I’m lucky enough to call Carl & Zoe my friends, so when it came time to create their adventurous mountain engagement photos in Colorado, I knew we had to go all out. Or all in. So we did both! We braved late night i-70 traffic together (truly, a bonding experience) and then camped in a remote valley near Keystone, in the same area where Carl & Zoe once hosted a dance party at the top of a mountain under the stars. And by that I mean, Carl actually built an entire dance floor and trucked it up there, set it up at 10,000 feet and then Zoe invited all the best people she knows to share in the joy of it. It was one of the best parties I’ve ever attended. Fast forward two years and they are engaged AF and planning a Colorado mountain wedding with me! We were expecting their engagement session to be socked in with wildfire smoke, but we arrived under clear and starry skies. We were all exhausted, but they jumped at the chance to make a long time vision of mine come to life with their tent and the stars above. I thought I couldn’t possibly top that, but our sunrise engagement session the next day was jam packed with everything awesome about Carl and Zoe: mountains, barefoot adventures, competitive frolicking, outtakes that are really intakes, exploring an old mine with questionable stability, looking dramatic in front of waterfalls, tree climbing upside down kisses, silly banditos, laughter and shenanigans and hiking and dancing and extreme piggy back rides and a breeze in an aspen grove blowing leaves all around them. If it sounds like I’m making that up, just keep scrolling to see how their amazing Colorado engagement session photos turned out! Congratulations my dear friends and I hope these photos bring back the memories of one of the most fun mornings I’ve ever had!