Maroon Bells Engagement | Aspen, CO
Fall Afternoon Engagement at Maroon Bells
We kinda obsessively love sunny Colorado days. For Steve and Ashley the Aspen, CO mountains delivered on the sun making for vibrant photos. We have done a lot of photoshoots at the Maroon Bells in the morning and while it is nice and all to look at it does not compare to the afternoon. The morning time has the extremes of bright sun on the mountains and a dark couple in the shade with little ambient light. When the sun gets higher you then have this light in your face which is not enjoyable for the couple. Really the afternoon into late afternoon time is likely the best at Maroon Lake as you get the most sun and least amount of people. One thing we had not experienced up till the weekend of this shoot was seeing how they started to filter the traffic. This was October so the bus service had ended but the popularity was still just as high. We had been there for a morning sunrise shoot but it was a little challenging getting in on a weekend date. We think this might have been a one off as many people were doing some illegal parking nearly running over the no parking signs. The point of this digression is they arrived early and were able to make it in rather than getting rerouted. We had a weekend of shoots in Aspen and so tossed out the idea to do their engagement session out there. They had not been able to get out into the mountains for a while and made a camping trip out of the engagement shoot. They were staying on the Independence Pass side of Aspen. For the shoot there were a couple changes of clothes in there and a couple different spots we made use of for pictures. Zoey was absolutely awesome and in the zone with her head cocking at my barking at her. We were able to get the last patch of fall colors there along the trail to Crater lake. With the backlighting of the sun and front lighting of the flash it make for extremely vibrant fall colors. Some of the favorites might be the wide angles up in the mountain field overlooking the lake and mountain peaks.