Estes Park Engagement Photos | Hannah + Stuart

Estes Park Engagement Photos | Mountain Engagement Photography |
Colorado Wedding Photographer | Haley Allen Photography | Hannah + Stuart

Last January, I came down with the flu for the first time in years. I could barely take care of myself much less my two kiddos at home. Yet somehow I still found the energy to respond to Hannah & Stuart when they inquired about photography for their Blackstone Rivers Ranch wedding. And I am SO glad I did! We Facetimed (while I was on some meds to keep my fever at bay) & honestly, I felt like I had known them a long time. Old Friends. I LOVE it when that happens! It’s ironic because that is exactly how Hannah & Stuart described feeling when they first met each other at a Halloween party years ago. They enjoy the outdoors & hiking together too. When I learned Stuart had proposed while snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park, I insisted on Estes Park Engagement Photos.

I love RMNP in the transition season because it’s often warm enough, but there’s still a dusting of snow that defines the mountains in a way that you understand just how majestic and well, huge, they really are. We picked a date in early April. But sometimes, the date you pick packs a twist of weather. As an avid hiker, I can tell you 26 mph winds are NO fun, so I’m thankful they were flexible to move the date. The weather was excellent later in April for their session.

Chautauqua Park

Hannah & Stuart’s dog Putter is of course an important part of their relationship. Unfortunately RMNP strictly prohibits dogs. In order to incorporate him in the photos, we met at Chautauqua Park in Boulder & they had a friend pick him up afterwards. He was perfectly poised for his part of the photos.

Boulder Engagement Pictures
Chautauqua Park Engagement Photography

Rocky Mountain National Park | Estes Park Engagement Photos

Up at Bear Lake, we were surprised how much snow there still was packed around the lake. I loved that Hannah braved it with her wedges anyway! The rest of the magic was their natural chemistry.
Estes Park Engagement Photos
Estes Park Engagement Photos
Estes Park Engagement Photography
Estes Park Engagement Photographer
Winter Engagement Pictures
Winter Engagement Photos

Here’s a little behind the scenes of Stuart being a gentleman by helping Hannah out of her wedges back into her hiking boots in the snow. haha! After this we headed to the campground area down the road where we came across some elk!
Estes Park Engagement Photos
Estes Park Engagement Photos
Estes Park Engagement Photos
Estes Park Engagement Photos
Estes Park Engagement Photos
Adventure Engagement Photographer
River Engagement Photos
River Engagement Photography

I really appreciated Hannah & Stuart’s patience with me this day because I pretty much pulled over whenever I saw pretty light. I mean they rode with me so they were subject to my whims anyway, but I absolutely loved how the light came out on this spot in the road. After this spot, we ended at Moraine Park for sunset. And wow did the sky put on a show for sunset!
Estes Park Engagement Photography
Estes Park Engagement Photos
Estes Park Engagement Photographer
Adventure Engagement Pictures
Adventure Engagement Photography
Estes Park Engagement Photos
Estes Park Engagement Photos
Estes Park Engagement Photos
Estes Park Engagement Photos
Estes Park Engagement Photos
Estes Park Engagement Photography
Adventure Engagement Photos
Estes Park Engagement
Estes Park Engagement Pictures
Estes Park Engagement Photos

Thanks Hannah & Stuart! Stay tuned for their fall wedding in Idaho Springs. I just might have dropped some weather foreshadowing about the wedding day here!

Estes Park Engagement Photos | Mountain Engagement Photography |
Colorado Wedding Photographer | Haley Allen Photography | Hannah + Stuart

  • kyla said:

    What a beautiful engagement session, i loveeee that you took the time to make sure the pup was included. they look like such a fun couple! beautiful photos!

  • This session looks sooooo much fun!! I love the piggy back ride and the emotion on their faces!!

  • Ashleigh said:

    these might be some of my favorite of yours. Such a lovely couple, and the light is amaaaaaaaaazing.

    • Kathryn said:

      I love the pop of pink against the white snow! love all the locations...such a gorgeous shoot haley!

  • Sarah said:

    What cutie pies! Great use of color and light as always!

  • Jolie said:

    Awesome images! I love that you were able to go to multiple locations and it was so worth it!

  • Erin Witt Photography said:

    GIRL! Wow! You got so much variety! I absolutely love how you were able to capture some elk, some snow, some golden hour...you are a magician! I know they LOVED these!

  • Redden said:

    I love all the sweet moments and variety you gave them - you can really tell it was a wonderful experience. beautiful!

  • Ginny said:

    Stunning! Love that they brought their dog. Gorgoeus photos at the end with glorious sky!

  • Elizabeth said:

    Such a fun adventerous couple! i lovethedusk shots so much! seriously epic locations

  • Sarah said:

    How lucky that you got the dog and an elk. Beautiful work as always!

  • Hannah said:

    These are bringing me back! We loved having you as our photographer. You are the BEST!! Thank you for being wonderful and capturing every moment with a beautiful picture.

    • admin said:

      Absolutely LOVED working with you guys! You were so much fun! It was a fond trip down memory lane reliving your engagement session through this blog. Looking forward to telling to the story of your wedding day too! :)

  • Heather said:

    You did a lovely job wth their Expressions. So genuine.

  • Sunshine said:

    What a beautiful engagement session! They look so happy