THE MOUNTAINS OF COLORADO ARE MORE THAN JUST A HOME FOR DON AND LEIGH, THEY ARE WHERE THEIR STORY BEGAN.
Just before summer camps officially begin up in Red Feather, Colorado, wranglers and crew are the only people on site. During this time Leigh had the time of her life riding horses and hanging out with friends. With weeks of fun ahead of her and countless memories the entire camp was evacuated due to the terrible fire season on 2012. Employees were evacuated and dispersed across the Rockies to different camps.
Soon after, another camp assignment came up in Colorado Springs. Before Leigh could head off she knew that it was now or never, something needed to be said! Leigh mentioned to Don that she would love to go rock climbing with him. Don, your typical Colorado man, is an avid rock climber and backpacker of the Rockies. Leigh always wanted someone to take her on adventures of a lifetime and Don was all in! He asked her out on their first official date right before she left for her new camp grounds in the Springs.
MEANT TO BE
Only one week later the intense wildfires had caused evacuation at Leigh's camp in Colorado Springs. She returned back home to Fort Collins where she would spend the rest of the summer hiking, backpacking and rock climbing with Don.
Aside from their adventurous activities in the Rockies, most days you can find the couple out for a relaxing stroll. Leigh on her mustang, Robo, and Don walking the dogs close by. This pasture holds a special place in their hearts, it's actually where Don popped the question! We couldn't think of a more perfect place to call home for their engagement session with the beautiful Rocky Mountains in the background.
COLORADO LIVING WITH A SOUTHWESTERN TWIST
Over the years Don and Leigh have adventured through parts of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and New Mexico while backpacking. Even though they love living in Northern Colorado their hearts are true South westerners, Leigh grew up in Albuquerque and Don is from southern Colorado. Their wedding will be in Santa Fe, New Mexico this September! Leigh admits that out of all the sights she has seen, Santa Fe still remains one of her favorite places in the world!