Engagement Photo Inspiration in Boulder, Colorado

Engagement photos are a great way to get in front of the camera and practice poses for the big day. While engagement sessions are optional, there are so many reasons why you should take them, such as practicing in front of the camera, using the photos for save the dates, social media, websites, and working with your photographer. Here are fives tips when planning out your engagement session.


Choosing a location based on my experience can be taken anywhere, it’s really more about capturing the love between the two of you and capturing this precious engagement time to look back and reflect on in years to come. For Taylor and Tyler session they wanted a mix of urban and beautiful mountains as a backdrop. Hence, it was perfect to have the rolling mountain in Boulder as one of their beautiful backdrops. I’ve captured engagement sessions on couples patios, bedrooms, favorite breweries, bowling alleys, parks, and cars. It’s really about choosing what reflects the two of you.

Hair & Makeup

It’s the little details that make all the difference. Most of you my brides, get their hair, nails, and makeup done professionally for their engagement photos. I recommend getting your hair and makeup done trail before the wedding to test how it looks and holds up. It’s a great way to try out the artiest and see how it photographs.


I encourage couples to think about different props that could be fun to include in their photos. It could be anything from books to champagne or board games. We can grab a few photographs with you and your significant other doing your fun activity! This creates great emotion to capture. Taylor and Tyler decided to bring champagne for some of the photos. From all my years of experience, I’ve noticed this some champagne bottles pop better than others for photo optics! Therefore, be sure to ask your photographer which brands they recommend.


One of the most popular questions I get when planning out engagement sessions with couples is “can I bring my dog?” and then ask is YES!! This session is really about what the two of you want to be captured if that means bringing along a furry four-legged friend…let’s do it! I do recommend having them just at the beginning or end of your session. Having a family member or friend be in charge of bringing them makes it seamless to get the photos with them and you two! Taylor had her mom and maid of honor tag along on the session to watch the dog!

Family & Friends

Just pigging backing off of bringing your pets…can you bring a friend or family member? I encourage couples to come along in order to get intimate photos of the two of you. It’s a great way for us to practice before the big day. Think of our session as a date and me as the third wheel capturing all the love. That being said, sometimes people get camera shy and want family or friends as moral support. It’s more than okay to feel nervous and not know how to prose It is part of my job is to direct and prompt you in a way that helps you relax, feel natural, and be your true comfortable selves in front of my lens. If it brings you to ease to have someone tag along they are more than welcome as long as both of you are comfortable!

Contact me if you have any more questions and set an engagement date! Can’t wait!

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