(Closed) Locations for Engagement Photo Session?

posted 9 years ago in Denver
  • poll: Where do you think is the best venue for engagement pictures?
    Downtown Denver : (4 votes)
    19 %
    Front Range Mountains...Boulder, Estes Park, Golden, Evergreen : (16 votes)
    76 %
    Classic Hotel...Brown Palace, Boulderado, etc : (1 votes)
    5 %
    Cherry Creek Reservior : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper

    I took photos in a park near Cherry Creek Mall but it got boring and repetative really quick.  We also took photos at Garden of the Gods, and I thought that was dynamic and really fun!

    Cherry Creek Reservoir has diverse backgrounds (the rocky side, the reservoir itself, the brush trails/equestrian trails, and the campgrounds) so I think that would be a great place for photos.

    The front range could have some cool places too though, especially the CU campus, Flatirons Mall, Louiseville/Nederlands area.

    Downtown Denver has some great B&W photo ops, and also looks great photographed at night.  You would have to scout out your locations first though, I recommend 16th Street Mall and similar locations.  The Mint DOESN’T allow photos!  But Civic Center Park has some AWESOME ops with the Capitol and Civic Center in the background.

    I don’t know about the hotel photos…it doesn’t really scream Denver, not a lot of people (even natives) know about the Brown Palace, the Broodmore, etc.

    I wish your poll was multiple choice!  But I chose the Front Range stuff.  I’m partial to outdoors scenes.  But my second choice would be CCR. 

    Post # 4
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    1428 posts
    Bumble bee

    I picked downtown meaning LODO….I would love to do pics on 16th street or at the Tattered Cover,,,,my favorite bookstore.

    Post # 5
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    264 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    We did them downtown, in and around the library and Civic Center park.

    Also took some in front of Le Central on 8th and Lincoln (great colored walls)

    And finally we went to the SW corner of Wash Park… lots of beautiful trees.

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’ve seen some gorgeous nighttime engagement photos in Larimer Square.  I love the canopy of lights over the street.

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Happilywaiting, you just described our engagement shoot!  We did some shots in front of the Capitol building, then took the bus down the 16th street mall to the Tattered Cover in LoDo.

    To be honest, we were a little bummed that we couldn’t do a mountain shoot — the only time we were in Denver before the wedding was December, and we decided a mostly-indoor shoot was the best option — so I voted for the Front Range.  But our downtown shoot turned out great, and if getting to the mountains is tough I think the 16th street mall, LoDo, and Larimer Square are all great options!

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Mojito-

    What fits your guys’ personalities? Are you city people or mountain people? Go where you love and take your photog with you. 

    PS- Who are you using? 

    Post # 11
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    365 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    I voted for Front Range, but I’m biased – we did ours in & around Estes Park. . . some by the river, some at the Stanley in Estes, and perhaps my favorites were at St. Catherine’s church (also sometimes called St. Malo’s.  

    Post # 12
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    365 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    I voted for Front Range, but I’m biased – we did ours in & around Estes Park. . . some by the river, some at the Stanley in Estes, and perhaps my favorites were at St. Catherine’s church (also sometimes called St. Malo’s.  

    Post # 14
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I don’t know if you’ve already done the shoot, but our photographer did a shoot of another couple at Wash Park.  It was really beautiful and incorporated the city & the mountains. 

    If you did, where did you end up having it?

    Post # 16
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Mojito,

    We are using Krista Johns of Artessa Photography.  Her website is http://www.artessaphotography.com  It was actually another couple’s engagment shoot that was at wash park (here’s the link to Krista’s blog with their pics http://tinyurl.com/n5zpet )  We’re going to wait and do our session in the fall. 

    Good luck!   I’d love to know where you pick!

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