Are you dreaming of taking your Colorado engagement photos in a gorgeous location? Let’s make it happen!

Rocky Mountain National Park, by Among the Pines Photography

I’m a Colorado photographer who’s been working with adventurous couples to capture their special moments for the past 6+ years. And in this article, I’ll share the best places to take engagement photos. I’ll also answer common questions and share pricing information.

Stunning Locations for Colorado Engagement Photos

With countless Colorado engagement photo locations, it can be tricky to narrow the list down. That said, I’ve compiled some of the most picturesque locations and a few of my favorites for shooting engagement sessions.

Note: Many Colorado locations require a photography permit. I take care of annual and one-time permits for my couples. So when it comes to your engagement session, you don’t have to worry about this!

Mount Falcon West Trailhead

  • Location: Indian Hills
  • Accessibility: easy

If you and your partner enjoy hiking, Mount Falcon Trailhead is one of the best engagement photo locations near Denver. This is one of several hikes in Mount Falcon Park and a place I absolutely love photographing.

Mount Falcon West Trailhead is more secluded than others in the park and offers unmatched mountain scenery. The trail also takes you past unique castle ruins, which make for a cool photo op!

Chautauqua Park

  • Location: Boulder
  • Accessibility: easy

Chautauqua Park is just minutes from Downtown Boulder and sits at the base of the iconic Flatirons mountains.

This is easily one of my favorite places to take Colorado engagement photos, especially during summer when wildflowers bloom. That said, it’s beautiful year-round, with the unique Flatirons rock formations as a stunning backdrop.

Lost Gulch Overlook

  • Location: Boulder
  • Accessibility: moderately easy
couple smiling at each other for engagement photos at Lost Gulch Overlook
Lost Gulch Overlook, by Among the Pines Photography

If you’re dreaming of an epic sunset engagement session, Lost Gulch Overlook is PERFECT!

This is easily one of the best places to take engagement photos if you want incredible scenery without getting too adventurous. Take an easy hike to a lookout point that offers picture-perfect mountain views. 

Rocky Mountain National Park

  • Location: Estes Park
  • Accessibility: varies (multiple sites)

I’ve photographed several couples at Rocky Mountain National Park, and it’s an unforgettable experience every time!

The park covers more than 400 square miles and boasts countless places to take photos – from dramatic mountain scenery and large meadows to gorgeous lakes and lookout points off Trail Ridge Road.

Rocky Mountain National Park is fantastic year-round and is especially incredible for winter engagement sessions.

Crested Butte

  • Location: North of Gunnison
  • Accessibility: varies (multiple sites)

Crested Butte is a charming and beautiful mountain town off the beaten path in Western Colorado and one of the most magical places. There are many locations to take your Colorado engagement photos, including next to the Alpine Lakes, in meadows of wildflowers, or at the base of a waterfall.

Honestly, you can take your engagement photos anywhere in Crested Butte and have an amazing experience with gorgeous pictures. The entire town feels like your own piece of paradise. 

Most Colorado engagement photographers, including myself, prefer keeping specific locations a secret to preserve the area’s sacredness. If you’re interested in having an elopement session in Crested Butte, I’d love to help you find your dream location!

Are you considering eloping in Crested Butte? Check out this article!

Other stunning locations to consider for your Colorado engagement session:

  • Golden Gate Canyon State Park: a peaceful mountain getaway (Golden, CO)
  • Brainard Lake: a scenic lake surrounded by alpine forests (Ward, CO)
  • Sapphire Point Overlook: a viewpoint over Lake Dillion with mountain scenery (near Breckenridge, CO)
  • Maroon Bells: one of the most photographed mountains in the country (Gunnison, CO)
  • Red Rocks Park: an iconic park with towering red rocks and rustic scenery (Morrison, CO)

Find YOUR Dream Location for Your Colorado Engagement Photos

couple smiling at each other for engagement session in Colorado
Rocky Mountain National Park, by Among the Pines Photography

As an engagement photographer, I love working with couples to personalize photo sessions and bring your vision to life. 

