Jamie + Chad || Part One || Gateway Natural Area
Jamie and Chad recently moved here to Fort Collins, and are planning their wedding in Estes Park this summer. The original plan for this engagement session was that we were going to do it in two parts with a couple of wardrobe changes in between. We had it all planned out, but what is that saying about the best laid plans?
First we headed up the canyon to a great park called Gateway Natural Area to get some photos by the river and around the beautiful rocks. It's really hit or miss in the spring here- I think the weekend before this session it was snowing. And I'm always amazed at the different things that are growing up there in each season, too- like- what are those things?? Anyway, the plan was to head back into Fort Collins after Gateway and get some shots around town, but it was a windy-*B* here in town. It's pretty rare to have winds so strong that we can't find a place to shoot, but on top of being suuuuper windy, it was also cold and just not a lot of fun to be out in, so we postponed until we could enjoy old town (and maybe grab a few beers during the session!) We should be getting back out here in the next week or so, but spring is the most unpredictable season in the Rocky Mountains, so, while it's 70 degrees today, I hear it's going to snow again this weekend. Oh well! We will make it happen eventually!
I am really happy for these two. They have been sweethearts since high school, and are a ton of fun to be around. The affection they have for each other is obvious as soon as you meet them. They were awesome models and fought against the crazy weather to get these honest and sweet images. I know that you can't see the air temperature in these pictures, but trust me, it was chilly. Jamie and Chad were total troopers though, and they powered right through the cold for this adorable shoot.
Here is the first batch from Gateway Natural Area. Make sure to check back in a few weeks and we will update this post with more of the images from their next session.