When: June 12, 2016 | Where: Colorado | Theme: Mountain, Elegant, Floral, Outdoor
The quote, “Oh let’s be adventurous darling.” comes to mind with these two in their Romantic Mountaintop Engagement Session. Amy of Amy Caroline Photography suggested driving up to the continental divide and the couple were all for it. Rob and Ellen are getting married in the mountains next summer in Winter Park, Colorado so it only made sense to show off the beauty that Colorado has to offer for their engagement pictures. It was the perfect excuse to get a little lost in the continental divide, and marvel at these incredible cliffs around.
In true Colorado summer fashion, they started out in a rainy/windy/almost snowy mess, and ended with a perfectly sunny glowing evening. The weather gave them a run for their money, but it sure did make the adventure that much more fun.
Romantic Mountaintop Engagement Session
About the Couple
“Coincidentally, we were actually born in the same town in Minnesota (our fathers attended the same high school a couple years apart), but our families both moved away when we were just a few years old. Twenty plus years later, we both ended up living in Scottsdale, Arizona, and we met through a mutual friend. After a couple months we started dating, and a year later we decided to pack up and move to Denver together!” – Ellen
“It was a cloudy day in late October and Rob wanted, more like insisted, us to drive up to the Maroon Bells in Aspen, Colorado to do some hiking with our dog, Monte. I wasn’t really in the mood, it was both of our day off and it was rainy, the last thing I wanted to do was sit in the car for 3+ hours on a crummy day. I eventually gave in and after the long trek we arrived and to our surprise it had actually started to snow. We got out and hiked around some before Rob asked someone to take a picture of us. While he was taking our picture, Rob got down on one knee in the mud and asked me to marry him. I was surprised and of course said yes! On the way home, we were stuck in traffic for almost 6 hours, but we didn’t care because we were both so happy.” – Ellen
Wedding Planning Advice
“We really had our hearts set on getting married in the summer, on the mountain, but since we got engaged October 27, 2015, it was a little rushed and slim pickings to plan for a wedding for this summer (2016). I was kind of nervous and bummed that we would have such a long engagement, but it turned out to be the best thing ever! We have so much time to plan our wedding and we never had to settle for any vendors because there was no rush. And most importantly, we have been able to enjoy being engaged and it has given us time to reflect on our future and get excited for our next adventure. So my advice would be, long engagements are a good thing! I promise.
Another advice would be, make sure the person you’re marrying is your best friend. Not only is he my significant other, but he is my best friend and we have so much fun together (so cliche, I know, but it is important to be with someone who you feel 100% yourself and comfortable around).” – Ellen