Best Places to Take Senior Photos In and Near Colorado Springs

January 15, 2018

High School Senior Sunset SilhouetteHigh School Senior Sunset SilhouettePortrait take at sunset in Garden of the Gods park in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Your high school senior year is one of the most difficult but also most rewarding times in your life. You're close to college, getting your first job, and moving into the adult world. You'll want to remember this year, capturing the time in your life when you're allowed to grow, make mistakes, and set a greater vision for yourself.

Even though graduation seems like a long way off, it's closer than you imagine. Planning your senior portraits now is the best option because soon you'll be focused on prom, finals, and graduation prep. These are some of our favorite places for senior portraits in Colorado Springs, each with its own charm and uniqueness you won't get in your standard yearbook photos:

Outdoor Locations

Rock Ledge Ranch

This beautiful historical site is one of Colorado Spring's most popular event and photography spots. From the park you'll have a great view of the Garden of the Gods as well as the historical farm sites and rocky red cliffs that make the area unique.

Red Rock Canyon Open Space

Red Rock Canyon is similar to the Ranch with its beautiful views of the red cliffs. However, there are a few more ponds and lakes that are great for senior photos. This park is stunning in the springtime, especially if you go down the urban trails for your shoot.

Monument Valley Park

This park is centrally located in Colorado Springs and provides a slightly more urban setting for your photos. The best place for your shoot here is in the rose garden which provides a stunning natural background and brings life to your portraits.

Rainbow Falls Historic Site

This has been a popular senior photography spot for decades. The site is being restored to its original natural grandeur. During the summer this can be a terrific spot to include for some of your senior portraits. Due to its popularity and limited available parking space at the west end of Manitou Springs, scheduling your time here during weekdays is strongly encouraged.

Indoor Locations

Miramont Castle Museum

If you're looking for a unique, historical and picturesque location, this museum is the place to go. Take your photos over one of the window views to capture a Colorado mountainside. Make sure you call ahead to plan your shoot and find areas of the museum that are appropriate for your photos.

Broadmoor Hotel

This five-star hotel is also one of Colorado Springs' oldest hotels. It overlooks a stunning lake and greenery so you can plan your shoot for indoor or outdoor weather. The hotel is Colorado Springs' finest, and you must call in advance to book a time and place for your photos.

Glen Eyrie Castle

The Glen Eyrie Castle is one of Colorado's most popular wedding destinations, but it's perfect for senior and family portraits as well. You'll find many unique backgrounds for your photos and can do both indoor and outdoor shoots if weather allows.

Congrats Seniors, you only have a few more months left until you're officially graduates! Contact Tendo Photography to schedule your shoot or learn more about our services.

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