Ted & Rachel - Garden of the Gods Engagement - Colorado Springs Wedding Photograpgher

Spring is finally here and Denver and it's been so nice, because I've been able to go out and play with all my couples! The thing I love most about summer engagement sessions in Colorado (besides the fact that its so much warmer!) is the light - golden hour in the mountains is so beautiful and the sun seems to be in the perfect spot in the sky.

I also love sunrise engagement sessions in the summer because for one its waaay warmer and two, I love how quiet and peaceful the early morning can be. Colorado is a beautiful place to go hiking, and everyone seems to know it, so trails and parks can get pretty crowded in the afternoons. I always try and encourage my couples, especially ones that can be particularly camera shy, to aim for a sunrise session. I know - sunrise in the summer is like 5:30 am, and that's sooo incredibly early, but it ends up being 100% worth it because we have the trail to ourselves, which means no gawkers and/or photo bombers. 

If you're thinking of having an outdoor engagement session somewhere in Colorado, or if you have one coming up with me, don't hesitate to reach out! I have tons of ideas, and even recently blogged some of my favorite engagement session locations. Ted and Rachel had their hiking engagement session in Garden of the Gods, and they handled the chilly weather beautifully! We had a great time walking around and laughing. I can't wait for more mountain engagement sessions this summer!

 Ted and Rachel walking in Garden of the Gods during their engagement session.
 Rachel and Ted walking through Garden of the Gods in Colorado during their Colorado Springs engagement session
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 Ted and Rachel walking hand in hand in the hills during their Colorado Springs engagement session.
 Rachel and Ted embracing in the hills of Colorado Springs.
 Ted kissing Rachel during their Colorado Springs engagement session.
 Rachels flowery sundress flowing in the wind during her and Ted's Colorado engagement session.
 Ted kissing Rachel on the cheek during their Colorado Springs engagement session at Garden of the Gods.
 Ted dipping Rachel at the Garden of the Gods during their Colorado engagement session.
 Ted and Rachel looking at each other during their Garden of the Gods engagement session.
 Rcahel and Ted during their Garden of the Gods engagement session.
 Rachel and Ted snuggling during their engagement session at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.
 Ted and Rachel walking hand in hand during their engagement session.
 A black and white snapshot of Ted with his hand on Rachels back.
 Ted making Rachel laugh during their engagement session in Colorado Springs. They were such a fun couple to photograph!
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 Ted and Rachel looking super cute in their coats. I love how intimate and in love they were1
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 Ted and Rachel, laughing as they walk.
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 Ted kissing Rachel on the cheek.
 Ted kissing Rachel on the cheek during their Colorado Springs Engagement session.
 Ted kissing Rachel on the cheek and she's laughing hysterically.
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Betsy & Connor - Mt. Sanitas Engagement Session - Boulder Engagement Photographer

 Betsy, Connor and their adorable puppy Teddy during their Mount Sanitas engagement session!

I’ve been dreaming of summer lately (actually, let’s get real here, I dream of summer year round, as it’s in my Cuban blood) and have been literally counting down the days to this Sunday, which is daylight savings. Of course, I say I’m super excited for longer days now, but I’m not entirely sure how Luna’s 7 PM bedtime will fly when the sun is going down at 9 (thank god for blackout shades). Still, I think I prefer those consequences over the winter 4 pm sunsets. Those kill me.

Anywho, this session has me thinking a lot about summer engagement sessions and some of the fun places I want to check out this year once the trails are officially snow free. I have a wedding down in Buena Vista later this year and I think it would be super fun to kill two birds and check out the Great Sand Dunes while we are down there. Another spot that I’ve also never spent time in is Ouray, so Woody and I were talking about taking a few days to make the trek and do some camping (and photograph some awesome folks!) out there.

Apart from summer, this hiking engagement session also has me thinking about wildflower season. I always thought you had to venture deep into the mountains to catch a glimpse of some gorgeous blooms, but as I found out last summer, you can find some right here on the front range. This engagement session was at Mount Sanitas in Boulder, and these blue flowers were a total surprise, since I wasn't expecting them. Connor and Betsy brought their adorable puppy Teddy and he even wore a bowtie. I can't deal when clients bring their pups, it's so stinkin cute! Anyways, enough out of me, enjoy this couples session, and keep an eye out for Connor and Betsy's wedding later this year!

 Connor, Betsy and their adorable puppy Teddy at Mount Sanitas!
 The wildflowers at Mount Sanitas and Betsy's super awesome tattoo!
 Connor, Betsy and Teddy during their Mount Sanitas, Boulder engagement session.
 Betsy and Connor snuggling during their Mount Sanitas engagement session.
 Connor kissing Betsy on the nose during their Boulder Engagement session.
 Connor and Betsy snuggling during their Boulder, Colorado engagement session
 Betsy and Connor laughing during their Colorado engagement session.
 Betsy and Connor hugging during their Mount Sanitas engagement session.
 Connor and Betsy among the wildflowers during their Mount Sanitas engagement session.
 Betsy's awesome tattoos have me super jealous and wanting some more tattoos stat!
 Connor, Betsy and Teddy walking together on the trail at Mount Sanitas.
 Connor, Betsy and Teddy being a super cute little family at their Mount Sanitas engagement session.
 Betsy and Connor snuggling with their puppy Teddy during their Mount Sanitas engagement session in Boulder, Colorado.
 Betsy and Connor snuggling and kissing during their Mount Sanitas engagement session.
 Betsy and Connor engagement session in the wildflowers in Colorado.
 Connor sneaking a kiss during their Mount. Sanitas engagement session in Boulder, Colorado.
 Betsy's gorgeous engagement ring.
 Colorado Wildflower engagement session.
 A black and white image of Betsy hugging Connor during their hiking engagement session at Mount Sanitas.
 Betsy and Connor hiking with their pup.
 I love this image of Betsy and Connor and how he is holding her.
 Betsy and Connor killing it in their outfits.

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