chris loring

wedding photographer

March 7, 2017

Cordova Pass Engagement Session – Rebecca and Sam

Rebecca contacted me last year wishing to have engagement photos taken near La Veta, CO which is quite a ways South of Pueblo.

It just so happened that I was going to be down in Pueblo photographing a wedding at Hatchet Ranch in September, and it worked out that I could just stay an extra night down there and meet them for a Cordova Pass Engagement session!

So we met in La Veta, and hopped in the car together with my assistant Kristina Marshall, and went on an adventure.

Rebecca and Sam wanted views of the mountains of the Spanish Peaks, and plan to get married sometime in 2017 at Bristelcone Ridge Ranch, a VRBO property with stunning views. They have incredible chemistry together, and a unique story about how they met!

We started the session on a beautiful dirt road where access to camping and fishing is offered for those who also love to be outdoors. It is peaceful, quiet, and serene here and the occasional passing jeep kicked up a little dust for us, that offered some beautiful texture to the already gorgeous light here.

Rebecca was a cashier at a local store, and caught Sam’s eye. She started noticing that he was in her checkout lane fairly often (intentionally), and eventually they connected. How cute is that!?

We had the most GORGEOUS light in the forest here on the summit of Cordova Pass!

Right before sunset, we finally made it to an open meadow with views of the Spanish Peaks. It was quiet, peaceful, warm, and absolutely gorgeous.

The image on the right is one of my favorite photos from 2016. I love their sense of admiration and adventure. . .

We started driving back down the pass when we happened upon this field washed in late sunset color. It was gorgeous!!!! I told Rebecca and Sam to just walk out into it and take a moment together. Talk, chat, laugh, and simply love each other. . .

I love mountain engagement sessions like this! It is such a joy to take a sweet couple into the mountains and find beautiful, quiet places where they can celebrate who they are, together, in a way that is more romantic and fun than it is awkward. The camera is definitely intimidating to people (myself included!) so it’s phenomenal to make the engagement session more of an experience than a photoshoot. I feel the same way about weddings!

Special thanks to my lovely assistant, Kristina Marshall.

I specialize in mountain and outdoor weddings and have availability for a few more 2017 weddings. Let’s go on an adventure together! Click here to get in touch. 




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