of weddings there and many many portrait sesssions.

Meghan and Travis came from Missouri to get married with just family members and it was an amazing day and beautiful ceremony! Slideshow online here...

and a few of my favorites...

Sapphire Point Weddings

Sapphire Point Wedding

Sapphire Point Flowergirl

Sapphire Point Weddings

Sapphire Point Weddings

Sapphire Point Weddings

Sapphire Point Weddings

Sapphire Point Weddings

Sapphire Point Weddings

Sapphire Point Weddings

I love this last photo & this "moment in time" that I caught while Travis was waiting at the overlook and ceremony spot for his beautiful bride, Meghan. I was 30 feet away, and could see her walking down, but he was out of sight... he kept leaning to see if he could catch a peek... LOVE this moment when the groom sees his bride for the first time, and Travis didn't disappoint me!

Thanks so much for choosing Beaton Photography to photograph your wedding - it was an amazing day!

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Dillon Fall Portraits - Michele and Nathan

Michele and Nathan picked a beautiful fall morning to take their portraits. They knew they wanted some photos at the marina, and then some in the yellow aspens. I could NOT have asked for better weather or better subjects... I even liked this little chalk drawing on the pavement at the Dillon Marina & took a photo. I did add the skirt in Photoshop!

Slideshow online here...

Fall Portraits

Dillon Fall Portraits

Dillon Fall Couple Portraits

Dillon Fall Portraits

Dillon Fall Portraits

Fall Portraits

Fall Portraits

Fall Portraits

Fall Portraits

Fall Portraits

Fall Portraits

Monday, October 17, 2011

Summit County Photographer - The Smith Family in Keystone

Love repeat clients like the Smith Family - we've been taking family portraits the last four years in October and I love to see how everyone has grown! But they are always photogenic and fun - at every age - even the toddler stages!

This year we chose the Ski Tip Lodge - a rustic restaurant and bed and breakfast just east of Keystone Resort. A great place to hold a Colorado Mountain Wedding! And one of the most romantic restaurants on earth when the kids are NOT with you!

The Smith Family slideshow online here... and a few of my favorites:

Keystone Family Portraits

Fall Keystone Family Portraits

Summit County Family Portraits

Keystone Family Portraits

Keystone Family Portraits

Fall Keystone Family Portraits

Summit County Family Portraits

Keystone Family Portraits

Keystone Family Portraits

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Breckenridge Invisible Children Screening of Documentary Film "Tony"

Last night was a very proud night for Kirk & I - our 13 year old daughter, Heather, spearheaded a screening of the movie Tony with the Invisible Children organization at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center. There was a great turnout - 150 to 200 attendees. The film was AMAZING - many tears were shed. And I have to say I feel different today after seeing the movie... that I should be doing more...

The "Roadies" Dan, Emily, Rachel, and David, were truly inspiring... they travel by van and show the movie all across the country as one of 16 teams traveling right now. This group had a screening at Aspen High School in the morning and Breckenridge last night, then are driving back to Glenwood Springs today.

David grew up in Uganda and was a child soldier for a period of 6 months - David thank you so much for sharing your stories with us! David also told us he saw a bear yesterday in Aspen and he was SO excited! Apparently Uganda has LOTS of wildlife, but NOT bears!

Invisible Children Breckenridge

Invisible Children Breckenridge

Invisible Children Breckenridge

Invisible Children Breckenridge

Invisible Children Breckenridge

Invisible Children Breckenridge

Invisible Children Breckenridge

Invisible Children Breckenridge

Thanks to Kathy Zygulski, Debra Mitchell, Rebekah Simon, and Jennifer Stein for being part of an amazing planning committee! And thanks to Slifer Smith and Frampton for sponsoring the event! We could not be happier with the turnout!

If you want to get inspired, I recommend viewing some of these Invisible Children Videos - they will make you think! And wonder what MORE you can do to help.



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Frisco Wedding Photographer - Kelly & Ali Married at Sapphire Point!

Kelly & Ali were supposed to get married next summer, but ended up eloping a few weeks ago at Sapphire Point. A beautiful little ceremony with 5 adults as guests, 2 children, 2 dogs, and 2 of us photographers! And I had to keep it secret for MONTHS!

It was sunshining in the beginning of the very short ceremony, raining by the end, but a little weather can't dampen the love my friends Kelly & Ali share! I can't look at their slideshow without crying myself!

Thank you so much for choosing me as your wedding photographer Kelly & Ali - it was an absolutely beautiful celebration and I love you guys! namaste!

Sapphire Point Weddings

Sapphire Point Weddings

Sapphire Point Weddings

Sapphire Point Weddings

Sapphire Point Weddings

Sapphire Point Weddings

Sapphire Point Weddings

Sapphire Point Weddings

Sapphire Point Weddings

Sapphire Point Weddings

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