As fall approaches, it was still quite warm for Coza and Joel’s fall Golden engagement photos last week. The higher temperatures have prevented the trees at lower elevations from changing into all their gorgeous hues yet. We were determined to find some color for their session though because like myself, they’re also Colorado natives and fall colors are a great aspect of the state.

They have a ton of fun together and are self proclaimed nerds like myself so we had a fantastic time during their session. Joel is so sweet to Coza and she deserves it because she’s a teacher. I have so much respect for that profession and as my dad says, “it’s the most overworked, under paid position in America.”

We met up at Cannonball Creek Brewing for a proper round of hoppy suds before wandering into downtown Golden. There are several excellent locations for engagement photos near near Golden like Lookout Mountain which I have shot before . After capturing more of the small town feel we drove west up through Coal Creek Canyon and into Golden Gate Canyon State Park. We were fortunate that the sun peeked through the clouds when we made it to the top of Gap road where I had scouted a small grove of colorful aspens earlier in the day. Scouting locations in advance is the best thing that I can do for my clients because it helps us be more efficient with our time during an engagement session.

When the light quickly disappeared we made some fun twilight images. One of my former brides Krista is now a photographer and she joined us to help hold a light during this time. It was great having her there because I was a little under the weather and she kept the energy high throughout the session.

Thank you both for allowing me to photograph your fall Golden engagement. I’m looking forward to you wedding next June at Space Gallery in Denver.

Coza and Joel engoy a beer at Cannonball Creek Brewing Company during their fall Golden engagement
Joel share a smile with Coza along a red wall outisde of Mountain Toad Brewing in Golden
Joel and Coza embrace in an ivy covered alley near downtown Golden Colorado
Coza and Joel share a kiss in Golden during their engagement
Coza and Joel embrace under the Welcome to Golden arch on Washington Avenue during their engagement photos
Coza wears a red dress during her engagement photos with Joel near Coal Creek Canyon during fall in Colorado
Joel and Coza sit on a wodden fence along Gap road during their fall engagement in Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Joel and Coza share a moment together in a grove of aspen trees along Gap road in Golden Gate Canyon State Park during their fall Golden engagement
The couple walks along Gap road during their fall Golden engagement
Coza and Joel share a moment during their fall Golden engagement on Gap road inside Golden Gate Canyon State Park in Colorado
Joel and Coza are illimunated as twilight sets during their fall engagement photos
Coza and Joel are illuminated near a grove of aspen trees at twilight during their fall Golden engaement at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

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