Kim Kozlowski Photography, LLC: Blog https://kimkozlowski.com/blog en-us (C) Kim Kozlowski Photography, LLC kimkozlowski@sbcglobal.net (Kim Kozlowski Photography, LLC) Mon, 05 Mar 2018 21:07:00 GMT Mon, 05 Mar 2018 21:07:00 GMT https://kimkozlowski.com/img/s/v-5/u204985475-o154147429-50.jpg Kim Kozlowski Photography, LLC: Blog https://kimkozlowski.com/blog 94 120 The Sawtooth Range | Idaho https://kimkozlowski.com/blog/2018/3/the-sawtooth-range-idaho "The Sawtooth Range" | Sawtooth National Recreation Area | Idaho 

This panoramic image of the Sawtooth range was taken shortly after sunrise on our last day in the Stanley area. This quiet back road provided the perfect place to stop and soak in the early morning beauty of one of my favorite mountain ranges.  It's the Sawtooths that keep calling me back to Idaho.  

Miss the first post in this series?  You can find it HERE

 

You can find the full collection of images from Idaho in my gallery Western Song: Idaho and Montana

My American Landscape collections can be viewed in my online galleries HERE. Fine Art prints, canvases and metal prints can be ordered directly from my online galleries. Please contact me with any questions you may have about selecting or ordering fine art for your home or office or for custom installations.

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Stanley Lake | Idaho https://kimkozlowski.com/blog/2018/1/stanley-lake-idaho

"Stanley Lake" | Sawtooth National Recreation Area | Idaho 

It's early on this summer morning, not too long after sunrise, when I arrive to find this peaceful stillness in the air at Stanley Lake. The moon still hangs in the sky and there's not a ripple on the lake. The air is cool but the rising sun feels warm. A few quiet campsites ring part of the lake and soon folks will start to roll out of those sleeping bags, but for now the lake is all mine. 

Miss the first post in this series?  You can find it HERE. Check back soon for more blog posts from our time in Idaho.

 

You can find the full collection of images from Idaho in my gallery Western Song: Idaho and Montana

My American Landscape collections can be viewed in my online galleries HERE. Fine Art prints, canvases and metal prints can be ordered directly from my online galleries. Please contact me with any questions you may have about selecting or ordering fine art for your home or office or for custom installations.

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Goat Lake | Idaho https://kimkozlowski.com/blog/2018/1/goat-lake-idaho Goat Lake. SNRA. Idaho.  

"Goat Lake" | Sawtooth National Recreation Area | Idaho 

The hike to Goat Lake was, hands down, my favorite hike in the Sawtooths on this trip. The hike offers a little challenge and gorgeous scenery along the way. You get some amazing views of the Sawtooth peaks, and waterfalls cascading down mountain sides as you gain elevation. You'll also get up close and personal with Goat Falls just before the final push up to the lake.  After Goat Falls, the trail continues in a steep ascent that ends at a boulder field.  Traverse the boulder field and suddenly beautiful Goat Lake appears.  Chances are good, you'll have it all to yourself.  On this beautiful afternoon, I was enchanted to find it still partially ice covered.  I would have loved to stay awhile, but it was getting late in the day and some serious thunderstorms were quickly approaching.  Time to start making my way back across the boulder field.  

Miss the first post in this series?  You can find it HERE. Check back soon for more blog posts from our time in Idaho.

 

You can find the full collection of images from Idaho in my gallery Western Song: Idaho and Montana

My American Landscape collections can be viewed in my online galleries HERE. Fine Art prints, canvases and metal prints can be ordered directly from my online galleries. Please contact me with any questions you may have about selecting or ordering fine art for your home or office or for custom installations.

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Redfish Lake | Idaho https://kimkozlowski.com/blog/2017/12/redfish-lake-idaho   Sunrise and moonset over Redfish Lake. Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Idaho. "Redfish at Dawn" | Redfish Lake. Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Idaho 

Redfish Lake is the heart of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area in Central Idaho.  During the day this lake is buzzing with canoes, kayaks, paddle boarders, swimmers and hiker shuttle boats, but at dawn it is still and silent. 

On this particular morning, moonlight lit the scene before the dawn and oversaw the arrival of first light as it found the jagged peaks of the Sawtooths. 

Miss the first post in this series?  You can find it HERE. Check back soon for more blog posts from our time in Idaho.

