adventures continued

Yesterday was our last full day in New Orleans and we decided to do a few of the tours through the city and I am so glad we did! As cheesy as they were… It was super informative and interesting to get some history on the city while walking through the streets. We wandered around the Lafayette cemetery and neighborhoods of the famous garden district (the houses we so amazing… unlike anything I had seen before!).. sipped coffee drinks in a precious shop and wandered the bookstore next door… ate beignets at Cafe Du Monde and shopped and admired the amazing architecture… New Orleans is an incredible one of kind city and I am so glad I was able to visit it!

Today we wandered into a few more shops and then headed out of town.. Our destination was Galveston, Texas! We were so excited to get to the ocean!!!!!!!!!

It was awesome to FINALLY spot the ocean along the scenic highway were decided to take along the coast… Not only were we seeing the beach for the first time on our trip, but when we pulled over it was sunset!!!! I was in HEAVEN. 🙂 It was incredible and I can’t wait for a few more days at the beach!

the last few days…

I love travel adventures!!

The last few days we have been driving from Wichita, Kansas to Oklahoma City, and finally getting to New Orleans!! It has been an awesome time!

When driving through Moore, Oklahoma we drove around town trying to find the water tower pictured below! I am a HUGE country music fan and Toby Kieth is one of my very favorites! I was so thrilled when we finally saw the water tower! 🙂

In between Baton Rouge and New Orleans along the Mississippi river are a bunch of old plantations… We decided to tour Oak Alley Plantation. I am SO glad we decided to do this. It was a gorgeous and a great learning experience! I love the OLD oak trees! They are about 300 years old.

  Today we wandered around the French Quarter, had cafe au lait and beignets, wandered in antique stores along Royal St, and enjoyed amazing Cajun food at Pat O’Brien’s!! It was such an incredible day.

she said yes…!!!

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she said yes!!!

I was over the moon excited when Austin contacted me about shooting his proposal to his girlfriend, McKenna. What a romantic idea… It’s rare to have photos of this precious moment as in many cases it’s a private moment and I was just thrilled to be able to capture this for them!! It was fun working out the logistics with Austin of where would be best for this special moment… They had been camping and would be spending one night at the stunning Della Terra Mountain Chateau in Estes Park for a night and he planned to propose on the bridge at the Chateau.. It was such a gorgeous spot!!

I cannot find the words to describe how beautiful the moment Austin knelt down and McKenna brought her hands to her face and began to cry as he proposed… The love shared in this time is beyond words. McKenna was shocked and just kept saying ‘I can’t believe it” over and over… It was such an honor to witness the love they share for one another!

My fear of being spotted by McKenna was unnecessary… She was so distracted that even after I came out from hiding she still didn’t notice me. It wasn’t until Austin pointed me out and the excitement on her face in that moment was priceless…

They are a precious couple and their love for one another was very obvious and I LOVED being able to capture those moments of joy after the proposal!

We headed into Rocky Mountain National Park and stopped at my favorite overlook with a STUNNING mountain view for some more photos. It was a blast!

CONGRATULATIONS Austin & McKenna!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Best of luck with wedding planning!!

Roadtrip *DAY ONE*

I love love love traveling!!

I get to spend the next week with my mom and sister driving from Denver to New Orleans and then along the coast to Port Aransas, Texas!

Today we made it to Salena, Kansas… The drive was beautiful! The clouds were so INCREDIBLE! I was in heaven with all of the sunflowers along the interstate. We finally pulled over and I wandered along the road in awe of the amount of sunflowers as far as I could see… LOVED IT!

OH.. and best of all today is my moms birthday… HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the BEST mom in the entire world!!

I love you.