Makayla & Matt | Denver Engagement Session

Cheeseman Park & Roxborough Park Engagement Session in Denver, CO

Though I’m primarily based in the Upper Midwest, I’m happy to travel! It’s actually one of my favorite things to do!

Makayla and Matt asked me to come out to Denver, Colorado, for an engagement session. We shot at two different locations — Cheesman Park and Roxborough Park.

Cheesman Park is located right in the heart of Denver, in the aptly named “Cheesman Park neighborhood.” There’s a stunning marble pavilion, the Cheesman Pavilion (built 1908) that gave us a backdrop for our shoot (and some shade from the sun).

After a quick outfit change and a one hour drive out of the city, we traded urban green spaces for more rugged landscapes — Roxborough State Park. The park sits at the front edge of the Rockies and is beautiful. There are beautiful red rock formations that reach from the ground toward the sky — and we used them to our advantage. Matt, Makayla and I hit the hiking trail and wandered through the park’s unique geological icons.

This will be a trip I won’t forget and cannot wait to get back to Denver!


Makayla and Matt pose for their engagement session at Cheesman Park in Denver, Colorado.
Couple hold hands and look at each other in front of rock formation at Roxborough State Park in Colorado.
Couple hold hands during engagement photography session at Roxborough State Park in Colorado.
Makayla and Matt stand in road by rock formation in Roxborough State Park in Colorado.
Makayla and Matt look into each other's eyes during their engagement session at Roxborough State Park.
Couple walk down trail for engagement session in Roxborough State Park in Colorado.
Makayla leans on Matt's shoulder in front of the rock formations at Roxborough State Park.

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Rachel Lahlum is an award-winning Minneapolis (and beyond!) wedding and engagement photographer with experience in hundreds of sessions. She takes a guided approach towards working with couples, from helping with planning and scheduling, to guiding with poses and prompts during the session. Her photography is crisp, clean and bright, with true-to-life colors and a mix of traditional poses and candid moments.