02 Feb Rocky Mountain Engagement Photos | Ashley & Dustin
I first met Ashley & Dustin at the Lionscrest Manor Bridal Show last year. They were in town from Las Vegas to plan their summer 2015 wedding. Right away the conversation was easy with them, we hit it off talking to the whole family. Some couples you just hit it off with and Ashley & Dustin was one of them. After they got back to Vegas and had time to sort through all the vendors information they received, I received an email from them. Seeing that email brought a smile to my face, I was so happy to hear from them. Needless to say they booked us, which is was I am writing this post.
Ashley & Dustin came back in town this past week to plan more of their Colorado wedding. On their list was to get their engagement photos done with us. Ashley really, really, really wanted snow in her photos. I was excited at the chance to play in the snow, but it had been in the high sixties and even reaching seventy three degrees the week before they got here. The snow had been melting at a rapid pace, even into the foothills. Dustin made the recommendation of going up to Wild Basin area for their session. On the drive up, even as I got into higher elevation there was no snow. There was also no snow on the north facing areas in the mountains that don’t receive much sunlight. I had a couple of spots in mind and our first stop I wanted an epic view. We got that as you can see from the first photo. We had to do some high altitude climbing to get the shot, but it was so worth it to have a backdrop like that.
I had another spot in mind from researching google images. It was a small waterfall inside Rocky Mountain park that was .03 miles from the parking lot. Easy we thought. As we drove into the area there was snow, lots of snow. I was excited for Ashley to get some snow photos. What we didn’t realize was that the last parking lot we parked at, was actually the front parking area. During spring and summer the road opens up to the back parking lots. We started walking, and walking, and walking. We finally realized it after we probably walked about a half a mile. Needless to say we were all committed since we had already walked this far. We were determined to get to the waterfall. Turns out the waterfall area was a dud. We did find a great view of the snowy covered stream, snowy path with big pines, and other places to photograph at. All in all, we probably hiked about 3 miles. Thank goodness it was warm and not windy. We had a great time talking about everything during our epic engagement session. Take a look at their incredible engagement photos. I can’t wait for their Lionscrest Manor Wedding!