Brainard Lake | Ward, CO | Fall
Dear Colorado – We Love Your Mountains
Engagement Session Details:
You might think you stumbled upon a love note between a photographer and their mountains. Really the only thing better than a great view is putting a couple like Carlee and Jason in the middle of it. We could easily be landscape photographers but there is something so much more special to be able to get the Colorado mountain landscape AND the raw emotion of the couple. Add to that we (obsessively) love sun and so when you mix the love of mountains, vibrant images from the sun, and natural emotion of the cute couple you get what we do. What is nice about a couple that has known each other for 15 years and dated for 10 of them is that you know they have practiced their cuddling at some point. Even if it is not a nightly ritual you can still see how comfortable a couple is with each other when they know what just feels right when they are up against another. It is not to say a lot of our couples are uncomfortable around each other but certain people just have more practice in therefore don’t laugh when they are snuggled close. Brainard Lake is one of those epic looking mountain locations open the summer into the early fall. The spring has higher water levels from snow melt but the fall brings in the cooler more snuggly air and less people. For us it is a favorite place to shoot engagement and proposal photography as it isn’t too far from Denver, has a scenic drive on the way out, and takes you up to 10k elevation. There is a 3k elevation difference in the immediate background with lakes nestled in the terrain, open fields, and dense trees. Probably the only thing it doesn’t have are huge pockets of Aspen trees – there are some but they will turn earlier and not be as epic looking as some locations. So we love the Colorado location and love even more that we could put this insanely cute couple in the middle of it.
If you like what you see here and are considering using this location here are some of the other shoots we have done at Brainard Lake.