Mountain Lake Engagement Session // Rocky Mountain National Park


Couple hugs in front of mountain lake at Rocky Mountain National Park

I know a lot of couples would balk at the suggestion of a 3am wake-up call for their engagement session but somehow I always find my people :) The ones who are willing to hike in the dark to witness these stunning sunrise moments!


We met on a warm June morning for Lindsay and Ian's engagement session in Rocky Mountain National Park. We hiked through pine trees, past lakes, and across some slippery snowpack to just over 10,000 feet. A cool wind was blowing down the mountains and across the lake to us, playing with Lindsay's floor-length dress and long blonde hair. It gave these two the perfect excuse to hold on tightly to one another, which is always a bonus for photo sessions.


I can't wait to photograph these two adventurers again in Estes Park next August for their wedding! Until then, big warm hugs to you both, Lindsay and Ian!


Sunrise coming over the mountains at  at Rocky Mountain National Park

Orange and pink sunrise coming over the mountains at  at Rocky Mountain National Park

Woman takes a photo of the sunrise on her phone at  at Rocky Mountain National Park

The sun rises over a mountain lake in  at Rocky Mountain National Park

The sun rises over the mountains at  at Rocky Mountain National Park

Man and woman dressed in warm hiking clothes pose in front of mountains


Man and woman in hiking clothes smile at each other in front of sunrise mountain view

A stream flows down the mountain

Man and woman hike down the trail as the sun rises in  at Rocky Mountain National Park

Warm light appears on the mountains as the sun rises in  at Rocky Mountain National Park

Man and woman cross a wooden bridge over a flowing stream in Rocky Mountain National Park

Man kiss woman on the forehead in front of mountain lake at Rocky Mountain National Park

Couple turns their back to watch the sun rise on the mountain above a lake at Rocky Mountain National Park

Couple embraces in front of mountain lake in Rocky Mountain National Park

Couple embraces and smiles during their engagement session in Rocky Mountain National Park

Couple stands on a rock in a mountain lake during their engagement session in Rocky Mountain National Park

Couple poses in front of mountain lake during their engagement session in Rocky Mountain National Park

Couple embraces and laughs as they pose in front of mountain lake in Rocky Mountain National Park

Couple overlook a mountain lake in Rocky Mountain National Park

A close up view of the woman's engagement ring as she holds the man's arm


Man hugs woman from behind at a mountain lake in Rocky Mountain National Park

Couple hikes up the trail during engagement session in Rocky Mountain National Park

Couple crosses a stream during their engagement session in Rocky Mountain National Park

Couple hikes up the trail during their engagement session in in Rocky Mountain National Park


Large, towering rock formations in Rocky Mountain National Park

View of a high alpine lake with towering mountains behind it in Rocky Mountain National Park

Couple stands beneath large rock formations in Rocky Mountain National Park

Couple stand in front of mountain lake looking up at the sun rising on the mountains in Rocky Mountain National Park

Couple holds hands and walks toward the lake in Rocky Mountain National Park


Couple smiles at each other in front of mountain lake during engagement session in Rocky Mountain National Park

Man lifts woman in the air in front of mountain lake in Rocky Mountain National Park

Couple looks at each other and smiles during engagement session in Rocky Mountain National Park


Couple stands on the shore of a mountain lake and the man points to the mountains in the background

Man smiles at the camera as the woman hugs him during Rocky Mountain National Park engagement session

Man and woman pose in front of mountain lake in Rocky Mountain National Park

Man and woman walk along the rocks in front of mountain lake in Rocky Mountain National Park

Woman in flowing pink dress stands with man in front of mountain lake in in Rocky Mountain National Park

Woman leads man up the rocks on mountain lake shore

Man twirls woman on mountain lake shore in Rocky Mountain National Park

Man twirls woman in front of mountain lake during engagement session

Couple smiles at each other during engagement session in Rocky Mountain National Park

Woman places her hand and engagement ring on man's chest as she kisses him

Man and woman pose in front of mountain lake in Rocky Mountain National Park


Couple embrace in the foreground with mountains in the background

Man and woman kiss in front of mountains in Rocky Mountain National Park

Couple hikes down the trail during engagement session in Rocky Mountain National Park

Couple poses in front of mountain stream in Rocky Mountain National Park

Man and woman smile at each other in front of mountain stream in Rocky Mountain National Park

Woman kisses man on the cheek in front of mountain stream in Rocky Mountain National Park

Couple smiles in front of mountain stream in Rocky Mountain National Park

Couple poses in front of mountain lake in Rocky Mountain National Park

Couple poses in front of mountain lake in in Rocky Mountain National Park

Man and woman hold hands as they hike a trail in Rocky Mountain National Park

Man and woman hike on a bridge in Rocky Mountain National Park

Man and woman hike over a bridge in Rocky Mountain National Park