Tricia & Ian’s Boulder Foothills Engagement Session

Tricia & Ian’s Boulder Foothills Engagement Session

One of the best parts about living in Boulder is when you get up early, you’re awarded with sundrenched foothills at the base of the Rocky Mountains. So it seemed apropos to meet up with Tricia & Ian for their engagement session down by the Homestead Trail just south of Boulder. It was a wonderfully cool morning in early August and afterward a healthy, but not too healthy hike, we headed down to Golden to meet up with their horse, Bear. Beautiful. Just a gorgeous and friendly horse.

We loved spending the morning with all of them and cannot wait for their wedding next October back in Virginia! We’ll let the scenery speak for itself, although T&I almost upstaged it. Don’t believe us? See for yourselves below. Below are just a few of our favorite images from their engagement portraits – it was so hard to narrow them down. Want more? See their complete gallery here. The password is Tricia’s maiden name.

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Thanks so much for having us out, T&I and we’re already looking forward to seeing you soon. Lulu’s for real this time, perhaps? ;-D

xoxo,
…a&b

Lindsey & Rob’s Boulder County Fair Engagement Session

Lindsey & Rob’s Boulder County Fair Engagement Session

Here in sunny Colorado, we have (almost) an embarrassment of riches: So many great spots where couples can get their engagement on so to speak. Since Denver-based Lindsey & Rob went to CU, we knew we had to start out our afternoon session on the campus since they wanted their engagement photos to be in Boulder.

It’s a beautiful campus and for being in the heart of Boulder, quite quiet and serene, especially since the students weren’t yet back in town! Then since we were all in a festive mood and hungry for some kettle corn and cotton candy (you can always count on cotton candy!) we all headed over to the Boulder County Fair up in Longmont. It did not disappoint. Well, except for the kettle corn (missing for some terrible reason). It was a an absolutely beautiful day and and even more gorgeous twilight, giving us quite a colorful backdrop. And you can’t leave a fair without riding the mechanical bull can you? Alas, only Rob was brave enough to take on the bucking beast and was this close to taming it before the bull finally declared his victory. Check out their complete gallery here. The password is Lindsey’s maiden name and is case-sensitive.

L&R, we had such a FUN time with you both and absolutely can’t wait for your September wedding up in Steamboat Springs!

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Engaged! with Sarah & Max at Vail Resort

Engaged! with Sarah & Max at Vail Resort

We recently found ourselves once again atop Vail Mountain (one of Bill’s favorite places in CO so far) for an engagement session with Sarah & Max, whose Fall wedding we’re shooting back in Washington, DC. Vail holds a very special place in their heart as it’s where they had their first date and they continue to spend many weekends there in the Winter skiing. We could think of worse places.

While the weather seemed at first to be threatening, we held out and got some amazing skies in return. (You may remember almost a year ago, we photographed Joy & Jerry’s renewal up there and had some wacky weather, as well!) We stayed atop near the wedding deck for a few portraits before descending in the gondola for a few more around the village and ending the evening with a nice long dinner together filled with many great stories. (They even brought their adorable dog Tanner for a couple of shots. Seriously, this is one of the sweetest dogs we’ve met in a while and almost convinced Anne that we needed to add to our fur family. Callie the Cat on the other hand, would most certainly not be pleased if we did.) We weren’t done yet, though as we knew we had to get some nighttime shots under the gorgeous cafe lights in the Village outside their hotel – the stunning Arrabelle.  Max especially was such a trouper since he had an early morning flight to Iceland for his bachelor party and both he and Sarah were driving all the way back to Denver that very night. Thankfully we only had to go as far as Boulder and I-70 at night isn’t nearly as scary in the Summer than it is in the Winter! Ask us about a trip up there this past March over a beer (actually maybe three) sometime.

We’re soooooo looking forward to this stylish couple’s Mellon Auditorium wedding in a couple of months, and can’t wait to share more with you from that afterward. We already know their wedding weekend is going to be seriously stunning and a lot of fun to boot. Enjoy the complete gallery here, and the password is Sarah’s maiden name.

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Thanks so much, you two and we can’t wait to see you again soon!!

xoxo,
…a&b