Beatrice and J.J.’s Boulder Colorado engagement session is full of so much life, love and laughs. While wandering the grounds of Walker Ranch and Lost Gulch Lookout for their session, these two never ceased to stop smiling at each other.
J.J. proposed to Beatrice while camping in the Caribbean. They hiked miles to a secluded beach where the only other life forms nearby were the seabirds flying in the air and the crab that tried to sneak off with their cliff bar. As Beatrice went to the ocean to wash off her sunscreen hands, J.J. met her at the edge of the water, took her hands in his and proceeded to tell her how he only used to feel comfortable in the mountains, but, Beatrice’s sense of adventure and love for living life to the fullest made him break out of his safety net and find a sense of comfort wherever he went with Beatrice. J.J. then proceeded to get down on one knee and ask for Beatrice to be his forever-wife.
When these two aren’t working, they spend their time exploring the mountains of Colorado, educating the deaf community on sustainability, the environment and self-care. Oh, also, Beatrice casually mentioned that they love yoga – then, at the end of their session, I asked if they wanted me to capture anything else for their engagement session. J.J. asked if they could do some of their acroyoga poses. I was like “ummm, heck yes!” And, ya’ll, let me tell you that MAGIC happened! You HAVE to see the last image of their acroyoga magic at sunset on top of Lost Gulch Lookout!
I have to admit that I went into their session a little nervous. When Beatrice told me that her and J.J. are deaf and that they communicate with each other through sign language, I was afraid I wouldn’t do my best in communicating with Beatrice and J.J. what I wanted them to do to create raw and natural engagement photos. But, they were so kind and patient with me while I explained things to Beatrice (as her killer ability to read lips could understand me) and she signed instructions to J.J. All I have to say is I am so honored that J.J. and Beatrice trusted me to capture their love because the connection and love between these two that I was able to capture behind a camera was beyond any couple I’ve ever photographed.
Enjoy the love, light and fun these two bring!
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Meet Larissa. Larissa is an adventure couples and wedding photographer based out of Colorado. She’d take an adventure in the mountains over shopping + a date night snuggling on the couch over dinner and a movie any day. Larissa’s obsessed with: morning snuggles with her rescue pup, Hazel, hot chocolate, a good book and yoga pants. She believes in making you forget a camera’s even there, that your story is the actual thing she wants to capture on camera and that real, raw moments are more important that perfectly curated poses. Book your Boulder, Colorado Photographer.