The fall colors have finally begun to pop up which was perfect timing for Chris and Madeline’s high mountain engagement session last week. I met these two at Wedtoberfest back in April and anyone who wants to drink beer while they’re wedding planning are my kind of folks. They’re both engineers and have been studying hard for their professional exams so I’m glad we could get them outside for a bit. We met up at the Georgetown Loop Railroad since Chris is a big fan of trains and were lucky enough that the last train of the day rolled by when we were there.
After a quick stop in downtown Georgetown we made our way up to Guanella Pass, stoping a couple times along the way for patches of yellow aspen trees. When we reached the summit I borrowed Chris’ drone to capture an arial perspective of them walking on the vibrant tundra. Using the drone provided a completely different perspective. I also used the drone to capture them walking on the winding section of the road earlier in the session.
Mt. Evans and Mt. Bierstadt were stunning as the lingering sunlight illuminated the peaks. We explored a lot of the area atop the pass by foot as we chased the last bits of light before it snuck behind Square Top Mountain. When the warm glow of the sunlight disappeared in favor of blue hour, we trekked down to a naturally formed pond where I captured them for the final frames of the evening. I had a great time chatting and hiking with Chris and Madeline and can’t wait for their wedding in Estes Park next October.