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Alpine Lesbian Adventure | Shelby + Kaylea
Our Love Story
Spending the rest of my life with Kaylea is hands down the most effortless and best decision I could ever make. She was also the most unexpected curveball in my life that I never knew I wanted.
With incredible patience, she earned my trust as a friend and we became annoyingly inseparable in my second year of college.
During this year of friendship, my mind and heart were thriving on how respected, appreciated, and simply so damn happy she made me feel.
I’ve always wanted to share my life with someone who made me feel that way and I finally realized this “friend” of mine could.
Shelby showed up on campus during my junior year while our softball coach was giving her a tour. She was casually dressed with a beautiful smile. A young girl from Iowa looking at the sights around her and all I could do was gaze at her.
It wouldn’t be until a year later when I encountered some liquid encouragement to finally invite her to hang out. Shelby was oblivious but I was absolutely hooked and couldn’t get her out of my head.
The next evening we talked and we walked and we talked seamlessly all night into the sunrise of the next morning. Even though we were leaving college to go back to separate cities for the summer, our story was just beginning.
Over the next six years, we concluded our softball careers, graduated with engineering degrees (well, Kaylea has 3), survived a year of long distance, bought a house in Kansas City where we both work, got two dogs, and Kaylea popped the question last October.
We have been surrounded by so much love from our families and really want to have a wedding/experience to express our gratitude while showing everyone how strong our future is going to be. The search began with a Colorado destination wedding.
Getting to know Justyna
When we realized a Colorado destination wedding exceeded the ideal budget, I knew I had to get my bride out to this beautiful place just because since she had never been.
We had been engaged for 7 months and hadn’t taken engagement photos so I thought what a great idea to not just visit Colorado but capture an adventure as well.
It didn’t take long to find Justyna’s site. She always seemed to capture the essence of the mountains and the beauty of the couples love. When I called her I knew right away she was going to be our photographer.
Her work was unlike any of her competitors. There was so much more authenticity, passion, romance, warmth, and all around beauty in her photos. Everything about Justyna felt warm and comforting, and she is full of patience.
Kaylea even loves to see sunrises and drags me to one just about any place we go so a sunrise adventure felt perfect.
Before our adventure began, we met up to follow Justyna to the trailhead. With fresh coffee in our hands still a bit groggy, we walked to Justyna’s car and she jumped out with the warmest smile, embraced us in huge hugs, and it I felt instantly comfortable in her presence.
Before we knew it, we were hiking up the glacier before the sun rose with the brisk Colorado air on our faces. It was chilly and we were nervous but it had seemed as though Justyna was not a stranger. With rocks beneath our feet and poles in hand, we started climbing.
As the dark became light, the air began to warm and our nerves settled. Justyna captured our adventure every step of the way helping us embrace each other, the moment, and the glacier. She was very helpful getting us to relax, reminding us to take deep breaths and forget the world around us.
For us, the isolation was very comforting and Justyna was constantly encourage us to move closer to one another. She’s not only passionate about her work, but about the love her clients have for one another and it’s so clearly portrayed in her photos. She is so raw, genuine, and fearless and made us feel like we were exactly where we were supposed to be.
It was truly an adventure that we will never forget. From the unreal forest, waterfalls, lake, and snow capped mountains to the embrace we felt between each other was one of the most intense and fulfilling moments of my life.
I never thought I would cry when I saw these photos, but the three sneak peeks did me in. Thank you.
I hope you will stay and look around. If you are ready for sun soaked, emotive, souls stirring moments, and timeless memories that speak to the unique love tale, I am the adventure elopement and intimate wedding photographer for you! We will spend time hiking the Colorado alpine trails, playing, laughing, and cuddling, embracing your love story all while I paint your memories.
I can’t wait to connect with you!
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