4 seasons of Garden of the Gods elopements
It’s no secret that I’m at Garden of the Gods for elopements a lot. At least 1 time a month you can find me at one of my favorite spots (or secret spots) with my clients. However, I work very hard to capture each one as if it were my first time there. One thing that helps is the seasons. Even without trees and mostly rocks there are seasonal changes there. Let me show you how each season differs in it’s own way for each of these Garden of the Gods elopements.
Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring in Colorado Springs
Currently we are in winter so I’ll start there. If you can get snow on the rocks at Garden of the Gods you are a bit lucky. The rocks actually melt the snow usually faster than you can get to the park for a picture. However, that snow capped background of Pikes Peak makes going out in the cold worth it. In the winter, for Garden of the Gods elopements, I suggest sunrise sessions. Sunrise is later around 7am and you usually have the park to yourself.
Spring showers don’t really bring flowers to the park. However, usually the grass gets really green in parts of the park that have fields. It makes for a nice contrast to have the green grass and red rocks. Also, since nothing else has bloomed, the red rocks are always picture ready.
I think summer is my favorite in the park though. Depending on the rain and the month there is the green grass and sunflowers in the fields. The sunsets also seem to be quite vibrant this time of year. The downside is that this is the busiest time for the park so you’ll have to share all of this will several thousand guests.
You wouldn’t think that fall was special because there aren’t any aspens really in the park. However, even though it lacks Aspens, it does have scrub oak which changes color later in the season. In certain locations you can find color change as well as warmer, golden hour sunsets. We also have a longer twilight period which means after the sunset it’s still “light out” for quite some time after.
Regardless of when you decide to come, you are almost guaranteed a spectacular view. So come and see me for your Garden of the Gods elopement or portrait session.
What to expect for Winter Garden of the Gods Elopements
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