I believe that winter is the perfect time of year for an intimate couple’s engagement portrait session, especially if you are located somewhere like Colorado where it is sunny and beautiful almost all winter long. Clint and Megan live in Divide, Colorado and have a real passion for the great outdoors. Since moving to Colorado their favorite adventure has been the weekend they spent in Telluride mountain biking together. However, in the summer they enjoy many other activities together, including SUP or Stand up paddle boarding which they picked up in Texas. Besides the nearby larger reservoirs like Rampart, Spinney, and Tarryall Colorado however has a plethora of beautiful, hidden, off the beaten path, mountain lakes for them to paddle. So needless to say, they have a lot of fun adventure sessions ahead of them in the future.
Clint loves everything hunting although Megan isn’t as hardcore of a hiker, I thought including a ring image on a shed mule deer antler would be a nice touch to appeal to Clint’s more wild nature.
You have probably picked up on the fact that I love all things rustic, so I was totally stoked when this rad couple chose this old homestead with this great barn for their intimate portraits.
These two are such a fun couple, I look forward to going on some adventures with them in the future! I’m so glad they found an adventurous soul like me to photograph their wedding at the Edgewood Inn in Woodland Park.
Adventure comes in many forms. I often describe adventures as activities that get my heart racing, and they almost always take place outdoors. Whether that means doing something that involves a little risk or that is just plain exciting, I feel that going on adventures keeps me young at heart. I believe that couples who adventure together stay together, which is why I love working with adventurous couples. Often on my blog I use the term adventurous to describe things in the mountains, like a precarious hike to a mountain top or a snowshoe hike across a frozen lake, but sometimes, like today, I use it for exploring spooky abandoned locations. I don’t know why, but I have always been attracted to old buildings like this. Maybe it’s the history and character they have, or the raw natural textures they have, or maybe it’s just exploring the unknown – but when Ashley and Blake shared this secret east Idaho location with me for their adventure engagement session, I was in love. I should have known that an artist like Ashley would have some good ideas up her sleeve. By the way, if you don’t know Ashley and her rad art you must like her Facebook page and check her work out at Mountain Girl Studios. I had never seen anything like it before. It is so unique and colorful and I want one of everything! She is an amazing artist who makes everything handmade in her home studio from silk paintings to stained glass antler dream catchers.