When I first talked with Stacey and Devin about how they met, where they got engaged, their wedding, etc., I was reminded of how grateful I am for the trust people have in me to give them the photographs they will love. They met five years ago at Hotel Congress during a Meet Me At Maynards event - this weekly opportunity encourages people to rediscover downtown while socializing, exercising, and exploring the history, beauty, and architecture of our city. Stacey didn't know the exact route and ended up asking Devin if she could join his group. They ended up running together that night and a few weeks later they finally exchanging numbers and went on their first date. Over the next year they road tripped through Utah, had a mountain lion encounter along Blackett's Ridge, and went backpacking in Zion. Since they moved to Boulder in 2013, they've shared so many adventures together - sea kayaking on Lake Powell, backpacking, rock climbing, fly fishing and skiing. Through it all, they have always encouraged and supported each other in their individual passions and pursuits.
They got engaged in October 8, 2016 after a sunrise climb of the Third Flatiron in Boulder. Devin had been carrying the ring around for weeks waiting for the right moment. On their hike back after finishing the five pitch climb and rappel back down, Devin pulled Stacey off the trail and proposed (of course, the ring was buried in his climbing bag under all his gear, so she had to sit on a rock with her eyes closed until he dug it out, knowing what was coming). They celebrated with mimosas and brunch at the Chautauqua Dining Hall after.
Even though they now reside in Boulder, they decided to have their wedding in Tucson since that is where they met and went to school. We brainstormed ideas for their engagement session and they suggested climbing Hitchcock Pinnacle at Mt. Lemmon. Of course I was ALL IN! Our session started higher up the mountain in the woodlands and ended at sunset at Windy Point. It was March in Arizona but surprisingly chilly and you can't tell it from these photos but we were all freezing towards the end!
The trust, commitment, love and support these two have for each other shine through in these images and I can't wait to document their upcoming fall wedding!
Special thanks to my awesome mama who assisted me (while braving the wind and cold) during this shoot - I couldn't have done it without you!