I took Kendall and Spencer’s Denver engagement photos at Mount Falcon!
YAY! First session of the year! 2021 is looking bright.
Mt. Falcon has two main parking lots—East and West trailheads. We wanted both the red rock-y views and more mountain-y views so we did both! This first set of photos is from Mt. Falcon East. It was busy with hikers when we arrived.
I know Kendall and Spencer from church, and seeing them be friends and then date and then become engaged has been awesome! There has never been a more thoughtful, giving, gracious couple. They are truly beautiful inside and out!!!
Hello Denver in the background.
Their outfits are perfect for this environment! They don’t blend in or stick out—they’re just right! If you hire me for photos, I give you a style guide to help you out, but Kendall & Spencer really didn’t need help.
By the time we were done at Mt. Falcon East, there was barely anyone there!
Later, we went to Mt. Falcon West. We went the week before these photos to scout out spots and brought the dogs along (they’re allowed as long as they’re leashed). Just one week before, some of these spots were completely covered in snow (and it was SLICK).
The golden light on the mountain *chef’s kiss*
Mt. Falcon West has so many amazing views! These photos are from at least 7 different spots.
You know I have to get a blurry-while-running shot.
As you know from previous sessions, I love twilight photos! We let the sun go down past the mountain and waited a few more minutes for blue hour. The park was emptied out at this point, even though you’re allowed there for up to one hour after sunset. This spot is literally steps away from the parking lot and it was empty!
It was supposed to rain on this day too, but it ended up not and I’m so glad! Clouds give a sunset an extra dimension of beauty.
Congratulations Spencer and Kendall! I am so happy for you and can’t wait to celebrate you at your wedding!! (Fun fact: Austin shipped these two.)
The best part of Mt. Falcon is that it’s included in the JeffCo photography permit (which is only $100/yr). Both times I went, I counted 5+ photographers on the west side and only me on the east, but each side is amazing in its own way for photos. Mt. Falcon is very accessible and close to Denver, and both sides are so spacious that you’re not going to be in another photographer’s way. There are tons of amazing places within JeffCo so if you’re looking for someone to explore JeffCo with you, let me know 🙂
Bonus: here are a couple photos (with sloppy edits) from when we scouted locations. Charley was freezing and shivering because he had just gotten a haircut, so he didn’t seem happy to be there (hence super tucked tail). Rascal LIVES for the cold weather and snow (1/4 Bernese) though. Austin and I will definitely come back to Mt. Falcon to hike soon when it’s warmer!