Engagements

Betsy & Connor - Mt. Sanitas Engagement Session - Boulder Engagement Photographer

 Betsy, Connor and their adorable puppy Teddy during their Mount Sanitas engagement session!

I’ve been dreaming of summer lately (actually, let’s get real here, I dream of summer year round, as it’s in my Cuban blood) and have been literally counting down the days to this Sunday, which is daylight savings. Of course, I say I’m super excited for longer days now, but I’m not entirely sure how Luna’s 7 PM bedtime will fly when the sun is going down at 9 (thank god for blackout shades). Still, I think I prefer those consequences over the winter 4 pm sunsets. Those kill me.

Anywho, this session has me thinking a lot about summer engagement sessions and some of the fun places I want to check out this year once the trails are officially snow free. I have a wedding down in Buena Vista later this year and I think it would be super fun to kill two birds and check out the Great Sand Dunes while we are down there. Another spot that I’ve also never spent time in is Ouray, so Woody and I were talking about taking a few days to make the trek and do some camping (and photograph some awesome folks!) out there.

Apart from summer, this hiking engagement session also has me thinking about wildflower season. I always thought you had to venture deep into the mountains to catch a glimpse of some gorgeous blooms, but as I found out last summer, you can find some right here on the front range. This engagement session was at Mount Sanitas in Boulder, and these blue flowers were a total surprise, since I wasn't expecting them. Connor and Betsy brought their adorable puppy Teddy and he even wore a bowtie. I can't deal when clients bring their pups, it's so stinkin cute! Anyways, enough out of me, enjoy this couples session, and keep an eye out for Connor and Betsy's wedding later this year!

 Connor, Betsy and their adorable puppy Teddy at Mount Sanitas!
 The wildflowers at Mount Sanitas and Betsy's super awesome tattoo!
 Connor, Betsy and Teddy during their Mount Sanitas, Boulder engagement session.
 Betsy and Connor snuggling during their Mount Sanitas engagement session.
 Connor kissing Betsy on the nose during their Boulder Engagement session.
 Connor and Betsy snuggling during their Boulder, Colorado engagement session
 Betsy and Connor laughing during their Colorado engagement session.
 Betsy and Connor hugging during their Mount Sanitas engagement session.
 Connor and Betsy among the wildflowers during their Mount Sanitas engagement session.
 Betsy's awesome tattoos have me super jealous and wanting some more tattoos stat!
 Connor, Betsy and Teddy walking together on the trail at Mount Sanitas.
 Connor, Betsy and Teddy being a super cute little family at their Mount Sanitas engagement session.
 Betsy and Connor snuggling with their puppy Teddy during their Mount Sanitas engagement session in Boulder, Colorado.
 Betsy and Connor snuggling and kissing during their Mount Sanitas engagement session.
 Betsy and Connor engagement session in the wildflowers in Colorado.
 Connor sneaking a kiss during their Mount. Sanitas engagement session in Boulder, Colorado.
 Betsy's gorgeous engagement ring.
 Colorado Wildflower engagement session.
 A black and white image of Betsy hugging Connor during their hiking engagement session at Mount Sanitas.
 Betsy and Connor hiking with their pup.
 I love this image of Betsy and Connor and how he is holding her.
 Betsy and Connor killing it in their outfits.

On My Speakers: Sufjan Stevens

Nik and Tani - Snowy Colorado Engagement Session - Golden, Colorado

 Tani & Nik, dancing in the snow!

This engagement shoot was one of those that was totally last minute, totally unplanned, and at the mercy of the Colorado weather. If you have ever lived in Colorado, you know that when the weather man tells you it’s going to snow, you take that with a grain of salt, because it could just as easily be sunny and 70 degrees. But this time, the weather gods came through, and we were looking at a snowy afternoon for Nik and Tani’s mountain engagement session.

Nik and Tani are fellow transplants from Miami who traded the beach for the mountains, like me. It always feels good to hang out with former Miamians because they just...KNOW. They know how much nicer people are out here. They get it when I say that "I need a croqueta like yesterday". They know what I mean when I refer to something as menial as driving to the store for milk as “a mission”. So of course, it was a blast. Honestly, I’m not quite sure who had more fun during this session, but I’m willing to bet it was me, because I laughed so hard during their epic snowball fight. When I told them they should have a snowball fight, I was not expecting this level of...vigor? Determination? I don’t know, because all of my adjectives are failing me now, but regardless it was ruthless and I’m pretty sure they were soaked by the end from all the snow - not to mention that it was FREEZING, so props to them for enduring the weather and being troopers!