Whether you found your dream place from the list above or you’d like to brainstorm ideas together, Among the Pines Photography (that’s me!) helps couples find their ideal engagement session location.

No matter what kind of backdrop or experience you’re dreaming of for your Colorado engagement session, there’s a perfect spot for it! 

Colorado Engagement Photos: FAQs

To help you have the best engagement session, I’ve answered common questions below.

What do you wear to an engagement photoshoot in the mountains?

Your engagement session in the mountains is meant to highlight you and your love, so wear whatever you’re most comfortable in! If you’re hiking, I recommend wearing hiking shoes and bringing different shoes for photos if you’d like.

Other suggestions for what to wear include coordinating colors and bringing a second outfit if you want to change it up.

Feel free to ask your photographer for specific clothing tips based on your photo location, time of day, etc. In fact, I send engagement couples a Pinterest outfit inspiration board to help them plan their outfits!

What month is best for engagement photos?

The best month for your engagement photos depends on the scenery and weather you’re looking for. In Colorado, all four seasons offer a unique vibe. 

Winter is chilly but offers the ideal opportunity for a winter wonderland session. During spring, the snow is melting, and flowers start to bloom. Summer is warm and Colorado’s busy season. Fall is also a popular time of year with gorgeous fall foliage.

How soon do you take engagement pictures?

It’s best to have your engagement session 6 months to a year before your wedding. This allows time for you to get your photos back to share with loved ones, use them for announcements, and display them at your wedding.

How much are Colorado engagement photos?

Colorado engagement photos are usually about $1,000, give or take. Pricing varies on the length of the shoot and the photographer’s experience.

Adventure Engagement Session with Among the Pines Photography

Hi, I’m Brooke with Among the Pines Photography – a Colorado photographer who works with adventurous couples!

“Brooke is the absolute best. She truly went above and beyond for my fiancé and I to be able to get our engagement photos taken with the fall colors. Our engagement session with Brooke was such a special experience and a memory we will cherish forever.”

–Christy & Austin

I adore working with engaged couples to capture one of the most special chapters in your lives. We can find your dream location for your Colorado engagement photos and have an incredible time exploring and taking pictures.

Your engagement session is all about doing what you and your partner love! Whether that’s kayaking, hiking, or just enjoying somewhere beautiful together, like this amazing couple who wanted to go snowboarding together for their adventure engagement session.

Colorado engagement photos with Among the Pines Photography start at $750. 

This includes:

  • Location scouting – I’ll help you find the perfect location for you and your love! 
  • Outfit planning guidance
  • A custom online gallery
  • All edited high-resolution images
  • A 24-hour sneak peek photos
  • Rights to printing

Book Your Colorado Engagement Session

I hope this article has inspired you and helped you get excited about taking your Colorado engagement photos. 

Not only do I call Colorado home, but its gorgeous backdrops are endless, no matter what kind of scenery you’re looking for or when you want to have your engagement session.

If you’re interested in chatting more about how we can make this the perfect experience for you and your love, contact me, and we can communicate via email or a quick phone call!

Client Praise


Brooke is professional, prepared, and provides all the peace of mind that a bride needs on her wedding day. Because of our conversations leading up to the day, I had no doubt that she would capture every important moment and more. Throughout the day, she was present and helpful, but never overbearing or controlling. She beautifully captured the moments that happened naturally & her experience allowed for insight and ideas that I wouldn't have thought to ask for but that I'll now cherish forever! She is flexible, understanding, and patient, and looking back, we can't imagine our day without her. If you are looking for someone to capture your wedding day, or just any day, Brooke is your girl. She goes above and beyond to serve her clients, and she is absolutely gifted at what she does.

"SHE GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND TO SERVE HER CLIENTS, and she is absolutely gifted at what she does."

