As fall approaches, it was still quite warm for Coza and Joel’s fall Golden engagement photos last week. The higher temperatures have prevented the trees at lower elevations from changing into all their gorgeous hues yet. We were determined to find some color for their session though because like myself, they’re also Colorado natives and fall colors are a great aspect of the state.
They have a ton of fun together and are self proclaimed nerds like myself so we had a fantastic time during their session. Joel is so sweet to Coza and she deserves it because she’s a teacher. I have so much respect for that profession and as my dad says, “it’s the most overworked, under paid position in America.”
We met up at Cannonball Creek Brewing for a proper round of hoppy suds before wandering into downtown Golden. There are several excellent locations for engagement photos near near Golden like Lookout Mountain which I have shot before . After capturing more of the small town feel we drove west up through Coal Creek Canyon and into Golden Gate Canyon State Park. We were fortunate that the sun peeked through the clouds when we made it to the top of Gap road where I had scouted a small grove of colorful aspens earlier in the day. Scouting locations in advance is the best thing that I can do for my clients because it helps us be more efficient with our time during an engagement session.
When the light quickly disappeared we made some fun twilight images. One of my former brides Krista is now a photographer and she joined us to help hold a light during this time. It was great having her there because I was a little under the weather and she kept the energy high throughout the session.
Thank you both for allowing me to photograph your fall Golden engagement. I’m looking forward to you wedding next June at Space Gallery in Denver.