Fall Engagement in the Colorado Aspens | Meri and Michael

couple walks in sunshine in golden aspen grove at RMNP engagement session by Boudler engagement photographer Jennie Crate

Meri and Michael have strong ties to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. They got engaged at Dream Lake in 2018, and Meri’s grandpa always loved the mountain town. When Meri and Michael started planning their wedding and their engagement session, they knew Estes Park was where they wanted to be.

For their fall engagement session, they definitely wanted to capitalize on the beautiful aspen leaves of the season. So they booked coveted reservations for Rocky Mountain National Park and we planned an afternoon exploring some of my favorite spots in the park.

We started on the Alberta Falls trail, which has a beautiful grove of aspens, right along the trail. As a spot for engagement photos, Alberta Falls is lovely and not a very difficult hike. And it’s accessible in all seasons.

After we left Alberta Falls, we spotted a gorgeous grove of aspens, right along the side of the road. While the trees at Alberta Falls were a few days away from peak, the tress at this spot, were blazing yellow. Luckily, we were able to pull over and take advantage of some gorgeous sunlight and color.

Then as the it got later, we jumped in the car and drove up Trail Ridge Road to my favorite spot. We explored the rocks, and even went the extra steps to capture some amazing shots on an incredible rocky outcrop. We watched the sun go down together, basking in the fall sunset colors.

I can’t wait to celebrate together at their wedding in Estes Park this summer!

Alberta falls engagement session by Estes Park engagement photographer Jennie Crate
couple walking down trail at Alberta falls engagement session by Estes Park engagement photographer Jennie Crate
couple in the aspens in the fall at Alberta falls engagement session by Estes Park engagement photographer Jennie Crate
couple kisses in aspen grove in RMNP at Alberta falls engagement session by Estes Park engagement photographer Jennie Crate
engaged couple walks in aspen grove in fall at RMNP engagement session by Estes Park engagement photographer Jennie Crate
Couple in golden aspen grove couple walks in aspen grove in fall at RMNP engagement session by Boudler engagement photographer Jennie Crate
couple runs across the road in front of golden aspens at RMNP engagement session by Boudler engagement photographer Jennie Crate
sunset engagement photo at top of trail ridge road by Grand Lake engagement photographer Jennie Crate
sunset photos at top of trail ridge road by Grand Lake engagement photographer Jennie Crate
couple walking to top of rock at top of trail ridge road by Grand Lake engagement photographer Jennie Crate
couple cuddling at sunset at top of trail ridge road by Grand Lake engagement photographer Jennie Crate
engagement session at top of trail ridge road by Grand Lake engagement photographer Jennie Crate
sunset embraces at top of trail ridge road by Grand Lake engagement photographer Jennie Crate
colorful sunset at top of trail ridge road by Grand Lake engagement photographer Jennie Crate
colorful sunset and lace dress at top of trail ridge road by Grand Lake engagement photographer Jennie Crate

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