Our original location for Lauren and Jared’s engagement session was unfortunately washed out during the major flooding in Boulder last year. Luckily, the University of Colorado campus is nearby! We’d talked about making a stop there since they both attended the school, but the locations are so diverse and beautiful we didn’t really need to go any where else. The Banjo Billy Bus Tour happened to drive by as we were shooting- they made Lauren show off her ring to all the tourists inside. It doesn’t get much more “Boulder” than that! The campus was otherwise pretty quiet, thankfully, so we could find a big patch of grass for these baseball fans to practice their skills. Even Lauren’s engagement ring has a little Colorado Rockies pride built in!
We didn’t HAVE to go anywhere else, but if we hadn’t, we would’ve missed out on photos with their cat, Jinx. My life would be poorer for never having met Jinx. Jinx has perpetual… it’s not really grumpy face, more like completely unimpressed face. But the best part is not that she’ll let Jared wear her like a hat, while looking completely unimpressed, but that she has this basket that she’ll sit in without question. She’ll let you do anything, move her anywhere… as long as she’s in the basket. And she sticks her head up out of the basket, with her body stuffed way down inside, so it just looks like a basket full of grumpy cat head. It’s one of the greatest things ever.