Denver Engagement Photographer
To help you decide which engagement photography location is right for you, start with asking yourself the following questions:
1) Do we spend more time in a city or natural setting?
2) Would I like something more modern, artistic or earthy?
3) Are there any places in the area that are very “us?”
4) What are we wearing for the engagement photos? What setting does that fit in?
Colorado contains some of the best outdoor Photography Venues for all tastes and styles. Each location gives a different feel, allowing you to choose one to fit your personality. We see the locations in three main categories.
Urban settings are appealing to those who are looking for color, modernity, architecture or a vintage feel.
An earthy location is a good fit for the couple who is drawn toward trees, mountains, rivers, farmland or grassy scenes.
Personality centered Maybe it’s the coffee shop where you first met, you sitting in your backyard or the park that you got engaged at. This approach towards location offers and opportunity to create storytelling at it’s best.
Denver’s Best engagement photography locations for Engagement Sessions
As Denver engagement photographer for nearly ten years, we’ve been to plenty of locations and have compiled a list to help you decide which spot best tells your story.
Though we have a large list of places for your engagement session in Denver below, we ironically recommend not fretting too much about the location. Ultimately, the images are about you and your relationship, not the background. The setting will not make or break your photographs. We can get great photos of you anywhere.
YOUR FAVORITE THINGS
Your favorite things
Personal . Meaningful . Storytelling . One of a kind
We love it when couples make their engagement session unique and special to them by doing a few of their favorite things. Do an activity you both enjoy, wear your favorite team’s jersey, visit an ice cream shop – these are just a few examples of things you can do to make your engagement session special, playful and meaningful. Consider it a documented date. As a Denver engagement photographer, I’ve been to many unique locations but there is nothing quite as special as you and your story.
URBAN downtown Denver engagement spots
FOR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS
Urban . Chic . Contemporary . Modern . Colorful . Artistic
If you want your photos to convey an urban and colorful feel, downtown Denver (Lodo) is the place to go. There is something artistic and beautiful about the shapes and lines contained downtown. Unlikely objects, like bright signs or stoplights, add color in captivating ways, and the architecture of the buildings or the mystery of an alley bring forth never-ending options for creativity.
City . Denver . Classy . Historic
Movement is prominent at the Union Station located in downtown Denver. The rush of the downtown scene meets mid-mod architecture meets train depot gives the area interesting movement, lines, color and texture. It is the perfect place for an engagement session if you desire a rustic downtown location.
Outdoorsy . Colorado . Urban . A little bit of everything
REI in downtown Denver is where urban feel meets nature. Unique architecture, color, streams and open spaces at the REI Denver Flagship area will provide you with a wide variety of location options. It is the perfect place for an engagement session if you can’t decide on an urban or rural scene – it’s the best of both worlds.
Museum of Contemporary Art
Urban . Chic. Contemporary . Modern . Unique . Artistic . Colorful
A place that prides itself on modernity, the outside area surrounding Denver’s Museum of Contemporary Art provides a location full of fascinating shapes, intriguing angles and stunning architecture. This is the spot for those interested in creative, modern images.
Denver Art Museum
Modern . Urban . Cityscape . Contemporary . Artistic
A striking piece of the Downtown landscape, the Denver Art Museum is the spot to capture your contemporary vibe. The soaring lines of the architecture give way to bustling streets and pedestrians, simultaneously containing the magnitude and the detail of a cityscape. It’s a must for urban couples who love dwelling in the moment.
Glowing Lights . Unique Storefronts . Chic City Look
One of Denver’s warmest city nooks, Larimer Street hosts a community full of color and life. The sidewalks are a canvas for ambling pedestrians, cheery cafe windows, and glowing lights strung above the street. This spot is for more intimate urban moments, caught on a relaxing afternoon. Larimer Street photographs best during slower times of the day and week, when it’s not too busy.
urban . dramatic . artistic
Let us guide you though many options when deciding what skyline, city scape view of Denver is the best fit for your engagement photos.
