Carrie + Sam were just two Colorado natives, living in Fort Collins and met through two of their best friends who introduced them at a house party. A few friendly texts were exchanged after the party, but it wasn’t until the holidays that they saw each other again and instantly reconnected and that was the start of something very special.
After spending the last six years exploring and growing with Carrie by his side, Sam knew they were ready for their next adventure. So this past Christmas morning, Carrie woke up to Sam handing her a cup of coffee and a beautiful letter sharing his heart and the promises he has for the future, and told her to come downstairs when she was ready to get up. Carrie came downstairs and was shocked to find their house covered in candles and rose petals, with the man of her dreams down on one knee in front of her. After tears of joy and shock, she said YES!
Sam, as a true Colorado boy would, grew up going skiing with his family at Vail Mountain EVERY Saturday growing up, and Carrie & Sam have been coming up to Vail for years together, so it was no surprise that Carrie + Sam chose Vail Mountain for the engagement session location. We started our session in Vail Village, and then headed up the gondola as the sun set over the mountains. The evening was truly magical!! I instantly clicked with Carrie’s sweet and loving nature and Sam’s love for adventure and travel – that it felt like I was hanging out with two old friends! After an incredible session with a breathtaking view, we sat down and watched the sun set behind the mountains and celebrated their engagement and this new adventure with a glass of wine. Carrie + Sam, thank you so much for inviting me into your story! I cannot wait for your cozy winter Colorado wedding in February!