denver engagement photographer

Pop some bubbly because you are engaged!! Let me be the first to wish you congratulations! (Though let's be honest I'm probably far from the first!) I'm so excited that you're here! As a Denver engagement photographer, I want all of my photoshoots to be stress free and fun! I know that planning your session can seem overwhelming but with all the tools I provide, from my convenient booking calendar to my vast location guide, I aim at making this process incredibly easy!

At your engagement session, things will feel relaxed and easy going. I encourage all my couples to turn their engagement sessions into a date! Bring a picnic, share some beers, let's jam to some music! I will give you both gentle prompts to encourage genuine interactions, don't worry you're not going to have to pose yourself!! So grab your partner and let's have some fun!

Let's have some fun and create some awesome photos! The day after your session you'll pay your remaining balance.



Pick a location from my location guide or choose your own.



Schedule the date and time for your session and pay your retainer. You're officially booked!



After filling out my contact form I'll be in touch. Let's chat about your vision for your session. 



You will receive your online gallery in 2 weeks with your images ready to download!



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I'm so excited to hear more about your vision! Send me a message and I'll get back to you within 24-48 hours! 

some of my favorite

Denver Engagement Locations

As a Denver engagement photographer, I've scouted far and wide to find the best spots! Colorado has a wide variety of different locations and backdrops, from mountains to lakes to deserts. Whatever your vision is, Colorado will likely have something you'll love! 

These locations are just the tip of the iceberg! All my couples receive a full location guide full of hidden gems!

Mount Falcon


Mount Falcon is my most frequently spot for engagement photos. It is only 30 minutes from Denver and has beautiful mountain views, open fields and lots of trees!

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Sprague Lake

Rocky mountain

Sprague Lake is a gorgeous lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, it's about 1.5 hours from Denver but the drive is so worth it! There is a $50 permit fee.

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Chautauqua is about 30-45 minutes from Denver and features beautiful views of the Flatirons. There is virtually no shade so a sunrise or sunset session is a must!

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Vail Village

Vail, COlorado

Union Station


Garden of the Gods

Colorado springs

Garden of the Gods is one of the coolest places in Colorado and a perfect spot for engagement photos. It requires no permit but can be super busy, weekdays for sure!

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Union Station is a super cool place for engagement photos. The station has awesome architecture if you're wanting more of an urban environment.

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Vail Village looks straight out of a Christmas movie– it is a gorgeous place for wintery engagement photos. You can also take the lift up the mountain!

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Location Guide

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Outfit Guide

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Denver engagement photographer

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when's the best time for a denver engagement session?

Denver temperatures vary greatly from season to season (and even day to day!!) Here are some weather related tips for your Denver engagement session.

Summer is one of my favorite times to photograph in Denver
because the weather is so predictable. You can expect warmer temperatures and typically a quick afternoon shower. Wildflowers happen a little later than most states– if you want maximum colorado summer is the best month! 

Spring can be colder than you might think!
Especially if you're wanting to go into the mountains. And there might not be as many flowers and fauna since it takes longer for the winter ice to melt. 

Fall has the most gorgeous colors, but it comes and goes quickly!
Fall is my favorite season in Denver. The orange and yellow leaves are absolutely magical. But Fall can come and go quickly. Sometimes those gorgeous leaves only last a week. 

Winter can be freezing or mild.
Winter in Denver is always a toss up. It can be frigid or mild. Always plan for it being cold. (Layers, proper transportation, etc.) 

my take...

Any season in Denver is great! My biggest piece of advice is to plan for a weekday, otherwise locations will be packed! If you want maximum greenery and color, go with June. If you want fall foliage, September or early October is usually a safe bet.

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a reminder that

your experience matters

I want you to have gorgeous engagement photos. 

But I also want you to have a great time at your engagement session. 

No stress. 

No stiff posing. No inauthentic moments.

To me, the experience is everything


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You will never feel like you booked me and then I vanished. Making sure I'm present and available for any questions or help you need along the way is huge in the experience I provide. 

consultation calls

It is super important that I get to know all my couples, so I send out a questionnaire after booking. These help me tailor your day specifically to you and your needs. 


All couples receive access to my exclusive Colorado Location Guide. This guide over 75 stunning Colorado locations, from mountains to alpine lakes.

location guide

Immediately after booking you'll receive an in-depth engagement session guide. This has tons of information from my posing strategy to outfit suggestions.

Portrait guide

Heard of the horror stories of couples not seeing a single photo for months? Don't worry about that with me! All couples receive a sneak peek in 24-48 hours and their full gallery in just 2 weeks.

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denver mountain engagement photos

I'd say about 90% of all my engagement session couples are looking for epic mountain views– and what better place than Colorado? Having engagement photos in the mountains does have a few logistical factors, but with me I will help you plan, scout and execute the perfect Denver mountain engagement session. So whether you're looking for locations near Denver or up for venturing out West– I've got you covered!

I understand life happens! But in fairness to other clients I do ask for 48 hours notice if you need to reschedule. When I schedule sessions I am turning down other potential clients, so please be courteous of my time and I will do the same with yours!

For rescheduling I offer a one time complimentary rescheduling if 48 hours notice is given. The retainer you paid upon booking will then transfer over to another date that works for us both! If you need to reschedule a second time a second retainer will be required to book your new date.

Yes. But because the weather changes so quickly (hello Colorado) I like to reschedule as late as possible without inconveniencing you. Every month I have a few blocked off "bad weather days". If there's another open date that works for us both we can definitely move it then, free of charge.

I do also have several indoor locations if you don't want to reschedule!

I don't reschedule for temperature, (too hot/too cold), so make sure you dress accordingly!

After your session I get to work on culling (going through and eliminating any blurry or unflattering shots) and color grading. In two weeks you will receive a link to your online gallery (size dependent on session time). The images are full resolution, unwatermarked files. Prints are available for purchase.

Expedited delivery is available! A one week turnaround is available for a fee of $250, every additional day is an extra $50. (Subject to availability)

I am located in Broomfield, just 20 minutes north of Denver. I offer complimentary travel if your session location is within 50 miles of 80020. Outside of that 50 mile radius there is a $200/hr travel fee.

I offer engagement sessions, senior and graduations sessions, and a limited number of family sessions. I don't currently offer maternity or newborn photos. 

I love warm colors, so I love shooting at golden hour right before the sun sets. I love authentic moments— families laughing or couples being goofy- those are the moments I want to capture. I want you to look back on your photos years from now and have them be timeless, genuine, and true to that point in your life. 

It really depends on the look you're wanting and the location you choose! For romantic, golden, glowy photos you'll want to shoot at golden hour, this is typically the hour or two leading up to sunset. The light during this time is super flattering! 

If you're shooting indoors, the optimal time will depend on if the windows are facing East or West (morning or evening light). 

My booking calendars are set for early morning and evening shoots, but if you're doing an indoor session or want a more editorial, direct light look send me a message and I can adjust the booking window for you manually!

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