Lauren and Lee are my kind of people. Travel and trucks, laughter and adventure… and honestly just a lot of fun to be around!  We met up in the Snowies for their mountaintop engagement session just days after the road over the pass opened, and let me tell you, it was GORGEOUS up there!

Their paths crossed… literally… on Thanksgiving day in the mountains.

They each took the holiday as an opportunity to head out into the mountains of Colorado for solo hikes. The trail forked and she went one way and he choose the other.

The snow was starting to fall when Lee decided to call it a day.  He was heading downhill after enjoying a day of hiking in solitude when he reached the place where the two separate trails merged into one.

It was at that fork that his pace brought him awkwardly close in step to the only other person in sight. Lee was wary of this stranger interrupting his mountain serenity, until she started talking to him, sunny and cheerful, like only Lauren can be, and Lee was all at once intrigued by the pretty girl suddenly walking beside him.  They walked the rest of the trail together, talking and laughing. Wondering at how strange it was to find another person, with so much in common, in such a remote place on such an unlikely date.

They reached the end of the trail all too soon, to find that snow had piled onto the roads.  Lee lived nearby and invited Lauren to join him at his place for drinks. Lauren was skeptical of this handsome stranger since she was alone in the mountains. She said no, not this time.

Lauren got into her car and started kicking herself for not getting this handsome mountain stranger’s phone number… or even giving him hers.  She started precariously driving her car down the icy, snow-covered canyon road, wondering if she’d ever see him again. As she reached the bottom of the hill, Lauren found Lee waiting for her, making sure she made it out safe…. and folks, the rest is history!

Lauren & Lee,

Thank you for finding me and trusting me to tell your story! Together you two are equal parts of fun and kind, genuine and interesting, and I’ve loved getting to know you both!  I cant wait till our paths cross again, but till then, safe travels and quick recovery!

Love & Appreciation,