Margaux + John: Engagement Photography at the Frog Pond Wetland Preserve in Monterey California

Margaux + John: Engagement Photography at the Frog Pond Wetland Preserve in Monterey California | Image: Tony Fitzgerald Photography

Photos at the Frog Pond

Today's post is all about Margaux + John: Engagement Photography at the Frog Pond Wetland Preserve in Monterey California with images courtesy of Tony Fitzgerald Photography. This one is far out west of the Rockies, but when I saw the dogs and bikes I just had to click submit. So many couples that marry in Breck are mountain bikers, road cyclists or are very active and like to explore the outdoors. And, many of those families are dog lovers.We've had many of our mountain adventures in the presence of furry friends and I can totally understand when couples choose to have them in their engagement photos and even part of their wedding. I'm glad these guys had a good day at the Frog Pond.

Engagement Photography Considerations for Bikes and Dogs

If you do decide to have an engagement shoot with your dogs, please do your due diligence and research if it's a dog-friendly location. Certain wetlands and preserves in the Breckenridge area (Cucumber Gulch) don't allow dogs. When you work with us when you choose a package, we'll help you decide where to go and that'll save you some time of figuring it all out. There are also many choices of bikes these days too. You can rent fat bikes and go on a singletrack, cruisers that you can ride around the historic downtown area, or grab some road bikes and explore the bike paths of Summit County. One classic ride would be to pedal up and over Vail Pass to Vail or push on to Beaver Creek for a longer ride. Have more questions? Please contact us to learn more about having our experience and expertise as part of your destination elopement, engagement or wedding day.

Margaux + John: Engagement Photography at the Frog Pond Wetland Preserve in Monterey California | Image: Tony Fitzgerald Photography

Margaux + John: Engagement Photography at the Frog Pond Wetland Preserve in Monterey California | Image: Tony Fitzgerald Photography

Margaux + John: Engagement Photography at the Frog Pond Wetland Preserve in Monterey California | Image: Tony Fitzgerald Photography

Margaux + John: Engagement Photography at the Frog Pond Wetland Preserve in Monterey California | Image: Tony Fitzgerald Photography

Margaux and John live in Monterey, have 5 dogs and love beach walks, hiking and mountain biking. They just got engaged a little over a month ago and are just beginning the whole process of organizing a wedding.

They would like to get married outdoors, in the Monterey area, ideally somewhere with a giant oak tree and beautiful scenery. Although John thinks it's a little trendy, Margaux would like to get married in a beautiful white dress with cowboy boots - he will definitely be wearing his boots, so she thinks "why shouldn't she?" 

Margaux is a freelance photographer, and a nanny. She does portraiture & food, mainly family and young children, and loves working for Edible Monterey Bay Magazine because, she says, their assignments get her out to some really fun farms. John works as a heavy equipment operator.

They chose Frog Pond Wetland Preserve in Del Rey Oaks, Monterey California for their engagement photos because of the incredible oak trees at this location, and because they wanted to bring their dogs.

Margaux + John: Engagement Photography at the Frog Pond Wetland Preserve in Monterey California | Image: Tony Fitzgerald Photography

Margaux + John: Engagement Photography at the Frog Pond Wetland Preserve in Monterey California | Image: Tony Fitzgerald Photography

Margaux + John: Engagement Photography at the Frog Pond Wetland Preserve in Monterey California | Image: Tony Fitzgerald Photography

Margaux + John: Engagement Photography at the Frog Pond Wetland Preserve in Monterey California | Image: Tony Fitzgerald Photography

Margaux + John: Engagement Photography at the Frog Pond Wetland Preserve in Monterey California | Image: Tony Fitzgerald Photography

Margaux + John: Engagement Photography at the Frog Pond Wetland Preserve in Monterey California | Image: Tony Fitzgerald Photography

Margaux + John: Engagement Photography at the Frog Pond Wetland Preserve in Monterey California | Image: Tony Fitzgerald Photography

Margaux + John: Engagement Photography at the Frog Pond Wetland Preserve in Monterey California | Image: Tony Fitzgerald Photography

Photographer:  Tony Fitzgerald Photography//Other Location:Frog Pond Wetland Preserve//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Leslie + Andrew: Colorado Engagement Photography

Leslie + Andrew: Colorado Engagement Photography | Image: Aldabella Photography

Colorado Engagement Session

Today's post is all about Leslie + Andrew, Colorado Engagement Photography with images courtesy of Aldabella Photography. This fun couple decided to spend some time outside in the trees and snow and take a set of photos that could be shared with friends and family, and we're thankful that they're sharing them with us too. This set of images was submitted via Two Bright Lights, which you can submit yours too, or click here to learn how to submit yours without joining 2BL.

Breckenridge Photo Shoot Locations

If you're curious as to where to go for your photo shoot, we have a few blogs labeled photo shoot locations, and if you work with us to create a custom package for your engagement session, we'll help you figure out where to go. We always think that the historic downtown buildings in Breckenridge are fun, but there are trains, cabins and trails that offer backdrops and views that not everyone knows about. That's the bonus of working with longtime locals like us. We have over twenty years of experience and expertise that will help you maximize your efforts and will end up saving you time and money. Now, who doesn't want that?! Please contact us to learn more.

Leslie + Andrew: Colorado Engagement Photography | Image: Aldabella Photography

Leslie + Andrew: Colorado Engagement Photography | Image: Aldabella Photography

Leslie + Andrew: Colorado Engagement Photography | Image: Aldabella Photography

We had the honor of photographing Leslie's older sister and her husband's wedding almost two years ago, so when we received the call to photograph another Newton daughter, we were beyond excited!

Leslie and Andrew really wanted two things from their session: snow and their dogs! In Colorado the saying is, "If you don't like the weather, wait 30 minutes and it'll change." Well, in March we were enjoying 70-80 degree weather with no snow insight, so we made plans to head to Breck for Spring snow. The weather was AMAZING!

We met Leslie and Andrew at a friends INCREDIBLE "cabin" just a few yards from the slopes. As we made our way "over the river and through the woods" we hit the slopes just as the last handful of skiers were coming down the mountain. With snow waist high, we had an amazing time photographing them, falling in the snow as Spring made it's way to Breck and as soon as we added the dogs, we had an entirely new dynamic!!!

After two hours in the car, the fresh air hit and as soon as the dogs saw the snow it was all over! They were hilarious watching them trying to navigate the depths of the snow or fetching snow balls. The love these two have for each other shines so brightly and they simply radiate around each other. With Andrew living full time in Steamboat (their soon to be new home) and Leslie finishing out her single years in Denver, this wedding will be filled with joy, love and so much laughter!

Leslie + Andrew: Colorado Engagement Photography | Image: Aldabella Photography

Leslie + Andrew: Colorado Engagement Photography | Image: Aldabella Photography

Leslie + Andrew: Colorado Engagement Photography | Image: Aldabella Photography

Leslie + Andrew: Colorado Engagement Photography | Image: Aldabella Photography

Leslie + Andrew: Colorado Engagement Photography | Image: Aldabella Photography

Leslie + Andrew: Colorado Engagement Photography | Image: Aldabella Photography

Leslie + Andrew: Colorado Engagement Photography | Image: Aldabella Photography

Leslie + Andrew: Colorado Engagement Photography | Image: Aldabella Photography

Leslie + Andrew: Colorado Engagement Photography | Image: Aldabella Photography

Leslie + Andrew: Colorado Engagement Photography | Image: Aldabella Photography

Leslie + Andrew: Colorado Engagement Photography | Image: Aldabella Photography