Spending a weekend with Lindsay and Darol in Colorado could hardly be considered “work.” Fun fact: I’ve known Lindsay for years, despite only meeting her for the first time in person this summer before she was officially engaged.
Four summers ago, after going through a rough patch in my personal life, I needed a place with cheap rent and a change of pace. I found a house of girls in their mid-to-late twenties looking for a roommate and BOOM- I had roommates. I moved into Lindsay’s old room that was painted turquoise and had the most incredible closet I’ve ever had. Before we officially met, I already liked her taste. Over the years, I kept hearing about how sweet she was, how great her taste in music was, how funny she was- basically I knew when the day came that we did meet, we’d become good friends.
So when our mutual best friend told me she had reconnected with her high-school love who was stationed in Europe and flying her out to Paris, 2 years ago, I started living vicariously through her perfect love story immediately. Girls, it’s true. Darol flew Lindsay out to Paris for their first “date” after almost a decade apart. Really casual, right? They dated in high school for a few years and parted ways as young adults to do their own thing and find their way in life. It was fate that these two would find one another again and spend 2 years long-distance meeting up across the continent until Darol could come home to the US. I remember anxiously waiting for Lindsay to board her plane to Iceland because Darol had told us he was going to propose finally– long after Lindsay had all but hired me already for her hypothetical wedding more than 18 months out. I cried seeing the photos of Darol proposing to Lindsay in front of Skógafoss. I knew this couple needed an engagement session to match their adventurous story, so I flew to Boulder on the only free Sunday I had left in 2018 to take their fall engagement photos. It was my first time seeing Rocky Mountain National Park and experiencing it with fall colors was unbelievably beautiful. These two were so down to do anything I said and trusted me fully. It was so easy and seriously one of my favorite days at work ever. I can’t wait for their perfect rustic McCall wedding this June. My favorite part of my job is feeling like I pick up multiple friends along the way and I know photographing their wedding will feel like I’m at my best friend’s wedding.
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Congrats again on your engagement, Lindsey and Darol! For more engagement, check out this chic adventure engagement session in Boise, Idaho!