Engagement Photo Ideas? Try Denver's Luxury Hotels!

Brett and I finally took our engagement photos, and I can’t stop looking through them! Our wedding is fine art themed, so we wanted our engagement photos to match our wedding’s aesthetic. The three words that we wanted to describe our engagement photos were elegant, modern, and classic.

Brett and I have admired Devin’s photography for quite some time! It is thoughtful, soulful, and the tones he uses while editing are just stunning! We were thrilled when Devin agreed to snap our engagement photos. He was professional, gave great direction, and really matched the style we were going for. A word of advice for those looking for a photographer: you want to choose someone who will be super into it. We could tell that Devin was enjoying himself and felt free to capture lots of creative shots, which made us feel so comfortable to be photographed.

Here are the three Denver hotels we used for stunning engagement photo backdrops:


We loved the lighting under this rooftop cabana.
We loved the lighting under this rooftop cabana.

After checking out the Halcyon online, we put it on the top of our to-visit list. For one, the decor is gorgeous. Marble tabletops anchored to modern brass legs, a flickering fire nestled into a black brick wall, and a tall art-filled bookshelf welcome you into their lobby. Mid century modern furniture completes the artistic and richly textured first floor. A wonderful hotel manager also allowed us to use the rooftop pool/bar to snap some luxurious cabana photos. Even if we never have the chance to stay a night at the Halcyon, we can’t wait to go back to the rooftop bar this summer for a refreshing drink and a stunning view of the city and mountains.


The Hyatt Regency

Peak's View is stunning from every angle.
Peak’s View is stunning from every angle.

In the heart of downtown Denver, the Hyatt Regency towers above the other buildings. Brett and I had heard of their 27th story bar, the Peak’s View, and we knew that it would serve as an amazing backdrop for our photos. Entering the hotel, I observed that it would be an excellent place to host a wedding ceremony or reception. The towering ceiling in the lobby creates an airy and luxurious atmosphere, and the furniture far exceeds anything you would find in a regular hotel. Peak’s View bar’s most stunning feature is the floor to ceiling windows that cover every wall. From the bar you can watch the sun go down over the mountains and cast a beautiful golden hour glow on all of the surrounding buildings.


The Crawford Hotel

Union Station is one of a kind when it comes to decor in Denver.
Union Station is one of a kind when it comes to decor in Denver.

Union Station is the central transportation hub in downtown Denver. The furniture in Union Station is one of the numerous reasons why we decided to use it for our engagement photos. Similar to the Halcyon, it also sports mid century modern furniture, which means plenty of eames-like leather chairs and marble mixed with brass. Union Station features restaurants, bars, coffee shops, ice cream parlors, and local markets. But the best and most ornate structure in Union Station is The Crawford Hotel. The Crawford is Denver’s newest luxury hotel–every feature is aesthetically lovely and coherent.