Chilly Mountain Meadow Engagement // Boulder, CO


Man and woman laugh and hold hands while standing on a tree log at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO

Friends, I present to you the goofiest and sweetest couple of all time: Kate and Spencer. Spencer proposed to Kate after a trip to Japan with a ring he had designed with help from Kate's mom. (Kate and her mom make jewelry, and his mother-in-law sourced the stone at a gem show!) We met at this gorgeous mountain meadow partly because it was November and while most outdoor landscapes can look a little, well, deceased this time of year (haha) a vast meadow with pine trees and mountain views never goes out of style.


Rarely have I had a couple that made me laugh harder, at first with their initial awkwardness (taking photos is hard!) and as they settled into our rhythm and learned a few tips and tricks from yours truly, at their jokes. With a smile as big as Spencer's, you can't help but smile in return. I'm getting wrinkles thanks to my job, but luckily they're laugh lines ;)


In the end, Kate and Spencer were one of my many couples who had planned a 2020 wedding and had those plans thwarted by a global pandemic. After doing their engagement photos in November 2019, I knew we needed to reconnect before their September 2021 nuptials! We met for beers at Sanitas Brewing in Boulder to go over their timeline and they shared that they had bought a house during the pandemic. Et voila, the idea for a front porch session with their dog Eddie was born! Is there anything better than not one, but two engagement sessions? Though this first one will always have a special place in my heart.


Curious about their wedding? Check out how these two cleaned up nice for their downtown Boulder fall wedding at the St. Julien Hotel and the Riverside.


View of Sugarloaf Mountain from Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO

View of pine trees in a mountain meadow at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO

Man embraces woman during engagement session at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO

Man and woman hold hands and walk down the trail at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO

Man and woman hold hands and walk down the trail at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO

Man and woman kiss as they walk down the trail at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO

Man and woman look at the camera during engagement session at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO

Man and woman laugh as he hugs her from behind at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO

Man and woman laugh as he hugs her from behind at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO during engagement session

Man embraces woman from behind and kisses her at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO

Man and woman pose in front of foothill mountains at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO

Man and woman sit on bench overlooking the foothills at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO

Woman twirls man during engagement session at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO

Man and woman dance in front of mountain foothills at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO during engagement session

Man and woman embrace in front of foothills at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO

Man kisses woman during engagement session at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO

Man and woman smile at each other and hold hands while walking down the trail at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO

Man and woman stare lovingly at each other during engagement session at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO

Man and woman kiss during engagement session at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO

Man and woman smile at each other as they walk down the trail at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO


Man and woman pose in mountain meadow beneath the foothills at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO

Man and woman smile and hold hands while posing at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO

Man and woman pose in front of a pine tree at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO

Man embraces woman from behind on trail at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO

Man and woman sit on the trail stairs and kiss during engagement session

Man and woman sit and smile at each other on the trail at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO

A view of the woman's engagement ring on a pine cone

Man and woman prepare to open a bottle of champagne during engagement session at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO

Man and woman pop a bottle of champagne at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO

Man laughs as woman takes a sip from the champagne bottle

Woman holds the champagne bottle, showing off her engagement ring

Man and woman take turns taking sips from the champagne bottle

Man takes a sip from a champagne bottle

Woman pours champagne into plastic cups

Man and woman pose with champagne at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO

Man and woman smile while holding champagne cups on the trail

Man and woman smile at each other at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO


Man and woman smile at each other at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO

Man and woman kiss on a boulder at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO

Man and woman laugh as he hugs her from behind

Woman laughs as man gives her a piggy back ride on the trail

Man and woman hold hands and walk up the trail together at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO

Man kisses woman on the head under a red blanket

Man and woman sit under a red blanket together and laugh

Man and woman nuzzle each other while under a red blanket

Man and woman cuddle under a red blanket at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO

Man and woman cuddle under a red blanket at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO

Man and woman cuddle under a red blanket at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO

Man and woman laugh together under a blanket at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO