As a Colorado Engagement Photographer, I was really excited when Amy contacted me about her upcoming engagement and wedding! She told me her fiancé’s name was Mike and they wanted to have mountains in the backdrop. Luckily I knew the perfect location located!
Lookout Mountain is located on the eastern flank of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. It is 12 miles west of Downtown Denver. The 7,377-foot peak overlooks the town of Golden and the views of the mountains in the west go for miles and miles. Lookout Mountain consists of 65.7 acres of land, much of it covered in pine forests and rocky terrain. Its history goes all the way back to the native Ute Indian tribe, who likely used it as a lookout point. Currently, it is a popular tourist attraction as it is famous for being the burial location of the internationally famous William Frederick, also known as “Buffalo Bill”. Lookout Mountain Overlook is even listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Lookout Mountain is located within about an 18 minute drive from the city of Golden, Colorado. The road leading up to the top is quite winding and steep, however the views at the top are definitely worth it!
The best time of day to have a photoshoot is generally early morning or late in the afternoon/evening. The sun is much softer and lower in the sky during these times of day. Amy and Mike’s photo session was captured right at sunset. As you can see, the lighting is just magical and creates some beautiful effects through the lens! This time of evening is considered the “golden hour”, as the color of the sun looks golden. You can see how nicely the golden light looks in Amy’s hair and illuminating the mountain tops.
Lookout Mountain Photography Permits
Jefferson County is a popular place for photo shoots, and includes locations like Mount Falcon, Elk Meadow, Flying J Ranch, Lookout Mountain, and Winters Park. A photography permit is required for all paid photo sessions. For small scale portrait photography sessions, the permit fee is $25 per day. For large sessions involving props, filming or anything beyond the scope of a simple portrait, an “other commercial activity” permit is required. For a larger, more complex shoot, you will need at least 10 business days prior to your scheduled date.
As a Colorado engagement photographer, I take care of handling applying for the permit for my ccouples, so the process is simple and easy.
If you’re looking for an experienced Colorado engagement photographer who has experience shooting at Lookout Mountain Overlook, let connect! I would love to tell your story through imagery so feel free to reach out! Let’s get to know each other and talk about your photoshoot details!
Hi, I’m Grace, a Colorado wedding photographerand wedding videographer! I’m based in Larkspur, Colorado and I service Denver, Colorado Springs, and beyond! My passion is telling your story through imagery.