May 14, 2018
Great Sand Dunes National Park
First of all…its a long drive to the Sand Dunes. But I will say its absolutely a stunning road trip. Devin, Aaron, my hubs and I packed up our bags and headed out to explore a beautiful piece of Colorado. I can’t say it enough…we live in an amazing state. I wasn’t sure what to expect…and I planned on it being super windy and needing to protect my gear at all costs. I may have gone overboard but not one lens was damaged or camera body either. PHEW…Haha…I had asked for some advise a head of time and the horror stories might have kept me up at night headed into wedding season.
We pull up in the parking lot and see these tiny little dots on the dunes…OMG they were people….WAY WAY WAY WAY out in the distance lol. We were in for an awesome hike up those sand dunes. Not only that but the wind picks up later in the day. We decided to hike away from the crowds and happy sand surfers…oh yes, I so wish I bought a sand sled to try this. Another visit for sure. We found a gorgeous private spot on the dunes that also blocked the wind and had views of the mountains for miles. Gosh…this place took my breath away.
I have to say that getting to spend extra time with Aaron and Devin before their wedding in September was amazing. They are friends of ours from our crossfit gym and Devin is our Yoga instructor as well on Saturdays (you should TOTALLY come try out our gym sometime…shameless plug for Crossfit Endemic in Fountain Colorado ) Aaron and Jon would be laughing at something…probably inappropriate …lets be honest and it just felt so natural. I keep trying to talk the hubs into becoming my 2nd. But for now he’s an amazing assistant. 😉 I adored the way Devin and Aaron laughed and loved on each other. Their personalities compliment each other so well and its clear to anyone around them how much they care about each other. And lets just say they are crazy photogenic. Add in the incredible hills and valleys of the sand dunes…this was an absolute bucket list shoot for me!
I’d love to have you check out a few of my favorites from Devin and Aaron’s Great Sand Dunes National Park Engagement Session!
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I absolutely adore these! So gorgeous. And now you’re making me want to take a trip there even more!
YES! You really should! Its so beautiful!
Oh my word. Take me here RIGHT. NOW. then take all my money and give me beautiful photos like this! You have a gift for sure, these are epic and belong in a magazine, and also printed really really big on a wall!
Hahaha…deal! It was really such an incredible shoot! Thank you so much!
You are so lucky to be in Denver! What a great variety of landscapes you have! I love the feeling of the sand dunes and the exotic place, it makes me want to go to the sahara! I hope this wedding season goes great for you! This couple will have some memorable moments!
Thank you so much! I’m beyond excited about this years couples! And yes, Colorado has so much diversity to shoot in! Thank you!
Oh wow, that is in Colorado? Awesome location and great job with this session!
I couldn’t believe it was Colorado either! Thank you!
I simply love this session. The sand dunes are a perfect location for a session. I particularly love the pic where they are both jumping.
Haha…that was so funny! I told them to walk away from me and the next thing I see is them jumping like that. I loved it too! Thank you!
OMG such a dream location for pictures! I love the background, the outfits which contrast and compliment so well and all the captures.
Gosh it really was! It was so breathtaking! Thank you so much!
I actually really love the drama that the wind adds to these images! You did such a stellar job. I honestly cannot believe your lenses and camera came out unscathed. I destroyed some gear shooting there.
I know! I wrapped up my camera pretty good lol. I was really paranoid. <3 Thank you so much!
LOVE! These are epic. What a great idea for a location. The scenery is beautiful. The couple is adorable. The dress is just lovely with the backdrop and wind.
Ahhhhh thank you Reyna! It truly was beyond amazing to be able to shoot there! <3
Oh my gosh- these sand dune pictures are amazing! Our cousin has some sand dune toys and we are planning a trip to see him in Arizona to drive them. Maybe we can get some shots almost as pretty as yours.