Mining Town Colorado Engagement

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What do you get when you mix a darling couple with a cool old mining town? This lovely engagement session from Callie Riesling Photography!

Session took place on the back side of Pikes Peak (in Mueller State Park) and in Cripple Creek. Cripple Creek is an old mining town. From 1890 to 1910, more than 22,400,000 ounces of gold were extracted from 500 mines in the Cripple Creek Mining District, which included Cripple Creek and the neighboring town of Victor. The Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mining Company still produces 300,000 ounces a year making it the 4th largest producing gold mine in the world. Cripple Creek is now known for being a gambling town. It has cute little casinos in the gorgeous old buildings and we used this as our backdrop.

The bride’s family had a cabin very close to the Cripple Creek area growing up, which makes this area very special to her. I was driving ahead of them and randomly pulled over at a gorgeous spot with Pikes Peak in the background only to find out that their old family cabin is right across the street.
– Callie Riesling Photography

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