My name's Leah! As a Colorado based wedding photographer, serving Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, and greater Texas I aim to share weddings and portrait sessions, as well as lots of valuable resources- from what to wear for your engagement session to how to plan the perfect timeline. Have a look around!
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I am obsessed with these winter Colorado engagement photos. There is something so magical about Colorado in winter. Not to mention, photographs in the snow are some of the most beautiful and flattering photos you can take! So if you’re interested in getting your Colorado engagement photos done, consider braving the cold– it’s so worth it!
This photoshoot with Angela and Jake was one of my favorites of the year! I photographed their save the date session waaaay back in February (it feels like a lifetime ago). I love photographing people multiple times before their wedding because it really gives me an idea of the poses and prompts that that couples loves. Last time Angela loved the photos of her on Jake’s back, so we made sure to do those again! She also loved all the candids, so we incorporate lots of movement and activities (like a snowball fight!)
Choose a location that feels important to you as a couple! Angela’s family have a winter cabin in Colorado and frequently spend time in the snow and skiing– so a winter engagement shoot was right up their alley! But your engagement session location doesn’t have to be epic, it’s more important that it’s you. Some ideas could be your neighborhood park, your favorite bar, the bookstore you met at, heck even your living room couch!
Dress for the elements and the terrain. While looking cute and fashionable for your engagement photos might seem like your top priority, I promise you should prioritize comfort over fashion. No matter how cute those heels are, if you wear them to mountain engagement session you probably will have #ragrets.
Give yourself enough time. Time is the biggest enemy of portrait sessions! Give yourself enough time to get to the location (account for parking and traffic!), give yourself enough time if hiking is involved, and give yourself enough time at the session to get the variety of images you want. I offer 3 different types of sessions, mini sessions at a local park, traditional hour session, and adventure sessions. I’m happy to chat with you about which session will fit your needs best!
Make it a date! I want your engagement session to be fun! A lot of couples think of your engagement session as something you have to do. So it becomes a chore. Instead, bring a picnic, drink some beers, play a boardgame, have a snowball fight– this will make your session feel more like a fun date (and it’ll be so more candid, personalized, and relaxed!) And then after your session, go out to dinner, grab some drinks, go out to a movie!
Resist the urge to Pinterest. There are so much incredible photo inspiration, from Pinterest to Instagram to your neighbors travel photos from Bali. But your photo session is going to be completely unique and special to y’all as a couple. If you have tons of images in your head of how you want things to look, you’re probably going to be disappointed. Your photos will feel stiff and contrived and they will look different from your inspiration photos. Instead, try to just focus on the emotion you want from your photos or the vibe you’re going for. All this I will confirm with you once I send over my pre-session questionnaire!
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