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Colorado Engagement Photos at Lost Gulch Overlook | Chautauqua Park in Boulder

November 22, 2017

Lost Gulch Overlook Engagement Photos

Omg, I am so in love with these pretty fall Lost Gulch Overlook engagement photos! I am super excited to share these gorgeous photos because they’re for my friend and former roller derby teammate, Major Lil Pain (I guess I’ll be boring and call her by her government name, Michelle, to keep things simple from here on out) and her fiancé, Jeff. We did these at the tail end of October up in Boulder when most of the fall color had disappeared. We did find a few little snippets of color but with the mountain views at Lost Gulch Overlook and the famous Flatiron Mountains of Chautauqua it really didn’t matter that we had missed the autumn color.

Engagement Pictures with Mountain Views in Boulder

We made sure to time our session so that we’d be overlooking the city of Boulder right at dusk when the pretty light makes the sky turn a beautiful shade of purple and pink. And a big shout out to Michelle’s mom, Karen, for tagging along to play pet-sitter when Jeff and Michelle’s dog, Rudy, wasn’t required for a photo. We started off at Chautauqua walking around the adorable neighborhood behind the Chautauqua Dining Hall and made sure to grab a handful of photos in front of the iconic Flatirons.

Boulder engagement photography on Flagstaff Mountain at Lost Gulch Overlook

We spent the majority of our session up at Lost Gulch scrambling around on the rocks and huge boulders over there to get the perfect mountain backdrops. You see, Michelle and Jeff are moving to Richmond for a career opportunity, so I wanted to make sure they get some awesome mountain pictures to help them remember the place they called home together during the first years of their relationship. Michelle is actually an Aurora native so it’s going to be a big change for her going down to the South. I know they’re both really excited for the big changes this next year will bring for them and I wish them nothing but the best!

Gorgeous Lost Gulch Overlook Engagement Photos
Dramatic B&W photo from a Lost Gulch Overlook Engagement Photos Session in Boulder

Usually I really love the dramatic scenery photos the best, but I really love the happy expressions in this one:)

Sweet Cuddly Lost Gulch Overlook Engagement Photos
Windy fall evening at Lost Gulch Overlook Engagement Photos Session with views of Boulder
Romantic Kiss at Lost Gulch Overlook Engagement Photos
Pretty B&W Photo of a couple at Lost Gulch overlook at their engagement photography session in Boulder

If you want to see some other beautiful couples photos created at Lost Gulch Overlook in Boulder check out THIS CUTE WINTER ANNIVERSARY SESSION and THIS PRETTY SURPRISE SUNSET PROPOSAL SESSION!

If you’d like to see more engagement photos, be sure to check out the ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY on my website!


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  1. Love your blog. Enjoyed the pictures.