Sara and Andy’s Engagement Session on Lookout Mountain in Golden, Colorado

He’s from Ohio. She’s from Rhode Island. They both love to travel, but neither had been to the other’s home state.

They had, however, visited many of the same places at the same time, so it was only inevitable that Andy and Sara would eventually meet.

It became even more likely when they both moved to New York City at the same time. And more likely still when their roommates started dating!

Even though Sara and Andy had casually seen each other in passing, they can both thank Andy’s roommate for having the birthday party that finally brought them together. (I’d like to thank him too — without it, I wouldn’t have met these two sweet and amazing humans that I adore!) Sara and Andy talked, and danced, and went out afterwards with friends for late-night Mexican food.

A few weeks later, Sara and Andy met halfway between their two offices for their first date, which included walking around Manhattan together, laughing and talking, and eventually stopping for late night Mexican food.

It didn’t take long for them to realize they both shared a love for many of the same things: Discovering new parts of the city. Going for long walks. And, apparently, late night Mexican food. Once they started dating, taking leisurely walks to explore more of New York City became one of their favorite pastimes.

They had their second date a week later. Andy scored tickets to the luxury box at the Big East basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden through work, so they thought they’d be enjoying themselves with a small crowd. However, when they arrived, they discovered that no one else had shown up. They literally had the whole suite to themselves — complete with a full buffet, an open bar, and a primo view of the game!

Sara and Andy had a blast and have been pretty much inseparable ever since.

Andy’s proposal to Sara at Zion National Park last Memorial Day is one for the books. Not only did Andy have to keep his cool while revising his plans because of unexpected crowds, but he managed to nonchalantly carry the engagement ring around in his backpack all weekend — all while keeping Sara in the dark about his intentions.

Sara and Andy had already been to Utah once before to to skydive and to visit the national parks, but this trip to Zion to camp and hike was one that had been on their bucket list for a long time. Andy even knew exactly when and where he planned to ask Sara to marry him. On an amazing hike. With spectacular views. Because who doesn’t envision that kind of proposal, right? But (unlike their date in the luxury suite) the holiday crowds made it difficult to find even moment alone.

Andy was, finally, able to surprise Sara at an unexpected time. The one place they were alone happened to be at their campsite, after dinner. They’d made a campfire and were playing cards. The sun was just starting to set, so Sara got up to poke the fire back to life. And when she turned around, there was Andy, on one knee!
Andy and Sara recently made the move to Colorado — another grand adventure! — and they couldn’t be happier about their decision. Although NYC was special to them because that’s where they met, Colorado is new to both of them. It’s also the first place they’ve both called home together.

These two are so excited for their Colorado wedding this summer! They are especially happy that their friends and family from the east coast will get to vacation in their beautiful state … which, I dare say, is absolutely perfect for long walks, exploring beautiful cities and mountains, and, perhaps, enjoying a little late-night Mexican food.

Sara and Andy are truly one of the sweetest, most joyful, and most down-to-earth couples you will ever meet. It doesn’t matter to them whether they are walking the streets of New York City or skydiving in Utah, whether they are driving across the country together or getting lost on a hike in the mountains of Colorado — they simply enjoy being with each other every day, exploring and experiencing new things together!

But you don’t need me to tell you that — you can tell just by looking at their pictures how happy they are together.

  • Taylor Fisher - January 12, 2017 - 11:18 am

    These are SO sweet! I LOVE her dress and how perfectly you captured them in this beautiful scenery. Amazing shots, Michele!ReplyCancel

    • admin - January 12, 2017 - 11:36 am

      Isn’t her dress amazing?!? Thank you so much for your sweet words, Taylor! :)ReplyCancel

  • Julie - January 12, 2017 - 11:20 am

    What a story…and it’s only just begun! Lovely images!ReplyCancel

    • admin - January 12, 2017 - 11:37 am

      Thank you, Julie! And I was thinking the exact same thing. I can’t wait to see all the new adventures life has for them!ReplyCancel

  • Emilyanne - January 12, 2017 - 11:37 am

    I love each of their outfits but the last one wins out for me! So beautiful! And I am slightly envious of their private suite for the Big East tournament! :)ReplyCancel

    • admin - January 12, 2017 - 11:40 am

      Private suites at games ARE the best, but I am jealous too — I’ve never had one to myself! And yes — the last outfit for the win!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Ashleigh Burchett - January 12, 2017 - 11:41 am

    Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

    • admin - January 12, 2017 - 11:50 am

      Thank you, Ashleigh! (Love how you spell your name!)ReplyCancel

  • Rosie - January 12, 2017 - 1:19 pm

    This bride has SUCH a pretty smile! Gorgeous work, couple, and location!ReplyCancel

    • admin - January 12, 2017 - 2:13 pm

      Doesn’t she, though?? They should be models. :)ReplyCancel

  • Erin Knabenbauer - January 12, 2017 - 1:48 pm

    Beautiful images! Love the location!ReplyCancel

    • admin - January 12, 2017 - 2:13 pm

      Thank you, Erin! One of my favorite locations for sure! :)ReplyCancel

  • cara - January 12, 2017 - 7:32 pm

    Wow. These are stunning. You have a beautiful style, and her dress was SO perfect.ReplyCancel

    • admin - January 12, 2017 - 8:28 pm

      Thank you, Cara! You are too sweet!! And I agree — that dress is everything!!!ReplyCancel

  • Brittany Slaughter - January 13, 2017 - 8:58 am

    this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! what a lovely couple!ReplyCancel

    • admin - January 13, 2017 - 7:46 pm

      Aw, thank you, Brittany! :) I adore them!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Trout - January 19, 2017 - 12:48 pm

    These are absolutely gorgeous! And their wardrobe is spot on!ReplyCancel

    • admin - January 19, 2017 - 1:23 pm

      Thank you so much, Melissa! And I agree — love engagement sessions with wardrobes like this! :)ReplyCancel

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