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colorado engagement photo locations
Choosing a location for your engagement session can be challenging. The guide below features some of my favorite engagement photo locations in Colorado.
As a Colorado native I know how gorgeous this state can be. I want your engagement photos to represent both you two as a couple as well as the beauty surrounding you. Some of these locations may be meaningful to you or it might be a location that you won’t be able to visit on your wedding day.
Each location includes the GPS coordinates, nearest town, elevation, permit requirements, helpful information and why I love it. If you have questions about any of the locations that you see or even one that you don’t, feel free to reach out. I’ve often spent time at several locations that I haven’t photographed couples at yet and one of those locations might be the best fit for you. I’d be happy to discuss everything that you need to know before making a decision. If you happen to be looking a place to get married, be sure to check out out Colorado wedding venue guide. You can also check out my engagement portfolio or contact me with any questions that you have.
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Alderfer/Three Sister's Park is a multiuse mountain park with lots of trails and lush evergreen forest . The park is a solid choice for an engagement session during the colder months because the evergreen trees look great any time of the year. If you're looking for a rustic feel then stopping by the ... View Location Info
The Auraria campus is the go to location for Denver skyline view engagement photos. Trust me, if you're looking for a great view of the city I recommend that we venture over to the Auraria Campus just prior to sunset. From the top of the parking garage next to the Tivoli Student Union you can see most ... View Location Info
Boreas Pass road is spectacular draped in golden aspen leaves or covered in snow making it an excellent Breckenridge engagement location all year long. Located just minutes from downtown Breckenridge, Boreas Pass is one of the best locations for engagement photos in Summit County. In the warmer months ... View Location Info
Brainard Lake is a wonderful winter engagement location in the Indian Peaks Wilderness above Ward, Colorado. About an hour drive from Boulder via the Peak-to-Peak highway or Lefthand Canyon, you'll find the the Brainard Lake Recreation Area. From June through the middle of October you can drive all the View Location Info
Broadway and Colfax
Most Denver natives have been to the annual Taste of Colorado event at Civic Center Park but chances are you haven't considered it for your engagement photos. The area provides plenty of background options like colorful flowers and trees to the ampatheatre and a view of Denver's iconic cash register building. View Location Info
402 Franklin St.
This neighborhood across from Denver Country Club near Cherry Creek has tons of colorful trees in the fall. If you're looking to add some fall colors to your engagement session in the city, I recommend stopping by the Country Club Historic District. Located off Speer Avenue, the homes in ... View Location Info
39° 36' 21.56"N 106° 4' 48.84"W
Dillon Reservoir is an easily accessible engagement photo location in Summit County.Located between Dillon and Frisco along the I-70 mountain corridor, Dillon Reservoir (often referred as Lake Dillon) features views of the Tenmile Range, Boreas as well as miles of shoreline. The reservoir is large which ... View Location Info
Eldorado Springs is a popular location near Boulder for engagement photos. About 15 minutes south of Boulder, Eldorado Springs is small municipality best known for it's award winning drinking water. However the area has become a popular destination for hiking, biking and rock climbing. All of those types View Location Info
Elk Meadow Park is a location for engagement photos in Evergreen, Colorado with dense evergreen trees and open meadows throughout the trail. As the name suggests, you might come across a herd of elk during your visit to the park. It's mainly used as open space for hiking and biking. The meadow View Location Info
39° 37' 54.85"N 105° 19' 45.21"W
Evergreen Lake is an easily accessable location for photos in Evergreen that features waterfront views along the trail. Evergreen Lake is a popular location for all kinds of activities in addition to engagement photos. As a result, this is an ideal location during late spring and early fall ... View Location Info
Georgetown, Coloado is a historic, former mining mountain town about 45 miles west of Denver and features cute shops and the Georgetown Loop Railroad. Chances are you've driven past Georgetown on your way to go skiing and never given it much thought. However this little town is a great ... View Location Info
Gold Hill Trailhead is a mountain engagement location on Highway 9 between Frisco and Breckenridge that features mountain views, aspen trees and wildflowers. Chances are you have driven right past the Gold Hill Trailhead and never given it much thought. On the top of the hill you'll find some ... View Location Info
Golden Gate Canyon State Park is a great choice for engagement photos in Colorado during the spring, summer or fall because of the beautiful nature. Located about 45 minutes west of Denver, Golden Gate Canyon State Park provides endless opportunities for engagement photos. I have shot here a ... View Location Info
39° 35' 41.95"N, 105° 43' 43.05"W
Guanella Pass is an engagement photo location that features open tundra, high mountain lakes and views of Mt. Bierstadt and Mt. Evans 75 minutes from Denver. Located 25 minutes from nearby Georgetown, Guanella Pass road provides an engagement photo location with aspen trees, winding roads and ... View Location Info
