These days, Downtown Denver feels like a distant memory. Even in simpler times, we don't often encounter a couple that wants to explore the city side of things for their engagement photography. That in combination with lockdown & nightlife being halted, Denver has become a nostalgic locale for me. But that all changed in February when Aria & Shiju told me they wanted Union Station as the backdrop for their save the dates. I was immediately overcome with excitement, ready to get back out into the world and feel the rush of the city.
We started our engagement session inside of Union Station, which is actually a treasure trove of natural light & architecture. There seemed to be endless spots for inspired photography moments. I love how Union Station is like a visual metaphor of worlds colliding, with the bustle of travelers & city dwellers shuffling through the station, convening with loved ones in the plethora of meeting spaces it has to offer. This especially speaks to Aria & Shiju's relationship, one with a strong history of long distance dating and a great appreciation of what travel means to their love story.