Candice & Andy’s Colorado engagement session

Here’s a few selections from the List of Things I Love: Travel, exploring new cities, breathtaking mountaintop views, cool people, good times, engagement sessions. What do all these have in common? I got to enjoy all of them during Candice and Andy’s Colorado engagement session.

Candice and Andy are getting married in Monterey next year, and I have the honor of photographing their wedding. But during the September weekend they flew out to California to do their wedding planning, I was shooting two weddings and an engagement session, so there was no time to fit in an engagement session for them. No worries, they said: We’ll fly you to Colorado.

This presented a fun challenge: I wasn’t familiar with Denver, so I wasn’t sure where to go for the shoot. When I do engagement session in Monterey, San Jose, San Francisco, or Big Sur I have an extensive mental list of great spots to work from. I’ve only been to Denver once, so I turned to Internet searches and Google Maps Street View for location scouting, as well as advice from Candice and Andy. It all worked out great, despite our first location — Denver’s Union Station — being under construction.

We decided to split the engagement session into two days (which gave us enough time to enjoy a great pizza lunch at Denver’s Mellow Mushroom) and go to the mountains outside Boulder the next morning. My friend John, who I stayed with in Boulder during the trip, was a great guide, and led us up Flagstaff Road to an amazing overlook, with a view toward Rocky Mountain National Park that can only be described as ‘epic.’

Candice and Andy were amazing to work with during the whole process, and I can’t wait for the wedding. Check out my favorite photos from their Colorado engagement session here:

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