 

You can find the full collection of images from Idaho in my gallery Western Song: Idaho and Montana

My American Landscape collections can be viewed in my online galleries HERE. Fine Art prints, canvases and metal prints can be ordered directly from my online galleries. Please contact me with any questions you may have about selecting or ordering fine art for your home or office or for custom installations.

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Wildflowers in the White Clouds and Sawtooths | Idaho https://kimkozlowski.com/blog/2017/11/wildflowers-in-the-white-clouds-and-sawtooths-idaho  "Trap Creek Afternoon" | Trap Creek. Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Idaho 

Wildflowers were everywhere during our time in Idaho.  On this particular afternoon at Trap Creek they blanketed the scene. The buzzing of insects taking advantage of the blooms was incredible.

"Ablaze" | Wildflowers at Trap Creek. Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Idaho 

Wild irises in the White Cloud Mountains. "Irises in the Clouds" | Wild irises carpet the foothills of the White Cloud Mountains. White Cloud Wilderness. Idaho 

One afternoon we took a long horseback ride up into the White Cloud Wilderness.  We didn't encounter a soul on the ride, but enjoyed panoramic views of the surrounding White Clouds during our ride and these gorgeous irises in bloom during our lunch stop.

Miss the first post in this series?  You can find it HERE. Check back soon for more blog posts from our time in Idaho.

 

You can find the full collection of images from Idaho in my gallery Western Song: Idaho and Montana

My American Landscape collections can be viewed in my online galleries HERE. Fine Art prints, canvases and metal prints can be ordered directly from my online galleries. Please contact me with any questions you may have about selecting or ordering fine art for your home or office or for custom installations.

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Lost River Range | Idaho https://kimkozlowski.com/blog/2017/11/lost-river-range-idaho   "Symphony" | Sunset and a full moon rising over the Lost River Range and Mt. Borah  | Idaho

This past summer, our travels took us back to Idaho. We had an absolutely fantastic couple of weeks camping, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, white water rafting, horseback riding, and of course photographing, Central Idaho.  This image of the Lost River Range is one of my favorites from the trip.  

Located in the Salmon-Challis National Forest, the Lost River Range is absolutely stunning and offers miles and miles of trail with no one else around. We'd spent a fantastic day hiking to Bear Creek Lake. It's a 4-wheel drive adventure just to get to the trail head, but the trail winds its way through a beautiful forest and ends at a sea green mountain lake surrounded by sharp peaks. A sight well worth the effort to reach.

That evening, on our way back to camp, we drove along highway 93 which parallels the range. As the sunset started to deepen, we stopped to witness the warm light of sunset lighting up the Lost River Range and Mount Borah, Idaho's tallest peak. As we watched, the full moon rose above the range.  It was definitely one of those jaw dropping moments you'll never forget.  

Check back soon for more blog posts from our time in Idaho.

 

You can find the full collection of images from Idaho in my gallery Western Song: Idaho and Montana

My American Landscape collections can be viewed in my online galleries HERE. Fine Art prints, canvases and metal prints can be ordered directly from my online galleries. Please contact me with any questions you may have about selecting or ordering fine art for your home or office or for custom installations.

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Ben Class of 2018 {Novi Senior Portrait Photographer Kim Kozlowski} https://kimkozlowski.com/blog/2017/10/class-of-2018-novi-senior-portrait-photographer-kim-kozlowski    

It sure has been a beautiful fall for senior portrait season! We're starting to get a nice touch of color but still enjoying great temps and gorgeous light.

It was an awesome night for a fun session with Ben. I've had the pleasure of photographing 4 seniors in this family!  I love the opportunity to work with families over the years, but it sure does make me wonder where the time goes!

Interested in a Senior Portrait Session?  Find all the up-to-date details about my custom senior portrait sessions in my Senior Portraits digital magazine, from pre-session consultations to the collections, it's all there. Just click to read!

Contact me if you have any questions about custom portrait sessions or if you would like to get started planning YOUR senior portrait session. I look forward to talking with you!

 

 

 

 

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Jonathan Class of 2018 {Novi Senior Portrait Photographer Kim Kozlowski} https://kimkozlowski.com/blog/2017/9/jonathan-class-of-2018-novi-senior-portrait-photographer-kim-kozlowski   

What a great evening in downtown Plymouth shooting Jonathan's senior portraits!  Rain was in the forecast but it held off and the clouds gave us beautiful light to work with. It was such a pleasure to get to know this wonderful young man and I wish him all the best in his senior year. 

