Looking for the perfect location for your engagement session in the Rocky Mountains? Colorado has a variety of stunning backdrops from mountains to lush forests, but how do you choose? Here are my top Colorado engagement session locations!
Rocky Mountain National Park is an iconic destination for anyone visiting Colorado. The sights, wildlife, and outdoor activities are unbeatable! This location is one of my top Colorado engagement session locations because you have access to the top of the mountains AND scenic lakes. Rocky Mountain National park screams COLORADO! Also, it is next to Estes Park. Stop to eat dinner or grab some taffy to celebrate after your session! Looking to elope in Rocky Mountain National Park? Permits fill up fast. Be sure to reserve your spot here! Engagement session permits are available daily which covers your entry fee into the park too! Click here to see more from this engagement session.
Mt. Falcon Park
Mt. Falcon Park is a hidden gem nestled in Indian Hills, Colorado. It is a short drive from Red Rocks. This location offers mountain views and dramatic cliffs that are perfect for watching the sun set over the Rockies. Additionally, it is accessible and involves just a few quick steps from the parking lot. Mt. Falcon Park is one of my top Colorado engagement session locations because it is close to Denver and makes you feel like you are deep in the Rockies. What's not to love?!
Looking for a unique location in Colorado Springs for your engagement photoshoot? Check out Garden of the Gods famous for it's remarkable structure and rich color! Garden of the Gods is one of my top Colorado engagement session locations because it offers a variety of backdrops. Additionally, you do not need a permit to elope or have your photos taken! After your photoshoot, be sure to check out Manitou Springs to browse the local shops, let loose at the historic arcade and grab a bite to eat!
Stopping at a local reservoir is the perfect option for couples who are up for a unique adventure. Maybe you want to hop on a canoe or race in some kayaks? I will be there! A few of my favorites include Dillon, Cherry Creek, Horsetooth and Clinton Gulch Damn Reservoir (featured below). Most reservoirs provide an ample amount of natural pet friendly hiking trails so you can bring your furry friends to your session! It is important to note that not all reservoirs offer accommodations. Be prepared before arriving to your session that you may need to apply any last minute touch ups in the car. If you're up for an adventure with gorgeous views, let's head to the reservoir for your engagement photoshoot!
Private Air BnB:
Don't want to stress about weather on picture day? Let's take it indoors to make it your own! Whether you want to snuggle on the couch, cook your favorite meal in the kitchen, or have a pillow fight, I promise you will have an incredible time and capture your story authentically. If you are traveling for your engagement photoshoot, consider renting an Air BnB to stay at! From modern interior to mountain lodges, an Air BnB photoshoot is a fun way to capture your unique getaway to Colorado.
Are you wanting a mixture of outdoor and indoor photos? Be sure to consider my adventure engagement photoshoot. With this package you can select as many locations as you would like to capture your love story within two hours! Talk about a full gallery!
Evergreen, Colorado is a charming town next to Denver with stunning hiking trails and abundant evergreen trees. If you are looking for a photoshoot location with greenery, this is the town for you! Additionally, Evergreen has crystal clear creeks that run throughout the town creating the most whimsical engagement photos! Looking for another local gem? Swing by the Evergreen Lake House to paddle-board or tee off at the Evergreen Golf Course after your session to enjoy all the natural beauty that Evergreen has to offer!
The Colorado Paint Mines
Located in El Paso County, the Colorado Paint Mines are a hidden show stopper! Be prepared for a little bit of a walk to access the colorful mines. But I promise, it is well worth it! The Colorado Paint Mines are one of my top Colorado engagement session locations because they offer drama and pops of color to your photos. This location may be off the beaten path. But it is a unique destination for couples seeking an adventure and strive to be bold!
Colorado has a lot to offer within a short drive of the Denver area making it the perfect photoshoot destination. If you are seeking mountain backdrops and lush greenery, Colorado is the place for your love story to be captured! Which of these locations was your favorite? Comment below!
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