Wedding Resources | Best Denver Area Engagement Locations

Photo Locations in the Denver Area | Denver Photographer

I am often asked where I suggest for engagement sessions in the Denver area, which of course there are so many! Here are a handful of my favorites, within approximately 50 miles of Denver and easy to access.

Mountain View Engagement Locations

Echo Lake

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With a large lake and views of Mt Evans just outside of Denver, this mountain park is a great spot for adventurous engagement sessions and outdoor loving couples. GPS to the Lake where there is a large parking area right off the main road. Please note this location stays snowy later in the season and is just before Mt Evans rd which is closed a large portion of the year.

Permit Needed: Yes, through the Denver Parks department - 5 business days noticed needed || Travel Fee: No, included in complimentary or purchased Engagement Sessions

Red Rocks - Trading Post Trail

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Beautiful year round, Red Rocks is an amazing backdrop for Engagement sessions, Family sessions or headshots in the Denver area. Trading Post trail is just past the entrance with parking and an easy hike. Note: Red Rocks allows pups but they must remain on leash, also you cannot hike or walk outside of the trails marked due to the protected environment.

Permit Needed: Yes, through the Denver Parks department - 5 business days noticed needed || Travel Fee: No, included in complimentary or purchased Engagement Sessions

Lookout Mountain - Windy Saddle Open Space

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A great spot for amazing mountain views close to Denver, this park is located right by Boettcher Mansion and the Lookout Mountain Nature Center. It’s perfect for couples and families. Dogs must remain leashed at this park, also during the winter months the lookout spot is icy - please plan accordingly. See a Windy Saddle Engagement Session here.

Permit Needed: Yes, through the Jefferson Open Space department || Travel Fee: No, included in complimentary or purchased Engagement Sessions

Mt Falcon Park

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With a multitude of great views and locations, this is an incredible popular photo location spot near Denver. During the busier months (Fall) you can run into several photographers at this large park but don’t worry there is plenty of space for everyone! Another convenient thing about this park is there is a trailhead camera which helps gauge the weather prior to departing. Check out some Mt Falcon sessions here.

Permit Needed: Yes, through the Jefferson Open Space department || Travel Fee: No, included in complimentary or purchased Engagement Sessions

Lookout Mountain - Denver Mountain Park

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Past the Windy Saddle side of Lookout Mountain is Lookout Mountain Park, which has beautiful views as well and more area to walk/hike around. There is less of a drop off here and it is easier to navigate during the winter months. Check out a Lookout Mountain Engagement session here.

Permit Needed: Yes, through the Denver Parks department - 5 business days noticed needed || Travel Fee: No, included in complimentary or purchased Engagement Sessions

Urban Engagement Locations

RiNo - Downtown Art District

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Perfect for that alternative, urban vibe any couple is looking for! RiNo pays artists to paint murals on the building walls and it creates a truly eclectic engagement session look.

Permit Needed: No, unless more than 5 people are participating in the shoot - 5 business days noticed needed if 5+ people || Travel Fee: No, included in complimentary or purchased Engagement Sessions

LODO - Downtown District

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A great area for Urban, downtown photos. Easy parking and walking leads to awesome downtown Denver shots. Please note most parking areas nearby charge for parking. See a Downtown Denver Couples Session here.

Permit Needed: No, unless more than 5 people are participating in the shoot - 5 business days noticed needed if 5+ people || Travel Fee: No, included in complimentary or purchased Engagement Sessions

Molly Margaret

Molly is the owner and photographer for Molly Margaret Photography and specializes in intimate, romantic Rocky Mountain, Colorado and Denver Weddings.