My motto is always,” Keep it easy”. Sometimes just planning an engagement session can feel overwhelming. Couples can fret over what to wear, where to shoot, what time of day to shoot, should they get hair and makeup done?, etc. But it really doesn’t have to be that difficult. Wear what is comfortable and flattering, wear what is “you”. Professional hair and makeup is fine, but certainly not necessary, and as for locations, you don’t have to go far to find something beautiful. I think that sometimes people feel like they need to leave town to get stunning views, or wait to do a session until the weather is perfect, but honestly, we can make amazing images in your own home or in a nearby park at any time of day during any season. The single most important factor for incredible engagement photos is the connection that you have with your fiancee and the ability to relax and have fun. Sometimes the stress and pressure can actually make the whole process feel cumbersome–and that’s not fun or romantic.

Jack and Lexi didn’t have to go far to get these beautiful mountain scenes. They met me at Matthews/Winters Park just north of Red Rocks in Golden where the parking is easy, and the trails aren’t swarming with people. Lexi choose a simple white dress and sandals, while Jack chose to wear a cooler summer suit. Easy, breezy. Love and laughter. That’s truly all you need.