Interested in a Senior Portrait Session?  Find all the up-to-date details about my custom senior portrait sessions in my Senior Portraits digital magazine, from pre-session consultations to the collections, it's all there. Just click to read!

Contact me if you have any questions about custom portrait sessions or if you would like to get started planning YOUR senior portrait session. I look forward to talking with you!

 

 

 

 

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Kyle & Kory Class of 2018 {Novi Senior Portrait Photographer Kim Kozlowski} https://kimkozlowski.com/blog/2017/9/class-of-2018-novi-senior-portrait-photographer-kim-kozlowski  It was double the fun on this senior portrait session with twins Kyle and Kory.  Mother Nature was in full cooperation on this gorgeous summer evening as well, with everything in full bloom and a perfectly timed sunset.  It just doesn't get any better!

Interested in a Senior Portrait Session?  Find all the up-to-date details about my custom senior portrait sessions in my Senior Portraits digital magazine, from pre-session consultations to the collections, it's all there. Just click to read!

Contact me if you have any questions about custom portrait sessions or if you would like to get started planning YOUR senior portrait session. I look forward to talking with you!

 

 

 

 

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Laine Class of 2018 {Novi Senior Portrait Photographer Kim Kozlowski} https://kimkozlowski.com/blog/2017/8/laine-class-of-2018-novi-senior-portrait-photographer-kim-kozlowski

I absolutely LOVED every minute of this senior portrait session with Laine. We had such a beautiful evening we just kept going till we ran out of light. I have so many favorites from this session it was hard to pick just a few to share in the blog!

Interested in a Senior Portrait Session?  Find all the up-to-date details about my custom senior portrait sessions in my Senior Portraits digital magazine, from pre-session consultations to the collections, it's all there. Just click to read!

Contact me if you have any questions about custom portrait sessions or if you would like to get started planning YOUR senior portrait session. I look forward to talking with you!

 

 

 

 

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Nate Class of 2018 {Novi Senior Portrait Photographer Kim Kozlowski} https://kimkozlowski.com/blog/2017/8/nate-class-of-2018-novi-senior-portrait-photographer-kim-kozlowski

It's August and that means the start of another senior portrait season!  I am super excited to get to know the Class of 2018.

This week's session with Nate was a fantastic start to the season.  We had a gorgeous evening to hang out and I loved getting to work with Nate and his family (including his very photogenic furry family member!). 

Interested in a Senior Portrait Session?  Find all the up-to-date details about my custom senior portrait sessions in my Senior Portraits digital magazine, from pre-session consultations to the collections, it's all there. Just click to read!

Contact me if you have any questions about custom portrait sessions or if you would like to get started planning YOUR senior portrait session. I look forward to talking with you!

 

 

 

 

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First Communion Portraits {Novi Northville Family and Child Photography} https://kimkozlowski.com/blog/2017/6/first-communion-portraits-novi-northville-family-and-child-photography First Communion Portraits. April 2017.

I've had the privilege of photographing this young man since he was about 6 months old, so this first communion portrait session was extra fun and extra special.  We took advantage of the bright afternoon light to create some beautiful natural light images at home and then headed out to a local park to capture some of that early spring blossom on the trees.  

First Communion Portraits. April 2017.

First Communion Portraits. April 2017.

First Communion Portraits. April 2017.

First Communion Portraits. April 2017.

Your child's first communion is a once in a lifetime event.  Capture this special time with a custom first communion portrait session. We'll create heirloom quality artwork you'll treasure for a lifetime, and have fun while we're at it! You'll get my personal touch and attention to every aspect of your portrait experience from start to finish. My custom portraiture services are available across the Metro Detroit area.

Contact me today to begin planning for your child's first communion portraits. 

I look forward to working with you to create beautiful images you'll treasure for a lifetime!

 

Every day your family is growing and changing.  Your family's story is constantly unfolding.

                         Let's document this chapter together.

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Ian Class of 2017 {Novi Senior Portrait Photographer Kim Kozlowski} https://kimkozlowski.com/blog/2017/6/ian-class-of-2017-novi-senior-portrait-photographer-kim-kozlowski Senior Pictures. April 2017.

What a great spring day we had for Ian's senior pictures.  We took these just a few short days before his graduation.  Some seniors find that they are just super busy in the fall and find spring to be a nice option for getting those senior portraits taken. For Ian, playing football consumed his time in the fall and so this spring session was the perfect option.    

