Scott and Kara Are Getting Married! {Colorado Engagement Photography}

Some many months ago, I shared some pictures that were NOT engagement pictures. At the time, they were actually engaged but we hadn’t gone out to do official engagement pictures yet. We were going to get to it ANY day! But a series of scheduling issues (he’s a new police officer, so his schedule has been full) led to the whole summer passing into fall, and when we finally had a day where all three of us were available, it rained. Of course.

Still, we made the best of it and trekked the backcountry to get to Crested Butte, where Scott initially took Kara to propose. Car sickness and rain (and my son’s extreme fatigue from not getting much sleep) aside, we laughed and talked and plotted and planned, making the best of it.

Upon arriving, the rain actually stopped, for which we were thankful, but we were greeted by loud bellows from lots and lots and lots of cows!

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They made for some fun pictures and all, and I have a video that I’m willing to sell to the highest bidder, but there were landmines, if you know what I mean, which made the hike in slightly challenging, given the already soggy grounds. Still, we decided we were on their land, so we made the best of it. Notice how even the cow was grossed out enough to walk away?

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Anyway, so we were headed to Judd Falls. It was quite chilly, wet, and dark with the cloud cover, not exactly ideal photography weather, but we were determined all the same.

Scott and Kara
Scott and Kara
Scott and Kara

Scott decided to reenact the proposal.

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I’m rather hopeful that he didn’t crack up laughing during the real question-popping moment.

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I decided to then give them a second or two alone to remember that special day. What I really meant is, I’ll be taking a picture of the waterfall and kind of spying on you. For the record, I make a terrible spy.

Scott and Kara

These were supposed to make up their Save the Date announcements. Only thing is, in the end, they changed the date. Of course.

Scott and Kara

Both these two and the scenery were just gorgeous. Even the cows were lovely against the soggy greens. (The cows are part of the story that day. That’s why they are here. Also, cows — yay!)

Scott and Kara
Scott and Kara
Scott and Kara

A little silliness — (Truth: Their whole session is more “outtake” like this than serious, but that’s just who they are!)

Scott and Kara

Everyone say goodbye to the cows, because they did NOT seem happy to have us there.

Scott and Kara

Scott and Kara will be married in January, and we couldn’t be happier to have Kara joining our family. And to answer the big question: No, no I will not be photographing the wedding. I will be experiencing their amazing day, not documenting it. Sometimes you have to put the camera down and live your beautiful everyday life.

PS: I wrote a little bit about their engagement at MiddlePlaces.com — http://middleplaces.com/2013/07/08/in-the-middle-of-ring-shopping/

These are not engagement pictures. However…

The next time you see these two here on the blog, they will be!

My firstborn son is ENGAGED!!! He and I went ring shopping about a month ago, and I’ve been biting my tongue ever since, trying not to accidentally spill the beans before he could seek parental permission and, of course, ask her personally. And then they got officially engaged but I had to wait EVEN LONGER (OK, a mere 3 days…) to share still, because many people needed to be told outside of the Internet world. But now? I get to scream and dance about it and share these pictures, whether Kara likes it or not (seriously, girl — if you’re going to be in this family, you’re going to have to love having your picture taken, or at least put up with it!).

These two, so gorgeous (says the totally unbiased mom) –

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Y’all, SERIOUSLY! This girl? Will be my daughter (in-law)! Oh, I can’t even begin to tell you how much we love and adore her!

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Oh, and lest anyone think my kid didn’t give me a hard time with pictures (he is one of the most difficult clients, after all), I also got these –

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We are so excited and so very blessed!