Nicole and Nic love Denver and Wash Park. We had beautiful weather, took a walk around the pond and even had some fun with their dog!
Nicole shares, “Nic and I went on our first date in November 2016. He grew up in a small mountain town in Colorado, and I’m from Long Island and spent many years living and working in NYC. To say we are from different worlds is an understatement, but we meet in the middle here in Denver! When I was getting to know Nic, there were many moments that made me realize he was a wonderful person, but one in particular was when he dropped me off and picked me up at the airport for my trip back to NY for Christmas. Not knowing many people here in Denver, that really meant so much to me, and doubly so because he was really sick during both trips.
When we were first dating, I lived on the west side of Wash Park and he lived on the east side. I remember that we went for a nice walk through that park during one of our dates. I thought it would be a nice place to take pictures, especially with our dog Penny.”
Nicole shares, “We are so excited to be getting married in Denver on October 5th. We are really looking forward to celebrating with our family and friends. We will also be having a party in December out in New York so we can celebrate with my big fat Italian family!”
Congratulations Nicole and Nic!
Megan and Brad love Colorado and the incredible landscape. We went to Red Rocks for views of the mountains, amazing rock formations and wild terrain. She shares, “I love Colorado because it has everything you would ever want! Four seasons, mountains, exciting night life, booming economy, and all the outdoor adventures your heart could want! Brad moved here from Iowa 12 years ago and I’m a 6 generation Colorado Native.”
The couple eloped one year ago and is celebrating a Colorado reception very soon. Megan shares, “We eloped to Catalina island in California!”
Congratulations Megan and Brad!
Ollie turned three years old on March 26! It was a cold, rainy day that we spent inside playing with his brand new train set and eating ice cream with sprinkles!
Soooo… his birthday photos were taken a little late, but still worth sharing. We went to the Evergreen Lake House to hike and have fun with some balloons.
Ollie is sweet and silly and crazy. Full of giggles. Likes to ask “why?” He knows his alphabet. He likes to read 2 books and sing ABCs and twinkle twinkle before bed. He loves to dance. He is TALL! He says yep and nope. He is stubborn and gets frustrated. He likes to be independent, but will ask for help when he needs it (mostly!). He is mischievous and loves to play. He loves trains, cars, garbage trucks, blocks, submarines, octopus, dinosaurs, Mickey Mouse, buzz lightyear, balloons, airplanes, spaceships and play doh.
He loves fruit especially oranges, strawberries and grapes. He also loves ice cream, jelly beans, sprinkles, lollipops and chocolate. He does not like cake and just wants the frosting.
He melts my hearts when he tells me I’m his best friend (he tells daddy the same thing).
He makes us laugh when he says:
Alien = “Anenen”
Octopus = “opopus”
Elephant = “elfanent”
School = “skeeeew”
Banana = “baNAna”
Helicopter = “hepipopper”
We ended the shoot by asking Ollie to give his brother a hug. He is very excited to be a big brother! Life is about to change for him BIG TIME!
Happy birthday sweetie pie!
We’ve got BIG NEWS to share! I am due with our second child on June 19. It’s a boy! Ollie is super excited to be a big brother (but worried about sharing his toys). And we are over the moon!
I’m still busy working through the beginning of June and excited about some upcoming weddings at the end of August and into the fall in Colorado and in New York!
Stay tuned for a baby announcement coming soon! We are so excited for him to arrive!
Photos by my amazing husband, Eric Swartz.
The charming town of Golden, Colorado, is a former gold rush area at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Clear Creek runs through it and it is a special place to Kate and Bill, who actually live nearby! We walked along Clear Creek and through the preserved area of Golden History Park with buildings from a late 1800s mountain ranch.
Kate shares, “Bill and I had hung with the same friend group for a number of years. He and I always got along really well. One New Year’s Eve, we shared our first kiss. Bill and I began spending a lot more time together, away from the rest of the group. I started having a few girlfriends (and my mother) ask me how I felt about Yates, as he is known to our friends.
I was very nervous about coming between our well-established friendship and tried to ignore that he was doing his best to “woo” me for the better part of a year. I finally took the leap and everything else is history. We dove right in, moving in together almost immediately. We spent a lot of time talking about what a positive and happy relationship meant to us and were incredibly honest with each other. We have a huge amount of respect for each other as individuals and as a couple. I think that is what makes us so strong together. I only want the best for Bill and our future together and, because of that, he pushes me to be the best version of myself more than I ever thought was possible.”
Bill proposed on New Year’s Eve. Kate continues, “We decided to go out to eat as a break from packing boxes (we were in the process of moving). After some tasty Mexican and a couple margaritas, we headed home to continue the packing process. I was putting on pajamas when Bill called me into the kitchen. When I got to the kitchen, he pointed me towards this adorable little box on the counter and told me to open it. Still completely oblivious as to what was going on, I opened the box and I’m pretty sure I said something very profound like, “Um, this is a ring…” Bill asked me if I would be his wife. I said yes through lots of happy tears. Half-packed boxes, messy hair, pajamas, in the kitchen, completely unaware of his intentions…It couldn’t have been more perfect.
Bill and I couldn’t be happier. I consider him my best friend and am incredibly thankful for the unique and wonderful relationship we share.”
These two will be getting married in September of 2020. Happy engagement Kate and Bill!