Sand Dunes National Park Engagement Session: Colton & Christie
Apr 8, 2019 | By: Mariana Ziegler Photography
This year I am blessed to photograph not only one but three weddings for friend who were in my wedding party. Colton and Christie are first up on this list with their May 18th wedding! Fun Fact- Colton and I met before my husband and him became childhood friends. Colton was in my first ever class in the United States in the 2nd grade. I couldn't speak a lick of English and we were little babies! He then changed schools where he met my husband!
Anyways! Colton is a dear friend of ours and when he introduced us to this spunky, fun, intelligent nurse of a Fiancé of his, we were equally enamored by her! Christie is a ray of sunshine and a kind soul.
When picking their engagement session location Christie and Colton were set on Great Sand Dunes National Park- and who wouldn't be! Great Sand Dunes unique in its ever changing landscape, mountain backdrops and epic sunsets. This was at the hight of fire season and I am not going to lie I was a little scared that we were going to get a lack luster sky- boy was I wrong. This sunset was AMAZING and we really could not have wished for a better backdrop for their session.
Backpacks strapped to our back (equipped with wine boxes!) and Nash the lab looking sweet as can be- we made out trek up the dunes to capture the sweet and fun love these two have for one another.
I am so excited and honored to photograph their wedding in a few short months!