ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK ADVENTURE ENGAGEMENT|TRAIL RIDGE ROAD HIKING ADVENTURE|Rocky Mountain ADVENTURE ELOPEMENTS|ADVENTURE|Rocky Mountain NATIONAL PARK HIKING ELOPEMENTS|ADVENTURE DESTINATION ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER|COLORADO MOUNTAIN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER|OLIVER+ALYSSA GALLERY
Alyssa and I met the way many folks do these days – on an online dating site. We joke that since our “how we met story” isn’t terribly interesting, we have to make for it regularly with new adventures so we have some stories to tell the grandkids. And boy, do we adventure.
Alyssa had just recently gotten into rock climbing when we met. Using all the enthusiasm and charm at her disposal (and she has a wealth of each), she eventually convinced her somewhat skeptical, trepidatious new boyfriend (that’d be me) to give the sport a go. From then on, climbing has been one of the core bonding activities around which our relationship revolves. It gives us the opportunity to rely on each other, push each other, get into nature together, and to keep our body and minds healthy as a couple.
For our first year anniversary, the two of us came out to Boulder, CO for the first time to climb and hike and enjoy the Rockies. It was a love almost as instant as when the two of us met each other – not love at first sight, but pretty darn close. After our time here, it was obvious that even though we live in San Antonio, Texas, the spirit of our love was better represented by Colorado, and we’d have to have our wedding here. Having our engagement photos done here was just a delightful added bonus, and we couldn’t be more excited.
WHY WE CHOSE JUSTYNA
We chose Justyna to be our photographer for her dramatic style and obvious talent for taking the majesty of natural landscapes and turning them into a third subject in her couples’ photos rather than just a backdrop.
Her portfolio was also impressive in size, which helped us make the difficult choice of choosing a photographer from afar much easier. Her excitement and expertise have been invaluable to Alyssa and I as we take this next step to celebrate our life and love together.
Feeling Inspired and would love to set up an adventure with me? Let’s go!