Caty & Kaitlin’s Boulder LGBTQ Engagement Photos
Caty & Kaitlin’s boulder LGBTQ engagement photos at Lost Gulch were totally THEM. Kaitlin has a passion for astronomy and Caty, for photography – so when they challenged me to create some night time engagement photos with star trails, I was ecstatic and
probably definitely used way too many exclamation points in my reply!! We started off our session right at sunset, and the cold temps kept the other Boulderites away from our photo spot. A little seclusion goes a long way to make it a little less weird to be smooching your partner in front of a camera, a photographer who won’t shut up about how cute you are, and her husband dangling a light directly over your heads. LOL!
After Dark at Lost Gulch
Pink waves of clouds barely touched the high mountain peaks in the background as we warmed up with some classic and colorful engagement photos in the fresh snow. We used a combination of ambient sunset light and modern lighting techniques to give a lot of variety to their engagement gallery, but before long it was time for the main event – the astrophotography and star trails! As soon as we got set up, an absolutely insane amount of uninvited wind picked up and nearly blew us all off the mountain. I was thinking our whole plan was getting flushed – it was honestly pretty unbearable to be up there, as I yelled prompts across the wind and my eyes watered into oblivion, I thought they’d call it off in favor of the warmth of their cars. Luckily for me, they were willing to brave the tough conditions to create some stunning star trails engagement photos.
The Sweetest Gesture
Knowing I’d have to wait in my car while the star trail timelapse ran on my tripod, these ladies bought ALL my favorite snacks and hot chocolate to sweeten the deal – is that not the sweetest thing?? Needless to say, I demolished a large amount of popcorn and cheezits that night in the name of art – and here are the fabulous results! Congratulations on your engagement you two! Thank you for all the laughs and the snacks! I hope you guys enjoy these Boulder LGBTQ Engagement photos as much as I enjoyed taking them 🙂 -Lucy
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