The "Aspen Collection" includes of some of my most celebrated pieces. It took me three years to complete but to be honest, I love photographing them so much that I'll never truly be done. This series sparked my interest in the study of light - It's amazing what the right kind of light can do to an image and how little time you have to utilize it. I began chasing the sun for these shots.
Aspens are beautiful, majestic trees that thrive best at an elevation of 7,000 feet or above and grow in large colonies. They stand about 40-70 feet in height and can live up to 150 years; although their complex route system can survive far longer underground. In the fall, these trees paint the mountains with vibrant colors.
I started this collection in 2011. These trees have meant so much to me that in 2015 when I gave birth to my first daughter, we named her Aspen. These trees forced me to adventure into the unknown, gave me a sense of adventure and awed me with their beauty - because of that, I felt like their name was very fitting for my beautiful baby girl.
You can purchase prints from this series in my studio in downtown Ridgefield, CT or on my Etsy shop online. www.etsy.com/shop/JulieKateStudiosCT