Engagement Session Lost Gulch Boulder CO
Talk about a beautiful mountain top engagement session! I am so excited to share these photos. Cate & Cody’s Engagement Session Lost Gulch Boulder CO was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen on this trip! 3 miles up atop all of Boulder CO sits the Lost Gulch Overlook. The beauty this area offers for the many people who visit there every year.
The beautiful snow that fell while we were shooting was absolutely magnificent and added so much to their session. The weather in Colorado truly does change at the drop of a hat, so the fact that we had snow, clouds, and sun all in the matter of 2 hours we were shooting up there made me laugh. Engagement Session Lost Gulch Boulder CO
The best part about Cate & Cody’s Engagement Session Lost Gulch Boulder CO was how amazing these two really are. Their personalities are infectious and you can see how in love these two are! Such amazing people and we are honored to have met these amazing people while we were there. Engagement Session Lost Gulch Boulder CO
I cannot tell you all enough how beautiful this location is and Cate & Cody picked the right outfits for this location! The grey dress matched perfectly with the cloudy snow we had and their casual outfits added a pop of color to bring their entire session to life.
I truly loved working with these two amazing people and I cannot wait to see them again at their wedding! Congrats to the future Mr. and Mrs.
A LITTLE Q&A FOR THE BRIDE & GROOM
HOW DID YOU MEET?!
“On December 10, 2017, I was lucky enough to get to go to a Denver Broncos game with one of my best friends. (Side note* I was supposed to have my kids with me, but I had asked their dad if they would be able to spend the full day with them instead so I could go. My best friend’s boyfriend was supposed to go with her, but he had to work that day. She called me the day before the game and asked me if I would like to go with her since she had an extra ticket. Needless to say… I am so glad that I had been able to go)”
“Not going to lie, my best friend and I pre-gamed pretty hard before that game and made a bunch of new friends while tailgating. After FAR TOO MANY drinks, I decided that I REALLY needed a cigarette during part of the game.”
“So we walked, and walked… and walked… getting margaritas somewhere along the way… and ended up in the “smoking section” on the complete opposite side of the stadium. I had been really emotional, and life hit me pretty hard (while drunk), and I just broke down about losing family members, life in general, etc.”
“I turned around and was crying, and right behind me, there was a very sexy/handsome man that just looked at me while I was in my mess of feelings and said, “Are you okay? I don’t know what to do right now. I want to hug you. Can I hug you?” and I just laid my head on his chest while he hugged me, introduced ourselves to each other, and talked for a little while.” Engagement Session Lost Gulch Boulder CO
“He asked me if he could have my number before we went back into the game to “make sure we made it home safe” (super sly lol), so of course I gave it to him (and I am so glad I gave him my actual number and not some fake one).”
“We were actually supposed to go back and meet him before the game ended (we never made it back there). He actually did text me that evening to make sure I made it home, and he then again texted me a day or 2 later asking when I would be back down to Denver because he wanted to take me to dinner. We never stopped talking after that.” Engagement Session Lost Gulch Boulder CO
TELL US ABOUT YOUR FIRST DATE!
“Although The Taste of Colorado wasn’t our actual “first date,” it is what we have always considered our 1st date because we talked long-distance for so long, and I was also a single mom. I would go down to Denver almost every weekend because we were talking hours upon hours every day and night.” Engagement Session Lost Gulch Boulder CO
“But The Taste of Colorado was our “first date” out together doing something in Public as a “couple.” We went to the Taste of CO on the 1st day with the kids, got their faces painted, walked around, and soaked it all in.”
“The next day we went back, just us together, and shopped, ate, rode electric scooters around downtown Denver and waited for the country music acts to play. Mitchell Tenpenny was playing, and we had A BLAST singing to him and dancing to his music. To us, that was one of our 1st memories together as a “couple”.”
HOW DID YOU FALL IN LOVE?
“Oh gosh… as much as I was in denial about it is looking back, I knew that this man was THE man I had to fall in love with.. it just took me a lot longer to realize than it did him. He would constantly tell me he had feelings for me, and was into me, and wanted us to pursue things, but I always told him he was crazy, that I was all the way up in northern CO, and he was in Denver.” Engagement Session Lost Gulch Boulder CO
“We continued to talk every single day and a night, for hours on end. Cody actually slipped up once while we were on the phone while we were both going into work, and before he hung up, he said, “I love you. Bye.” When he realized it, he was like, “oh shit!” and hung up. I kept driving into work, wondering what in the hell had just happened. It wasn’t, but a few minutes later, he called me back, panicking, and asked if I had heard what he said.”
“I told him that I did, in fact, hear him and giggled. And he said, “well, I hope you know that I meant it. And from there on… I just knew that this man was something special.”
“There are many moments in between all that happening, like him sending me flowers at work every week, we were always matching clothes even though we didn’t see each other in the mornings and just talked on our way into work, and then there’s also the fact that he fell in love with my kids and my kids fell in love with him even though our endless talking was always via FaceTime.
“My kids adored him even then, just through a screen.”
HOW DID HE PROPOSE?