 Nik and Tani waited for the perfect snow day to have their engagement photos taken, and it was incredibly cold but beautiful!
 Tani and Nik dancing in the snow during their snowy engagement session in Golden, Colorado.
 Nik and Tani kissing during their snowy engagement session in Golden, Colorado!
 Tani and Nik embracing during their snowy engagement session in Denver, Colorado. I love the way Tani is looking at the camera here!
 Here are two frames of Nik and Tani side by side. The left is a black and white of them with their foreheads together, holding hands. The right is a snuggly hug, which is totally appropriate given how cold it was during their adventure engagement session! 
 Nik and Tani embracing, with a close up of Tani's gorgeous engagement ring. 
 Nik and Tani walking hand in hand and playing with snow during their adventure couples session on a snowy day in Colorado.
 Nik and Tani playing in the snow during their mountain engagement session in Golden, Colorado. The weather was cold and snowy, but they totally embraced it!
 Tani looking back at the camera while her and Nik walk hand in hand during their snowy engagement session.
 Nik and Tani holding eachother before continuing their snowball fight.
 Nik and Tani before their snowball fight. They were looking forward to this ever since they found out it would be snowing during their mountain engagement session!
 Tani and Nik during their snowball fight. I managed to catch Tani throwing a poor accepting Nik and handful of snow!
 Nik receiving a face full of snow thanks to Tani's amazing snowball fighting skills! They had an epic snowball fight during their Colorado mountain engagement session!

I think the image above might be my favorite. Poor Nik didn't even flinch!

 Poor Nik with a face full of snow!
 Tani feeling pride and perhaps some remorse at throwing a snowball at Niks face. They had an amazing snowball fight during their rocky mountain adventure engagement session!
 Nik and Tani during their snowball fight!
 Nik with a face full of snow during their snowy engagement session. Tani does not seem to be feeling much remorse!
 Tani preparing herself for the snowball karma that is heading her way. All in all, she looks optimistic!

I love how in the image above Tani has no idea what's coming her way.

 Nik and Tani during their snowy engagement session. Nik got a snowball to the face, so Tani was not going to be shown any mercy!
 Nik and Tani during their mountain engagement session in Golden, Colorado. Here they are in the midst of an epic snowball fight!
 Nik and Tani in the middle of their epic snowball fight!

so. damn. good.

 Nik and Tani battling it out during their snowy engagement session outside of Denver, Colorado.
 Nik and Tano during their snowy mountain engagement session in Golden, Colorado.
 Nik picking Tani up during their epic snowball fight.
 Nik keeping Tani from throwing more snowballs at his face during their snowy mountain engagement session.
 A momentary truce between Nik and Tani, before they continue their snowball fight!
 Nik challenging Tani during their snowball fight. They decided to have their engagement session on a snowy day in Golden, Colorado.
 Nik and Tani, back at their epic snow fight during their adventure couples session in Colorado.
 Nik receiving more snow to the face!
 Nik and Tani engaging an an epic snowball fight during their mountain engagement session in Colorado.
 Nik and Tani in the middle of their snowball fight.
 Tani and Nik in the middle of their snowball fight during their mountain engagement session in Denver, Colorado.
 Nik giving this snow ball fight his all!
 Nik and Tani fighting it out with snowballs during their snowy mountain engagement session in Colorado.
 Nik and Tani during their Colorado engagement session.
 Tani by herself on the left and Nik kissing Tani on the right. Both were taken during their engagement session in the mountains of Colorado.
 Nik and Tani meeting a truce after their snowball fight. Here they are holding hands during their adventurous engagement session.
 Tani and Nik cuddling during their snow-filled engagement session in Colorado.
 Nik and Tani full of snow during their mountain engagement session.
 Nik and Tani sharing an inside joke, meanwhile they are totally covered in snow.
 Nik and Tani standing side by side during their snowy mountain engagement session in Golden, Colorado.
 Nik holding Tani during their snowy engagement session.
 Nik admiring Tani as she laughs during their Colorado engagement session.
 Nik and Tani during their snowy engagement session.
 Nik and Tani holding eachother during their snowy engagement session.
 Nik and Tani on the ground lying side by side during their mountain engagement session.
 Nik and Tani laying on the ground on the left, and Nik giving Tani a piggy back ride on the right.
 Nik and Tani hugging during their engagement session in Colorado.

I had a blast hanging with Nik and Tani and I can't wait to capture their wedding later this year!