Natalie and William had one request for their engagement photos: aspens! And I’m so glad they did! The Colorado aspens are stunning. It looks like yellow confetti was thrown all over the forest to celebrate this engagement and it was so much fun to photograph.

We met at Maxwell Falls in Evergreen in early October to capture the golden leaves.

Natalie shares, “Will and I met in Chicago five years ago, after being introduced on a dating website! Our first date almost didn’t happen–it was a Friday after work and Will had failed to reach out to confirm we were still on to meet up until 4:30 pm. After the long week, I almost blew him off, but thankfully my roommate convinced me to go. We met at a cocktail bar called Barrelhouse Flat, then hopped over to Delilah’s, a whiskey dive bar to play a few games of pool, and I was hooked!

From there, we enjoyed a lot of firsts together in Chicago: Cuban food on a patio, Zoo Lights, trips to the Field Museum, and lots of late night pizzas at Ranalli’s. My roommate decided to move back to Kansas, and it was the perfect opportunity for Will and I to test our relationship and move in together with our dog, Berkeley. Thankfully, all worked out and we decided to move across country to Denver just a year later!

For our third anniversary, I was whisked away on a surprise trip to San Francisco/Sonoma–my favorite vacation spot. Will had coordinated with my boss and co-workers for me to take a week-long vacation, at the start of which he proposed. The proposal didn’t go exactly as planned. Will had been working with my cousin, Kirstin, to drive me to the top of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County to pop the question, but just an hour before we were set to drive up he discovered that the road was closed to the top due to wind. So, change of plans! We drove part way up the mountain, then took (what felt like) a 30-minute hike to a scenic spot, where he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. My cousin was hiding in a tree and got the whole proposal on camera.

It was genuinely a wonderful moment and something I will never forget. Such a well-thought-out plan in one of my favorite places on Earth. After the proposal, we got to enjoy the rest of the week exploring San Francisco and drinking wine in Sonoma–not too shabby at all!

So here we are, two years later, just about to celebrate our five-year anniversary together and FINALLY getting married! I’m not much of an event planner myself, so the wedding kept getting put off because I just didn’t know where to start with the planning process. Will’s mom and sister finally got fed up with all of my procrastinating, and offered to plan the wedding for us if we agreed to show up (which was a total win for me). The big day is November 9th, and we just can’t wait to be married!”

They will be getting married this November in Lyons, Colorado. Happy engagement Natalie and William!

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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.

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Golden, Colorado, engagement photography, clear creek
Golden, Colorado, engagement photography, clear creek
Golden, Colorado, engagement photography, clear creek

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.”

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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.”

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Golden history park, Colorado, engagement photography
Golden, Colorado, engagement photography, denver
Golden, Colorado, engagement photography, denver

These two will be getting married in September of 2020. Happy engagement Kate and Bill!

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Jen and Anthony love Evergreen and go there often to enjoy the lake and surrounding mountains. It is where Anthony proposed and where they held their wedding last winter. We enjoyed a beautiful day walking around the park.

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evergreen Colorado engagement photo
evergreen Colorado engagement photo
evergreen Colorado engagement photo
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evergreen Colorado engagement photo

Jen shares, “We met at church. Anthony ran into me after service and was persistent about grabbing a bite to eat until I finally agreed. It didn’t take long for us to fall head over boots for each other. Days turned into weeks, weeks into months. Time flew by like we had known each other for ages.

Leading up to the proposal, Anthony had been working a lot and didn’t have much time for us. He had promised me a weekend getaway to Evergreen, our happy place, were it would just be the two of us. The morning came when we were supposed to leave for Evergreen and he broke the news that his best friend was tagging along. I was not happy at all about that fact. We got up to the lake and it was snowing. There was no one else there. We walked to the lake and as I was “posing” for a made up photo shoot I turned around and Anthony was on one knee. I didn’t know how to react so instinct made me want to turn back around. The proposal was perfect.

When it came to planning the wedding there was no discussion on where we would get married. Evergreen had been our special getaway spot while dating and played such a big role in our proposal that it fit perfectly. We got married on the morning of February 24th at Evergreen Red Barn with our closest family and friends.”

