Santa delivered snowboards to our home this year!!! We love the outdoors – and always have an excuse to get out there! Gina’s snowboard came on Christmas morning. Mine came about two months early (thank you Gina!).
We’re both new to snowboarding. As a Colorado native, I’ve been skiing for over 20 years. Last year, however, I called it quits on ski boots. There had to be a better way! During Spring Break (when the mountains got epic snow every day) we took a family snowboarding trip. After one lesson, we were all converts (sorry skiers – we still love you, and feel sorry for your feet in those boots).
Emily and Mike live in Breckenridge, they’re getting married in Breckenridge next year, and they both work for the Breck ski resort! Naturally, it only makes perfect sense for this adventurous couple to have their engagement session up on the mountain, too. Gina wasn’t quite ready to take her camera gear up the hill on a snowboard. I was willing, relatively able, and totally excited to do it! Emily and Mike were very patient with me. As a snowboarding instructor supervisor, Mike lives in a world of being patient with newbies. Their engagement session was incredibly fun and spontaneous. Their natural affection and love was as radiant as the unfiltered sun.
Thankfully, I didn’t destroy my gear in an epic crash. Emily and Mike both complimented me on my progress (especially for this being my 5th time on a board). We can’t wait for their wedding next summer – different look, but perfect location!