This is one of my favorite hidden engagement locations. It has sweeping mountain views, wildflower fields, and aspen groves. It checks a lot of boxes no matter the season. And it took me a long time to find it too. It takes a lot of work, time, and research for us photographers to find the perfect locations for every client. One of the things you’re paying for when you hire a professional photographer is access to our knowledge of secret Colorado engagement locations.
As I said, we put a lot of time and effort into this work. So we aren’t too quick to give this info out for free. If you’re looking for a stunning backdrop for your photos, hire a photographer who has photos in their portfolio with locations you like. And please don’t ask photographers you aren’t hiring to share their locations with you.
Secret Colorado Engagement Locations
Here’s another reason we might not want to share our favorite locations. When spots get too popular, they become harder and harder to photograph. Lost Gulch in Boulder is a great example. It is now so overcrowded that photographers spend half their sessions waiting for other photographers to finish. On top of overcrowding, spots can get vandalized and trashed. This leads governments to require expensive permits, roping off the best views, or even banning photography altogether. So many spots this has happened to like Lookout Mountain, Daniel’s Park and Sapphire Point.
It’s not just other photographers who lead to this either. The rise of Instagram and influencers has led to certain locations exploding with visitors. When a natural area has too many people for too long, it gets degraded and wildlife leave. Professional photographers know how to leave a place better than they found it. We follow rules and laws and use outdoor spaces responsibly. The more this happens, the longer these places will be preserved and stay beautiful. So be like this couple and hire a photographer who knows the best secret Colorado engagement locations and how to use them responsibly!