July 8, 2010

Barrett and Amy {Engagement – Part 2}

FILED IN: Engagements

For Part Two of Barrett and Amy’s Engagement shoot we decided to go to Chataqua and Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder, CO. First, because Amy went to school at CU in Boulder, so Chataqua and Flagstaff Mountain are special places for her and now Barrett since she had taken him there the times he visited. Secondly, and maybe most importantly, this is where Barrett proposed. That story began New Years Eve morning…Amy woke up to a surprise taped to the bathroom mirror. It was a weather forecast for Boulder….then she found a Christmas card on her pillow with two plane tickets to Colorado! He had planned a trip, contacted her friends, rented a car, called both her bosses, and had taken her parents out to dinner to ask permission, all without Amy having a clue! Once they got there, they were supposed to go out to a New Years party with some friends, but instead Barrett said he wanted to go look at and take photos with the big star that is lit up on the side of Flagstaff Mountain. So they started to drive up Flagstaff and Barrett pulled off at an overlook. This overlook happens to have a bench where Amy used to spend a lot of time in college thinking and praying and figuring out her life. He walked her over to that bench, set up a camera and started the self timer and ran back and forth a couple of times to snap some pics overlooking Boulder. The third time he set the timer he ran back to her and got down on his knee, and as Amy says, “…said a million really nice things, none of which I actually heard, and then he asked me to marry him and to take off my mitten. He put the prettiest ring ever on my finger. IT WAS PERFECT!!!!”

Barrett and Amy, we are so happy the two of you found each other! David and I feel so honored to not only share in your love story but to also capture it. We can’t wait for your wedding in Minnesota early this fall!!


To see more photos from the shoot, Click Here for a Slideshow!

As I said last post, Amy and Barrett are just fun and have the best interaction with one another.

FIERCE!!! Love this one!

I couldn’t get over the beautiful yellow wildflowers that were growing everywhere at the base of the Flatirons, they were so pretty!
After shooting in Chataqua, we headed up the mountain to Flagstaff where Barrett proposed to Amy.

Sitting on Amy’s bench…

The proposal took place right here!

One of my favorites.

The view from the top of Flagstaff is breathtaking, both during the day and at night.
We ended the day with some sunset shots at a pond near our house.

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  1. Sarah Walton says:

    THESE ARE AMAZING!!! I love them. I’ve told you a thousand times, but you are SO talented!! I can’t wait for you to shoot my weeding <3


  2. Steph says:

    Oh my gosh – I love these too!!! I love the ones at sunset – Colby you are freaking amazing! The peonies are so cute too – Amy and Barrett look so natural and beautiful – great job as always!!

  3. Amy says:

    I love love love them! You just made my day…because you and David are such a fabulous photographers and because you’re even more fabulous friends! We’re soooooooo lucky!

  4. Sarah says:

    I love the ones on the bench! And omg that is the cutest engagement story!!

  5. Christina says:

    super cute as always! I love the first one where they are staring at the flatirons, YAY boulder!

  6. Auntie Anne says:

    These pictures should be in a modeling magazine! Unbelievable

  7. Rico says:

    love the first one! great job Colby. Hope you guys are having sweet awesome times in CO!

  8. Jamye Jack says:

    Colby – these are gorgeous! Their story and the pictures actually made me cry as I’m sitting here at a coffee shop. You can tell that they are so in love just by the way they look at eachother. You did a great job capturing that!

  9. karen says:

    Fantastic!!! So many good ones I don’t which ones I like the best. Love the ones at Chautauqua but also love the one at sunset at the pond – I know exactly where that was taken!!!

  10. Mom Stoks says:

    More incredible photos. I can hardly wait to see the wedding photos!!!

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