Heather and Alec’s Rocky Mountain National Park Engagement Session

Alec and Heather met freshman year at CSU in the dorms. Their roommates and best friends were friends, so they kept running into each other. Eventually they started dating, which, if you remember college at all, actually means visiting the dining hall together.

After a few months of dining hall dating, Heather told Alec that wasn’t quite working for her anymore. Alec took the not-so-subtle hint and planned a special night out — dinner and a movie.

On the day of their first “real” date, his car quit working, so, being the chivalrous type, Alec borrowed a friend’s car rather than cancel their date. They had a wonderful time, and dinner off campus and a movie beat out the dining hall, at least as far as dates go.

Alec walked Heather to class every single morning, and they stopped almost daily for blueberry muffins and smoothies. It was one of those mornings over blueberry muffins that Alec knew he was going to marry Heather. When he told her, she was skeptical. But of course he was absolutely right.

       Heather visited Alec’s house in Montrose for Thanksgiving last year, and that’s when the two of them decided to go “just look” at rings. Heather tried on 20 or so, and narrowed those down to a couple she really liked. Later that day, Alec went back to the store to pick out the one.

Then he flew to Heather’s hometown in Illinois to ask permission from her dad to marry her!

The very next weekend, Heather and Alec went to Estes Park, and he proposed at Sprague Lake. It wasn’t exactly a surprise, Heather told me. She knew Alec would ask that weekend because he can’t keep a secret — especially not one as big as that!

Not being able to keep secrets is only part of what makes Alec so endearing to Heather. She also adores how goofy he is when sings and dances around the house. Which is all. the. time. And Alec adores when Heather gets her crooked smile and how she has not one but two dimples on the side of one cheek.

                 Heather has loved everything about wedding planning, and the two of them are looking forward to spending the most special day of their lives in Estes Park, surrounded by all of their closest family and friends.


  • Sarah G. - February 16, 2017 - 3:28 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! RMNP is my fav. These are so pretty!ReplyCancel

    • admin - February 16, 2017 - 3:41 pm

      Thank you, Sarah! I love Rocky Mountain National Park so much!! I wish I could shoot there every day. (Or live there — how about that?!) :)ReplyCancel

  • Emilyanne - February 16, 2017 - 3:33 pm

    Well aren’t they just too cute! I love this whole session – the location is beautiful and their connections are picture perfect! :)ReplyCancel

    • admin - February 16, 2017 - 3:41 pm

      Thank you, sweet Emilyanne! Your comments mean the world! :)ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Busch - February 16, 2017 - 3:37 pm

    Love the light, airy, warm feel of this Winter engagement. Lovely Michele!ReplyCancel

    • admin - February 16, 2017 - 3:42 pm

      Thank you, sweet Ashley!! :) Your comments made my day.ReplyCancel

  • ginny haupert - February 16, 2017 - 7:15 pm

    Such a sweet little couple. Beautiful images and scenery! I miss getting out to the mtns!ReplyCancel

    • admin - February 16, 2017 - 8:07 pm

      Thank you, Ginny! :)ReplyCancel

  • Bianca - February 16, 2017 - 9:40 pm

    Such beautiful pictures of this cute couple…and loooove the scenery. RMNP is just the best!ReplyCancel

    • admin - February 16, 2017 - 9:44 pm

      Bianca, I agree! Wish I lived closer so I could make shooting there a daily thing!! :)ReplyCancel

    • admin - February 16, 2017 - 9:45 pm

      And thank you for your sweet words! :)ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Jakes - February 16, 2017 - 10:35 pm

    Such a cute couple beautifully captured! I love their story! You really captured their sweetness and love for each other. Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

    • admin - February 18, 2017 - 10:16 pm

      Aw, thank you so much, Suzanne! Such sweet words. Made my day!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - February 17, 2017 - 7:56 am

    What a stunning location! Such a perfect backdrop for their beautiful engagement photos.ReplyCancel

    • admin - February 18, 2017 - 10:17 pm

      Thank you, sweet Shannon! I could shoot there every day!ReplyCancel

  • Tegan - February 17, 2017 - 1:02 pm

    These guys are so cute together! I love wintery engagements sessions.ReplyCancel

    • admin - February 18, 2017 - 10:18 pm

      Thank you, Tegan! I do too — and sadly we haven’t had nearly enough snow this year. Hope I can get more snowy session in in March!ReplyCancel

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