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Colorado Engagement Photography | Golden Gate Canyon State Park

July 4, 2015

Golden Gate Canyon Engagement Photos

I have the cutest Golden Gate Canyon engagement photos to share with the world today. When I first met with Markley about her wedding next fall down in Redstone, Colorado she told me about how she met Trent basically through his dog. She works with animals and kids at her job with 4H but before she did that she was a dog groomer. Trent brought his dog in to get a haircut one day and met Markley. So I think it is very fitting that they chose to bring all three of their furry doggie family with them to their engagement photo shoot. I really loved the action and the energy that they brought to the photos. You could tell they were pretty pumped to be out and about at Golden Gate Canyon State Park which is where we met up for the session.

Engagement pictures in the forest at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

I really love the abundance of forests with aspen trees at Golden Gate Canyon State Park. There is really nothing quite like the sun peeking through the leaves as they glitter all around you. And we even managed to find a few wildflowers for the photos too. Around sunset we made our way to Panorama Point to see if we could catch a mountain view at sunset and I’m happy to report that we succeeded in that. We even caught the moon in a couple of our photos. I am so glad that we were able to catch this pretty slice of Colorado scenery in their engagement photos since these two lovebirds are heading back home to Trent’s family on the east coast. I hope that when they look at their pictures they are brought back to their Colorado life where they first met:)

Beautiful sunset silhouette done at an engagement session at Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Cute Golden Gate Canyon Engagement Photos with Dogs
Golden Gate Canyon Engagement Photos kissing in the forest
Sweet romantic picture from a Golden Gate Canyon Engagement Photos session

This one cracks me up so much. I couldn’t get these goofballs to look at me instead of mom and dad!

My favorite!

Gorgeous Light at a Colorado Mountain Engagement session at Golden Gate Canyon Engagement Photos
Pretty Golden Gate Canyon Engagement Photos with aspen trees

If you’d like to see more photos created at Golden Gate Canyon State Park, check out this cute family photography session and this sweet elopement done at Panorama Point!

I have a whole gallery of my favorite engagement photos of all time HERE!


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  1. Dan W says:

    Awww these are lovely! They look so in love!!