Is there anything more refreshing than a deep breath of morning mountain air? Summer or Winter, there is a crisp, fresh quality that is unmatched and unmistakable. I can’t think of a better ‘smell’. My favorite moment on a backpacking trip is unzipping the tent, stepping out into the dewy sunrise, and inhaling. It is a moment of pure contentment… followed by a mad dash of two dogs who are simultaneously trying to hurl their bodies out of the tent alongside me. Yes, of course our dogs come camping and backpacking with us.
Emily and Alan thoroughly enjoyed their morning engagement session in Vail. I think the invigorating mountain air had something to do with it!
Just another day in paradise. A sun-drenched Winter morning photographing an amazing couple in Vail Village, followed by an afternoon of snowboarding on a bluebird day. This work has its perks. I’m still amazing that we live and work in one of the most beautiful places on earth. As Gina said, Summer or Winter, Colorado is our home… and we absolutely love it.
Gina and I share the same Amazon.com account. So when I make any purchase, she gets to see what I bought (on the spur of the moment most likely). In turn, I see all of her orders. This past December, I saw a very cool order come through our Amazon account. A brand new pair of size ten Caribou Sorel boots. Naturally curious, I hollered downstairs to Gina to find out if she had just ordered some boots for her Dad for Christmas. Sheepishly, she said, “Um… No!”. Ahhhh shoot. I just saw one of my Christmas presents! I didn’t mind. Sorel makes the best winter boots imaginable. Lucky for me, just a few days after Christmas, I had the opportunity to walk around in the hills outside of Beaver Creek with Jessica And Chris… wearing my new boots. My feet were warm as can be. Thank you Gina – you’re the best!
Well, I shouldn’t have read “Jason’s Take” before knowing what I was going to write about… because now all I can think about is how cute he is! Usually, I get my writing done first and he curses me for running with a good idea. On this rare occasion, though, he beat me to it. It’s not hard to buy for a man who has so many wonderful passions and interests (keeping it a surprise is another thing). This past year alone his presents included a canoe, a banjo, new fly fishing waders, a Single Malt Scotch cabinet, Sorels (but you already know that). Sometimes his passionate spirit can be overwhelming! More often than not, listening to hour after hour of the same banjo tune or daily trips to the lake for canoeing just makes me love him more.
This engagement session had all the ingredients we love: an affectionate couple, an abundance of sun, and lots of outdoor mountain goodness.
We have gotten more inquiries for skiing/snowboarding engagement sessions this winter than we’ve ever gotten. It’s awesome! I, however, am pregnant. Knowing I’m not skilled enough on my snowboard to avoid major falls (even before I was sporting a real bump I couldn’t take the chance), I sit home while Jason “works”. Yes, “work” is in quotations because shooting and boarding are two of his favorite things and I can’t quite call it work (but maybe I’m just bitter about not being there with him) . Even not pregnant, I don’t think I’d trust myself yet with my camera… but I would enjoy the rest of the day hanging out with my husband on the slopes and photographing an awesome couple sans gear in town. So, while I am stoked we are booking clients who love strapping a board on their feet and kissing with goggles and helmets on, I just hope it continues next year so I can get in on the fun!
Perfect light + fantastic couple + snowboarding = perfect day! Need I say more?
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