Julie and David came all the way from San Francisco to get the Rockies in their engagement photos. Julie being a University of Colorado alum has held the mountains near and dear to her heart. After graduating college, she went to visit a friend in San Fran and ended up canceling her return ticket. And it was good she did, because there she met David.
We had so much fun traveling up to Rocky Mountain National Park and despite the crazy wind, we got some amazing photos at Moraine Park and Sprague Lake. It was an adventure for me as well since I hadn’t been to either location. I had no idea we would have to hike around the lake to the dock in the photos. But Julie pulled it off, four inch heels, snow, and all! Such troopers!
Spending the day with Lindsey and Jason was like spending the day with lifelong friends! It’s like I’ve known them for years! Which was perfect since we drove down past Colorado Springs, on non-exisent roads, to Jason’s grandparents cabin for their engagement shoot. Lindsey is a creative herself (you should see how gorgeous and adorable her home is!), so when we talked about what they wanted for their engagement shoot, she immediately loved the idea of a theme. Using Jason’s beard and their love of the outdoors as inspiration, we came up with a mountain couple romance.
The trip took us along Phantom Canyon Road which is one of the most historic and scenic routes in Colorado. According to the Gold Belt Byway website, “The gravel road follows the route of the Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad built in 1894 as a connection from Florence to the goldfields of Cripple Creek and Victor.” It was gorgeous and was wonderful to spend a day without cell service just exploring the beautiful place we live! And Jason loved finding new places to go rock climbing!