Solstice Wedding

Ten years ago, their shared love of nature brought them to Rocky Mountain Biological Lab, right up the road from Crested Butte. Marie was working on her PhD research through the University of California, Davis, and Bryan was finishing his Bachelors degree from Humbolt State University. After a summer of doing research and hiking mountains together, they knew that they could not go on without each other. Almost exactly ten years later they were married under the sun and mountains on the Woods Walk at the noon bell of the solstice.

Thank you Marie and Bryan for including Third Eye Photography on your beautiful day! It was a pleasure and a joy!

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Buena Vista Wedding June 18

Kiely and Shane were wed on their 8th year anniversary in Buena Vista CO, a place they have spent the last special year making memories in, surrounded by their closest friend and family. Although the storms threatened in all directions, not a drop of rain fell. Winds blew but nothin stopped their love from spreading into everyone’s heart who attended this beautiful event. Thank you Kiely and Shane for including Third Eye Photography in your special day! _MG_4792_MG_4943_MG_4960_MG_5026_MG_5157_MG_5285_MG_5330_MG_5342_MG_5449_MG_5507_MG_5511_MG_5541_MG_5561_MG_5577_MG_5598_MG_5609_MG_5618_MG_5633_MG_5673_MG_5697_MG_5918_MG_5931_MG_5947_MG_6623_MG_6649_MG_6652_MG_6692

Wilson Wedding June 15th

Stacey and Zach Wilson were married at Harmel Ranch in Almont CO June 15th 2019. It was a beautiful day- full of love, happiness and fury friends. The clouds threatened but a drop did not fall until everyone safely inside for dinner. A perfect day with only a few minutes of fear as Stacey and Zach’s car wheels spun on the off-road dirt on their way to their first spot of creative portraits. A moment of panic- would they bride and groom have to abandon their car on the top of a mountain? But alas, a small push from their photographer and the car was free- all dogs and humans were safe and could continue on their photographic journey. The day continued to be perfect, all members making it to the ceremony despite slight detours, the rains stayed away- the love was apparent throughout all the smiles and laughter well into the evening.

Thank you Stacey and Zach for including Third Eye Photography on your special day- it was a wonderful Saturday!

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Outfits to Avoid in Your Family Photo Sessions

Family photo sessions are great fun but deciding what everyone should wear so that they’re comfortable and happy and that your photos look great can be a whole other mission.

If you’re unsure about what you should be wearing to your session, here are the types outfits that you should avoid at all costs:55339_2018.12.01_POR_TrailheadWinter

  • Matchy-matchy. The days of wearing matching outfits are long gone. There are many other ways to still coordinate your outfits without them all being the same. Incorporating various shades of the same color without it being the exact same item of clothing is one such option.
  • Bold patterns and logos.Wearing clothing that has logos or boasts bold patterns is one way to distract from everyone in the family photo. While patterns are fine, make sure that they’re subtle. It’s best to stay away from logos and characters completely.59942_2019.04.20_POR_Osborn
  • Short sleeves and pants.Family portraits always look better when you aren’t exposing too much skin as this once again distracts from people’s faces in the photo. Depending on the style of your shoot and the location, try and keep exposed areas to a minimum and try to avoid shorts.
  • Bold accessories. While it’s perfectly fine to wear accessories to a family photo session, make sure that they’re subtle and won’t distract from the main subjects in the photo. Chandelier earrings and large, heavy necklaces are always a no-no.
  • Uncomfortable clothing. When you’re uncomfortable in your clothing, it shows up in your photos. While you may love the new dress you bought or your son looks super cute in his new hat, if you aren’t 100% comfortable and fidgeting, it’s best to choose something else.52249_2018.09.17_SEN_Elliot
  • Pops of color are great but neon clothing will almost always affect your skin tone and your photos so it’s best to stay away from these types of items completely.
  • All white or black.When you wear an outfit that is all white or all black, you tend to lose a lot of detail in the photo that clothing would normally bring in. Wearing neutral tones is fine but try to mix it up with a different color.

Most importantly, to avoid any additional stress during the days leading up to your family photo session, plan ahead so that everyone can fully enjoy themselves on the day.

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2019.06.08 Stephanie & Brian’s Wedding

Brian and Stephanie have a Christmas tradition: They exchange an ornament each year. And, after celebrating the past 8, this year’s tree was sweetly decorated with these precious ornaments! After they had opened all of the presents, Brian directed Stephanie to her last Christmas gift, hinting it was on the Christmas tree and had to do with “what we normally exchange” (an ornament)!

As soon as her eyes found what he had her looking for, she saw the handcrafted ring holster ornament holding a beautiful, sparkling ring! She knew exactly what this was and when she turned to him, he was down on one knee proposing! Tears of happiness filled in each of their eyes- of course she said yes!!!

Thank you for including Third Eye Photography in your amazing wedding day celebration. It was a day full of laughter, tears and pure love.

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2019.06.08 Morgan and Ned’s Wedding

After 11 years of dating, Ned proposed to Morgan on Christmas morning 2017. As active snowboards, Ned bought Morgan a new pair of snowboarding pants and insisted she try them on. After slipping on the pants Ned said “I think there is something in the left pocket”. Morgan reached in and pulled out a box containing the ring. Ned got down on one knee and popped the question. Morgan was super shocked as a holiday proposal very unexpected. Now Morgan searches all the pockets of any attire from Ned.

Thanks for including Third Eye Photography in your amazing wedding day celebration! From the sunshine to the dance floor it was a day to remember!

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Simple Tips for Making the Most of Your At-Home Lifestyle Photo Session

Lifestyle photography is so beautiful because it’s real.

It captures those raw, everyday moments that stick in the back of your mind and make you smile.

At-home lifestyle photography sessions have become a very popular choice amongst families and if you’ve recently booked your very own session, here are a few tips that you can use to make the most of your time with your photographer.60051 2019.05.10_NEW_Meadows

  1. Let the light in.Since you will be shooting indoors, let as much natural light into your home as possible in order to achieve exceptional photos.
  2. Keep it tidy.While your home doesn’t need to be free of every speck of dust, it’s important to tidy up the rooms that you will be using the most. Don’t go overboard though; the point of a lifestyle session is to actually capture you and your family in your home as you experience it.40894_2018.07.02_POR_Johnson
  3. Incorporate activities.Lifestyle sessions are all about natural, candid shots and if you’re feeling a bit nervous about just winging it, line up a few activities for you and your kids so that you’ll have something to do during your session. You can just let things flow from there.
  4. Plan your outfits.Just because you will be at home, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t plan what you’re going to wear. Decide on the types of photos that you would like to capture and choose your outfits accordingly. Even if you’re opting for your PJs, make sure that they’re not too busy and that you’re not wearing the socks with the holes.                      Portrait-Photography-in-Crested-Butte-RSO- 11 (3 of 68)
  5. Let your kids take the lead.If you do have young kids in the house, sometimes it’s best to just let them take the lead and you can jump in and have fun with them where it seems most natural.
  6. Move outside the living room.When people think lifestyle sessions, they very often set everything up in the living room but if you really want to get a wide variety of shots, don’t discount the bedroom and the kitchen as these can make for some great backdrops too.Portrait-Photography-in-Crested-Butte-RSO- 11 (34 of 71)

You will always get the very best lifestyle photos when you relax and have fun. Your photographer will be there to guide you so just focus on taking it all in and making some memories with your beautiful family.

Visit Third Eye Photography to book your next session.