It’s not every day that you get to take your best friend’s Paint Mines engagement pictures.
Lindsay had the idea to head down to southern Colorado to the Paint Mines. I had never been there, but HOLY MOLY, can someone please elope here!?!??! It’s freakin’ gorgeous!!!!
Lindsay’s favorite thing about Ty is how comfortable she felt around him and how she just lit up inside every time he walked past her desk.
Ty’s favorite thing about Lindsay??? In his words: “DAT BOOTAY”
But in all seriousness, knowing my best friend and getting to see her fall in love and friendship with Ty has been amazing! There’s not a soul who, after seeing these two together, would deny that their paths were destined to cross. And a Paint Mines engagement session was the perfect way to celebrate these two!
The Paint Mines Interpretive Park is located in El Paso County, just 45 minutes north-east of Colorado Springs. It is open from dawn to dusk and because you walk through it’s canyon-like walls, there is more flexibility for timing of your engagement photos here.
It can get busy on the weekends during the summer, so we highly suggest planning your Paint Mines engagement photos on a weekday or during the slower months (November – April).
Be sure to respect the natural beauty and do not climb on any of the rock formations – this allows this unique location to be enjoyed for centuries to come. Disrespecting this rule can also result in harsher rules and possibly banning of future engagement photos being allowed on these grounds.
The park is free to enter, however, your Paint Mines engagement photographer will need to apply for a commercial photography permit ahead of time and keep it on-hand during your engagement session.
Meet Larissa + Bailey! As two born and raised Coloradoans who have photographed 200+ couples in 100+ locations across Colorado, we specialize in creating a different kind of photo experience that is just as adventurous as you are. Want to hike to a high alpine lake? We can give you trail options for that! Want to canoe along the banks of a mountain lake? We can tell you the best lakes to do it on! Want to watch the sunset from the top of the world? We’ll lead you to our favorite spots for sunset! Book your Paint Mines photographer today!