The Great Sand Dunes

Road trips, who doesn’t love them? What’s better then packing a couple cars full of friends and driving to an unfamiliar destination? I’ll tell you what’s better, packing those cars with 3 models and 3 photographers to capture some truly special images over a 3 day period in The Great Sand Dunes national park near Alamosa Colorado.

That’s exactly what I did with the great company of photographers Ryan Lee & Enrique Parrilla. Along side were our beautiful models Heather JeppsonSavana Ray, and Margaret Wysocki.

Having traveled to the sand dunes in my high school days I forgot how magnificent the massive dunes seemed to be mysteriously placed in the San Luis Valley. When you see them for the first time, tucked along the edge of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range, you will ask yourself “how the heck did these get here?” They are truly a sight to see.

Hiking up the dunes is a tremendous feat. During the morning we hiked up about half way to scout out some good spots to shoot later that evening. After our hike the clouds were rolling in and we were hoping we wouldn’t get rained out but luck was on our side because we had some amazing light that evening!

The thing I love about doing these group photo shoots is you get to see how each photographer has their own unique vision in shooting the same thing.

Can’t wait for our next adventure!

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Author: Andy Martinez

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