Best Photography Spots in Colorado

Amazing Photography Locations Near Denver and Beyond

With so many amazing portrait locations in Colorado, how do you choose? Do you want a natural background showcasing the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains? Do you want an urban feel in downtown Denver? No matter what backdrop you desire, we can find it here in our beautiful state. Here are of some of my favorite photo spots.

Best Photography Spots Near Denver

Union Station Denver

Denver's Union Station is a historic landmark and has been transformed in recent years into a gathering space. There are bars, restaurants, and a hotel around a large common area with a variety of seating options. The beautifully decorated interior provides a great backdrop for portraits and you can hang out before or after a photoshoot for some great food and drinks! Outside there are plenty of backgrounds to choose from for your photos with partial city skyline views, train platforms, or the historic structure itself. If you want to combine a photography session with a fun Denver experience, this is the location for you!

RiNo - River North Art District

One of the most popular photo locations in Denver is the RiNo district. Colorful street art adorns the sides of buildings and offers limitless photo ops. One of the great things about this spot is that it is constantly changing. New art appears in the alleys regularly. When you have photos done here you can choose from a variety of vibrant backgrounds while walking around exploring the area. There are plenty of options to keep you entertained before or after your photoshoot with numerous bars, restaurants, shops, and galleries nearby. Take photos and make a day of exploring the area made up of some of Denver's most historic and important neighborhoods.

Outdoor Photo Locations Near Denver

There are plenty of naturally beautiful locations for photos within an hour of Denver. We are lucky to have many parks, open spaces, and mountain vistas close by that make excellent photography locations. Here are a few of my favorites.

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre - located in Morrison, this famous venue has gorgeous rock formations and foothill views.

South Valley Park - in Littleton has red rocks, mountain vistas, and does not require difficult hiking.

South Mesa Trailhead - near Boulder, this park has Flatirons views and can require a bit more hiking for some spectacular scenery.

Places to Take Pictures in Colorado Springs

Garden of the Gods

There might be no other place as stunning for photography as Garden of the Gods. Having grown up in my early years just outside of Colorado Springs, it is a place that is near to my heart. You can't find much more beauty than the combination of red rock formations and Pike's Peak views. It does get very busy here, so timing is everything, but you can't go wrong having your milestone moments photographed at one of the prettiest places in Colorado!

Other Places to Take Pictures in Colorado

Outdoor Photography Locations Colorado

There are many stunning locations in Colorado to choose from beyond the few I have listed. We have hiking trails galore and plenty of rural roads with awesome views. There is definitely no shortage of mountain backgrounds to choose from. If you have a special spot in mind or just want something a little different than you have seen in everyone else's photos, we can find the right location for you. I love to be out in nature taking photos and would love to work with you.

Please note: Many of these locations require paid permits for photography. If you are interested in having photos done at any of these locations, contact me and we will discuss any permit fees and how far in advance we should schedule to accommodate this process.

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