Senior Pictures. April 2017.

Senior Pictures. April 2017.

Senior Pictures. April 2017.

Senior Pictures. April 2017.

Senior Pictures. April 2017.

Senior Pictures. April 2017.

Interested in a Senior Portrait Session?  Find all the up-to-date details about my custom senior portrait sessions in my Senior Portraits digital magazine, from pre-session consultations to the collections, it's all there. Just click to read!

Contact me if you have any questions about custom portrait sessions or if you would like to get started planning YOUR senior portrait session. I look forward to talking with you!

 

 

 

 

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Jasper National Park https://kimkozlowski.com/blog/2017/3/jasper-national-park Pyramid Lake. Jasper National Park. Alberta, Canada.   "Evening Storm" | Pyramid Lake | Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

After our time in Banff, Kootenay and Yoho, it was time to move further north to Jasper National Park. One evening, near sunset, I ventured to Pyramid Lake.  It had been a very stormy day so I wasn't sure I'd get any sunset light at all. Fortunately, a few of the heavy clouds opened up over the mountain letting some of the setting sun through.  It lit up the still waters of the lake beautifully.  

Athabasca Falls. Jasper National Park. Alberta, Canada.

"Might" | Athabasca River and Falls | Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

Early one morning I stopped to see the Upper Athabasca River thunder down into the canyon at Athabasca Falls. The falls is so powerful it throws off an unbelievable amount of mist making it a challenge to photograph. 

ElkElkAlong the Yellowhead Highway. Jasper National Park. Alberta, Canada.

"Just Browsing" | Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

The hot springs are a definite "don't miss" in the Canadian Rockies. Banff, Radium and Miette all have fantastic hot springs that feel amazing after a few days on the trail. After a nice soak in the hot springs in Miette one afternoon, we encountered a few elk grazing as we headed back to camp. 

Valley of the Five Lakes. Jasper National Park. Alberta, Canada.

"Transparent" | Valley of the Five Lakes | Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

The hike to or around the Valley of the Five Lakes is one of the more popular hikes in Jasper.  Although you're bound to see quite a few other people on the trail, the beauty of these lakes is more than worth it.

 

Rainy Lake AnnetteRainy Lake AnnetteLake Annette. Jasper National Park. Alberta, Canada. "Sunshine and Rain" | Lake Annette | Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

On my final day in Jasper, I headed to Lake Annette at sunrise.  Heavy clouds once again prevented any dramatic sunrises, but as I neared the end of my hike around the lake, it started to rain at the same time a break in the clouds let a little morning sun through.  A rainbow formed over the mountains.  The perfect way to end my time in the Canadian Rockies.

 

Missed the beginning of this trip series? Find the first blog post in this series HERE. You can find the full collection of images from this trip HERE

My American Landscape collections can be viewed in my online galleries HERE. Fine Art prints, canvases and metal prints can be ordered directly from my online galleries. Please contact me with any questions you may have about selecting or ordering fine art for your home or office or for custom installations.

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kimkozlowski@sbcglobal.net (Kim Kozlowski Photography, LLC) Alberta Athabasca Athabasca Falls Athabasca River Banff British Columbia Canada Canadian Rockies Icefields Parkway Jasper Jasper National Park Kim Kozlowski Kim Kozlowski Photography Kootenay Kootenay National Park Lake Annette Maligne Canyon Marble Canyon Moraine Moraine Lake North America Pyramid Lake Rockies Takkakaw Takkakaw Falls Valley of the Five Lakes Vermilion River Yoho Yoho National Park adventure alpine calm clouds elk fine art fine art photography glacial till glacier graze grazing hike hiking lake landscape landscape photography mountains national park nature peak photography pine pine trees rainbow reflection rock flour slot canyon storm sunrise sunset travel turquoise waterfall https://kimkozlowski.com/blog/2017/3/jasper-national-park Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:50:02 GMT
Yoho & Kootenay National Parks https://kimkozlowski.com/blog/2017/2/yoho-kootenay-national-parks Marble CanyonMarble CanyonKootenay National Park. Alberta, Canada.

Marble Canyon | Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada

We knew that during our time in Banff National Park, we also wanted to venture to neighboring parks Yoho and Kootenay.

A cloudy or rainy day makes a perfect day to photograph waterfalls and narrow canyons, and this particular rainy day seemed just the right time to venture to Kootenay National Park to enjoy Marble Canyon. The walls of this canyon are beautiful, with layers of white and grey marble coursing through limestone. The turquoise waters of Tokumm Creek rush through the narrow walls in their effort to meet up with the Vermilion River. An easy, short hike with 9 bridges that criss-cross the canyon, let's you explore this unique place. 

