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The 7 Best Places For Portraits In Denver | Denver Photographer

The Mile High city of Denver Colorado has some amazing neighborhoods. Inside those neighborhoods are some iconic spots. Here is our guide to the BEST places in Denver to have your next portrait session!

1. RiNo – Looking for some place bright with a bit of edge? The new up and coming Denver neighborhood of River North aka RiNo is the place for you! TONS of beautiful street art surround the few blocks on Larimer St. Take a fun morning stroll to avoid the craziness that is a RiNo night. Stop at whatever catches your fancy and don’t forget your sneakers! RiNo is a great portrait spot for families with older kids and cool couples.

2. Cheeseman Park – Looking for a super classy Kardashian style photo shoot? Look no further than Cheeseman Park. It’s amazing white columns make any family photo shoot a piece of art. The greenery surrounding the columns can bring some great color into your portrait session as well. Or create a gorgeous color scheme of your own like our clients! Don’t be afraid to mix match patterns of the same color!

3. Golden – Looking for a picture perfect place that screams Colorado? Golden is right up your alley. Golden, Colorado, just a short drive out of the city, has a wonderful picture perfect park full of old cottages, farm houses and rustic wooden details. Exactly what you think when you think of the old wild west that was Colorado. This location is perfect for families and couples with pets they want to bring along for the photography session.

4. Red Rocks – THE place when people think of Denver and Colorado. You cannot get anymore iconic for your next family photo shoot than Red Rocks. Worth the drive and easy to find parking. During the week is best to avoid the crowds, but don’t worry too much, there are miles of amazing photo opportunities for your session. Everywhere you look is a golden photo opportunity. PLUS don’t be afraid to dress to the nines, it is such a lovely contrast!

5. Union Station – The brand new Union Station in the heart of Downtown Denver is the most modern Denver you can get! The hustle and bustle inside and out of the station makes for some great movement in your photos. Try to schedule your session in the morning for if you would like less foot traffic in your photos. Afternoon if you want a shot in front of the amazing historic building. Either way there are a bunch of fun spots in and around the new Union Station for the perfect portrait session.

6. Riverfront Park – Can’t decide on urban or park for your next photo shoot? Don’t! Riverfront Park has both! Urban residences line one side of the street and the park on the other. Add in their amazing line of trees {GORG during the fall and spring seasons} and you got a little bit of both for you next portrait session. 

7. Home Location – How much work is it to make it allllll the way out to Red Rocks for your next photo shoot. Want something cozy and personal? Why not have your next photo shoot right in your own backyard? Or front, depending on the time of day! Your home is unique to your family. You’ve taken time to create your safe space, why not show it off in your photos. AND the best thing you will not be late for your photo session!

Denver has such a variety of back drops it might be a bit hard to pick the right one for you. But with so many options and so much time you can certainly have a unique and beautiful portrait every year!

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