July 20, 2023

Ryan surprised Selina in the sweetest way ever by booking an engagement session at Garden of the Gods just after she said yes!

adventurous garden of gods engagement session


Garden of the Gods is a popular location request for engagement session amongst my clients. We are so lucky to live amongst these iconic 300ish million year old red rock formations and it’s a given why clients love it so much!

Ryan + Selina’s Adventurous Garden of the Gods Engagement Session

Selina initially inquired with me for a couples session in December and passed the ropes to her then boyfriend Ryan to plan. Little did she know they would be traveling to Colorado after he proposed to her in June in their home state of Florida. I just love how much care and love Ryan has for Selina that he went out of his way to plan so many sweet surprises to celebrate their love.

My favorite time of day to photograph at Garden of the Gods is hands down sunrise to essentially have the park to ourselves. We met before the sun had even risen to hike up my favorite trail in the park. It’s a quick 10 minute hike and let me tell you, the scenery and views are 100% worth the steady uphill hike!

A Few Things to Know Before Choosing Garden of the Gods as your Photoshoot Location

The best time of day for a photoshoot. Sunriseeee! Trust me – I know all too well how not fun it is to wake up at the crack ass of dawn for a photoshoot BUT it is 89352385% worth it … especially at Garden of the Gods!

Don’t expect to have the place to yourself. This is more so the case if you opt for a sunset session. Garden of the Gods is one of the busiest tourist attractions so with this comes large crowds. As I mentioned above, opting for a sunrise photoshoot will allow you for more seclusion.

Leave no trace. In order for the whole world to continue loving our beautiful land, simply leave no trace by collecting any/all trash and personal belongings prior to your departure.

Hire Mae Meadows Photography as Your Colorado Engagement Session Photographer

Want your own epic Garden of the Gods engagement photos?! Let’s start planning your perfect engagement session by submitting an inquiry here!

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Mae Meadows Photography is a Denver, Colorado based photographer specializing in engagement and elopement photography. Megan is a proud military wife and dog mom. She has built her business by creating unique bonds with her clients which enables her to capture unposed, natural, emotive portraiture that tells a story. Megan travels nationwide and local Colorado service areas include Denver, Boulder, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Golden, Morrison, Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Aspen, Breckenridge, Vail and more!

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