When I met up with Amanda and Cuyler at Union Station for their downtown Denver engagement session we had such an amazing time, we spent almost two hours at Terminal Bar drinking. Time flies by when there are thirty amazing Colorado craft beers on tap, outstanding atmosphere and three funny people trying to one up each other. Amanda is a nurse and Cuyler works for the Copper Mountain Fire Department so they do a lot for other people and rightfully so I wanted them to have a great time and not rush straight into shooting. As a couple, they have a blast traveling and skiing together which makes sense because Cuyler proposed on the top of the mountain. Despite not being natives, they have definitely made Colorado their Home.
The best part about doing a downtown Denver engagement session is that the area provides a variety of locations and settings all in close proximity. The great hall inside Union Station always has amazing light beaming into the windows in the afternoons. The surrounding areas provide colored walls and murals which is something that they were really hoping to find. I like to challenge myself so even though I have shot in the area before, I try not to make a picture that I’ve made before. Taking some risk often leads to unique images and that’s what I’m all about. Even as the sun was fading I knew I could break out a light and hide it in a small space to make the skyline photos at Auraria Campus. Anyone can shoot at golden hour but I love shooting during blue hour when the ambient light begins to match the lights from the buildings downtown.
None of that would be possible if my clients didn’t trust me and I’m thankful for couples like Amanda and Cuyler because they let me do my thing which makes this whole process a blast. I know one thing is for sure, that’s not the last beers that I’ve had with them. I’m looking forward to their wedding at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.