I believe it’s safe to say that Robert Redford was a hunk in his younger days, like when he was a janitor at The Sink in Boulder, Colorado! Speaking of crushes and whatnot, let’s dive into From the Hip Photo’s expert guide for planning engagement photo sessions. In this blog, we offer locations in Boulder for your engagement, as well as when the best time for your photo session is and what to wear to enhance your photo session experience.
Location is Your Key Ingredient
Picking your spot is the first step for this! There are many places in Boulder for your perfect Boulder engagement session, but the main three locations are Eldorado Canyon, Chautauqua Park, and Lost Gulch. There is a permit fee for photography use in Boulder County, so keep in mind that we do charge that extra fee. Dogs can be included, too, just as long they are on a leash. We are firm believers in the more, the merrier! Going to Pearl Street Mall afterward and lengthen your session at Lost Gulch, Eldorado Canyon, or Chaquaaua Park.
Season & Time
Getting married in the fall but want your Boulder engagement photo session to be different from your wedding photos? Make it a winter or spring session! This will add more adventure and variety to those photos to put in your album or even cover that empty hallway in your home. There is nothing wrong with having both occasions in the same season, too! Setting up a sunrise session could make it pop! Sunrise photos are freakin’ amazing! The lighting is soft and looks good on everyone! Check out this sunrise session here. If you’re not an early bird, sunset photos are wonderful, too. We suggest not capturing your love during the middle of the day since the lighting can be harsh. Even better, if luck is on your side, getting foggy in the spring-like this session, better start wearing raincoat materials for the photos.
What to Wear
Planning an outfit or outfits to wear for your Boulder engagement photo session can be fun or stressful! Simplifying this guide to Boulder engagement by choosing outfits to match your personality can be based on the season and location of your choosing. The key is to not overthink it, plan on simplicity and comfortability. We have also written about what to wear for your session here. We have this lovely Chautauqua Park session to check out as well as this one, too! To break it down, if you’re planning on a fall engagement in Eldorado Canyon, avoid fall colors and bold patterns. You don’t want to get lost in the photo (though, we would never let that happen).