Evergreen Lake Engagement in Colorado | Alice & Joe

Joe and Alice are both drawn to a photojournalistic photography style — something that we, as former journalists for the Denver Post, are trained in.

Their goal: Authentic, natural and bold colors that capture both moments and candids. Natural colors, we strongly believe, will still look appealing years and decades later. While light and airy washes are in vogue now, we also know looks go in and out of style, and our belief is that if your wedding dress and flowers look the way in your photos as they do on your wedding day, you won’t regret it years later. (A photo below featuring a washed out tone is just the sun hitting the lens at the right angle — no special editing).

For this couple, the less posing, the better. While this is certainly our preference during wedding days, we also know that engagement photography requires more prompting and direction — most of our couples aren’t used to posing in front of cameras. And for that, we’re happy to provide coaching.

We started at Evergreen Lake House in late August, one of our favorite spots for engagements, both in the winter and the summer. We worked along the boardwalk, the bridge and the nearby stream, with the sun getting lower in the sky. The area provides ample landscape variety and backgrounds, along with gorgeous light. Then, we drove 10 minutes down the road to Alderfer/Three Sisters Park for a wardrobe change and a new setting, with a big red barn in the background as a brilliant sun lit up the low-lying clouds above the mountains.

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Daniel Petty

Dan has photographed weddings and done work for editorial and commercial clients, including The Denver Post, Running Times, The Associated Press and others.
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