Linden + Brent

In the end, her creativity and our happiness totally shine through in every single photo. Brooke made both of us feel so at ease, from our individual sessions before we had our first look, to strolling through downtown Ouray, to our ceremony and in the scenic spots we visited afterwards. Her talent is beyond compare and we are absolutely thrilled with our gallery of photos we will treasure forever. We give Brooke our highest recommendation and can’t wait to work with her again!

"Throughout the entire planning process, Brooke was honest and flexible, and made it clear that her goal was for us to be 100% happy."

Emily + Nick

Brooke is hands down the most talented photographer I have ever met in my entire life. I gave her my inspiration and she took it and made it into something entirely unique and beautiful. Brooke was able to work with my budget and offer me options. Along with all of this, she was always there to communicate with me from ideas to concerns. The day of never goes as planned, she was thrown curveball after curveball and dodged them all with ease. The photos we received memorialized the best day of our lives and we are forever grateful for the beautiful artwork she created.

"we are forever grateful for the beautiful artwork she created."


Brooke was booked to do our wedding June 6th. However, the virus hit and we were afraid we wouldn’t be able to have our wedding in June so we decided to go ahead and get married with just our parents there. I called Brooke and told her our plans and literally we were getting married in a week and she was so quick to say yes and capture our day for us. She helped make our day very special. She was super fun and made Zach and I feel very comfortable. I got my pictures back and I felt so overjoyed to see the happiness and love I felt on that day. Even though we didn’t have our wedding like we planned, it was still very special and Brooke was a big hand in that. She truly captured some very special memories that I will have for the rest of my life. 


Our wedding was in Kentucky in September. Brooke not only traveled for us but made a custom package for us because we had a unique situation. She took pictures the day before, and just seemed to be in the right place at the right time. She met with me before the wedding and we communicated a few times up to the wedding about my specific requests, and she hit the nail on the head. I am so very thankful for Brooke's story-telling, organic nature. She captured our wedding for exactly what it was and what I will remember it to be...full of joy, laughter, love and hope for the future!

"I AM SO VERY THANKFUL FOR BROOKE'S storytelling, organic nature."



She’s professional, creative, organized, kind, and just a blast to be around. She made my husband comfortable instantly in front of a camera so she’s a miracle worker too. We can’t stop staring at our photos! So many people keep telling us how amazing they are!


Jessica & Robby

Brooke has a true talent. She is able to tap into and capture moments you didn’t even realize were happening.  Absolutely 100% recommend Brooke and her beautiful pictures. We booked her services for our engagement pictures and then immediately realized we needed to have her for our wedding also. I’m already preemptively dreaming of the anniversary shoot I want!

"Brooke will make you feel comfortable and like a friend - she will take your ideas and inspiration and produce something better than you thought."

Rori + Eli

Brooke truly listened to what we wanted as a couple, our hopes, and took time to understand our "vibe," which came through in her work she delivered.

I can't thank Brooke enough for her amazing work - seriously the BEST decision we made and brings me to tears each time I look at these beautiful, photographic memories we'll have forever.


Not only is Brooke an amazing photographer, but she is so fun and easy to work with! She made the whole process feel natural and comfortable for someone who typically feels awkward and weird while getting pictures taken! I love all of the pictures and I highly recommend Brooke as a photographer!

"SHE MADE THE WHOLE PROCESS FEEL natural & Comfortable."


That's exactly what Brooke does, she captures a story. No words needed. You can see it and feel it. You can remember the exact moment and how you feel for that person and see how they feel about you. Her intuitive eye has only gotten sharper. I can’t wait to see what other adventures await for her to capture.

"SHE CAPTURES A STORY, NO WORDS NEEDED. you can see it and feel it."

Christy + Austin

Brooke is the absolute best. She truly went above and beyond for my fiancé and I to be able to get our engagement photos taken with the fall colors. Our engagement session with Brooke was such a special experience and a memory we will cherish forever.

Brooke is so sweet, fun, personable and incredibly talented. We could not be more in love with our engagement photos!

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