Sunset National Park Engagement | Beth & Riley

Sunset National Park Engagement | Beth & Riley

I recently met up with Beth and Riley who were in town visiting Estes Park. Riley proposed a short time ago so it was the perfect opportunity to capture their engagement photos while they were here. Naturally, we ventured into Rocky Mountain National Park in search of a few gorgeous locations. We made stops at a lush aspen grove and gorgeous waterfall before finishing the day in the meadow as the sun set behind the mountains. The wildfire smoke is never a welcome sight but it did highlight the different layers of the mountains in the valley. It was a pleasure to spend a few hours getting to know these two and making a few photos along the way.

Mountain Views Engagement in Boulder | Melanie and Colin

Mountain Views Engagement in Boulder | Melanie and Colin

I recently had the opportunity to capture Melanie and Colin’s mountain views engagement in Boulder. It’s been a while since we had a chance to connect so we grabbed a beer at Sanitas Brewing before getting started. We ironed out a few wedding details and they provided some great places to check out for an upcoming trip that Amy and I are taking. After a few laughs we made the drive up to Gross Reservoir to start their session. It’s been on my radar for a bit and I’m glad we could experience a new place together for a few photos. The blue sky and calm water made it a great place to check out. We even managed to find the first bits of fall…

Mountaintop proposal in Colorado | James & Laurie

Mountaintop proposal in Colorado | James & Laurie

Capturing this mountaintop proposal in Colorado was an absolute adrenaline rush. James contacted me a few months back as he was planning on proposing during their vacation here. Guanella Pass was the perfect location because it was easy to get to and has some spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. I spotted their car on the drive up so our timing was perfect. After they headed up the trail I snuck up the backside of the hill and hid behind a rock until James gave me a thumbs up. Thankfully Laurie never saw me as James got down on one knee. He asked, and of course, she said yes. She was completely surprised, again, when James pointed me out in the distance. We spent the…

Littleton Engagement | Kelsey & Colin

Littleton Engagement | Kelsey & Colin

It was great to finally meet up with Kelsey and Colin to chat about the wedding and capture photos during their Littleton engagement session. As with so many couples lately, this was the first time that I was able to meet them in person. It was fantastic to drink a beer together in the parking lot before we got going. While we were in the middle of an outfit change a guy came down the trail holding a live rattlesnake that was sunning on the trail. I’m appreciative of him moving the snake to a better location but don’t expect to see photos of that below because I didn’t want to encourage him to come say hi with said snake in hand. The area southeast…

Snowy Summit County Engagement | Nicole & Brad

Snowy Summit County Engagement | Nicole & Brad

Nicole and Brad recently travelled into town for a bit of planning for their wedding later this summer. While they were here I met up with them for a snowy Summit County engagement session. We started the day at Officers Gulch. It’s one of my favorite locations in the area but I hand’t photographed there in the winter. I absolutely loved Nicole’s colorful jacket. Not only did it perfectly match her personality but the color popped in the snow. We travelled over to the peninsula on Dillon Reservoir for a different view. The wind was howling so Brad gave Nicole his scarf to keep her warm. I noticed an old red barn that made for something different than everything that I captured all day. Finally…

Valentine’s Day Proposal in Denver | Willy & Kelly

Valentine’s Day Proposal in Denver | Willy & Kelly

Willy went to great lengths to make sure that this was a day that Kelly will never forget. On the coldest day of the year, I bundled up and ventured out in the sub-zero temperatures to capture this Valentine’s Day proposal in Denver. Not only did Will make sure that I was there to document it all but he even hired an acoustic guitarist to play a few songs and included their parents to help setup and celebrate. Kelly thought she was headed to drinks at Union Station but when she saw the setup on the top of the Denver Millennium Bridge she had a feeling it was something more. They had a touching conversation before he knelt down and asked her to marry him….

Winter Frisco Engagement | Bethany & Nick

Winter Frisco Engagement | Bethany & Nick

Bethany and Nick flew in from North Carolina for a little wedding planning and vacation. During their trip we found some time for their engagement session near Dillon Reservoir in Frisco. I brought a couple of beers from my favorite brewery, Outer Range, for us to enjoy as we hiked up to the top of the nearby peninsula to start the session. The views were about as good as the beers. We had a great time there before changing locations to a secret spot for the second half of the day. I absolutely loved that Bethany brought a gorgeous green dress along that looked fantastic in the snow. They changed one more time before we trudged up the hill in knee deep snow for some…

Winter Engagement in Dillon, CO | Kayla & Scott

Winter Engagement in Dillon, CO | Kayla & Scott

I had a great time hiking in the snow with Kayla and Scott for their winter engagement in Dillon earlier this month. They’re originally from the midwest but have come to enjoy exploring Colorado’s high country. I figured they would be game for something more adventurous so I had them meet me at Dillon Reservoir where we trekked out a few hundred yards on the frozen water. A few of the ice fisherman gave us some precarious looks as we marched past them but once out of view, we had practically to whole area to ourselves. We chased a bit of sunlight and hiked along one of the nearby ridges before driving up to Loveland Pass. It’s always chilly and windy this time of the…

Winter Wonderland Engagement in Breckenridge | Kooper & Raul

Winter Wonderland Engagement in Breckenridge | Kooper & Raul

I had an absolute blast freezing with these two for their winter wonderland engagement in Breckenridge recently. Even in the chill weather their energy was high and encouraging. A few days prior I photographed their rooftop in proposal in Denver. They were in town for vacation and Kooper had no idea how exciting the couple of days would actually be. The snow moved in to Breck the day of their session and thankfully the town was pretty quiet on a Monday afternoon. We walked around in downtown and explored some different scenes before heading up the mountain to Boreas Pass Road. Getting both snow and sun was a treat. It truly felt like the wonderland that Breckenridge can be. As the sun set we stuck…

Rooftop Proposal in Denver | Raul & Kooper

Rooftop Proposal in Denver | Raul & Kooper

When Raul contacted me about photographing his rooftop proposal in Denver to Kooper I was excited to be part of their special moment. He was referred by a mutual friend who’s downtown Denver proposal I photographed last year. I wanted him to be able to focus on the moment so I arrived early and coordinated with the hotel staff to reserve the corner lounge by the fire pit. When they arrived at 54thirty rooftop bar, Raul made glancing eye contact with me and after a wink back to confirm I was all set he did his thing. Kooper was naturally excited, shocked and most importantly in love with Raul and the moment. Of course, she said yes. I captured a few quick moments with the…

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