Playful & Silly Brainard Lake Engagement Photos ~ Eva & Mike

Eva & Mike are playful and loving in these Brainard Lake engagement photos. These two have fun & frolic in this beautiful mountain lake in Colorado.  

Eva & Mike

This story is about Eva & Mike, a hilarious, playful, and loving couple in Colorado. 

These two met in a bar doing something they both love to do – drinking whiskey. After a night of whisky, they knew they were meant to be together. 

The height difference was the first thing that caught my attention. Eva is a cute lil shorty and Mike is super tall. At least to a fellow shorty like me. And he loved picking her up! They were awesome together, always doing fun silly shit. 

I loved hearing about their family that they obviously cherished. Their love for everything about each other is really beautiful.

Plus they were just a ton of fun to be around! Lots of smiles and great energy this beautiful evening. And no problem being a little silly. Exactly who I love working with 🙂

Brainard Lake Engagement Photos

I love this little spot in the Brainard Lake Recreation Area for photography, especially in the winter season. It’s not the main Brainard Lake, but it’s a gorgeous lake nearby that’s easy to get to when the main road is closed in the winter. 

Which was important when our session was originally scheduled for winter, then Covid-19 #cancelledeverything. We enjoyed a much warmer engagement shoot instead in June at this beautiful lake! Of course – I was socially distanced and wearing a mask.

Eva & Mike explored the take and soaked in the fresh mountain air. It was the first time either of them had visited the popular Brainard Lake Recreation Area. Which is a bit of a surprise since Mike was born in Colorado.

The lake was peaceful enough that a moose came to the edge of the lake for dinner. What a treat! 

I remember when we were wrapping up, Mike said to me he had so much fun and the shoot was awesome! Thank you Mike, I want to make it fun! 

My goal with every couple is to create a judgement-free space where couples can just be themselves and focus on their connection with each other. That is how we’ll create bold & emotional photographs together. 

Contact me using the form below for your Brainard Lake engagement photography adventure!

What to expect from your adventurous engagement session with me:

  • 2-3 hours hours of fun romping through nature (on trail, of course!)
  • Time to relax, chat, explore, and get to know each other in between photos (instead of squeezing all the photos in one non-stop hour)
  • Collaborative direction before & during photos so you look and feel your best 
  • A no-judgement zone where you can feel free to be your silliest and most in-love self


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