Estes Park Engagement Photos | Molly + Brad

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I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am to share Molly & Brad’s epic (not a word I throw around lightly) Estes Park engagement session. That night when I climbed into bed, I could not sleep. The day kept replaying in my mind. Being in the mountains to do what I love energizes me, so watching the summer solstice sunset from Trail Ridge Road with an amazing couple = a dream.

When I first met with Molly & Brad, I asked them my usual “get to know you” questions and I loved the depth & candidness in their responses. They met through mutual friends while in undergrad at DU. Eventually their friendship progressed into more.

Molly recounted their first date. Not being sure if it was actually a date or not since they started as friends (it was). Brad felt she was the “one” all along but it wasn’t until he read the book Modern Love that he realized he should act on his vision for their future. To me, it was evident they had both really thought through their relationship.

Brad proposed back in January in the most adorable way. Molly loves the movie 10 Things I Hate About You & would tease Brad about the Heath Ledger character’s serenade on the stadium, saying, “Why don’t you do anything like that for me?” He decided to surprise her at her family’s condo in Steamboat Springs with a life-size cardboard cutout of a marching band & Franki Valli’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” playing the background.
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Heading up Trail Ridge Road

After we left Moraine Park to head up Trail Ridge Road for the sunset, we crossed these two bull elk. I love encountering wildlife on my Estes Park engagement sessions!
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Before meeting up with Molly & Brad that day, I scouted this spot & knew I wanted to save it for the golden hour – the last bit of sunset light that glows so warm & beautiful. Even in my minds eye, I could not have pictured how perfect it turned out! This is what an Estes Park engagement is all about!
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Estes Park Engagement Photos

Long’s peak graced us with its bad self in the background.
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Estes Park Engagement Photos
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Thanks Molly & Brad for trusting my vision & being total troopers! Can’t wait until your Bella Vista wedding in September!

And as always, thanks to my PIC Savannah Chandler for coming along!

  • Kate said:

    Epic. You chose the right word at the right time! Nailed it!

  • kyla hammel said:

    SO SO SO Stunning!! I could just live up there!! Beautiful gallery!!

  • Brittany Slaughter said:

    GAH!! that is literally the sweetest proposal story ever! so cute! and this session is what every mountain engagement session should be! lovely work lady!

  • Emilyanne Hardy said:

    My, oh my! These are beautiful and I love that it was on the summer solstice! Such a perfect day to have the most beautiful golden light and rad sunset!

  • Mary said:

    I can't get enough of the images with the wind in her hair and thier energy.

  • Sonja said:

    Um these are FANTASTIC - epic! Amazing! Seriously- what a beautiful session, and they sound like total sweeties! That proposal story is adorable!

  • Carrie said:

    Ohh my goodness haley these images are amazing, well epic yes a perfect word! I absolutely love the header photo! What a great location to do an engagement session and such a sweet engagement story. Can't wait to see their wedding photos.

  • Justyna said:

    This is my favorite place on Earth! Gorgeous work!

  • Absolutely amazing photos - I see why you couldn't sleep! Amazing!

  • Sharee Davenport said:

    Everything about this RMNP engagement session is so stunning! I love that you captured the wildlife too, and that full sun is A+++!

  • Cara said:

    Absolutely gorgeous as always!! You rocked this!