Photojournalism is the main aspect of my photography that stays consistent no matter what type of session it is. This is what keeps me grounded in knowing my purpose in life. Story telling through images and writing is something I've been passionate about ever since I studied photography in college. No matter if it's connecting with nature's beauty or connecting with the people around me, I truly care about telling their story. It's easy to wake up and see all the bad surrounding us, but sharing the joy, love, and light can change your perspective on how you feel every day. Take a look through my blog entries to see how you feel through my art of storytelling.
May 30, 2023
There are so many amazing locations in Colorado to take your engagement photos!! Today, we are going to focus on locations near Denver… within 30-45 minutes 🙂
Before we dive into all the fun locations, here’s some tips on what type of location to decide on. While making your wedding planning decisions, one of the best questions to ask yourself is… Does this represent who we are as a couple?
It doesn’t always have to be that deep lol but it helps make some decisions. For example, if you love the beautiful landscapes that Colorado has, but hate hiking.. there’s plenty of locations we can drive to without hiking! If you love breweries and walking around your neighborhood in Denver, we can do exactly that for your engagement photos. There are such a variety of places to go here, so I like to take advantage of that.
We’ll start of with my personal favorite, Chautauqua Park in Boulder, Colorado.
One of the best areas to get meadow photos with the flatirons in the background! You can also hike straight up for some photos in the woods. Beautiful during the spring, early summer, and fall!
Staunton State Park is another great park to capture beautiful photos during golden hour.
It has great meadows and forest spots like Chautauqua, but more quiet with less people. The hike we did for these photos is much easier as well.
Totally understand not wanting to hike, but still getting those views for your photos! Usually I turn to overlooks or places you just have a small walk to.
My favorite overlook is Lost Gulch in Boulder, it is gorgeous at sunrise and sunset. If you don’t want as many people, morning photos are so dreamy.
Another option that only requires a little bit of walking is Red Rocks Park!
I have spent so much time at Red Rocks since moving here. It’s my favorite music venue, but their trails are also amazing. The trading post trail is more of a casual walk around those beautiful red rocks!
Denver has so many great spots during the summer and winter! One of my favorite things about winter is the lights strung up all around the city. Union Station and Dairy Block are some awesome spots to take photos.
One of my favorite places to grab a drink in Denver is RiNo! There’s murals, cute cocktail, and coffee bars. It’s a great spot for anyone, but I took my cousin and his girlfriend there for the edgy murals vibe.