Mallory and Doug's Engagement / by Justin Fritts

Mallory and Doug came to me wanting some engagement photos done.  They had planned on having her uncle take them who was a career photographer but just decided to hang up his gear a few months ago leaving them without a photographer.  I was told that they were both un-photogenic and didn't have more than a handful of photos together without them looking goofy.  I don't believe either one of those statements :)  Mallory wanted to find somewhere that there was an old small schoolhouse or church.  Although there might be some cool decaying structures on the outskirts of town I couldn't find many resources but I did find out that the oldest operating church in Denver was located right down the street on the DU Campus.  The Evans Memorial Chapel was originally built in the late 1800's in downtown Denver but then disassembled and then reassembled in the 1960's on the DU Campus.  Although we used the church for the beginning of the shoot we found out that there were plenty of beautiful areas within a short walk from the chapel. I really enjoyed working with Doug and Mallory, we tried some more fun stuff and they were okay with my more hands-off photography.  I like to observe and take photos of people just being themselves and I think it worked well.  Congratulations to them, they will be getting married soon in Sacramento, best wishes to them both.

The couple by a reflecting pool with the sun setting behind them

More photos after the break...

Posed outside of the oldest operating church in Denver

On the stairs

Doug and Mallory by large wooden doors

Doug and Mallory walking into the sunset