Takkakaw FallsTakkakaw FallsYoho National Park. Alberta, Canada

Takakkaw Falls | Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada

Another day's adventure had us once again leaving Alberta and crossing into British Columbia, this time to visit Yoho National Park and stunning Takakkaw Falls. Falling a total of 1,260 ft., including 830 ft. in a single drop, they are one of the highest falls in Canada.  Some gorgeous hiking trails begin in this area as well.

Emerald Lake. Yoho National Park. British Columbia, Canada. Emerald Lake | Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada

Emerald Lake is another of Yoho's treasures. We were enjoying a very pleasant hike around Emerald Lake when suddenly the winds that had been blowing all day suddenly subsided and for a few brief moments the lake became mirror still.  We stood in amazement looking at the crystal clear waters reflecting the surrounding mountains and listened as a loon called out.  After only a few moments of stillness, the wind once again resumed and choppy waves again picked up on the lake. The moment had passed, and so we once again resumed our trek around the lake.

Next up...Jasper National Park. 

 

Check back soon for more stories and images from the Canadian Rockies. You can find the full collection of images from this trip HERE. If you missed the first blog post in this trip series, you can find it HERE

My American Landscape collections can be viewed in my online galleries HERE. Fine Art prints, canvases and metal prints can be ordered directly from my online galleries. Please contact me with any questions you may have about selecting or ordering fine art for your home or office or for custom installations.

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Moraine Lake | Banff National Park https://kimkozlowski.com/blog/2017/2/moraine-lake-banff-national-park Moraine Lake. Banff National Park. Alberta, Canada

"Moraine's Mirror" | Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

On our second night in Banff, I set out to scout out the famed Moraine Lake. Heavy rain clouds loomed overhead, and a brisk wind causing chop on the lake made any sunset shots an impossibility, but I made my plans for a sunrise shoot.  

Early the next morning, I made my way in the darkness to the top of the rock pile at the end of the lake. The turquoise waters below were still and mirror like in the darkness. Low clouds drifted past the tops of the rugged peaks surrounding the lake. Behind me, to the east, heavy clouds covered the horizon. It didn't seem likely that the sun would be able to break through at sunrise. Time to settle in and wait.

It is time.  Sunrise.  As I watch the clouds shift, I see an opening in the clouds coming.  The sun comes up over the horizon in just the right spot. For ten glorious minutes, the sun illuminates the tops of the peaks and the clearing storm clouds.  It's almost ridiculous how beautiful it is.  I work quickly knowing the light won't last.  After a few shots of the lake with the open view (above), I take the risk to move to my second location framing the lake with the pines in front.  I manage a few shots and then, as quickly as it began, it is over. The sun is gone, the light goes flat and a light breeze picks up and begins to ripple the lake.  This sunrise, as brief as it is, feels like a gift.

Moraine Lake. Banff National Park. Alberta, Canada

"Sunrise on Moraine Lake" | Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

 

Next up...Yoho and Kootenay National Parks. 

Check back soon for more stories and images from the Canadian Rockies. You can find the full collection of images from this trip HERE. If you missed the first blog post in this trip series, you can find it HERE

My American Landscape collections can be viewed in my online galleries HERE. Fine Art prints, canvases and metal prints can be ordered directly from my online galleries. Please contact me with any questions you may have about selecting or ordering fine art for your home or office or for custom installations.

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kimkozlowski@sbcglobal.net (Kim Kozlowski Photography, LLC) Alberta Banff Banff National Park Canada Canadian Rockies Icefields Parkway Kim Kozlowski Kim Kozlowski Photography Moraine Moraine Lake North America Rockies adventure alpine calm clouds fine art fine art photography glacial till glacier hiking lake landscape landscape photography mountains national park nature peak photography pine pine trees reflection rock flour sunrise travel turquoise https://kimkozlowski.com/blog/2017/2/moraine-lake-banff-national-park Sun, 12 Feb 2017 12:59:20 GMT
Hiking in Heaven | Banff National Park https://kimkozlowski.com/blog/2017/1/hiking-banff-national-park Emerald Lake. Yoho National Park. British Columbia, Canada. Boom Lake | Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

After that first beautiful sunset at the Vermilion Lakes welcomed us to Banff, we were off and running to pack in as many miles on the trails as we could. With beautiful destinations like Boom Lake, how can you go wrong? 

