Afton & Andrew’s Paint Mines Engagement Session
Meeting up before dawn is a next level way to get to know a couple, and I am OBSESSED with these two. It may have been cold, but they were so joyful for their sunrise paint mines engagement photos. We even started before starbucks was open – an extra layer of sacrifice that united us. It couldn’t have paid off more, as the frigid wind died as soon as we were within the pink and white canyon walls, and we were the only humans in this chalky and dry alien landscape. It was exactly what Afton & Andrew were looking for: offbeat and different engagement photos without the cliches, while still showing off the Colorado landscape.
Engagement Photos Style
They chose jewel toned textured sweaters and kept warm with handmade knit hats, and they giggled together nonstop. As the sun came up, the glow in the canyon wrapped around them like a romantic warm sunset, and as we reached the deeper parts of the canyon, the hoodoos and formations became more and more colorful. I couldn’t be happier to be photographing their Boettcher Mansion wedding next fall, especially if it’s anything like their fun and gorgeous paint mines engagement photos – now I’ve just got to be ok waiting an entire year to meet up with them again!
Update – they eloped! See their Kenosha Pass Elopement here!
Afton left the kindest review for me after their engagement photos:
“We have only the best things to say about working with Lucy, from the minute we met her we knew she was the photographer for us. We wanted to do something unique with our engagement photos and she had a great list of off the beaten track ideas. Ultimately we did our engagement photos at the Paint Mines at her suggestion and they are stunning. It was like 10 degrees and windy and she and her husband never complained about the conditions once. Over a year later we can’t pick a favorite because they are all so beautiful and unique, we feel like she really captured us well.”