Julia & Alex booked me for their October wedding at Garden of the Gods Resort and wanted an engagement shoot for their Save the Dates and to display at the wedding. They wanted to incorporate nearby urban locations, and also have different scenery than what they’ll have on their wedding. As a Denver engagement photographer, I had many location suggestions, but we settled on Cheeseman Park and Berkeley Lake.
Cheeseman Park is centrally located in the middle of Denver, just next to the Denver Botanic Gardens. The focal point of the park is the Pavilions that showcases a large marble stage surrounded by columns. You can even rent the Pavilions for weddings and elopements, but I frequently use it as a backdrop for engagement sessions. One thing to note is that it can be extremely busy during the weekend, so go during a weekday or early in the morning to avoid crowds. (Or, if you go on a Friday evening like we did, be prepared to Photoshop some people out!)
At Cheeseman Park, we utilized the Pavilions and the surrounding paths, trees and steps as the sun started setting and golden light filtered through the trees. We then headed north to Berkeley Lake where there was a small dock calling our name. I had previously used the dock over the summer for an elopement. While I knew of the Berkeley neighborhood, I didn’t realize that we had a beautiful lake and dock in the city. When Julia, Alex and I arrived, the sun was just about to set and gave us the most beautiful golden glow over the lake.
Julia & Alex popped some champagne to conclude their session and then continued on to celebrate their 4 year anniversary at a local Denver restaurant.
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