“I had absolutely NO IDEA it was even coming. Our anniversary is March 10th, so I figured he would end up waiting until then to do anything, but little did I know he had been planning it for quite some time. Sometime in November, he was looking up the Ice Castles to take all of us together as a family to them while the kids were on Winter Break. He booked tickets for January 15th in November because the tickets had been selling out so fast due to the pandemic restrictions.” Engagement Session Lost Gulch Boulder CO
“When the weekend finally came that we had the tickets for, I hadn’t been feeling all that well, and I hate being in the car for long periods of time. (The Ice Castles are 2 hours from the outhouse). I still mustered up the energy to throw some make-up on and get all of us ready to go on our adventure. He kept telling me that “it was going to be so much fun” and that we would all have a blast together.”
“I kept brushing it off the whole day and the entire drive down there like, “yeah, it’s going to be great. It’s 2 hours without traffic, and it’s freezing. Sounds like a great time”.
“Even when we got there, and I got the kids and the baby, as well as myself all bundled up, I didn’t have the best boots to walk in the snow with, and the parking lot we parked in was an entire sheet of ice. I had to use the port-a-potty with my oldest daughter before we walked in, and I just kept complaining about how cold it was going to be, especially with the baby. We started walking around the ice castles and let the kids play and have fun.” Engagement Session Lost Gulch Boulder CO
“There was a HUGE rainbow-lit wall that kept changing colors, and I wanted to take a video of the kids dancing in front of it so we could see the colors change.”
“Cody asked if we could take a picture in front of it, so I went to hand someone my phone so that we could get all of us in the picture, but he told me he had given his phone to someone already and asked the kids to stand on the side, so I was so confused because I thought we were going to take a family picture.” Engagement Session Lost Gulch Boulder CO
“The next thing I know, while I’m trying to put my arm around him while carrying the baby, Cody kicks some snow and gets down on one knee. I couldn’t even believe it. I was crying and laughing hysterically at the same time when he was asking me to be his wife.”
“He proposed at the Ice Castles in CO.”
WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED FOR ABOUT YOUR WEDDING?
Cate – “I truly can’t wait for this day, but I think the thing I am most excited for, besides taking his last name, is to see his reaction when I walk towards him at the end of the aisle and to hear his vows. I will have lived for that moment my entire life.”
Cody – “The before, middle, and after looks on her face!” Engagement Session Lost Gulch Boulder CO
YOUR LOVE STORY IS MADE INTO A MOVIE; WHAT IS THE TITLE?
Cate – “The Meaning of Fate”
Cody – “The best has yet to come!”
DESCRIBE YOUR RELATIONSHIP IN 5 WORDS
Cate – “Foundation, Strength, God, Friendship, Love”
Cody – “Fun, rejuvenating, everlasting, honest, forgiving, perfect”
WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT MEANS THE MOST TO BOTH OF YOU?
“Our love for the Lord and family. There is nothing stronger than those 2 things and what our entire relationship is built around.”
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT EACH OTHER?!
Cate – “I’d have to say that we always show up for each other, and we are always each other’s best friend before anything. It doesn’t matter if the other one is having an off day; we always are there to lift the other back up and always support each other despite any circumstance. I also absolutely adore the relationship he has built with my kids from day one. He had taken them under his wing and absolutely cherished them as if they were his own (even before we had a baby of our own).” Engagement Session Lost Gulch Boulder CO
Cody – “She can and will eat! Bring your wallet!”
HOW HAVE YOU GROWN AS A COUPLE SINCE YOU STARTED DATING?
“Our communication and our ability to lean into each other when we are weak. Just like any couple, we have gone through our fair share of ups and downs, but we always come out on top. We have learned how to communicate with each other and do it effectively rather than losing sight of the root of whatever the issue may be and fighting. Instead, we lean into each other to figure out how to solve the problem.” Engagement Session Lost Gulch Boulder CO
FAVORITE QUIRK ABOUT EACH OTHER?!
Cate- “Cody can literally make me laugh the hardest ever. I swear his mission is to make me pee my pants at some point in our relationship from laughing so hard. I also love that he truly is a big-kid at heart and LOVES to play with the kids.”
Cody – “Her love for my silliness in public.”
IF YOU COULD SPEND 24 HOURS WITH YOUR PARTNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING
Cate – “Sleeping. LOL, just kidding – but kind of. We would be adventuring together and eating 🙂 2 things we absolutely love doing together.”
Cody – “I would just spend time anywhere anyhow alone. With work, family, and kids! It’s never just us!”
WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST LOVED BY YOUR PARTNER?!
Cate – “Honestly… I always feel loved by him. But I think my favorite times I feel loved by Cody is when he randomly sends me a long text about how much he loves me and why. Or when he randomly will tell me, “I love you more than you will ever know.”
Cody – “All day every day. I get so many calls and texts to remind me how loved I am.”
IF YOU COULD BE INSANELY TALENTED AT ONE THING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?!
Cate – “Not worrying so much & being able to clean our house spotless without it taking 100 years, haha.”
Cody – “Serenading her!”
FIRST IMPRESSION OF EACH OTHER
Cate – “I may have been drunk… but when I walked away from him at the Broncos game… I literally yelled to my best friend how hot he is/was! ;)”
Cody – “Drunk as heck! Smelt like a burger!”
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES?
Cate- “Sour Beers, Malibu & Diet Coke, Margaritas”
Cody – “Sours! Left hand nitro porter”
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CANDIES AND CHOCOLATES?!
Cate – “Anything sour and any chocolate with peanuts or almonds.”
Cody – “Cannolis ”
Engagement Ring – Helzberg Diamonds