Colorful September Engagement // Golden Gate Canyon


Man and woman hold hands as they walk down the trail under yellow aspen leaves at Golden Gate Canyon State Park in Boulder, CO

I first started talking to Sarah and Tyler when Sarah was planning a visit from England for September 2019. During their relationship they had gone back and forth between Colorado and the United Kingdom, and now that Tyler had proposed they were planning a wedding in London - coincidentally for the same July weekend as my own wedding! Wanting to honor both of their homes, they contacted me to do their engagement session in the same place there Tyler had popped the question: Golden Gate Canyon State Park. If you're looking for aspen groves near Denver, let me tell you - this is the spot! I've camped there in September and done sessions there and the aspens are always poppin. I loved that they showed up in their coziest fall sweaters ready to laugh, spin, piggy back, dance, and frolic through the golden yellow leaves. We ended at sunset at the overlook where we witnessed the fieriest sunset I had seen in a long time. It was serene and breathtaking, and the perfect unusual and sensational end to their engagement photo session.


View of the mountains at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Yellow aspen trees line the dirt road at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Man and woman embrace under yellow aspen leaves at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Man and woman pose in a meadow of yellow aspen trees at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Man and woman pose on trail under yellow aspen trees at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Man and woman kiss under a grove of yellow aspen trees at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Woman stands on tippy toes and kisses man on the creek at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Man and woman stare lovingly at each other under a grove of yellow aspen trees at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Man and woman nuzzle under a grove of yellow aspen trees at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Man lifts woman in the air as they kiss under a grove of yellow aspen trees at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Man lifts woman in the air on the trail at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Woman hugs man under a grove of yellow aspen trees at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Man and woman nuzzle under a grove of yellow aspen trees at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Woman smiles as man kisses her on the forehead at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Woman places her left hand on man's chest, showcasing heir engagement ring

Woman smiles at the camera as man kisses her on the forehead at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Man and woman hold hands and walk toward the camera

Man nuzzles woman in front of yellow aspen trees at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Man and woman embrace with yellow aspen leaves in the foreground

Man and woman hug at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Man and woman hug with yellow aspen leaves in the foreground at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Man and woman hold hands and cross a meadow of yellow aspen trees at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

View of rocky mountain peaks at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Man and woman embrace in a mountain meadow of aspen trees at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Man dips woman in an aspen meadow at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Man and woman hold hands and walk down a trail under yellow aspen trees at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Man and woman smile at each other and hold hands under a yellow aspen grove at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Man and woman hug and kiss under yellow aspen leaves at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Man and woman kiss under a grove of yellow aspen trees at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Woman smiles as man kisses her on the cheek at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Man and woman smile and hold hands walking on a trail under yellow aspen trees

A view of the mountains behind a couple as they kiss at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Man and woman stare lovingly at each other with mountains in the background

Yellow aspen trees in the foreground and rocky mountains in the background

Man and woman walk up a trail together in front of yellow aspen trees at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Woman smiles as man hugs her from behind at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Woman hugs man from behind at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Woman hugs man from behind and overlooks the trail at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

View of yellow aspen trees in the foreground and the Rocky Mountains in the background

Man and woman embrace as they watch the sunset over Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Man and woman embrace under a pink sunset at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Man and woman embrace under a pink sunset at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Man and woman embrace under a pink sunset at Golden Gate Canyon State Park