March 25, 2018
We have been experiencing a very mild winter this year. Schools have not had snow days. The weather frequently reached into the 60s each month. I have only scraped my windshield a handful of times. While I thoroughly enjoyed the warmer weather, I missed the snow a little bit, if I’m honest. While living in Indiana, I was convinced I did not like winter. I had a friend in 6th grade who LOVED winter, and I thought she was crazy. Once Josh and I moved to Colorado Springs in the summer of 2012, I realized that what I actually don’t like is 3-4 months of no sunshine, perpetual cold, and snow that doesn’t melt for weeks. None of those conditions exist in the winter months of Colorado, and it turns out I don’t mind a beautiful snowfall or the opportunity to wear comfy, cozy layers and boots in chillier weather. Plus, it’s amazing what 300 days of sunshine does for your overall well-being!
Kelsey really wanted snowy pictures but she and her mom were worried they had missed the window of opportunity for snow. However, another thing to know about Colorado is that once Spring officially starts on March 20, the likelihood for snow goes up. 3 years in a row, family tried to visit us during Spring Break week, and all three years flights were cancelled or delayed due to snow. I assured Kelsey and her mom that we could wait a little longer to see if we could time photos with the next snow fall. Sure enough, “spring” break rolled around for Kelsey, and like clockwork, Colorado snowed. We didn’t get a ton of snow, but enough to make her Fox Run Park session look thoroughly magical!
Kelsey! I thoroughly enjoyed capturing your senior photos for you! I hope they are lifelong keepsakes for you and your family. Thank you for taking me up on the idea to layer in order to get tons of outfit combinations quickly and easily. Thank you for bringing your confidence and energy in front of the camera to the session. If your letterman’s jacket is any indication, it’s evident that you pursue your talents and what you enjoy with passion and excellence! That will serve you well as you take your first steps into adulthood after graduation and I wish you all the best!