Outdoor Engagement Portrait Session with Jared and Cora at Marshal Mesa in Boulder, Colorado

It was a sunny summer morning when I met up with Jared and Cora for their outdoor engagement portrait session at the Marshall Mesa trail head in Boulder.  We started with some walking poses as the morning sun rose up in the sky behind them.


I ran into Jared a week or so before on a different trail while I was out on a prior engagement shoot.  Jared had just got engaged and wanted to capture the excitement of the moment.  I feel lucky that we ran into each other and that I was able to capture photos of their love story on this morning.

Jared and Cora had just moved to Boulder from Florida.  I made a comment about the morning being pretty hot and Jared told me that was part of his plan.  He wanted to get Cora out to Colorado in the summer where she could get used to the state while it was still warm and then slowly have her acclimate to the weather as fall and winter crept in.


They both seemed to be enjoying their new home very much.  We talked about fun places to go exploring around the area, for camping and hiking with their pup Beefcake.  So far Jared’s plan was working great!


They met online.  Jared shared that she stood out to him like a bohemian princess.  Sparks flew and one night in a historical district in Florida, St Augustine, Jared popped the question.


They were so sweet with each other.  I snapped the shutter as they snuggled with one another.  I love it when I bring home images to edit and can’t help but smile because the photos have an energy and tenderness to them.  That’s totally how I felt after this portrait session.


Jared and Cora, thanks for sharing your lives and your love story with me.  I feel honored to be able to capture this one in a lifetime moment for you two.  I hope as the year goes on and things get colder you both continue to enjoy your time here in Colorado.  Much love to you two and congratulations!



August 8, 2018

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  1. Jared says:

    You truly are amazing to work with Nichole. We couldn’t be happier with how everything came out!! 😃❤️

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