Cathy and Ryan’s Sunrise Photo Session at Lost Gulch in Boulder, Colorado
I photographed Cathy and Ryan two years ago for their engagement session and captured their intimate wedding in 2020 and was beyond the moon thrilled when they told me they were flying to Denver from Florida’s for a concert and wanted to see if we could do another session while they were here… I WAS HYPE! My husband and I were living in Montana when they got married and moved to Colorado last year and so it was such a treat to be able to meet up with them in our new state and show them around!
Planning Your Session at Lost Gulch in Boulder
If you’re looking for a spot in Boulder Colorado for engagement or “just because” photos (like Cathy and Ryan), I cannot recommend having your session at Lost Gulch enough! It’s an easy accessible spot just outside of Boulder that requires no hiking at all – pretty shocking to get a spot this beautiful without breaking a sweat at all. Something really important to note, though, is that due to the ease of accessibility, this is a super popular spot so in order to avoid the crowds, I highly recommend coming on a weekday at sunrise.
Your photographer will also have to be sure to secure a Boulder OSMP commercial use permit. These permits are not expensive and ensure that the land is well protected and cared for so that visitors for years to come can enjoy it just like you!
Cathy and Ryan’s Sunrise Session
We had the most beautiful sunrise light that left the mountains behind them a breathtaking blue and time just flew by as we spent the morning light exploring around the boulders, running in the road, and soaking in the beauty they were surrounded by. The sky was partly cloudy which also left us having a little more time before being faced with super harsh sunlight.
After we finished up with the session, we went to one of my favorite breakfast spots, Snooze! Although it’s a chain restaurant with locations scattered throughout the country and boulder, this place has a very comfortable non-chain atmosphere. Be warned, though – both times I’ve gone here there was a long wait and I was very thankful to have reserved a spot in line beforehand to help reduce the wait just a little.
Let’s plan your Colorado couples session or engagement photos
I’m a Colorado photographer based in Colorado Springs but you’ll frequently find me traveling throughout Colorado for weddings, elopements, and photo sessions and I’d love to help you plan your amazing session too! Visit my contact page and I’ll send you all of my pricing information and we can start planning your amazing session.