Boulder Engagement Photo Locations – Chautauqua Park, Flagstaff Mountain & Lost Gulch Overlook with Brigid & Nick
We stopped at a few different Boulder engagement photo locations during this engagement portrait session. All 3 of these locations are within a few miles of each other so it was easy take photographs at all of them in about an hour session. Brigid and Nick wanted some variety for their engagement photos. So we started by meeting together at Chautauqua Park, then stopping at a spot along Flagstaff Mountain, and wrapping up our session at Lost Gulch Overlook.
Chautauqua Park is an iconic spot in town. Its one of the more popular Boulder engagement photo locations. Also a lot of people use the park to enjoy the scenery. This park has an amazing view of the flatirons with trails that wander up and around the rock formations. Brigid, Nick and I found a couple quiet corners where there were less people. They had just moved to Boulder from the east coast and were excited to explore the area.
This was one of the first shoots I did after the pandemic restrictions loosened a bit. So, we all wore masks as we hiked around and kept some distance between us and the other hikers. Then Brigid & Nick took off their masks when we started taking photos.
Brigid & Nick had recently got into rock climbing so we talked about doing some photos with that in mind during this engagement session. Flagstaff mountain is an area just above Chautauqua Park with sandstone boulders scattered all over. Its a great place for bouldering if you like to rock climb. And there are some beautiful views of the backside of the flatirons and also the view looking out towards Boulder.
We found a spot that was easy for Brigid & Nick to scramble up to in their street clothes. It was fun to get some photos of them on the rock formations with just a sea of trees and the foothills in the background.
Lost Gulch Overlook
Lost Gulch Overlook is one of my favorite spots in terms of Boulder engagement photo locations. The one challenge is that it can get crowded. Its super easy to get to and has a gorgeous overlook to the mountains out west. There is a formation of rocks that you can walk along and sit on that has stunning views.
When we went, it wasn’t too crowded. Brigid, Nick and I were able to walk out to the edge of some of the rock formations safely. As we took photographs they told me a little more about their lives and the wedding they’re planning for next year on the east coast. They wanted to do some save the dates and use photographs from their new home in Colorado. I’m really glad we got to connect and capture those photos together.
Thanks Brigid & Nick!
Brigid & Nick, thanks for hiking around Boulder with me and sharing more about yourselves and this exciting moment in your lives. It was a pleasure to spend some time capturing photos with you two. I hope you two have a wonderful wedding next year on the east coast and the planning aspect goes smoothly. Much love to you two, congrats!