Our trip to Banff fell during a particularly rainy July (I think I heard some murmurings about record rainfall) but it rarely slowed us down.

Rock Isle, Larynx and Grizzly Lakes from Mount StandishRock Isle, Larynx and Grizzly Lakes from Mount StandishSunshine Meadows. Banff National Park. Alberta, Canada

Sunshine Meadows | Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

An afternoon hiking at Sunshine Meadows is not to be missed.  We hopped the shuttle bus up to the alpine air of the meadow and enjoyed a quiet afternoon with the lakes, wildflowers and stunning views to be found along the trails. The image above shows Rock Isle, Larynx and Grizzly Lakes from Mount Standish as well as an approaching rain storm in the distance.

Two Jack Lake. Banff National Park. Alberta, Canada Mount Rundle from Two Jack Lake | Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

The Two Jack Lake area is beautiful but busy.  Get out at sunrise to enjoy the morning calm.

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Lake Agnes |  Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

So many trails take off from the popular Lake Lousie area. It's easy to link a few together to make your own loop. We spent a great day hiking to Lake Agnes and the Beehives, a classic Banff hike. 

Peyto Lake. Banff National Park. Alberta, Canada. Peyto Lake |  Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

We loved every minute of our time driving along the Icefields Parkway which stretches between Banff and Jasper.  It offers such stunning scenery around every bend as well as a wonderful variety of hikes. Peyto Lake is definitely not to be missed. Its unbelievable turquoise color comes from the glacial rock flour that flows into the lake. 

Next up...an unforgettable morning at Moraine Lake.

 

Check back soon for more stories and images from the Canadian Rockies. You can find the full collection of images from this trip HERE. If you missed the first blog post in this trip series, you can find it HERE

My American Landscape collections can be viewed in my online galleries HERE. Fine Art prints, canvases and metal prints can be ordered directly from my online galleries. Please contact me with any questions you may have about selecting or ordering fine art for your home or office or for custom installations.

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kimkozlowski@sbcglobal.net (Kim Kozlowski Photography, LLC) Alberta Banff Banff National Park Beehives Boom Lake Bow Summit Canada Canadian Rockies Grizzly Lakes Icefields Parkway Kim Kozlowski Kim Kozlowski Photography Lake Agnes Larynx Lake Mount Rundle Mount Standish North America Peyto Lake Rock Isle Lake Rockies Sunshine Meadows Two Jack Lake Vermilion Vermilion Lakes adventure alpine alpine meadow calm clouds fine art fine art photography glacial till glacier hiking lake landscape landscape photography meadow mountains national park nature peak photography pine pine trees reflection rock flour sunrise sunset travel turquoise https://kimkozlowski.com/blog/2017/1/hiking-banff-national-park Thu, 26 Jan 2017 23:33:09 GMT
Vermilion Lakes | The Canadian Rockies https://kimkozlowski.com/blog/2017/1/vermilion-lakes-canadian-rockies-banff GlintGlintVermilion Lakes. Banff National Park. Alberta, Canada. Glint | Vermilion Lakes, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Rarely does one get this fortunate on a first night out in a new location.  After a couple of long days of travel, followed by setting up camp, we were finally in Banff National Park. Although it was getting late, I decided to hustle over to the Vermilion Lakes to try to catch the sunset.  I'd done my research on this string of lovely small lakes but had never set foot there and the light was fading fast on this cloudy evening.  It didn't seem likely that I'd be able to scout the location quickly enough to capture much, but at least I'd be ready for the following night.  

Every now and then, things work out in your favor, and this was definitely one of those times. I found this lovely spot at the very end of this string of lakes just in time to catch the setting sun as it managed to get a few rays out from behind the clouds.  What a fantastic way to begin our time in the Canadian Rockies. 

 

Check back soon for more stories and images from the Canadian Rockies. You can find the full collection of images from this trip HERE.

My American Landscape collections can be viewed in my online galleries HERE. Fine Art prints, canvases and metal prints can be ordered directly from my online galleries. Please contact me with any questions you may have about selecting or ordering fine art for your home or office or for custom installations.

