What Do You Want Your Engagement Photos to Feel Like?
When you look back at your engagement photos what do you want to think and feel? What emotions do you want them to evoke? Do you want your photos to be fun, playful, adventurous while accurately depicting how much you love one another? Chances are you don't want each photo of you looking at the camera smiling, you want some cute intimate moments too! Maybe you want a sense of adventure. How about an epic and magical sunset set to top it all off? Perfect. I've got you covered - I specialize in creating imagery shows off your love boldly. You'll have engagement photos that show off your adventurous personalities and making your heart skip a beat when you see them time and time again.
Authentic Engagement Photos
Congrats on your engagement! Chances are this is your first time having professional photos taken together! You may be nervous, but don't be. Your engagement photos are actually going to be a fun experience. Even the most reluctant men come out of my sessions saying, "that was actually a good time. I would do that again!" That's because I operate like this:
We go on an adventure or a location that's special to you.
You don't just "pose" for photos or smile at the camera, we might do a little of that, but most of the time I'm giving you fun prompts.
I crack some really awkward jokes.
I make it an experience for you, not just a photoshoot.
Places to Take Engagement Photos in Colorado
Colorado is one giant playground! We have some of my favorite scenic mountain views and the coolest recreational activities! They only thing we're missing is the beach - but really our mountains make up for that. I'm a Colorado native, and all of my free time is spent hiking, snowshoeing, snowboarding, and adventuring throughout this awesome state (so I know it pretty well). Let's make your engagement photos a memorable experience with the coolest views! Check out the recommendations for locations I have listed here, but once we book your session I'll be happy to let you know about my other favorite locations or find something special just for you!
Where are my favorite places to take engagement photos in Colorado? How about Dream Lake at Rocky Mountain National Park, the Paint Mines, and Sapphire Point! Check out these samples below. Also, keep in mind, you're not restricted to these locations, however, most Colorado locations require a photography permit. That means if you have a special place in mind they may have an additional fee to take photos there. I will help guide you through this process (that's my job)!
Engagement Photo Q&A
Colorado Engagement Photo Galleries
If you're looking for a Colorado engagement photographer who creates bold and vibrant imagery you've come to the right place! Feel free to check out my galleries containing engagement photos from past clients covering just about every corner of Colorado.
Colorado Engagement Photographer
You know that quote, "find joy in the ordinary?" Well, I'm going to tell you right now, that isn't me. I'm all about that razzle-dazzle, about feeling deep and potent emotions, finding adrenaline-pumping adventures, experiencing the unique, standing on the edge of a cliff, and making cinematic memories. My self written mantra is to "live life fully saturated," meaning I want to soak up everything it has to offer. You'll notice my photography takes on a similar form, capturing couples deeply in love in scenic places with epic sunsets, using bright, bold, vivid colors that demand you to feel an emotion.
I think we all seek two things in life: love and adventure; hence, why I photograph fairytales ( I mean adventure elopements) for a living. If you're bold and courageous, madly in love, and searching for an experience that resembles your wild heart, call me. Together we'll create beautiful images that capture your tale and create the most amazing Colorado engagement photos you can imagine!
While I'd love to tell you more about my favorite craft beers and how much I love spending time at the dog park with my husky, I'd rather get to share that kind of information with you in person. Here's what you really need to know:
I'm excited to take you to a beautiful Colorado location you've never seen for your engagement photos so you have a new special place to share for the rest of your lives.
Sunset is my jam, and it's also my favorite time to take engagement photos (or really any photos). It makes for the best lighting, coloration, and views. So expect your session to be in the evening with me!
I don't do IPS - meaning the photos I send to you digitally are yours to keep and there are no hidden fees (heck yes). I also give you print release, so you can print your engagement photos a million times and I'm not going to charge you for it. Please do what you want! They are your photos, but I love to get tagged here and there!
I specialize in photographing elopements, which is a fancy way of saying that I specialize in posing couples and photographing them and a multitude of lighting scenarios. So you know you're in good hands!
I'm both a Canon and Sony photographer. My favorite focal lengths are 35mm and 135mm, however, I have a multitude of lenses that I use. I also have plenty of backup gear!
My normal editing style is bold and vibrant, which fits my personality! However, if you decide you want moody images I'm skilled in that as well. I actually train other photographers on how to edit!
I have 9 years of photography experience under my belt - I actually have a degree in fine art photography.
I have annual photography permits to Boulder County Open Space and Jefferson County Open Space, meaning if you want to do last-minute engagement photos we're good to go!
I practice Leave No Trace, and I ask that my clients participate as well. We only have one planet, let's protect it, and leave it the way we found it so everyone can enjoy!
Let's meet for a craft coffee or beer, or just jump into your engagement shoot!
Colorado Engagement Photo Advice
My job is to make your Colorado engagement photos amazing - between both the final images and your entire experience. Part of that is sharing my knowledge with you. The following blogs are resources on how to pose for engagement photos, what to wear to your engagement photos, the perfect locations for photos, and much more. If you need more resources like this for weddings or elopements we have that too! Check out our wedding resources page or how to elope.
Cassandra did an amazing job with our engagement photos! Would highly recommend her, we love our photos!
Our adventure hiking session with Cassandra was so much fun! On top of that our pictures turned out so great!
Leave No Trace
I love taking amazing photos of my clients in the great outdoors. I believe that we can take amazing photos without negatively impacting the environment. So while I'm dedicated to creating the perfect picture for you on your big day, I'm also conscious of where we're standing, walking, and actively preserving the location. That way no one knows we were ever there and everyone gets the same amazing views we do! I'm a Leave No Trace community partner for 2020, meaning my business donated proceeds to the non-profit, and I'm committed to following there seven principals. I'm also committed to educating my mountain wedding clients on those principals as well!