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Steampunk Engagement Photos at the Colorado Railroad Museum

December 13, 2012

I have some really cool Colorado steampunk engagement photos to share on the journal today. When Alyssa & Dan told me they were thinking about doing a steampunk styled engagement session I was excited because this genre of fanciful historic looking style is so unique and involved. And boy they sure didn’t disappoint. Their clothing was pretty incredible, but I think my favorite part of their outfits were the hats. They really added the finishing touches to complete their overall look. And of course, doing the session in Golden at the Colorado Railroad Museum was the perfect place for these photos since this genre is quite focused on steam powered gadgets. For those who don’t know what steampunk means, it’s a sort of a blend of fictional historic style meshed with science fiction with an emphasis on anachronistic technology. It’s actually kind of hard to describe but it’s definitely a sort of Victorian vintage look.  And I have to give so much credit to the nice folks over at the Colorado Railroad Museum for not only allowing us to create some awesome steampunk engagement photos for them in front of the trains but for also allowing us to go inside some of their vintage train cars.  My goodness, the craftsmanship inside their train cars was absolutely stunning!  I also love how much the red caboose just pops in their pictures.  And we found some nice scenery to use across the street for some photos out in nature too. 

   
Alyssa & Dan,
I had a blast photographing you two. Good luck with the end of school. You are probably done by now (I hope so!) Enjoy the holidays and I’ll see you guys again soon!
-April

A cute couple dressed in Steampunk Victorian styled clothing pose separately on the stairs to an old fashioned railroad train car at the Colorado Railroad Museum in the winter time in Golden Colorado during their engagement session with April O'Hare Photography based in Denver Colorado.
A cute couple dressed in old fashioned Steampunk Victorian clothing pose separately on in front of a cattle catcher of an old fashioned railroad train car at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden Colorado during their winter engagement photography session with April O'Hare Photography based in Denver Colorado.
A cute couple dressed in old fashioned Steampunk Victorian clothing pose together on the inside of an old fashioned passenger railroad train car at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden Colorado during their winter engagement session with April O'Hare Photography based in Denver Colorado
A cute couple dressed in old fashioned Steampunk Victorian clothing pose together in front of an old fashioned Union Pacific railroad train car at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden Colorado during their winter engagement session with April O'Hare Photography based in Denver Colorado
A photo collage of some Steampunk style engagement accessories shot in front of an old fashioned train switchboard at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden Colorado during a winter engagement session with April O'Hare Photography based in Denver Colorado.
A cute couple dressed in old fashioned Steampunk Victorian clothing pose together in front of an old fashioned black railroad train car at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden Colorado during their winter engagement session with April O'Hare Photography based in Denver Colorado

 

If you’re looking for some more engagement photos to browse, be sure to check out my all time favorites HERE!

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  1. Megan says:

    Oh wow – that is so cool! What a fun shoot, and I LOVE the outfits! Perfection!

  2. Becky says:

    Oh my gosh there are no words! These are awesome!! You are so talented!

  3. Jackie says:

    These are so fun and unique, wonderful work!

  4. Wow, beyond fabulous. April you are so talented.

  5. I love stylized sessions and this one is AMAZING!!! They are all gorgeous – the light, the styling, the location. Love it all!!

  6. These are so incredible! The styling is just awesome! LOVE this whole sessoin!

  7. Kristen says:

    How creative and fun are these! They are like an old movie! The outfits are great! I bet they love these!

  8. Alyssa E. says:

    These are amazing!!! April you are truly magnificent! Thank you so much!

  9. Amy G. says:

    WOW! What a fantastic session. The costumes are amazing and the setting just perfect. I love all the detail shots too. Great work and what a fun couple!

  10. Jeni says:

    What an awesome couple! These shots are so great! Very, very cool!

  11. Oh wow – that is so cool! What a fun shoot, and I LOVE the outfits! Perfection!