If you’ve never seen the Gore Range from Piney Lake, it should be on your Colorado bucket list. For that reason alone, I was excited when Caroline and Brendan asked me to shoot their fall Piney Lake engagement in Vail. Located about 40 minutes North of the town of Vail up a logging road, it may be a bumpy ride but the view alone is worth the adventure. I haven’t been back since I photographed this wedding at the ranch and fall is the perfect time to visit.
Caroline and Brendan are getting married out of state and since they love the mountains and water, we knew this would be an ideal location for their engagement photos. We shared a beer on the deck before venturing up the trail past the lake. It was a picture perfect, Colorado bluebird day and with the aspen trees changing color you couldn’t ask for much more.
We had a great time shooting everywhere from the aspen grove to the edge of the lake where it flows into Piney River. Thankfully we managed to avoid the moose herd that calls the area home. Just before the sun disappeared, we made a few photos on the boat dock as the still lake provided a gorgeous reflection. I hope you enjoy the photos from their fall Piney River Ranch engagement in Vail. I plan to be back sooner rather than later.