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The first time I met Candace and Bret was at their engagement shoot... and we had the BEST time ever! Normally I get to meet couples before their engagement photos, but Candace and Bret are from Texas and booked me over the phone. We had a great time planning their engagement shoot to showcase their fun, relaxed relationship. They drove 12 hours up from Texas to Colorado Springs and we did an awesome two-part shoot. The first part was a cocktail bar engagement shoot at the Blue Star on S. Tejon in Colorado Springs. They were kind enough to also let us take engagement photos in their private wine cellar. It was an engagement shoot for cocktail and wine-lovers alike! Then we got to explore the outside and go on an adventure at Rock Ledge ranch and get gorgeous views of the south end of Garden of the Gods. It was so sunny and beautiful and there was lots of laughter, piggyback rides, and running around in backlit meadows. We had an amazing time and I can't wait to be their wedding photographer at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs later this year! 

I want to do my engagement shoot in a bar! This couple looks so relaxed as they sip cocktails as the bar for their engagement photos. Photo by Maddie Mae Photography.
I love this ring shot with the cocktail glass! It would be so fun to do my engagement photos in a cocktail bar! Photos by Maddie Mae Photography. 
A couple sits by a cocktail bar and sips drinks during their relaxed and candid bar engagement photos. Photos by Maddie Mae Photography. 
An adorable engagement shoot in a private wine cellar! I love wine and it would be so fun to do my engagement photos in a winery! Wine-lover engagement photos by Maddie Mae Photography. 
A couple embraces in a private wine cellar on their winery engagement shoot by Maddie Mae Photography - Colorado Adventure wedding photographer. 
A close embrace during an engagement shoot in Colorado by Maddie Mae Photography. 
Colorado Springs engagement shoot. A couple cuddles underneath pine trees. Photos by Maddie Mae Photography. 
A guy gives his girlfriend a piggyback and runs through a field. Piggyback engagement photo adventure by Maddie Mae Photography. 
A couple holds hands and walks through a field of grass in Garden of the Gods on their adventure engagement shoot. Colorado Springs engagement photographer - Maddie Mae Photography. 
Couple walking through a backlit grass meadow on an engagement shoot at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, CO. Adventurous engagement photos taken by Maddie Mae Photography.
Stunning engagement shoot in Garden of the Gods as seen from Rock Ledge Ranch in Colorado Springs, CO. Photos by Maddie Mae Photography - Adventure Wedding Photographer. 

That light! This is my favorite photo from the whole session! 

An amazing outdoor engagement shoot at Rock Ledge Ranch, near Garden of the Gods, in Colorado Springs, CO. Adventure Engagement photos by Maddie Mae Photography. 



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