I woke up on the morning of Matt and Lorrie's engagement session to find fresh snow had fallen on the mountains high above the town of Frisco, Colorado. The first snowfall is always refreshing and so exciting! I had peeked out the window and smiled, I honestly just love watching the seasons change. I stayed there in my cozy warm bed a bit longer and eventually persuaded my feet to hit the floor. It was cold and I immediately made the decision to head out to grab coffee and breakfast before packing my camera gear. From the start of our conversation, Matt and Lorrie were up for a fun adventure session. The only stipulation was to capture their story when the leaves were still in full and vibrant color. We decided on a secluded and quiet trail with lots of aspens, where they could spend the afternoon hiking together. Planning for a pretty little Fall engagement session is not the easiest task in Colorado. Fall is quick here, (about 2 weeks) and can start anytime from late August to mid October. This makes timing a bit tougher to plan for sessions! I am very happy to say that we timed their session just right. When reviewing their photos I thought, "I really could not be more thrilled that not only did we end up catching the fantastic colors but we were lucky enough to capture their love and affection for one another with beautiful snow laden mountains." How beautiful is that? The changing aspens make Fall a gorgeous season by itself, but when Fall and Winter collide, nothing can really compare. The three of us met at our chosen trailhead to begin our adventure through the winding aspen tunnels. Lorrie and Matt are above all else, best friends, and they exuded so much love from the moment they stepped out of the car. They are both kind, laugh with sparkles in their eyes, and neither could contain their sweet smiles and adoration for one another. We hiked quite a ways up the trail, making pit stops for a photo here and there. The colors of the leaves were so incredible and as the sun descended in the sky they lit up like fire. Our time was coming to a close and we slowly walked back down the trail through these fire laden tunnels, Matt and Lorrie hand in hand. As we walked out into the clearing towards the end of our hike, the clouds moved off and left pieces of the clear blue Colorado sky. I asked the two lovebirds to spend just a few more minutes with me so that we could capture the glow of the sunset and they were willing. Thank goodness because these last few moment ended up being some of my favorite photos from their engagement session. Here is a sneak peek of their adventure with me and the first true snow of the season! 

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