When I first met Brianna and Scott, I immediately knew they were an adventurous couple. Their first idea was to take engagement photos inside a gym. However, the logistics and timing of finding a place that would allow it proved difficult. Instead, they opted for outdoor engagement photos and chose a hiking path outside of Lyons that they enjoyed. Plus, it was pretty close to their wedding venue at Planet Bluegrass!
One of the biggest challenges of outdoor engagement photography in Colorado is finding a place that is both scenic AND not overrun with other people. We were lucky to have the place more or less to ourselves. As we turned around a bend in the path, there was a spot in the river that finally looked pretty easy to get to. In my mind, I thought it would be a beautiful spot for photographs, but I was a little worried they wouldn’t want to wade in and get wet. Before I could even suggest it, they threw off their shoes and jumped in! It’s always nice to work with such adventurous people 🙂
After we hopped out of the river and dried off, we took a moment to rest along the bank. There might not be any greater pleasure in life than sitting next to a river on a warm afternoon.
I love when wedding clients want to do engagement sessions as well. It gives them a chance to see how I work, and for me to learn what they like. It also gives me a chance to really get to know them as people. In this case, I learned that both Brianna and Scott are HUGE Wisconsin fans. Despite coming from a Vikings-loving family, they still put up with me 🙂 I also learned how important their families and faith are to them, and learned some of the special touches they had planned for their wedding to pay tribute to those huge priorities in their lives.
Thank you, Brianna and Scott, for such a relaxing and adventurous afternoon! Stay tuned to see how their wedding photos turned out.