Michael & Melissa are getting married in September. They met at their Crossfit gym, and exchanged friendly hellos at their 6pm class. They noticed each other at a distance, but their paths didn’t cross beyond the gym. That is, until Melissa coordinated a group baseball game, and invited Michael to come along. That Rockies game led to long talks, the first date, and now they are eagerly anticipating the beautiful day where they will celebrate their union, and walk through life as husband and wife.
Melissa is a beautiful bundle of energy, a perfect balance for Michael’s laid back, gentle personality. Melissa and I discovered that we share a love for sushi, so we decided to go out for a few sushi rolls before the session. It was a great time for me to get to know them even better since they booked me over Skype while I was in Ghana. We then spent the afternoon documenting their vibrant love, playing with their dog Jade (its been the season for adorable dogs!), and dodging rain, finding beautiful pockets of sunshine in Edwards and Beaver Creek.
Melissa’s favorite memory from dating is when Michael gave her and her girlfriend a 2-day horseback riding trip for her birthday, knowing Melissa’s love for horses. I thought Lake Creek would be a perfect spot, and within 2 minutes of getting there, a beautiful horse came over for a visit! Love that when that happens!
We got the polaroid camera out, and Melissa showed us how she works the camera!
Given where their story started, it seemed fitting to include a couple Crossfit poses into the session. This one is called the Fireman Carry.
Melissa, dang girl!