Pulpit Rock sunset photos Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Engagement | Hannah + Matt

Hannah and Matt had the most perfect Colorado Springs engagement session last week!

When these two first hired me months ago, they mentioned the possibility of doing a Colorado Springs engagement session since they would be moving out there in a couple of months. Of course, I jumped on the opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and photograph in a new and beautiful area. Kyle even tagged along and we made a mini vacation out of it.

Garden of the Gods engagement session in Colorado Springs

Our first day in Colorado Springs, I made it a point to check out all the locations Hannah mentioned in our texts. She had also scouted out everywhere, but I wanted to make sure we had all the best spots because it's not too often I get the opportunity to travel somewhere completely unknown for a session. So, we hiked literally all day. After taking 20,000 steps, I knew where we would be going.

We settled on Garden of the Gods, Red Rock Canyon, and Pulpit Rock Park. I had heard of Garden of the Gods being a gorgeous space for an engagement session, but it's also an overdone location. I wanted to make sure they had some variety as well.

Garden of the Gods engagement session in Colorado Springs

Red Rock Canyon was a hidden gem we discovered because it was right next to our hotel. I was in love with the lake because it offered a different type of scenery. Unfortunately, it began raining when we got to Red Rock Canyon, but that didn't stop Hannah and Matt from embracing the rain and having a great time, champagne pop and all. I'm still mad at Matt for giving me a champagne shower 😂 kidding, it was worth it.

Red Rock Canyon engagement session in Colorado Springs

Our final stop was the most strenuous. Hannah and Matt discovered Pulpit Rock after driving by the location. It's off the beaten path, so it wasn't filled with tourists like the other two locations. The hike to the top was hard...especially since we did it twice. Once we were at the top, the view was incredible. Hannah and Matt said it was known for having the best sunset view in the city. Well, the location sure did deliver. After the storm passed, the clouds parted and allowed us to witness the most breathtaking sunset.

Colorado Springs engagement photos

After our session, Hannah and Matt treated us to a delicious dinner where we bonded over cat pictures and steak. It was like hanging out with old friends. You know you found your clients whenever you can comfortably talk for hours after only meeting them once before over zoom.

Thank you so much Hannah and Matt for hanging with us and having such a great Colorado Springs engagement session! Here's your full preview!

- Hear from the couple -

How did he propose?

He proposed during a hike while we were on a family vacation in Colorado. It was a beautiful mountain setting at North Catamount Reservoir. While hiking around the water, I was completely oblivious that he and a friend of mine were mentioning cool places for a "picnic"… aka where to propose.

Question for the bride: what do you love most about him?

I love his big heart, and he can make me laugh unlike anyone else. I also love that he makes anywhere feel like home (we've lived in 3 different states together now).

Question for the groom: what do you love most about her?

What I love most about Hannah is her personality. she has a great sense of humor and is also very sweet and caring.

What's your favorite part about wedding planning?

We had fun when we got to go to Emerson Fields' open venue experience and meet with our coordinator that same day. Things felt a lot more real at that point, and we got to show some of our family members around the venue and meet with other potential vendors!

What are you looking forward to most about your big day?

Matt - playing corn hole at the reception. And getting to celebrate with all my friends and family.
Hannah - Finally getting to tie the knot after being together for so long! I'm also looking forward to reception and getting to have a dance party with all our friends and family. And late night nachos.

Pulpit Rock sunset photos Colorado Springs

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Elizabeth is a Kansas City wedding photographer who specializes in bright and airy images.

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