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Kristen + Tyler: Lair O’ the Bear Winter Engagements

We LOVE photographing engagement sessions! And as long as it’s not freezing out, winter can be a beautiful time of year for them. About a week ago we met up with Kristen and Tyler at Lair O’ the Bear in Idledale for their engagement session. This was the first time we’d gotten to photograph at that location in the winter and while it’s already a favorite spot of ours, it’s the perfect place this time of year. The snow along the half frozen river made for the most gorgeous backdrop! It’s pretty in the summer but doesn’t even compare to this! Kristen and Tyler are still in the midst of planning all their wedding details but wanted to start the process with an engagement session. They were referred to us by another local photographer, Kelsey Haffner, who takes the cutest baby & newborn pics 🙂 We are so thankful she sent them our way! Kristen and Tyler were so much fun to work with. They weren’t afraid to climb in a tree or walk on the frozen river (even after Michelle partway broke through the ice). You can tell they have fun together and make a great couple! We got some great pictures of these two and are excited to share them. Kristen and Tyler we’re so happy we got to work with you and wish you guys all the best with your wedding!!

Meghan + Kellen: Lair O’ the Bear Engagements

A couple years back I reconnected with Meghan (after we went to high school together several years ago) to take some images of her for her band Murphy and the Claytones. We had so much fun taking those photos and so I was really excited when she contacted me to say she was getting married! When we met up to talk about the wedding details and meet her fiance Kellen I knew instantly we were going to have an awesome time taking photos for these two. Right off the bat it was as if I’d known Kellen for years. He’s hilarious and so easy going- I don’t think you could ever have a dull moment with him around! And he keeps Meghan laughing and smiling which is even cooler! They really wanted a “Colorado outdoors” look for the pictures (without a lot of hiking 😉 ) so Lair O’ the Bear was the perfect choice. The colors and scenery were perfect up there since spring arrived just a bit late. Loved that we didn’t have to deal with any bugs either- although we did find a small gardner snake along the path when walking back from the open field. We had such a great time and could have photographed for hours with these two- so excited for their wedding less than a month away! 

Engagements at Lair O’ the Bear: Sarah + Luke

I can’t believe it’s already the middle of June! And if this past week is any indication of the weather to come it looks like it’s going to be a very hot summer. Last weekend we were fortunate to have a little break from the heat for Sarah & Luke’s engagement session up at Lair O’ the Bear in Idledale. This location is one of my new favorite spots and it was the first time we’ve gotten to photograph there this time of the year. We met Luke back in 2009 in Jamaica when we photographed his brother’s wedding (Alyssa & Matt). He’s such a nice guy and we had a great time getting to know him over the few days we spent in Jamaica with their family so when we heard from him last year that he was engaged we already knew we’d like Sarah and really enjoy getting to work with both of them. So of course we had a blast photographing their engagement session! We met up with them during my favorite time of day- a few hours before sunset. The light is just gorgeous this time of day and it was perfect for our session with the two of them. I always like to have a little fun if people are up to it and since I just can’t resist dandelions we had to take a few pics with these giant ones found in the field. These are some of my favorite images from the day- can’t wait for their wedding this August!