A Colorado Springs Couples Photography Session at Rock Ledge Ranch | March 2017
My goodness, what an adorable session. We have been waiting to do this session since last summer! Amanda got in touch with me and said she wanted pictures, but that we’d (unfortunately) have to wait for her husband to return to the Springs from his Army assignment. Now, after waiting nearly 8 months, we finally were able to get the pictures that have been so long-anticipated!
Everyday, I write down three things that I am grateful for. I’ve been doing this for a few months now and it has completely changed the way I look at things. This morning, I’m grateful for a few hours of relaxation, the gorgeous winter wonderland out my window, and my ever loving fiance. Thanks to the lovely Abby Grace Photography for sharing this great idea at one of her workshops!
If this isn’t something you do, or even think about, I highly recommend it. Sometimes you don’t realize how much you are grateful for until you give it a little thought and it’s written out explicitly right in front of you! I personally like to do this at night before bed, so I can reflect on things from the day. But this is an activity that can be done anytime of day! Cheers to gratitude and enjoying the little things in life- like really good morning coffee
Allison Ranslow Photography | Colorado Springs Photographer
“I’d like you to take some special pictures for us”- I had been anxiously awaiting a text like this from Trent for a long time. Abby and Trent had been dating for a while now, and I knew the proposal was coming in the near future. Over the summer, I had talked to Trent about photographing the proposal when the time were to come, and I was beyond excited when I finally got that text from him! I mean like REALLY freakin’ excited. Abby and Trent are a wonderful couple. They’re funny, adventurous, and genuinely kind people. When Cam and I moved to Colorado, I was so happy to have family so close in Denver. I’ve enjoyed hanging out with them (and their perfect dogs) and am so thankful for our friendship. I’m so happy Trent wanted me to be a part of this big moment for them.
Oh, the Nelsons! What a lovely family. I’ve known them since elementary school as both Greg and I went to Thornell Road together! In December of 2013, before I even started Allison Ranslow Photography, they were my very first customer and the start of a new era- and now they’re back for more! I love my repeat clients and am always so happy to work with them again. We had a chilly morning in Mendon Ponds Park, but despite the cold, it was lots of fun and full of laughter. Check this cute and gorgeous family out!!
Wow, what a cute little family. The Perrys came to me for one of their first family portraits in a few years. It was definitely time for some updated family pictures for them. It was a perfect sunny day in the Springs and fortunately, we were graced with some fresh snow. We took the pictures at Rock Ledge Ranch inside Garden of the Gods. I had never been there before and was excited to shoot at a new location in Colorado Springs. It ended up being PERFECT. Lots of different backgrounds for some wonderful pictures. Despite being a little chilly, the pictures turned out wonderfully. The Perry family was great, and I can’t wait to work with them again in the future!
Colorado Springs Family Portraits | Rock Ledge Ranch
AH! My very first session in Colorado Springs. Moving from across the country and starting up business from scratch in a whole new area is definitely a difficult task. I know that I can provide quality work and a wonderful photography experience, but the challenge is marketing myself and reaching people who will be interested in my services. To help with this, I decided to run a free couples or engagement session giveaway. Entrants submitted a form telling me a little about themselves- how they met, what they like to do, why they deserve a free session, etc. I got SO many submissions and it was extremely hard to pick just one. Since I’m too nice sometimes, I decided to give away two completely free sessions. And one of those sessions was won by Amber and Justin. They’re a sweet military couple, who met ten years ago at their high school bus stop. Although they went their separate ways after high school, Justin was always there for Amber- even when they were thousands of miles apart and relied on letters for communication. Now they are happily married here in Colorado Springs and enjoy exploring the nature this beautiful state has to offer.
What better day than Veteran’s Day to share this lovely couple. I am forever grateful for the dedication and sacrifice put forth by our men and women in uniform. It’s all thanks to them for making America the greatest country on the planet!
A Garden of the Gods couples session in Colorado Springs | September 2016
Sarah and Jeff were so cute together. They were smiling constantly throughout the session. And for claiming to not like pictures, Jeff did a pretty wonderful job of looking natural- I guess it’s pretty easy when you’re in love. This adorable adventure-loving couple was a joy to work with. They certainly made my job easy! This session took place at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. All of my sessions that I’ve done in Colorado so far have been taken here. Usually I love to switch things up and not continuously shoot in the same location, but Garden of the Gods is absolutely gorgeous and has a HUGE variety of locations within it to be able to switch up the background. I’m still amazed at how cool and naturally beautiful this park is. I’m so thankful it’s here because it’s a wonderful location for photo sessions.
I hope you enjoy Sarah & Jeff’s session as much as I do! Their love for each other is perfectly displayed in these photos!
October 1st, 2016
A backcountry wedding in the Blue Ridge Mountains
This post is one I’ve been anxious to write for a while. I’ve anxiously awaited Abbey and Ben’s wedding for a few years now. Abbey and I were roommates freshman year of college at Penn State and have been friends ever since. She and Ben didn’t start dating until senior year of college, and they were a match made in heaven. They met at BioLife as they were both employees there and hit it off from the start. In the fall of our senior year, I did my first photo session with them and we got a few sunset shots at the Arboretum on campus, and a year or so later, I did another couple’s session with them at the same location. Abbey had always said that she wanted me to be her wedding photographer, so I was just waiting for the big moment for them to get engaged.
A Garden of the Gods fall family session | October 21st
I always go back and forth about what I like photographing best. For a while, I was loving weddings. I love that they’re a long event and I get to plan with the couple from the start. But after recently taking pictures for the Edmon family, I changed my mind (for now). I just LOVE cute kids. My goodness, Eli and Levi were too adorable. Taking pictures with younger children can be challenging, but we got some really cute shots playing around and laughing and working my best with squirmy little ones. They even came with their grandparent’s old tricycle as a cute prop and Eli absolutely loved it. Check out his beaming smile as he’s riding it down the hill! To top it off, it was Jordan and Steve’s five year anniversary the next day, so we got some nice shots of them loving each other.
I loved taking pictures for this family, and can’t wait to work with them again!