Engagements

Steve & Celina - Winter Park Engagement Session - Snowy Berthod Pass Engagement

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Well guys, Celina and Steve are officially the cutest. They came in from Texas in hopes of having a snowy mountain engagement session in May. They met me on the top of Berthod Pass, which I thought might be the best way to capture the kind of engagement session they would love, and I was right! It was a perfect spring afternoon on the mountain - not too cold, not too wet, and only a tiny bit cloudy. Because it was late spring though, we kept walking on (what we thought) was packed down snow and kept falling like 2 feet through the crusty top layer, which made walking hysterical but also kind of a terrifying guessing game. At one point, Celina jumped on Steve's back and down he went (pictured below). It always amazes me how deep the snow can be after a long season! Anywho, we basically spent most of the session laughing, which I love. Don't get me wrong - I love the occasional moody couples session, and the vibes those sessions give off, but I think that my strong suit lies in laughing with others and capturing people not taking themselves too seriously. I tend to be the most awkward/clumsy human on the planet, which I think (and hope) helps people open up feel less awkward themselves! 

Berthod Pass engagement sessions and Winter Park engagement sessions are some of my favorites - if you live in Colorado, you know that it's only about an hour and 15ish (without traffic - with traffic is a whole other ball game) from Denver, which makes it a great spot to have an adventurous engagement session without the commitment of driving a million miles. Plus, I have a soft spot for Winter Park because it's the first town I lived in when I first moved to Colorado (and also the place where I learned to snowboard, which led to my first every bruised tailbone, but I won't bore you with that story, haha). Congrats again Steve and Celina! 

 A close up of Celina's engagement ring.
 Steve and Celine on top of Berthod Pass for an engagement session.
 Steve whispering something funny in Celina's ear during their snowy engagement shoot.
 Steve and Celina hug it out for their Berthod Pass engagement session. 
 Celina's dress blowing in the wind.
 Steve and Celina during their Winter Park engagement session.
 Steve and Celina at the top of Berthod Pass.
 An intimate hug during Steve and Celina's Winter Park engagement session.
 Snowy engagement shoot with Celina and Steve in Winter Park, Colorado.
 Black and white shot of Steve and Celina during their Fraser engagement session.
 Steve and Celina trying hard not to fall through the snow.
 Steve and Celina with the continental divide in the background during their Berthod Pass engagement session.
 An intimate, snowy engagement session in the Colorado Rockies.
 Steve and Celina at the top of Berthod Pass.
 Celina and Steve during their Berthod Pass engagement session.
 Snow falling lightly on Steve & Celina.
 Steve and Celina being intimate under the snow.
 Celina & Steve playing in the snow during their Winter Park engagement session.
 Steve and Celina walking during their Winter Park engagement session.
 Steve and Celina with the continental divide in the background.
 Steve and Celina being silly during their Tabernash engagement shoot.
 Steve and Celina hugging during their Devil's Thumb engagement session.

Ted & Rachel - Garden of the Gods Engagement - Colorado Springs Wedding Photograpgher

Spring is finally here and Denver and it's been so nice, because I've been able to go out and play with all my couples! The thing I love most about summer engagement sessions in Colorado (besides the fact that its so much warmer!) is the light - golden hour in the mountains is so beautiful and the sun seems to be in the perfect spot in the sky.

I also love sunrise engagement sessions in the summer because for one its waaay warmer and two, I love how quiet and peaceful the early morning can be. Colorado is a beautiful place to go hiking, and everyone seems to know it, so trails and parks can get pretty crowded in the afternoons. I always try and encourage my couples, especially ones that can be particularly camera shy, to aim for a sunrise session. I know - sunrise in the summer is like 5:30 am, and that's sooo incredibly early, but it ends up being 100% worth it because we have the trail to ourselves, which means no gawkers and/or photo bombers. 

If you're thinking of having an outdoor engagement session somewhere in Colorado, or if you have one coming up with me, don't hesitate to reach out! I have tons of ideas, and even recently blogged some of my favorite engagement session locations. Ted and Rachel had their hiking engagement session in Garden of the Gods, and they handled the chilly weather beautifully! We had a great time walking around and laughing. I can't wait for more mountain engagement sessions this summer!

 Ted and Rachel walking in Garden of the Gods during their engagement session.
 Rachel and Ted walking through Garden of the Gods in Colorado during their Colorado Springs engagement session
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 Ted and Rachel walking hand in hand in the hills during their Colorado Springs engagement session.
 Rachel and Ted embracing in the hills of Colorado Springs.
 Ted kissing Rachel during their Colorado Springs engagement session.
 Rachels flowery sundress flowing in the wind during her and Ted's Colorado engagement session.
 Ted kissing Rachel on the cheek during their Colorado Springs engagement session at Garden of the Gods.
 Ted dipping Rachel at the Garden of the Gods during their Colorado engagement session.
 Ted and Rachel looking at each other during their Garden of the Gods engagement session.
 Rcahel and Ted during their Garden of the Gods engagement session.
 Rachel and Ted snuggling during their engagement session at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.
 Ted and Rachel walking hand in hand during their engagement session.
 A black and white snapshot of Ted with his hand on Rachels back.
 Ted making Rachel laugh during their engagement session in Colorado Springs. They were such a fun couple to photograph!
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 Ted and Rachel looking super cute in their coats. I love how intimate and in love they were1
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 Ted and Rachel, laughing as they walk.
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 Ted kissing Rachel on the cheek.
 Ted kissing Rachel on the cheek during their Colorado Springs Engagement session.
 Ted kissing Rachel on the cheek and she's laughing hysterically.
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