Some people want their engagement sessions to be a quick event at a scenic location and not much beyond that. Melissa and Matt are not some people. They wanted their engagement photos in Denver to be an adventure. Melissa and Matt are theme park enthusiasts so we started the day at the not-camera-friendly Lakeside Amusement Park where, thanks to the nifty and compact Fuji X100T, we were able to get some candid photos in without drawing much attention.
Our next stop was the Tattered Cover book store in Downtown Denver where we looked through books about music, the X-Files, Adventure Time, and began what turned out to be a super long discussion about Game of Thrones predictions.
Next stop was the Denver Millennium Bridge. I know it’s a pretty popular spot for photographers and I’ve heard some horror stories of people trying to stop pedestrians from crossing in order to get the perfect photo. We didn’t run into that problem, partly because we took our photos from angles that didn’t showcase the bridge at all, but still had some pretty cool views.
On and on we marched across downtown without much of a plan, stopping every time we found something that looked cool. We found a colorful graffiti wall, stopped for a beer, caught some really cool shadows on a staircase, and found a neat silhouette of a tree on an old brick wall. We finished up our downtown adventure by getting photos in Larimer Square where the streets are adorned with bright lights year round. It was pretty refreshing to not have much of a plan. I think I must have said “Oh this might be cool” a few dozen times. When all parties are up for anything you get to try some cool shots that you might not normally take. I’m glad we did this time.