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.