The Brown Palace is a Denver gem. Growing up, I would attend afternoon tea with my mom, grandma and great aunt and I remember feeling like royalty while within their walls. With a stained glass ceiling, ornate decor and a pianist almost always serenading the guests, the Denver Brown Palace Hotel is a gorgeous place to be.
Just a few weeks before their engagement session, Mike reached out to me. I was in Montana at the time and I remember reading his inquiry and feeling so excited. Mike was going to be proposing to his boyfriend, Patrick, on the tail end of their road trip that took them to Colorado. He had researched places in Denver and thought the Brown Palace Hotel would be the ideal location.
I remember talking to Mike on the phone about what he was looking for and I will never forget one of the things he said about my work. He said he so much appreciated that I showcased LGBT couples on my website and on my Instagram. As a LGBT wedding photographer, I think it is important to showcase all weddings with equal emphasis and to hear that someone noticed and appreciated this, made my day.
When the day came for the engagement photos, I met them in their hotel room of the Brown Palace Hotel to get started. We meandered the hotel of the hotel and used the stairways, elevators and hallways as our backdrop. Halfway through they changed into different outfits and we finished the session in the lobby with a few of their friends and family. I finished up their photos in the lobby and they continued downtown for a celebratory meal. As a food lover I thought this was the perfect way to finish a photoshoot.
The Denver Brown Palace Hotel is an excellent place for a proposal, engagement shoot or wedding. If you are interested in seeing more photos from the hotel, click here to see a Brown Palace Hotel wedding!