VENUE GUIDE

Colorado Engagement Photo Locations


Choosing a location for your engagement session can be challenging. The guide below features some of my favorite engagement photo locations in Colorado.

As a Colorado native I know how gorgeous this state can be. I want your engagement photos to represent both you two as a couple as well as the beauty surrounding you. Some of these locations may be meaningful to you or it might be a location that you won’t be able to visit on your wedding day.

Each location includes the GPS coordinates, nearest town, elevation, permit requirements, helpful information and why I love it. If you have questions about any of the locations that you see or even one that you don’t, feel free to reach out. I’ve often spent time at several locations that I haven’t photographed couples at yet and one of those locations might be the best fit for you. I’d be happy to discuss everything that you need to know before making a decision. If you happen to be looking a place to get married, be sure to check out out Colorado wedding venue guide. You can also check out my engagement portfolio or contact me with any questions that you have.

On each page you’ll find important venue details, including contact information, plus our favorite things about each space. As a bonus, look for our secret “Pro Tip” at the bottom of the grey box.

Denver skyline engagement photos at Auraria Campus

Auraria Campus

39°44'47.1"N 105°00'22.1"WDenver5,197 ft.
The Auraria campus is the go to location for Denver skyline view engagement photos. Trust me, if you’re looking for a great view of the city I recommend that we venture over to the Auraria Campus just prior to sunset.
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A couple poses during their Boreas Pass fall colors engagement in Breckenridge CO

Boreas Pass

39°27'34.9"N 106°01'31.6"WBreckenridge10,387 ft.
Boreas Pass road is spectacular draped in golden aspen leaves or covered in snow making it an excellent Breckenridge engagement location all year long. Located just minutes from downtown Breckenridge, Boreas Pass is one of the best locations for engagement photos in Summit County.
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Meaghan and Aaron walk together on the snow covered ice during their winter Brainard Lake Engagement in Colorado

Brainard Lake

40°04'48.7"N 105°32'02.0"WWard10,178 ft.
Brainard Lake is a wonderful winter engagement location in the Indian Peaks Wilderness above Ward, Colorado. About an hour drive from Boulder via the Peak-to-Peak highway or Lefthand Canyon, you’ll find the the Brainard Lake Recreation Area.
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Civic Center Park engagement photos in Denver

Civic Center Park

Broadway and ColfaxDenver5,240 ft.
Most Denver natives have been to the annual Taste of Colorado event at Civic Center Park but chances are you haven’t considered it for your engagement photos. The area provides plenty of background options like colorful flowers and trees to the amphitheater and a view of Denver’s iconic cash register building.
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Denver fall colors engagement with red maple trees

Country Club Historic Neighborhood

402 Franklin StDenver5,311 ft.
This neighborhood across from Denver Country Club near Cherry Creek has tons of colorful trees in the fall. If you’re looking to add some fall colors to your engagement session in the city, I recommend stopping by the Country Club Historic District.
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A woman in a red dress and man in a suit pose for a portrait as golden aspen trees glow on Gothic Mountain

Crested Butte

Crested ButteCrested Butte8,909 ft.
Crested Butte is one of the most beautiful small towns in all of Colorado, making it an ideal location for colorful engagement photos. The area is full of golden aspen trees in the fall sprawling wildflowers in the summer and tons of snow in the winter.
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Chad picks Jamie up for a portrait near the edge of Dillon Reservoir in Summit County at sunset

Dillon Reservoir

39° 36' 21.56"N 106° 4' 48.84"WDillon9,017 ft.
Dillon Reservoir is an easily accessible engagement photo location in Summit County. Located between Dillon and Frisco along the I-70 mountain corridor, Dillon Reservoir (often referred as Lake Dillon) features views of the Tenmile Range, Boreas as well as miles of shoreline.
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Briana and Tim embrace atop Lost Gulch Lookout during their engagement photos in Boulder

Lost Gulch Overlook

39°59'27.4"N 105°19'09.3"WBoulder7,333 ft.
Lost Gulch Overlook is a beautiful location for engagement photos above Boulder next to Flagstaff Road and features stunning views of the nearby mountains. Once you step onsite, you’ll quickly realize why Lost Gulch Overlook is one of the most popular locations for engagement photos.
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A couple share a kiss as the sun sets behind the Maroon Bells in Aspen in late September

Maroon Bells

39° 6' 39.6"N 107° 1' 13.51"WAspen8,460 ft.
Maroon Bells is one of the most beautiful and iconic locations for engagement photos in all of Colorado. When you arrive it will be clear why this is one of the most photographed locations in all of Colorado. But with the proper permits and planning, Maroon Bells can be one of the best places to capture your engagement session.
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