Winter Wonderland Engagement Session in Winter Park Colorado (Taylor + Reid)

As summer is knocking on our door, I can't let any more time escape without sharing this beautiful winter engagement session in Winter Park, Colorado. All I can say is YAY for feet and feet of snow! (If you know me, you are probably wondering what has happened....because I normally poo-poo snow.) BUT, it's hard not to love snow when you have a session like this!

I have known Taylor for many years. We were college basketball teammates, and it's true what they say, your teammates become friends for life. I consider all of my former teammates like family, and to this day would do anything for any of them. So I was extremely honored when Taylor contacted me about documenting her and Reid's love story. 

Taylor and Reid went to the same high school, but not at the same time. It wasn't until Reid's friend Nick (and groomsman) started working with Taylor's mom that the connection was made. You see, Taylor's mom had her back. She was always asking Nick "Do you have any tall, single, really cool and handsome friends for my daughter Taylor?" Well finally someone came to mind. Reid. A blind date was scheduled, and well as they say, the rest is history!

Reid proposed to Taylor.....not once but twice! He had the perfect plan to propose on the 4th of July, but several issues with the jeweler delayed his ability to propose for nearly two weeks. When it was clear that the jeweler wasn't going to come through by July 15, Reid formulated a new plan. He went to TJ Maxx and found the biggest C.Z rock he could find and on the night of the 15th, asked Taylor for her hand in marriage in their new home with a fake ring! To this day they still laugh about it. To surprise Taylor again, he misled her about when her ring would be ready, and a week later, before a lunch date, Reid confronted Taylor with a second proposal, this time telling her that not many people get a second chance to declare if they want to spend the rest of their life with someone. So true!

I think my favorite thing about them is how comfortable they are with one another. Reid is such a gentleman, and you can just see the adoration he has for Taylor. And Taylor exudes happiness when she is with Reid. It is quite clear this wedding is going to be an epic start to a wonderful marriage.