Christine & Dan’s Engagement Photos | Alderfer / Three Sisters Park, Evergreen CO | Hiking Engagement Photos | Apollo Fields Wedding Photography
Christine and Dan are a fun and adventurous East Coast couple who moved out to Colorado shortly after we did. I love hanging with fellow transplants and showing them around some of our favorite hikes and breweries. Christine is a dietician who I met via one of my other RD friends in NYC so it was fun to have a few common interests to click right away over.
They wanted to do something that felt very “Colorado” and had some great mountain views. Three Sisters is one of my favorite hikes for this purpose because it’s not super strenuous, it’s close to Denver, and it boasts 360 degree views at the top. There’s a small scramble to the summit but I even dragged my 66 year old dad up there (and he made it back down) so it’s a pretty doable climb for engagements.
You really do feel like you’re on the top of the world when you get up there and I find the vast openness of being above the trees, above all of the houses, and out of reach of all of the chaos and buzz of ordinary life to bring a lot of peace. It’s one of my favorite hikes to do if you just need some alone time on the top of the world without having to commit to a whole 14er or something too physically demanding.
One of my favorite spots on the trail is a little aspen patch that gets great light, too. It feels a bit like a birch grove and is sort of a magical little part of the forest. The aspens are such a staple of Colorado and I love how they photograph in all seasons of the year.
I loved getting to work with this fun and easygoing couple and it’s been fun to cross paths with them since the session in Denver. When our friend Nicole and her daughter came out to visit, we were all able to hook up downtown at Denver Beer CO which was a fun reunion, too. I love when the couples that I photograph turn into friends and hang-out buddies and I really do think it is one of the best parts of the job!