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Favorite Engagement Locations
- URBAN -
Located in the heart of downtown Denver, Union Station offers an urban twist on classic architecture and a modern, clean vibe for couples interested in a beautiful timeless feel. Located at 17th and Wynkoop Streets in present-day LoDo District, it includes the historic terminal building, an iconic train shed canopy, and light rail station. The station opened on the site in 1881, burning down in 1894. The current structure was built in two stages, with the central portion completed in 1914. In 2012, the station underwent a major renovation transforming it into the centerpiece of mix-used development and re-opened in 2014 as a combination of the Crawford Hotel, several restaurants, and retailers. (FRONT RANGE)
There are so many hidden gems in Denver! Explore the Art District (RiNo), enjoy views from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, soak up the sun on a rooftop, or grab a brew on a local patio. The options are limitless and offer great variety for edgy and fun couples. (FRONT RANGE)
Loveland or Fort Collins
With smells of the local burger places and a craft brewery on almost every corner, Old Town is a location rich in culture and indulgences. Unique buildings and Colorado's signature red stone colors much of this area. Let's grab a brew or coffee and explore the wall murals in downtown Loveland or beautiful brick buildings in Fort Collins! (LOVELAND - LOCAL / FORT COLLINS - FRONT RANGE)
- MOUNTAIN -
Estes Park, CO
There are few better places in the Continental US for sweeping views, epic mountaintops, and opportunities to be wowed than Rocky Mountain National Park. Just minutes outside Estes Park, RMNP offers a little bit of everything: hiking, high mountain lakes, lush green forests, 1000 ft rock faces, mile-long valleys, and a time you will never forget!
Rocky Mountain National Park is one of my favorite locations to shoot, hands-down. We can explore the Bear Lake area with its views of Hallett Peak and Longs Peak, soak in the sun in Moraine Valley, enjoy the epic views of Horseshoe Park, or adventure on Trail Ridge Road up to 12,000ft elevation for un-paralleled views of Colorado. An annual Parks pass or 7-day pass ($25) is required for entrance and can be purchased upon arrival to the Park. (ADVENTURE SESSION)
Just 45 minutes west of Boulder, the Brainard Lake Recreational Area offers miles of hiking trails, lakes for fishing, and some pretty epic views of the Indian Peaks. During the Summer, full car access is open to Brainard Lake itself. During the winter, the road is closed 4 miles from the lake, with winter parking and restrooms available and free entrance for foot traffic. Red Rock Lake is nearby and a beautiful location for those snowy mountain photos. Keep in mind, when selecting a mountain location for winter photos, it will more than likely be windy at your session!
Estes Park, CO
Lily Lake is 10 minutes outside Estes Park and while it is inside National Park borders, no entrance fee is required. With sweeping views of the nearby Estes Cone and Longs Peak, this area is incredible for fall color! During the summer, it's an easy-access option with the lake nearby. (ADVENTURE SESSION)
For a closer option with stunning mountain views, Lost Gulch Overlook west of Boulder offers easy access to views of the Front Range cities and the continental divide peaks. A $5 parking permit applies for visitors with vehicles NOT registered in Boulder County. (FRONT RANGE)
Dillon / Breckenridge
& DILLON RESERVOIR
Dillon is a quaint little town nestled in the heart of the mountains about an hour west of Denver. Dillon Reservoir offers beautiful mountain views, grassy fields, and surrounding forests (and amazing aspens in the fall!). Sapphire Point is a well known overlook and offers a beautiful location and easy access for photos. (ADVENTURE SESSION)
Known for it's popular amphitheater, Red Rocks Park is a beautiful area with views of the red rock and surrounding foothills. With easily accessible trails, it's a popular spot for photos. While it can be very busy during concert season, hitting the area on an off-day is a great option!
SOUTH MESA TRAILHEAD
South Mesa Trailhead is located near Boulder and offers stunning views of the flatirons and surrounding foothills. With sweeping fields, a cute vintage building, and iconic bridge, it offers a wide variety for photos. A $5 parking permit is required for vehicles NOT registered in Boulder County. (FRONT RANGE)
Horsetooth Reservoir is located just 10 minutes west of Fort Collins. With sweeping views and rock outcrops, it's a great location for photos! The best season here is summer. (FRONT RANGE)
Boreas Pass connects Breckenridge with South Park and offers beautiful vistas from the Breckenridge side. Like most passes in Colorado, it closes in the winter. Summer and fall are beautiful in this area! (ADVENTURE SESSION)
- GARDEN -
This hidden gem of a location is STUNNING from mid summer through fall. With it's unassuming entrance and location in Denver, there are acres of trails, beautiful botanical themed gardens, an indoor tropical oasis, and more! There is a $100 permit required to shoot here (includes entrance for up to 6 guests). (FRONT RANGE)
The Hudson Gardens offers a wide variety of botanicals and water feature, and gives a casual park backdrop. (FRONT RANGE)
- COUNTRY RUSTIC -
WHITE RANCH PARK
About 15 minutes west of Golden, White Ranch Open Space Park is a beautiful hidden gem in the foothills! With rolling hills, views of downtown Denver and the surrounding mountains, it's a popular choice for couples. There's an antique barn, round pen, and fences for a country feel.
CLEAR CREEK PARK
The Clear Creek History Park in the heart of Golden boasts several antique barns and structures, Clear Creek (river) walk, and downtown Golden just minutes away. It's ideal in the summer and fall. (FRONT RANGE)
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