Colorado Engagement Photographer

Kat and Rich - Breckenridge Snowboarding Engagement Session - Breckenridge, CO

snowboarding engagement session breckenridge colorado

One of my favorite things to do is go snowboarding, especially during the week, ESPECIALLY on a powder day! On cold Tuesday in January at Breckenridge ski resort, I managed to accomplish all of my favorites, including an adventurous engagement session! The resort had reported 6 inches the night before, but there were definitely spots that had at least 8-10 inches - SOOO GOOD. Couple that with the fact that it was a weekday and there were no lift lines, so I was in heaven.

Kat and Rich were in town from Miami to finish some wedding planning (they are getting married at the Sonnenalp in Vail next February - yup. cant wait!) and we decided to do some engagement photos in Breckenridge at the ski resort! The engagement session was completely based around snowboarding, and of course, the occasional beer break ;) It was a blast and I love couples who don’t take themselves seriously and just try to live life as genuinely as they can. They are both nurses who are incredibly passionate about what they do, and it shows. They also love snowboarding together, so much so that they make it a point to take multiple ski trips a year! We started out with some fun photos in the snow, and then bundled up and went riding. It was my first time ever carrying all of my heavy photo gear while snowboarding (not to mention my first snowboarding engagement session!) and I was terrified I was going to fall straight onto one of my cameras and break a lens or something worse. Luckily the snow was great and riding with all the gear in my backpack was relatively easy.

If this kind of an adventurous engagement session sounds up your alley, please do not hesitate to reach out! I had so much fun doing this and would love to meet more fun loving couples like Kat and Rich!

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Trinity and Peter - Chautauqua Engagement Session - Boulder, Colorado

2018 has been quite a busy year so far - starting with this awesome Chautauqua engagement session! Trinity and Peter grew up in Colorado, but Trinity recently relocated to Texas for work. When they got in touch with me, I knew that we had to act fast, because she wasn’t going to be in town very long.

We ended up meeting on January 2nd, and of course it was super cold - but that’s ok, because I always think that adds to the intimacy (i mean, no one wants to hug/be cuddly when they are sweating, ya know?) so it all worked out. Despite the blistering cold (it was like 20ish degrees, probably colder when the sun ducked behind the clouds!), it seemed as though we had most of the park to ourselves - which is another awesome thing about Colorado - there are so many amazing hikes within an hour (or less) of Denver/Boulder, so a lot of the time you feel like you’re really getting off the grid. We hiked around the base of the Flatirons, and they were incredibly laid back and easy going about doing all kinds of things, like dancing around in an open field and sitting in the snow for me!

Chautauqua is one of my favorite places to photograph because it’s seriously not hard to find a picturesque spot. Even when you take photos with the city of Boulder in the background, you end up having a gorgeous scene. A lot of my Colorado engagement sessions are like this - beauty everywhere you look. I love when couples are willing to hike up a mountain for some epic backdrops - it makes my job, as it if wasn’t already a blast, all the more fun. I’m looking forward to capturing more engagements and elopements in the amazing-ness that is Colorado!

 

Trinity and Peter flew in from Houston to have their Chautauqua Hiking Engagement session. They were such troopers about the cold! There was snow on the ground and it was the day after New Years. 
Trinity and Peter dancing in the foothills of Colorado during their Chautauqua Engagement Session.
Trinity and Peter during their Colorado hiking engagement session. I love the flatirons in the background of this image!
Trinity and Peter walking towards the flatirons during their Chautauqua engagement adventure session. It was super cold to a lot of embracing was a must!
Trinity and Peter dancing in front of the flatirons during their Chautauqua engagement session. They came in from Houston to have a hiking portrait session and we had a blast, despite the bitter cold!
Trinity and Peter kissing at the base of the flatirons during their Chautauqua engagement session. Trinity's ring was a unique stone, a sapphire, which I love!
Trinity and Peter dancing at the base of the flatirons during their Chautauqua Couples Portrait session. 
Trinity and Peter sharing an intimate kiss during their couples adventure session at Chautauqua in Boulder, Colorado.
Trinity and Peter walking hand in hand during their Boulder Engagement Session in Chautauqua.
Trinity and Peter walking hand in hand during their Chautauqua adventure winter session. We did a bit of hiking and they were such troopers about it, considering the fact that it was so cold!
Trinity and Peter sharing an intimate kiss at the base of the flatirons during their Chautauqua Engagement Session. 
A close up of Trinity and Peter embracing on the left, and them swaying softly on the right. We got together the day after New Years for a fun outdoor engagement session at Chautauqua in Boulder, Colorado.
Peter hugging Trinity during their snowy engagement session in Boulder, Colorado. We met in Chautauqua for some fun hiking in the snow photos.
Trinity leaning on Peter during their snowy engagement session in Chautauqua, which is located in Boulder. They flew in from Houston to have some fun in the snow for their couples portraits!
Trinity embracing Peter during their snowy engagement session outside of Boulder, Colorado in Chautauqua.
Trinity and Peter hugging in the snow during their snowy engagement session. We went to Chautauqua and spent the afternoon hiking around for their couples portraits!
A close up of Trinity's hand, which has her light blue sapphire engagement ring. 
Trinity and Peter snuggling on the snow. They came to Colorado because, although they both used to live here, Trinity had recently moved to Houston for work so they decided to have an engagement session while they were out there for the holidays!
Trinity and Peter embracing as I zoom in on Trinity's gorgeous sapphire engagement ring.
Trinity and Peter during their hiking engagement session at Chautauqua in Boulder, Colorado.
Trinity and Peter embracing. You can see Boulder in the background, as they decided to have their engagement session at Chautauqua during the holidays!

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