As she stood beneath a canopy of vibrant aspen groves, Carolyn had absolutely no idea her life was about to change forever. 

It was four years ago when Carolyn and Tyler met on the first day of their freshman year. They bumped into each other in the dorm, began dating two weeks later, and quickly and fiercely fell for one another. After countless movie marathons, endless hours hitting the hiking trails, and lots of time spent exploring with their dogs, it was time to take the next step.

Carolyn had sensed that Tyler was acting strange all morning, but thought nothing of it when he asked her to go on a hike with him and their dogs. After all, this was their favorite way to spend a day off together. They hopped in the car and headed to their favorite spot in Vedauwoo with their pups in tow. Carolyn was enjoying the serenity of the hike when the trail began meandering through a grove of aspens. All of a sudden, right there beneath the trees, Tyler got down on one knee. He was so nervous the only words he was able to get out were: “Will you marry me?” To the delight of Tyler, Carolyn immediately said yes!

The shock and surprise didn’t end there. To celebrate their engagement, Tyler whisked Carolyn away for a dreamy weekend spent in a historic bed and breakfast, complete with a private horse-back ride. How romantic is that?!

After hearing their sweet engagement story that took place among the aspens, I was thrilled to head to Aspen Alley, near Encampment, Wyoming to capture their love on camera! The setting sun, white-barked trees, and the smell of autumn made this engagement session truly magical.

Carolyn and Tyler plan to tie the knot this December in Estes Park, Colorado. I can’t wait to follow their story as they take this leap of love together!