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evergreen Colorado engagement photo

To celebrate their recent marriage we also took some photos in their wedding attire.

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Congratulations Jen and Anthony!

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Caitlin and Alex love the mountains and Alex actually proposed to Caitlin on top of a mountain! We enjoyed the beautiful snowy mountain scenery for their engagement session.

Lookout Mountain, Colorado, Engagement photography, Golden
Lookout Mountain, Colorado, Engagement photography, Golden
Lookout Mountain, Colorado, Engagement photography, Golden
Lookout Mountain, Colorado, Engagement photography, Golden
Lookout Mountain, Colorado, Engagement photography, Golden
Lookout Mountain, Colorado, Engagement photography, Golden

After college, I moved back home and was living with a mutual friend. Alex, living in Colorado for nearly a decade at that point, was home visiting for Christmas and came to visit our mutual friend.

They say to find true love you need to get out there and meet people. I was lucky enough to have it walk into my own living room.

We hit it off, but figured we lived too far apart to do anything about it. Six months later I asked if I could come visit – he didn’t need to entertain me, I just needed a couch to crash on. His response – “we’re going to have so much fun.” And we did!

He really stacked the deck – a Rockies game, a Red Rocks show, whitewater rafting, and some of the best restaurants in the area. By the time he took me to the airport to fly home, I was in love with more than just Colorado.

Six months later I moved across the country and the rest, as they say, is history.”

Lookout Mountain, Colorado, Engagement photography, Golden
Lookout Mountain, Colorado, Engagement photography, Golden
Lookout Mountain, Colorado, Engagement photography, Golden
Lookout Mountain, Colorado, Engagement photography, Golden
Lookout Mountain, Colorado, Engagement photography, Golden
Lookout Mountain, Colorado, Engagement photography, Golden
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Driving home from the session we saw a super moon!

The couple will be getting married in November in Estes Park. Happy engagement Caitlin and Alex!

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I met Rachel and Michael at the top of Manhattan for a scenic engagement session at the Met Cloisters. We had a beautiful fall day with warm weather and leaves just beginning to change color.

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Rachel shares, “Michael and I met a little over four years ago on a dating app. He was my first and only “app date,” and I feel so lucky and thankful that I took the chance! We met for our first date at Maysville in Flatiron (now one of our favorite spots!). As soon as we sat down the conversation was effortless, and it turned out that we had a lot in common including mutual friends and a love for all things food and travel. At the end of our first date, Michael ended the evening by asking me on a second date, and the rest is pretty much history. After dating for a few months, we soon became inseparable.”

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Rachel continues, “We have spent the past four years exploring together, trying new things, and visiting new places. We have been to Brazil, Argentina, and Thailand just to name a few, and soon will be heading off on a trip to Australia. Not only do we love venturing overseas, but we also love exploring in our own city, which is how we first came across the Met Cloisters a few years ago. We visited in the fall, and we immediately fell in love with the beautiful architecture and scenic views. It felt like the perfect place to come back to for our engagement shoot.

Michael proposed in March after a busy couple of weeks of travel. We had just come back from vacation, and I had to travel for work immediately after. Needless to say, I was excited to have a relaxing weekend at home. Michael told me that we would spend that Sunday having brunch and then going to the David Bowie Exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum near Prospect Park. We went to brunch in Dumbo at a beautiful restaurant overlooking the waterfront with incredible views of the city. After brunch he suggested we go for a walk since we had “some time before we needed to get to the museum” (luckily for Michael I am not the best with geography and did not realize that brunch was nowhere near the Brooklyn Museum!). We walked together on the waterfront, and while I really can’t remember exactly what he said, he got down on one knee, with our beautiful city as the backdrop, and asked me to marry him. It was the most perfect, beautiful moment that I ever could have asked for. Afterwards, we continued the celebrations at a bar back in Manhattan, and Michael surprised me by having all of our friends and family there waiting for us. I am still so impressed that Michael was able to pull off the whole day without me suspecting a thing–not an easy thing to do! It really shows how well he knows me, and for that I am forever grateful.”

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Rachel and Michael will be getting married in September of 2019. Happy engagement, you two!

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