Winter Sunrise Engagement Session // Hannah + Josh + Piper

Hannah + Josh’s winter sunrise engagement session has left me speechless! These two are troopers and woke up at the crack of dawn while it was 38 degrees outside! But I have to say, it was so worth it! I love hearing the love stories of all of my couples but this one holds a special place with me! I met my wife almost 12 years ago in Colorado and we used to visit the same location almost every weekend that Hannah + Josh met! Check out their winter sunrise engagement session and read their story below!


Winter Sunrise Engagement Session


Silhouette of a man and woman kissing at sunrise in Arizona.



Josh and I met on Christmas Eve 2015. At the time, we were both working at Winter Park Resort in Winter Park, Colorado, He was a ski patroller and I was working in sales. It was during the Christmas Eve torchlight parade that we first met each other. With road flares lit and in hand, we skied down the hill in unison with 200 other skiers and Santa Claus himself, creating a gorgeous sight for onlookers below. Josh skied in front of me, showing off the entire time with spins and jumps, definitely aware that I was totally checking him out.

When we got to the bottom of the hill, Josh and I chatted for a bit, wished each other a Merry Christmas, and went on our merry way. It was then that our mutual friends and onlookers from that evening decided that Josh and I should definitely date each other and (against our will), set us up. Truth be told, we both struggle with making the first move. Needless to say, they were right. We needed our friends’ intervention to help us along. The rest is history from there.  


Winter sunrise engagement session

In late January 2017 on a quiet Sunday morning, Josh suggested we hike up to our favorite 10th Mountain Division Hut along the Continental Divide of the Rocky Mountains. It is a favorite spot of ours and was one of the first trips we ever took together when we first began dating. Josh threw on his skis and skins to hike uphill, and I sported my leg gators and snowshoes. We loaded up our puppy Piper and started on the hike.

I had NO idea what was to come. The hike was quick and heart pumping. At the top of the trail and beside a huge pine tree next to the hut, Josh and I knelt to escape the crazy winds and catch our breath while Piper chased snowballs. While we took a moment to soak in the gorgeous view and the beautiful day (and to chuckle at our crazy dog), Josh began to share with me his hopes for our future together and that he looked forward to taking adventures together like this, forever. He then pulled out a stunning ring and asked me to be his wife. After a million times screaming, “Oh my gosh!”, we were engaged. I was so excited that I forgot to actually, officially say “yes”, so Josh had to ask a second time. Of course, the answer was a resounding “YES!” and rest is history from there.

We will be getting married in Winter Park, Colorado on October 5, 2019 – right where our story began.   


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A man and woman sitting on a blanket in the desert playing with their dog. A woman ridding piggy back on her boyfriends back at sunrise. A man and woman walking in the desert at sunrise holding hands. A man kissing his fiance at their engagement session in the desert. A man and woman playing with their dog.


I had such a RAD time hanging out with you guys! Your winter sunrise engagement session gives me all the feels! I cannot wait to photograph your wedding day in Winter Park Colorado next October!

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