A Teepee Engagement Session | Rachel and Nate

Happy #weddingwednesday! I am sharing Rachel + Nate’s Teepee Engagement Session today because these two are getting married this weekend and I can’t wait!

When I first met Rachel, I knew that I wanted to shoot her and Nate’s wedding. Not only did it sound amazing (ummm…there are going to be tacos) but, I instantly, felt like I had known Rachel forever. There was no forced conversation and  we were practically kicked out of the coffee shop that was trying to close down for the day.

A few months later, Rachel, Nate, Bobbi (their adorable, amazing dog), and I headed towards Ward, CO where Nate’s family has some property including an epic teepee.

Here are some of my favorites from their engagement session.

Me, “let me take a few test shots…”

Them just being adorable and cute and perfect! Gahhh, I love my job!


I wanted to stay up here forever. This view was amazing!

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These two….nailed it. They are so incredibly natural in front of the camera and obviously so head over heels in love with each other.

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So this teepee is amazing and this spot is so special to Rachel + Nate. I am so glad we went up there for their engagement session. I think being in a place that holds such a special place in your heart can make a huge difference during an engagement session.  And Bobbi is such a sweet dog. She may not have wanted a lot to do with the engagement session, but we totally bonded!

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I love taking individuals of couples. I think it is great for partner’s to have a picture of each other on their phone….or better yet their wallet!

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Rachel’s engagement ring is so amazing! I’ve never seen anything like it. It is so beautiful and unique!

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Bobbi is a huge reason these two found each other and I am so glad she cooperated for some shots!

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I love this little series because Bobbi had to get in on that action!

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After the teepee shots, it started to pour rain. So, we took a break and had champagne. (These are my type of people!)

We then ventured to this little are that had baby aspens. The colors were soft, the light was beautiful and these two were just them. I loved it!

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It started to rain some more, but not nearly as heavy. So, I took advantage of it and kept shooting. These are some of my favorite photos I have ever shot.

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Hoodies, rain, a little sunshine, and a couple deeply in love makes the best photographs!

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I cannot wait for Rachel + Nate’s wedding this Saturday! I know it is going to be amazing!

until next time



  1. elizabethweitz@yahoo.com

    August 18th, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Wow! I can see why they are your favorite you’ve ever taken…I LOVED the one in the rain with the hoodies and the sunshine and they were looking at each other. SO beautiful and perfect

  2. kim@brinkstreetphotography.com

    August 18th, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    LOVE these. I can see how much he loves her! So beautiful.

  3. ginnyhaupert@aol.com

    August 18th, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    These are so sweet. I love the romantic feel of the rain!

  4. micheleblake@me.com

    August 18th, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Um… perfect!! The rain, the sun, the aspen … the way they look at each other!! I love everything about these!! And that teepee is awesome!

  5. SarahBocco@gmail.com

    August 18th, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    It is so great when we connect with clients like that. Love the tones and feel of these images.

  6. me@virginiastilesphotography.com

    August 18th, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    What a cute couple and super fun engagement session!

  7. g@g.com

    August 18th, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    I love how easy and genuine these feel. They seem to be so themselves and comfortable and in love! Beautiful!

  8. ashley.mckenzie@me.com

    August 18th, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    So romantic, and woodsy! They seem like a perfect fit for this couple. Awesome job!

  9. wilson@lifeunstill.com

    August 19th, 2016 at 12:08 am

    Love these mountain engagement photos! What personalty you have captured here! The shots in the rain are so beautiful and romantic. Gorgeous work.

  10. lindsayarlenephotography@gmail.com

    August 19th, 2016 at 12:54 am

    STOP IT!!! you have the perfect couple in the most perfect location. Gahhhh beyond adore. I love the vibe of these images. Sweet, quirky, and so in love LUCKY YOU TO BE PHOTOGRAPHING THEIR WEDDING

  11. christinagonzales0901@gmail.com

    August 19th, 2016 at 3:49 am

    What a fun idea and gorgeous couple who is so obviously in love!! And that ring!!!! I bet they are just thrilled with their session and just as excited as you to have their wedding captured with the same beautiful feel!

  12. haley@haleyallenphoto.com

    August 19th, 2016 at 4:54 am

    The rain is so romantic!!! They seem like such an adorable couple! And that teepee!? and the Ring – so unique!!!! Love the art deco style to it. Beautiful mountain engagement Shebli!

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