When it comes to picking the perfect Colorado Engagement photography location, it can be a bit overwhelming. It doesn’t have to be though, and can actually be a really exciting experience for you and your future spouse. I’ve compiled a few of my expert tips to help you prepare for these photos and find the perfect location.
The key to making your engagement photography magazine worthy is to plan ahead. What kind of environment are you imagining for your photos? Is it more urban, downtown shots? Or in the mountains with nature? Determine what kind of vibe you want for your images and start your search from there. If you aren’t comfortable hiking but still want outdoor scenes, make sure you can park close to the exact spot you have in mind. Look ahead for parking fees and permit requirements too!
If you don’t mind taking the scenic route for the best views, make sure you bring the right hiking boots for the trip- along with a spare set of shoes for photos. When you look for your engagement photographer, having a pro on hand is extremely helpful. Experienced engagement photographers will be well equipped with the right permits, and will know exactly what time and where to get those dreamy golden hour photos.
Examples of Great Colorado Engagement Photography Locations
Lost Gulch Lookout
Lost Gulch Lookout is a beautiful lookout on the top of Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder, Colorado. It’s home to some of the most stunning views in Boulder, and is a dream at sunrise and sunset. You can see the most updated information on parking and permits here.
St Mary’s Glacier
St Mary’s Glacier is a great spot to get snow-touched pictures year round. It has about a 1.9 mile hike to get to the good stuff, but the views are well worth it. There’s a gorgeous lake and mountain views, and you can even bring your dogs up as long as they stay leashed!
Sapphire Point is a popular lookout in between Breckenridge and Keystone. It offers unmatched views of the Dillon Reservoir, along with gorgeous views of the Gore and Tenmile mountain ranges. This spot is a great location for the outdoor loving couple, and can even double as a stunning elopement spot.
Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Golden Gate Canyon State Park is one of the options I like to suggest for couples who like versatility. This state park has over 42 miles of hiking trails and tons of different wildlife and scenery. Lakes, outlooks, forest, stones- there’s a bit of everything!
In my opinion, the Paint Mines in Calhan, Colorado are some of the coolest and most unique Colorado Engagement photography locations. It almost reminds me of Mars with the rolling hills and stones! This place is a must see- and perfect for a more out of the box engagement spot.
Last but not least, Downtown Denver has some great options if you’re not into the mountain views or just want an urban landscape. One thing I love about Downtown Denver is that it has such a wide variety of backdrops to choose from. City streets, unique architecture, and charming parks- the options are endless!
No matter where you choose to take your Colorado Engagement photos, you’re pretty much guaranteed to have some incredible backdrops all over the state. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about picking the right Colorado Engagement photo locations- and take a look around the blog for more inspiration! Thanks for joining me, and see you next time.