Well guys here it is! My sister is getting married in 2 short months.
She may not be blood but she may as well be. Kayla was my very first friend when my family moved to the United States. We grew up side by side, went to the same schools, experienced life moments together. She stood by my side when I got married 4 years ago and now, I get to do the same for her (and I get to photograph it as well-so its extra special for me). Remember a few blog posts back when I said that we have several people from our wedding party getting married? Well Kayla is the second one to do. I can go on and on about this friend of mine. I can do the same for this amazing man she will soon be married to.
It's no secret that I have pretty much not liked any of Kayla's past boyfriends. I was visiting from Alaska one summer and she told me she met someone. So when she introduced me to this dude that she met on her first ever Tinder date, I was skeptical to say the least. I was so happy to be proven a skeptic...Fred is a gem of human, a kind soul and completes my friend in the most true and beautiful way. Now 5 years later, I get to watch them walk down the aisle.
I was able to capture Fred's proposal to Kayla, along with many people who love them. Fred could not have proposed in a more perfect way. Kayla grew up ridding and showing American Saddlebreds. In Colorado, if you show American Saddlebred, you do it at the National Western Arena. This is where Fred chose to propose to Kayla. In a place where she grew up, right after doing what she loves to do. He invited friends and family to watch and be a part of this wonderful day (as long as we kept the secret). We watched and cheered from the stands as Fred walked out unto the area to an unsuspecting Kayla. He got down on one knee and asked her to marry him.
A few months after the proposal these lovebirds asked me to photograph their engagement pictures. Only requirements were the mountains and their dogs! Fred manages Echo Mountain so he actually suggested locations along Squaw Pass road in Evergreen. If you drive far enough up the pass you can see the most breathtaking views of the Rockies. Echo Mountain, also happens to be where Fred and Kayla will be married in June. It's easy to see from these images how much they love to have fun and how much they truly love each other.
Congrats You Two- Love You Both & Cannot Wait To Be A Part Of Your Day