Mountain Lake Engagement Near Vail | Laura & Ryan

Summertime in the high country rarely disappoints but with all of the snow we got this year everything is especially green and lush. We decided to do their mountain lake engagement near Vail up at Piney Lake. It’s one of the tougher Colorado Engagement Locations to get to but once you make the bumpy 45 minute ride up the dirt road from Vail you’re rewarded with spectacular views of the Gore Range. I’ve enjoyed coming back ever since I photographed a wedding at Piney River Ranch a couple years ago.

I was connected with Laura and Ryan through a talented photojournalist colleague and I’m so glad that I was. They have ton of fun together and enjoyed the process. I got a big kick out of the fact that I told them to brings snacks since it’s a remote location and they brought everything from a six pack of beer to chips and a ripe avocado.

Travis was in town to photograph a wedding a couple days later with me in the mountains so he tagged along to help out. We hiked everywhere on site from the gigantic aspen tree grove near the parking lot all the way out past the lake and back. We were treated with mostly clear skies and some lovely alpenglow to end the evening.

Their wedding at 4 Eagle Ranch outside Wolcott next summer should be a ton of fun and I can’t wait to document it all.

Walking in the aspen trees at Piney River Ranch Couple kisses in the aspen trees near Vail Ryan wispers in Laura's ear at Piney Lake with the Gore Range in the background Laura and Ryan walk together brush near Piney Lake and the Gore Range Laura and Ryan share a moment at Piney Lake in Vail Couple poses on a rock at Piney Lake Ryan and Laura embrace during their engagement session at Piney Lake near Vail, Colorado A couple walks together on the trail at Piney Lake with the Gore Range in the background near Vail, CO Laura and Ryan laugh and run at Piney River Ranch during their engagement session near Vail, Colorado A couple kisses during sunset at Piney River Ranch during their engagement session Laura and Ryan share a moment together near Columbine flowers in bloom during their engagement session in Vail, Colorado A couple embrace during their Piney River Ranch engagement photos as the Gore Range is reflected in Piney Lake at sunset near Vail, Colorado Laura and Ryan pose during their engagement at Piney River Ranch A couple share a moment during their Piney River Ranch engagement at twilight Twilight engagement in the aspen trees at Piney River Ranch near Vail, CO

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