Spring Engagement in Downtown Denver | Katie & Joel

Joel kisses Katie in front of Denver's Union Station during their spring engagement session at twilight

When I met Katie and Joel last fall we ended up cracking open one of my favorite beers, Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout, out of my cellar which is always a good sign. We naturally met up at a brewery to catch up before starting their spring engagement in downtown Denver. They’re new to Denver and open to whatever so I suggested that we have a pint at Ratio Brewing in RiNo since the area has lots of colorful backdrops for the start of the day. After walking a few blocks around the neighborhood… Read More »

Evergreen Engagement | Hannah & James

A couple is reflected in a pool of water while posing at Brother's Lookout in Alderfer Three Sister's Park during their Evergreen engagement photos

Hannah and James are fellow Colorado natives and love the outdoors so I was excited that they wanted to venture to a couple of new locations for their Evergreen engagement session. We met up at the Maxwell Falls trailhead, enjoyed some Jack and Cokes (their favorite) and played with their new Australian Shepard puppy Rey. She was having a blast tromping in the snow and even managed to sit still for a couple photos which wasn’t an easy task. James’ mother took the dog with her back to the city… Read More »

Spring Golden Gate Canyon Engagement | Kate & Brian

Brian and Kate hold hands and walk along Colorado highway 119 in Black Hawk, Colorado with the snow capped mountains seen in the background during their Spring Golden Gate Canyon State Park engagement

I had an absolute blast on Saturday afternoon for their Spring Golden Gate Canyon engagement session. We met up at the best brewery in Golden for one beer and spent over an hour catching up before we all piled into the car with their dog Koda and drove west. The park is one of my favorite places to shoot especially during the fall. I was pleasantly surprised when Kate turned on some Lil Wayne to get herself pumped up for the shoot and we jammed all the way to Kriley… Read More »

Elk Meadow Park Winter Engagement | Melissa & Jordan

Melissa and Jordan embrage during their Elk Meadow Park winter engagement session near Evergreen, Colorado

Last weekend I met Melissa and Jordan near her hometown of Evergreen for their Elk Meadow Park winter engagement. Despite the cold and windy conditions we had a blast tromping around in the snow before the sun fell behind the mountain. Jordan enjoys hunting this time of the year so he was accustomed to the chilly temperatures. It was a gorgeous area so I can see Melissa was keen to shoot in familiar surroundings. These two have an adorable connection together and once you spend some time with them you can see how… Read More »

Golden Gate Canyon State Park Engagement | Paige & Adam

Paige and Adam walk along Mule Deer Trail during their Golden Gate Canyon State Park engagement

Paige and Adam have been looking forward to the fall colors for their Golden Gate Canyon State Park engagement since I met with them earlier this year. We had another location picked out initially but the early season snow forced us to change dates and locations. It all worked out in the end because their session was full of screaming sunlight and yellow aspen trees. I shot another fall colors engagement in the park earlier this month but the trees had only begun to change. We met up at Cannonball Creek… Read More »

Jefferson Park Engagement | Angie & Chris

Chris and Angie embrace outside of Briar Common Brewery in the Jefferson Park neighborhood of Denver during their engagement photos

Chris and I had mutual friends in high school and we’re sure we had a beverage or two together at some point so it made sense to start their Jefferson Park engagement at a brewery. Angie and Chris live in the up and coming neighborhood which features a couple of great restaurants as well as Briar Common Brewery, where we started. We chatted over a couple of hoppy beers outside in the sunlight and it was so good that we almost ordered a second round. They live just down the street so… Read More »

Fall Golden Engagement | Coza & Joel

Joel and Coza share a moment together in a grove of aspen trees along Gap road in Golden Gate Canyon State Park during their fall Golden engagement

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… Read More »

Breckenridge fall colors engagement photos | Shabnam & Joseph

Shabnam and Joseph embrace on Boreas Pass road as twilight sets during their Breckenridge fall colors engagement photos

Shabnam and Joseph are some of the most intelligent, compassionate people that I have met in recent memory so I wanted to do something special for their session. They recently moved to Denver for medical residency and hadn’t had a chance to check out much of Colorado so they suggested that I choose a location. Since they hadn’t been to the mountains before and the leaves were changing I suggested we drive west to shoot their Breckenridge fall colors engagement photos. Boreas Pass is one of my favorite places to… Read More »