If you don’t already have a spot in mind, take a look below to see some of Bonnie’s favorites.
This is just a starting point, we can go almost anywhere to create your perfect scene!

Bonnie has a photography permit that lets her create portraits with you almost anywhere in Boulder County Open Space & Mountain Parks.

COVID-19 Update

At Bonnie Photo were are following all state and local guidelines regarding COVID-19 safety and precautions.

As a result of the pandemic, some of the locations listed below have tighter restrictions now, or are closed until further notice. For example, photo sessions in Boulder OSMP now require an approval to be submitted at least 72 hours before a sesison.

We appreciate your support, patience, and flexibility.

Denver Botanic Gardens

A gorgeous area with tons of different types of plants, scenes, and art.
A photography permit is $100 and includes all of our entry. Bonnie has a yearly pass that makes all sessions $100, instead of $250 or more for groups of more than 5.
No dogs allowed.

Wonder Wonder

This is an awesome, unique, and ever-changing collection of creative rooms to take portraits in. Entrance is $16 per person.

Betasso Preserve

Is about as in-the-mountains you can get while still being in Boulder. A 20-30 minute drive from downtain, this location is fairly easy to get to and is gorgeous!
Bonnie will send you specific driving and parking directions, because Google Maps is slightly off.
Dogs allowed, recommended on Wednesdays and Saturdays, when mountain bikes are not allowed.

Walking distance from parking: 0.2-0.5 mi

Walker Ranch Meyer’s Gulch

A little bit more of a trek than some of my other locations, but this location is gorgeous! Located up Flagstaff Dr past Lost Gulch Overlook (which is a great photo spot, but often way too crowded), this is about a 30 minute drive from downtown Boulder.

Walking distance from parking: 0.2-0.5 mi

Shanahan Ridge

A fantastic view of the Flatirons! Located south of Chautauqua and NCAR.
Street parking, trailhead is in a neighborhood.

Walking distance from parking: 0.2-0.5 mi

Coot Lake

Coot Lake offers an easy walk, many lake scenes, and plenty of lovely vegetation.
Walk to the northern shore of Boulder Reservoir (about 1.5 miles round trip) for a view of the flatirons across the lake!

Walking distance from parking: 0.1-0.5 mi

Pearl Street

West Pearl Street in Boulder, including the mall, offers many cool scenes and awesome murals.
Requires a free permit that takes about 1 week to get (as do any city parks like Eben G Fine).
Dogs not allowed on the Pearl St pedestrian mall, but are allowed on side streets.

Walking distance from parking: 0.1-0.5 mi

River North Arts District

If you’re a fan of urban vibes and rad street art, than RiNo in Denver, CO is the location for you!

Walking distance from parking: 0.2-0.5 mi

Bonnie’s Studio and Neighborhood

If you’re looking for studio and outdoors shots in the same session, Bonnie offers both at the studio in her home!
We have two small dogs and are dog friendly.

Sandstone Ranch

Sandstone Ranch is a huge, little-known nature and historic area in North East Longmont.

Walking distance from parking: 0.2-0.5 mi

Flatirons Vista

A gorgeous area, just south of Boulder.

Walking distance from parking: 0.5 mi

Marshall Mesa

This area offers a southern look at the flatirons, plus tons of interesting geology.
Pet sessions not recommended here, because there are usually a lot of mountain bikers.

Walking distance from parking: 0.5 mi

Davidson Mesa

This trailhead offers a gorgeous overlook of Boulder, with the Flatirons clearly visible in the background.

Walking distance from parking: 0.2 mi

Boulder Red Rocks

This trail can be a bit steep depending on which side you enter from, but the actual red rocks are easy to climb, and provide some pretty cool shots! Plus, the surrounding area is beautiful and offers views of Boulder.

Walking distance from parking: 0.5 mi


Classic view of the flatirons.
Usually pretty crowded, but we can work around that!

Walking distance from parking: 0.1 – 0.5 mi