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kimkozlowski@sbcglobal.net (Kim Kozlowski Photography, LLC) Alberta Banff Banff National Park Canada Canadian Rockies Kim Kozlowski Kim Kozlowski Photography Rockies Vermilion Vermilion Lakes clouds fine art fine art photography lake landscape landscape photography mountains national park nature photography pine pine trees reflection sunset https://kimkozlowski.com/blog/2017/1/vermilion-lakes-canadian-rockies-banff Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:53:19 GMT
Brandon Class of 2017 {Novi Senior Portrait Photographer Kim Kozlowski} https://kimkozlowski.com/blog/2016/11/novi-class-of-2017-senior-portrait-photographer-kim-kozlowski Senior Pictures. October 2016.

I truly enjoy creating custom portrait sessions for all of my clients. The process starts with a pre-session consultation that takes place a few weeks before the session. During the pre-session consultation, we'll talk about the things that make you unique and how we can incorporate these personality traits and interests into your portrait session.  

Brandon's senior portrait session is a great example of this.  We started with an outdoor session to take advantage of this beautiful fall we're enjoying and included Brandon's family members in several of the images.  We then moved to the Novi Ice Arena and Varsity locker room to capture images in a place where he's spent hours competing over the years.

Senior Pictures. October 2016.

Senior Pictures. October 2016.

Senior Pictures. October 2016.

Senior Pictures. October 2016.

Senior Pictures. October 2016.

Senior Pictures. October 2016.

 

Interested in a Senior Portrait Session?  Find all the up-to-date details about my custom senior portrait sessions in my Class of 2017 Senior Portraits digital magazine, from pre-session consultations to the collections, it's all there. Just click to read!

Contact me if you have any questions about custom portrait sessions or if you would like to get started planning YOUR senior portrait session. I look forward to talking with you!

 

 

 

 

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kimkozlowski@sbcglobal.net (Kim Kozlowski Photography, LLC) Birmingham CC Catholic Central Farmington Farmington Hills Kim Kozlowski Kim Kozlowski Photography Livonia Metro Detroit Michigan Northville Northville High School Novi Novi High School Novi Ice Arena Plymouth Rochester South Lyon Troy Walled Lake Walled Lake Northern West Bloomfield Wildcats beautiful custom custom portrait custom portraits custom portraiture digital magazine everyone has a story fine art fresh high school senior hockey location locker room modern outdoor photography portrait senior senior pictures senior portrait senior portraits varsity https://kimkozlowski.com/blog/2016/11/novi-class-of-2017-senior-portrait-photographer-kim-kozlowski Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:00:00 GMT
Jack Class of 2017 {Novi Senior Portrait Photographer Kim Kozlowski} https://kimkozlowski.com/blog/2016/11/class-of-2017-novi-senior-portrait-photographer-kim-kozlowski Senior Pictures. October 2016.

This fall has been just spectacular.  We've had such mild sunny weather and gorgeous color on the trees.  It's been much too nice to be inside creating blog posts, so I'm behind!  But that's OK, we all need to take time to get outside and enjoy some time in nature.  This session with Jack was a real pleasure.  The beautiful day, gorgeous light and his easy going spirit made our time together fly by.    

Senior Pictures. October 2016.

Senior Pictures. October 2016. Senior Pictures. October 2016.

Senior Pictures. October 2016.

Senior Pictures. October 2016.

Senior Pictures. October 2016.

Senior Pictures. October 2016.

Senior Pictures. October 2016.

Senior Pictures. October 2016.

Senior Pictures. October 2016.   

Interested in a Senior Portrait Session?  Find all the up-to-date details about my custom senior portrait sessions in my Class of 2017 Senior Portraits digital magazine, from pre-session consultations to the collections, it's all there. Just click to read!

Contact me if you have any questions about custom portrait sessions or if you would like to get started planning YOUR senior portrait session. I look forward to talking with you!

 

 

 

 

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kimkozlowski@sbcglobal.net (Kim Kozlowski Photography, LLC) Birmingham CC Catholic Central Farmington Farmington Hills Kim Kozlowski Kim Kozlowski Photography Livonia Metro Detroit Michigan Northville Northville High School Novi Novi High School Plymouth Rochester South Lyon Troy Walled Lake Walled Lake Northern West Bloomfield beautiful custom custom portrait custom portraiture digital magazine everyone has a story fine art fresh high school senior location modern outdoor photography portrait senior senior pictures senior portrait senior portraits https://kimkozlowski.com/blog/2016/11/class-of-2017-novi-senior-portrait-photographer-kim-kozlowski Tue, 08 Nov 2016 22:24:09 GMT