Colorado Adventures | Chelsea + Shawn


What a Colorado adventure to photograph at Trail Ridge Road; Rocky Mountain National Park, in Estes, Colorado. It truly makes you feel like you are on the top of the world!

Rocky Mountain National Park’s 415 square miles encompass and protect spectacular mountain environments. Trail Ridge Road crests at over 12,000 feet including many overlooks to experience the subalpine and alpine worlds – along with over 300 miles of hiking trails, wildflowers, wildlife, starry nights adventures! 


We first met through a mutual friend at the time. When we were first introduced to one another it felt like we were the only two people around. We soon exchanged numbers and spent many sleepless nights talking on the phone for hours! We shared countless goals, dreams, and laughs with one another. It didn’t take long before we became inseparable and the best of friends! We dated for three years before Shawn got down on one knee and popped the question! Last July 17th we exchanged vows with family and friends and it is true what they say, it truly was the best day of our lives so far! We share a love that we are ever so grateful we found! Still to this day 5 years later the world stops when it’s just the two of us! The next chapter of our life is just beginning for our first baby girl is due July 3rd! We are so ecstatic to start our family together and can’t wait to watch our love grow!!

We were given the opportunity to model for one of Justyna’s mentoring sessions! Not knowing Justyna or the other photographer we thought why not? This could be a lot of fun! And a lot of fun it was! Justyna was beyond anything we could have hoped for. Her style was so different and she let us just naturally love one another while she took the shots. It is remarkable what Justyna can do with a camera! She made us feel so beautiful and in the frames we couldn’t believe it was actually us. She took some of the most breathtaking pictures we have of each other! She is such a beautiful person who has your best interest in mind! Not only did we gain a forever photographer from our experience but we also gained a friend! We are so honored to have met Justyna and so thankful for the experience we had with her! ❤

Mentoring Session

Capturing real moments, connection and love is everything to me. I love how light, blur, movement can create incredible depth in my frames that you cannot simply recreate in post processing. My heart skips a beat when the light dances off my subjects… I am an open book to share whatever you have dreamed up… I would love to help you paint alongside you on your artistic journey. Chelsea + Shawn’s Colorado adventures were part of the mentoring session I offer to local and out of state traveling photographers, willing to learn how to document the passion, love and connection. I only offer a handful those. If you are invested to learn more about the educational opportunities check out my mentoring page!


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  1. I love his wrist tattoo! Is that just the coordinates of Denver? I’d love to know if there is a different meaning behind that! Gorgeous pictures. And I thought I saw a quick belly pic in there 🙂

  2. This adventure session is stunning! I would love to visit Rocky Mountain National Park sometime soon – it seems like the perfect place to soak in all those Colorado vibes!

  3. You are the queen of capturing connections, love and movement! Your work is always so gorgeous!

  4. Justyna, I wouldn’t expect any less of you. Stunning as always. I am in love with ALL of your images. I also really like his tattoo 😉 Very appropriate for this mountain shoot <3