The first things that Lauren and Quentin shared with me about themselves were their love of outdoor activities and brewing their own beer. So, naturally, we had to follow their Garden of the Gods engagement session with a visit to Iron Bird Brewing Company. (And besides, can you even call it an Alt Session if it doesn’t end with beer?)
Now, to get a bit philosophical on you, one of our guiding photographic principles is to never copy a photo. Whether it’s our own image or someone else’s, we’re basically allergic to duplicate photos. We do this for two reasons. One is so that our couples always get new and unique photos. The second is to keep challenging ourselves creatively. It’s been almost 10 years since Jesse and I last had a photo shoot at the Garden of the Gods, so it felt like a good time to go back with fresh eyes.
Lauren and Quentin just moved to Colorado from New York City, which made them the perfect partners for rediscovering old stomping grounds. Quentin lived in Colorado at one point and had been to Garden of the Gods previously. Lauren, however, is brand new to all of the indescribably beautiful vistas we sometimes take for granted. But more importantly, these two are just plain fun to hang out with. When I first talked to them on the phone, we immediately connected over a shared love of microbrews and a dry, sarcastic sense of humor. I could tell that working with them was going to be a ton of fun and they didn’t disappoint! All in all, we had a blast shooting this Garden of the Gods engagement.
A huge thanks to the folks at Iron Bird Brewing Company for letting us wrap up our shoot with a few beers and an impromptu brewery tour! Lauren and Quentin, we cannot wait for your wedding next August. And to all their friends and family who will be attending, we expect to see some truly impressive archery….