Aaron and Lisa’s Chautauqua Park Engagement in Boulder

When you’re a professional wedding photographer in Denver, and the time comes for your own family and siblings to get engaged and married, you expect to get the call. We’ve been photographing weddings and engagements for years, and I thought this would be an easy enough outing for Anya and me. But when it’s your own sister and her fiancé Aaron, the expectations are much higher for doing great work.

Lisa and Aaron both live in New Jersey, where I grew up, but much of Aaron’s family is in Colorado, so they visit a few times per year to see them and enjoy our wonderful outdoors. I was in Kazakhstan doing consulting work when Lisa called me with the news about her engagement, and we set right away to planning an engagement session at Chautauqua Park in Boulder.

It was easily the best engagement session Anya and I have ever photographed. The light was magnificent, the Flatirons cast a majestic backdrop, and Lisa and Aaron were relaxed, showing their love for one another — even with her older brother around.

We will not be photographing their wedding (we do take off, occasionally!), but Anya’s helped them select a photographer we know will do great work when they get married next year.

I couldn’t be more thrilled to have Aaron join our family. Lisa and Aaron, congratulations to you both!