1430 Larimer St.
Larimer Square is a historic and picturesque block in downtown Denver's LoDo neighborhood that is a classic location for engagement photos. Denver natives know the cultural significance of this LoDo hotspot which makes it a quentessential photo location. Larimer Square is lined with some the ... View Location Info
Lost Gulch Overlook is a beautiful location for engagement photos above Boulder next to Flagstaff Road and features stunning views of the nearby mountains. Once you step onsite, you'll quickly realize why Lost Gulch Overlook is one of the most popular locations for engagement photos. A large rock ... View Location Info
Loveland Pass is an ideal location for mountain engagement photos because it's only an hour from Denver and features unobstructed views and amazing sunsets. If you're looking for engagement photos with a true Colorado feel then including Loveland Pass in your session is essential. Year round, this never ... View Location Info
39° 6' 39.6"N 107° 1' 13.51"W
Maroon Bells is one of the most beautiful and iconic locations for engagement photos in all of Colorado. When you arrive it will be clear why this is one of the most photographed locations in all of Colorado. But with the proper permits and planning, Maroon Bells can be one of the best places ... View Location Info
Maxwell Falls is a secluded engagement photo location near Evergreen, Colorado that offers dense forest and a waterfall at the end of the trail. Located about 45 minutes west of Denver, in Evergreen, Maxwell falls is a popular location for hiking with family as well as engagement photos. From View Location Info
Mount Evans, known for being one of Colorado's fourteeners, is a location for engagement photos for couples seeking breathtaking views. You'll experience a wide range of environmental change during the one hour drive from Idaho Springs to the top of Mount Evans. Aspen trees, mountain lakes, ... View Location Info
Officers Gulch is an easily accessable engagement photo location nestled between Frisco and Copper Mountain with a pond, aspen trees and evergreen trees. It's rare when I find a location that I love this much. Just minutes from Frisco, Officers Gulch is an ideal mountain engagement location just off of View Location Info
Piney Lake is one of Colorado's most beautiful locations for engagement photos because the Gore Range is breathtaking up close. Getting to Piney Lake isn't the easiest but the views are often worth the trouble. The ranch is accessible mid June through the last weekend in September via a bumpy dirt ... View Location Info
40° 20' 34.06"N 105° 41' 1.1"W
Rocky Mountain National Park is a beautiful engagement location located in Estes Park, about 90 minutes from Denver.The park features 415 square miles of breathtaking mountain views, including everything from meadows and valleys to forrest and tundra. Some of the most stunning locations within the park ... View Location Info
Roxborough State Park is an ideal location for engagement photos near Littleton because it features gorgeous red rock formations and wide open meadows. At the southwest end of the Denver Metro Area, sits Roxborough State Park. Filled with red sandstone that towers towards the sky, this ... View Location Info
Sapphire Point Overlook offers 360 degree views of all the surrounding mountain ranges and Dillon Reservoir. Centrally located near Dillon, Keystone, Frisco and Breckenridge along Swan Mountain Road this popular destination provides memorable views of the area. Hiking to the top is where you'll find ... View Location Info
39° 28' 25.46"N 106° 3' 38.23"W
Sawmill Reservoir is a mountain engagement location close to downtown Breckenridge that features views of the mountain along the trail surrouding the water. Located just a short drive from downtown Breckenridge, Sawmill Reservoir is a mountain engagement location in Summit County. During the winter the ... View Location Info
Shrine Pass is a driveable mountaintop engagement photo location that features epic views, summer wildflowers, evergreen trees in a quiet environment. Not to be mistaken with Vail Pass, Shrine Pass is a wonderful location for engagement photos. For the easy option you can just drive a little over two ... View Location Info
39° 50' 10.2"N, 105° 38' 59.35"W
St. Mary's Glacier is a mountain engagement photo location featuring a variety of wildflowers, a high mountain lake and year round glacier less than an hour from Denver.Located just up the road from nearby Idaho Springs, St. Mary's Glacier is a great engagement location for a couple who is up for a hike ... View Location Info
1800 Wazee St.
The Dairy Block is a brand new location for engagement photos in Denver's LoDo neighborhood featuring an outdoor market draped with market lights. The Dairy Block is a hip and trendy new alleyway set between 18th/19th and Blake/Wazee is filled with interesting art. It has quickly become a ... View Location Info
1701 Wynkoop St.
Union Station is the classic, historic and beautiful location for engagement photos in downtown Denver's LoDo Neighborhood. If you have your heart set on engagement photos in downtown Denver, chances are Union Station is on your list of must have locations. Simply put, it's quentessential ... View Location Info
1401 Wynkoop St.
Wynkoop Street Bridge is an industrial location for engagement photos in the heart of downtown Denver's LoDo neighborhood. Just a couple blocks away from Union Station, the Wynkoop Street Bridge (aka Manny's Bridge) is a great addition to any downtown Denver engagement session. In the ... View Location Info