Garden of the Gods engagement photography session by Laura Klassen of Elan Photographie StudioRead More
Steph Pollock photographing engagement photos at the Rocky Mountain National Park.Read More
Scott + Karen Broadmoor Engagement Session + Garden of the Gods Engagement Photos by Karen Mitchell, EPS.Read More
Downtown Colorado Springs Apartment Living with Blise and Elizabeth SelbyRead More
Kourtney Aylor and Daniel Lee Engagement Photography at Colorado Sand Dunes National Park by Karen Mitchell at the Élan Photographie Studio.Read More
Come Cinco De Mayo, these two are starting the rest of their lives together in a whole new way. I'll get to be there with Steph to document the whole thing. I met Claire almost three years ago at her best friends wedding. Such a dream. She stood out to me in the midst of the bridal party. She was quiet with the sweetest spirit surrounding her. She was methodical and careful in her attentiveness for her sweet best friend who was marrying that day. I didn't hear her say much but was so drawn to her. When I heard that she was engaged and would possibly be reaching out to me?! Butterflies!
Meeting Shawn at this shoot a few weeks ago was so much fun. He's funny, carefree and talkative.. I asked them to go further down the road while we were in the Red Rocks and he grabbed Claire's hand and started running, so eagerly. It felt like I was photographing school kids, smiles, laughter, tickles, kisses and chasing one another. The way Claire adoringly gazes at Shawn and how he totally soaks it up is my favorite. I cannot wait for their Manor House wedding just around the corner. xx- km
Steph Pollock joins Elan Photographie Studio in Colorado Springs.Read More
Downtown Colorado Springs rentable photography Studio, the EPS Studio.Read More
Luke is my handsome cousin and Sevin is his sweetheart of a girlfriend. I love + feel so special when family and friends ask me to photograph them. It means that I get to spend a little extra time with them and when I go to their homes in years to come I often get to be reminded of our time by seeing all of their cutie faces printed and hung on the walls.
We didn't get to spend a ton of time together during this session because it was literally just an hour and a half before we had to be to the airport but that's okay, it was freezing. Lukie has these sweet expressions that make me think of him as just a little guy and Sevin adores him.. You can see it in the way she looks at him, regards him, talks to him. They're loving one another well and in relationship, that's all you can ask for. I'm so thankful for these two getting to do some of life together... I look forward to seeing what unfolds for them.
Love you two!
Happy New Years, Friends. The holiday season often brings in so many exciting engagements along with and if you're recently engaged or in the midst of planning your wedding, we'd love to be a part of your sweet day. Lucky for you there are a few incredible venues hosting bridal shows this month. We couldn't help ourselves and we're jumping in on the wedding planning fun!
On January 14th we'll be participating in Flying Horse Ranch's Bridal show, and we'd love to see you! Katie Rae Bode and Sean Godfrey are also primary shooters at our studio and fortunately, Sean gets to attend! Katie Rae has prior engagements out of state but I'll be happy to answer any questions about her and her incredible photography skills on her behalf! All event details can be found in the link below. There will be SO many awesome vendors and yummy treats to snack while you're shopping around. Feel free to reach out with any questions before or after. Hope to see you there!
Want to attend? Click here to register: https://flyinghorseranch.com/bridal-show/
Stay tuned for next show's details too!!
I won't share too many because I don't want to spoil all of the holiday card fun but they're just too stinkin' cute to skip over. Paige and Cory spent the last few years calling Colorado Springs home and while I only met Paige at the very end of their stay here it didn't take long to figure out that she is just sweet as pie. They get to call Fort Collins home now and then they'll be off to the next place when Cory's work calls him elsewhere. It never siezes to amaze me how families who serve in the military choose over and over again to be playable, make new friends, call new cities home and love each other so much that their people truly are their one constant home. I respect it, love it and learn a little something each time I get to be around people with hearts like that. So thankful for the choices this couple makes in order to help our families live the way we live. Paige and Cory + Breck, I loved my afternoon with you! You're so joyful and refreshing. I hope this isn't the last time that I get to photograph your lives. xx- karen
Never thought I'd see the day... ok jk jk. This one means a lot to my husband, Justin, and me. Tom is one of his longest friends and one of our best. He's also one of the most loyal, genuine, loving and fun friends that we share. Shortly after I started dating Justin, he and Tom became roommates which then turned into common law marriage (sans romance, mostly) and somewhere in the midst of that time line those two let me into their little friendship. I've spent hours laughing, angry cleaning, possibly crying a little bit with this guy; we've about a thousand little debbie treats between the two of us and the three of us have watched way too much t.v. together over the years. I've been around for a lot of things and heard even more stories- oh my gosh, hours of stories. And so when I heard Tom was dating someone seemingly serious after I took a short hiatus from CO, I was anxious to meet this girl! Enter Skyler. She is a GEM. An absolute sweetheart who loves dancing, hiking, their puppy and literally knows every word to every song. I've never met a lyrical genius like this girl. She's intelligent, beautiful and adores our Tom. They are so lucky to have found each other...
We (J + I) love the two of you so much and we can't wait for July to arrive so that we can marry Tom off. Olive Juice! -km
I met Seth when he was a 15 year-old high school kid. He's my husband's younger brother and he's such a great guy. Although the Mortenson's come from New York, many of the kids have made it out to Colorado. A few years ago, I met Lauren at a photoshoot and we connected on Facebook shortly after that. I like to think I had a little something to do with Seth and Lauren meeting. Somehow they realized through social media that they went to the same high school and were both living in Colorado. They connected and the rest, they say, is history. They'll be getting married back in New York in the spring. I loved getting to spend some time photographing them for their engagement pictures during our recent camping trip in Steamboat Springs. They're a beautiful couple and I'm so grateful I get to call them family. - Abby
...Middle school for her, high school for him - this is where they met... End of high school for her and the start of college for him - their paths crossed and things progress. They're young, in love and ready for the life length of sweet marriage NOW. These two were a gift to spend time with an so easy to photograph. Cody is quiet and steady and Kylie is saucy and head over heels. It's like, they cannot get enough of one another! Their conversation's are drenched in support and inclusion of one another. Couples drenched in sweetness are my favorite to catch a glimpse of and spend some quality time with.
A few shots during a little cocktail hour and I learned that they're off to elope in November. With a small group of family and a few friends supporting them in Breck, I love that their focused on the sweetness of the vows and the significance that they offer alone. Honeymoon? They're jumping on a plane to explore the beauty of Thailand. So many adventures ahead and I'm anxiously awaiting to see + hear about them.
A little glimpse in to a sweet shoot last weekend... I'm so thankful for diversity in stories but the one that is centered around young love and a long history makes my heart glad. These two met in middle school.... -karen