On the flip side of Denver’s Museum of Contemporary Art is South Broadway Street in Denver. This is the location for the couple desiring an urban and character filled backdrop. Beautiful patterned and colorful storefronts line the streets, and some shops even showcase their vintage furniture on the sidewalks. It is a must for those who enjoy the retro look.
Personal . Meaningful . Casual . Sentimental . Intimate
If home is your heart, your sanctuary, your pride, then a home shoot will definitely capture your lifestyle best. Sometimes a warm living room or a lived-in patio is all the backdrop needed to tell your story as a couple.
Park Locations for engagement sessions in Denver
With the mountains still visible from a distance, Chatfield will give your photos a country feel. Filled with haystacks, barns, tractors, wildlife and vibrant wildflowers, Chatfield is a breath of fresh air for any visitor. Chatfield is a beautiful area and they know it. *This venue requires an additional permit fee of $100
Natural . Colorful . Active . Outdoorsy
Wash Park, located in South Central Denver, is much like Cheesman Park with its flower gardens, trees and open grassy areas. Wash Park is home to over 50 flower beds, Smith Lake, trails, benches and architecture. During the warm months it is a great place to venture for an engagement session or wedding venue. As a Denver engagement photographer, this is one of my favorite locations to photograph.
Natural . City Views . Lake
This urban park contains the best of Denver. Layered in the background, you’ll see the silhouetted Rockies and the downtown skyline. In the park, meander through acres of mature trees, grassy fields, and summer flowers. The two lakes and old boathouse provide just one more unique touch to this natural site.
Denver Botanic Gardens
Gardens . Flowers . Foliage . Reflective Pools
A reprieve from the bustle of the city, the Denver Botanic Gardens are a vivid place for a natural shoot. The gardens sing with vibrant colors of flowers and foliage from all over the world. Stroll along narrow paths, rest under the shade of a tree, or enjoy reflection pools. If you’re looking for a bright, natural setting in the city, this is it. *This venue requires a $100 permit
City . Trees . Natural . Sky Views
Another respite from the busy city. This urban park is bordered by the slow-moving South Platte on one side and downtown Denver on the other. Enjoy sweeping lawns, beautiful foliage, and huge sky views. This place evolves with the seasons, so plan your visit accordingly. As a Denver engagement photographer, this is one of my favorite spots I’ve found.
Water . Mountain Views . Walking Path . Sailboats . Dock . Birds
Tranquility in the city. Nestled between the skyline of downtown and mountain vistas, Sloan’s Lake provides a peaceful space to capture couples. Take a jaunt on a walking path, watch the sailboats glide by, or enjoy each other in the soft light of sunset.
Earthy . Colorful . Classic . Natural . Superstitious
Don’t let the superstitions scare you. Located in Denver, Cheesman Park is a beautiful location for photography. The area is lush with trees, flowers, green grass, and the white pavilion located on the property brings in some classy architecture to the outdoorsy park feel. This location is a must for anyone looking for the best spot in Denver to photograph during the turn of fall. Any Denver engagement photographer will be chasing the color found at this park.
MOUNTAIN ENGAGEMENT LOCATIONS
Wilderness . Romantic . Colorado . Earthy . One of a kind
Just 25 minutes west of Denver lies Lookout Mountain. If you like the great outdoors and the vastness of mountain ranges, this is the perfect place for you. The area is rich in trees, rocks and a big blue sky overlooking a mountainous view. Sunset is the prime time for photography at Lookout Mountain; it illuminates the area in warm oranges and yellows as the sun slowly settles behind the range. Lookout Mountain is located on the front range of the Rocky Mountains and is only miles from Boettcher Mansion, a popular wedding venue.
MOUNT FALCON PARK
wide open spaces . trees . beautiful views
Sweeping views from a high vantage point offering panorama's from the city to Red Rocks. With a short amount of walking, we have nearly a 360 degree mountain-top view.
Bradford-Perley house in Ken-Caryl
red rocks. dramatic views, open fields
incredible mountain views . serene . lake
This mountain lake offers incredible mountain views on a lake nestled in a mountain valley. The lake is open seasonably, closing for the winter months. A $100 travel fee applies along with any necessary permitting to photograph at the lake.