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Estes Park Family Photos During Summer

August 10, 2020

Moraine Park Family Photography at Rocky Mountain National Park

I’m so excited to share this fun little session I got to do up in Estes Park last week.  Kayla got in touch with me to see if I could come out to Estes Park and photograph her and her boyfriend while she was visiting her brother here in Colorado.  I love any chance to head up to Estes and photograph at Rocky Mountain National Park so of course I said yes.  And, what was supposed to be just a nice little family session with some couples pictures as well ended up being a bit of an engagement session as well because her boyfriend ended up proposing marriage to her on this trip.  I love that Estes Park will always hold a special place in their hearts now that they got engaged here.

On this trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, it was my first time heading into the park since Covid-19 hit the US.  I knew that they are requiring reservations to get in prior to 5 pm but since I like to use the pretty evening light, I didn’t think it would be too much of an issue to get in around 6:15 pm.  Boy was I wrong.  There was a huge line of cars waiting to get in right at 5 pm and even at about 6:20 or 6:30 pm that evening when we got into the line, it took roughly 15 minutes or so to get in.  So, if you are someone reading this who is planning to head up to RMNP while they’re doing the reservations, you might want to consider getting a reservation if possible because it’s much more crowded in the evenings these days.  Still, we ended up getting in with plenty of time to capture all of these beautiful photos for them and I even like that we found a new spot to use next to the Big Thompson River that I really like and will definitely be using again.  Check out some of my favorites below!

A romantic engagement photo with a pretty mountain backdrop next to the Big Thompson River in Rocky Mountain National park
Cute photo of a couple snuggling in front of the Big Thompson River in RMNP
A man poses for a portrait in front of Big Thompson River in RMNP
Cute summer family portrait in front of a river and mountain views in Estes Park Colorado
A cute couple pose for portraits in front of the Big Thompson River in Estes Park
Sibling portrait in front of Big Thompson River in Rocky Mountain National Park
Beautiful mountain portrait of an engaged couple while on their Estes Park Colorado vacation
A pretty B&W photo of a couple kissing during their Colorado engagement photography session at Rocky Mountain National Park
A family photo in front of the awesome views of Moraine Park inside Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado
Gorgeous Colorado mountain engagement portrait in Moraine Park
A recently engaged couple show off the engagement ring in a romantic photo at Moraine Park in RMNP
Cute photo of an engaged couple laughing together at their engagement photography session in Estes Park
Cute photo at sunset with a purple pink sky in Rocky Mountain National Park
Beautiful couple pose for a portrait together in front of the gorgeous views at Moraine Park in Estes Park Colorado

If you’d like to book your own Estes Park portrait session, be sure to check out the FAMILIES page of my site and get in touch!

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