Colorado is filled with wondrous landscapes. This place is no exception. I was so excited when Betsy and Noah me to tag along for their Garden of the Gods engagement session! The park is unique in the fact that it used to be family owned. In 1909, the family gave the park to the city of Colorado Springs under very specific conditions; “where it shall remain free to the public, where no intoxicating liquors shall be manufactured, sold, or dispensed, where no building or structure shall be erected except those necessary to properly care for, protect, and maintain the area as a public park.”
These red rocks are a sight to be seen. Betsy wore a beautiful red dress that went perfectly with our backdrop. We went on a Tuesday when we hoped the crowds wouldn’t be too crazy. We lucked out with that assumption! While there were still some tourists walking their dogs (yes, its a dog friendly park!), and rock climbers, we had a lot of the space to ourselves!
These two were naturals. They are high school sweethearts that just recently moved to Denver. They had smiles on their faces the whole session. I barely had to give them any direction!
Towards the end of our shoot when we to a few lookout view points. The last spot we ended up at right after the sun hid behind the mountain was High Point Lookout. As soon as we got there, the wind picked up! We were getting knocked off our feet! I actually LOVE wind for engagement session, especially with long hair like Betsy’s! Luckily this was towards the end half of our time together though!
Congrats again you two!
Photography: Shelly Anderson Photography