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Paint Mines, Colorado Couple’s Session

Colorado Springs Engagement Photos

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Sarah and Mike contacted me for an adventure session in the Colorado Paint Mines to celebrate their engagement. This incredibly unique location made for some amazing photos, and I’m so glad I got to spend such a special day with this lovely couple.

Colorado Springs Engagement Photos

Sarah and Mike’s Paint Mines Colorado Couple’s Adventure Session

Colorado Couples Photography

This adventure session sticks out in my mind as one of the most special sessions I have had the pleasure of photographing. Mike is a member of the United States Air Force Academy Band and was set to deploy the day after our session. This meant that not only did I have the honor of photographing these two to celebrate their engagement, but I also captured their final day together before 4 months apart. We spent our time in the seclusion of the Paint Mines, reflecting on their time together and discussing the special moments in their relationship.

About The Couple

Sarah and Mike met in 2016 through a mutual friend who was also part of the USAF Academy Band. After discussing rings just after Sarah’s 29th birthday, she thought a proposal was near, but he held out for a full year to propose on her 30th birthday while they vacationed in Florida! They have a sweet pup together named Cooper and love working on their house in Colorado Springs.

How To Plan Your Paint Mines Portrait Session

Paint Mines Interpretive Park in Colorado Springs is an otherworldly place. It got its name from the tradition of Native Americans in this region using the area’s colorful clay formed by oxidized iron to create paints. In addition to the stunning clay bands this geological park has to offer, you can also find bands of exposed minerals like selenite and jasper. This gorgeous spot truly feels like sci-fi movie set, and was the perfect private spot for Sarah and Mike to spend a romantic day undisturbed by the outside world.

It’s best to plan in advance for your portrait session or elopement at Colorado’s Paint Mines Interpretive Park. This is because the Park Service requires Special Use permits for wedding & portrait photography. The Paint Mines make for a perfect backdrop for a late spring, summer, or early fall session or elopement. Winter has potential for high wind so I would recommend planning for a warmer time of year. If you want to do more exploring Colorado has a few locations nearby that are definitely worth checking out. Head to Garden of The God’s for a Red Rock Experience, or drive to the top of Pike’s Peak! A good Colorado Photographer will be able to help you out with the permit process and recommending the best spots to explore.

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I’m so grateful I got to capture such a special day in the Paint Mines for this beautiful couple. If you want an adventure session of your own, reach out and we can plan the perfect day together! www.caramariephotography.co/contactme

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