We love engagement shoots!!!
Tom and I are asked all the time by our couples for suggestions on where to photograph their engagement session. I start by asking if there is a place that is special to them, such as where they met, went for a special date or where he or she proposed. This has led us to photoshoots on college campuses, outside Mile High Stadium, in an intimate wine bar, in a dugout at Westminster baseball fields, underneath a special tree on Dinosaur Ridge and even on top of a fire truck. If you and your fiancé have a location with an emotional connection, the images taken there will have a special place in your heart. It also helps to share your story if you have a wedding website or wish to display some prints at your reception! Here are images from some recent sessions:
CU, Boulder - Varsity Lake and many old buildings with lots of character. Can be crowded, so plan for a time when there is less student activity.
CU Boulder Engagement SessionBeautiful historic buildings and fall colors provide a great location for your engagement photos on the campus of the University of Colorado, in Boulder. Mile High Stadium, Denver - This speaks for itself if you are a Bronco fan!
Sports Authority Field at Mile High Engagement PhotosBronco fans can find awesome photo opportunities at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado. Dugout at Christopher Fields, Westminster City Park - this is the spot where Matt and Kirsten met!
Westminster City Park engagement sessionThis couple chose the ball fields for their engagement photos!
Dinosaur Ridge, Morrison - it's a long walk, but well worth it!
Dinosaur Ridge Engagement PhotosThere are so many beautiful places close to Denver, around the Morrison area, for fantastic engagement photos.
Another idea is to plan a photoshoot at your venue. Let’s face it; you most likely paid a lot of money when you booked your venue because it is gorgeous or in a beautiful setting. Many venues will let you shoot your engagement session there if you choose a date and time that is free of other events. For Tom and I, this has led to shoots at many venues, including Red Rocks Chapel, Botanic Gardens (Chatfield and Denver), Deer Creek Valley Ranch, Lower Lake Ranch and Ellis Ranch.
Lower Lake Ranch, Pine
Lower Lake Ranch Engagement PhotosA winter engagement session complimented this couple's summer wedding at Lower Lake Ranch in Pine, Colorado.
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, Littleton (fire truck shot was in Strasburg)
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Engagement PhotosA fire fighter and his fiancee chose to do their engagement photos at their wedding venue, the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.
Deer Creek Valley Ranch, Bailey
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Engagement SessionDeer Creek Valley Ranch in Bailey Colorado, provides the perfect location for a mountain engagement session.
Ok, so none of the above? No worries. Below are some other places where we have shot to give you some ideas. One thing we try to do when possible, is go to two locations that are close by. This gives our couples some variety for their save the dates and/or their signing guestbook.
Remember that some locations require a pass or permit. Your photographer should be able to verify whether or not a permit is needed and if there are any costs associated with it.
Also remember this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are literally hundreds of places to shoot in the Denver area and along the front range. We are blessed to live in such an amazing state!
If you have any questions about engagement or wedding photography, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are happy to help!
Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Golden - This hidden gem will knock your socks off in the fall. Park pass required for each car.
Golden Gate Canyon State Park Engagement PhotosBreathtaking fall color awaited this happy couple in Golden Gate Canyon State Park.
Downtown Morrison - Cool shops, wall paintings and a bridge.
Town of Morrison Engagement PhotosClose to Red Rocks, there are lots of opportunities for beautiful engagement photos in Morrison, Colorado.
Red Rocks, Morrison - Endless epic opportunities and variety, can be a challenge to shoot when crowded, permit required
Red Rocks Engagement SessionsRed Rocks Park offers plenty of opportunities for your fun engagement session!
Daniels Park, Sedalia - Epic overlook, beautiful sunsets, stone structure
Daniels Park Engagement PhotosStunning vistas await at Daniels Park
Chautauqua Park, Boulder, Colorado- Awesome backdrop of the Flat Irons, fields, trails. Can be crowded and hard to find a parking space.
Chautauqua Park Engagement PhotosBoulder, Colorado engagement photos can be taken at Chautauqua Park.
Breckenridge, Colorado - A fun place to be and shoot with tons of variety! Scenic areas and downtown.
Breckenridge Engagement SessionFall colors and endless photo opportunities make for beautiful Colorado mountain engagement photos in Breckenridge, Colorado. Georgetown, Colorado - Lots of variety in a small area, scenic areas and downtown
Georgetown Engagement PhotosThe high mountain town of Georgetown, Colorado, provides beautiful scenery for your engagement photos.
Evergreen, Colorado - Bergen Park, Elk Meadow, Evergreen Lake and downtown. All locations are along Highway 74. Bergen Park has some stone structures, and Elk Meadow has great landscape for vast far away shots.
A Wintery Evergreen Engagement SessionEvergreen, Colorado is close enough to Denver for a quick engagement photo shoot in the mountains.
Evergreen Engagement PhotosBeautiful engagement photos can be easy in the mountain town of Evergreen, Colorado. Kittredge Engagement SessionLocated between Evergreen and Denver Colorado, Kittredge offers easy access and scenic opportunities for your engagement photos.
Milestone Imaging is a husband and wife team who strives to provide their clients with the best wedding photography, engagement photography, and high school senior photography, in the Denver, Colorado metro area. We consider anywhere in Colorado, to be home, and have proudly photographed clients in Aspen, Breckenridge, Vail, Steamboat Springs, Winter Park, as well as the front range cities of Fort Collins, Loveland, Lyons, Boulder, Evergreen, Pine, Conifer, Larkspur, Colorado Springs and downtown Denver.