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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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Sean & Danielle // hitched // Colorado Springs, CO

When a wedding day happens to coincide with a blizzard, I get nervous. Will my car make it ok? Will everyone else make it ok? Will I get the outdoor shots I need/reaaaalllly reeeaaalllyy want?!

Welp. No worries needed with this crew. 

They prayer for snow and man, did they get it. Danielle and her family are from Florida, so it was definitely a bit of a shock for them. And for me? Well I definitely got the shots I wanted, and then some. Thanks to Danielle & Sean for freezing their butts off with me, it was TOTALLY worth it :)

On My Speakers: Budapest - George Ezra