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ADAM & SARA | A Simple Love

He caught her eye…

But she refused to look again. After all she wasn’t here to fall in love. It was the fall of 2000. The cool Montana air was what they shared. She looked again and she caught him looking. They spent countless hours talking Laughing, crying, they shared their stories and through those stories they chose. They chose to love, they chose each other. From that fall day in Montana looking over the mountain peaks they found love.

Journeying to Napel and walking the streets of India they dreamed. They dreamed about the home they would have, and they hoped for a little boy they could name Michael. They experienced life and they loved. Their journey continued as they experienced a long distance relationship but their hearts were together. Sharing hand written notes and phone calls until finally they were together again.

They were married in the lush green month of May. At 21 years of age they were ready to walk through life hand and hand. They settled into a small farm house in Kansas nestled on 80 acres. He spent time playing music and she found peace running the hills of Missouri. But at the end of the day they found themselves together on the porch swing listening to rain fall. They dreamed, they laughed and it was bliss.

They dreamed of the mountains. And even often found themselves imagining the clouds were mountains. They prayed, they hopped, that they could live in Colorado. They desired nothing more then to do what they were passionate about. Him to play music, her to take photos. They moved to Colorado and they lived their “dream” Their dreams were welcomed with the reality that life can be harsh, and their new life was filled with unexpected trials but they chose love.

A baby was born. A peace of joy and they named him Michael. At 25 they became parents, with a blessing in their life a pure gift of grace. Two years later and a handful of sweetness later a baby boy was born again. Sweet William and act of mercy. To their surprise their little boy who is full of joy was born 15 months later. Diapers, bottles, and tears filled their home. She cried, he chose love. He was gentle and a her rock. She continued to cry out of sleep deprived nights and days full of soggy diapers and dirty dishes… These boys changed their lives and together they chose love. She carried his burdens and he carried hers.

Together a team, but in the midst it was a choice. Today at 10 years later, 3 lovely boys and a beautiful 8 year old chocolate lab; they see that the journey is not always bright but it shines with strength, passion, and most of all love. They realized throughout the last 10 years, no money, riches or fame will profit more then love. And in their hallway you will see a sign created out of a cry for help. It sings “All You Need Is Love” and this is what they believe. When the world crumbles they know love is all you need! They rejoice with one another in their victories and they cry with one another.

They are best friends and forever they will celebrate the love they chose.

Beauty: Shanna Bernsteins | Blooms: Quintessentials

Melinda Bunker - Love!!!!

Rebecca Boley Snodgrass - Wow! Amazing pictures of two incredible people. Miss you guys!

angela - Beautiful!! These images are perfection!
Melissa-Ive never met you but Sara raves about you all the time! You did such a fantastic job with them!!

Nicole Rascon - Beautiful pictures!

Benjamin Haley - That does it. I’m selling all my camera gear and going to live in a cave.

Amy Caroline Cronk - So so beautiful, this brought tears to my eyes. What a joy to capture a love like this, one that is deeper then anyone could have imagined. Sara Lazio looks incredible, and Melissa Beck these images tell such a wonderful story!

Spring Smith McKenney - Stunning, Stunning, STUNNING!

Melissa Beck - Thank you Lauren for the beautiful blooms! They looked amazing.

Deborah A Belovedone - Love these photos! Beautiful!

Rochelle Matthews Stoltzfus - Beautiful!

Jenny Vogt - Wow! I love this location and colors.So beautiful what an amazing gift.

Holly Tarabori - Beautiful photos of two beautiful people!

Adam Lazio - Melissa Beck, THANK YOU! Viewing these pictures immediately brought back the memory of that day. Wasn’t it so peaceful and serene? Sara and I can’t thank you enough!

Lauren Womochil Ripko - Wow! Beautiful Melissa, beautiful story, beautiful photos!

Briana Howard - So sweet! You two are amazing.

Lisa Schick James - Incredible!

Sara Lazio - Thank you so much for sharing your gift with us. I am so blessed and will forever cherish these photos. If you couldn’t have been my wedding photographer this was by far the next best thing. Thank you! Love you to bits and pieces.

nicole dyk - i couldn’t love these more. i hope they treasure these. so perfect!

Ginger - Sara these are delightful… Just breathtaking You are as beautiful as I imagine your spirit to be!!! Congrats on 10 years!!! Hugs, Ginger

DARREN & KATHERINE | Mountain Engagement Photographer

I will start this with a little MB fact of the day.

I have not yet learned to become one with nature. Bug cause me to randomly twitch, tromping though strange bushes automatically makes me think I will get the plague and loose a leg, the word leaches makes my skin crawl, and actually literally stepping on a snake during a session will in fact cause me to scream like a 5 year old. Just saying’. Talk about making a first impression while on the job! Darren and Katherine, thanks for hanging in there. While I certainly don’t look good in nature, I think we did an awesome job of making you look good in nature!

With their pups in tow, we rocked out their session. The fact that we did not have the skies open up and pour down on us is amazing in itself. Meeting literally right on the Continental Divide on the side of the road, we completely lucked out and were able to get some really great images of them.

From the moment I met with Katherine I knew it was going to be an awesome fit for us to work together. Beautiful, spunky and awesomely laid back. It was so great to be able to hang with her and Darren, see who they are together and get to know them before their wedding day in August at The Lodge at Sunspot in Winter Park. With a quick shout out to the amazing Ramie Carter of Pick Me! Weddings who connected us! (Bride’s if you have not already connected with Rami, do so. She is amazing, her work is stunning, she has a personality to match and is someone who you definalty want on your dream team of wedding pros!!) 

Darren and Katherine you guys rocked it! From a random canoe to hanging out with me the girly girl. I love everything that you guys are about and I cannot wait to see your wedding and life together unfold. Thank you for trusting me in such an amazing part of your lives. I cannot wait to tell your story through your images! 

You can see their Wedding Pictures from The Lodge at Sunspot here

Brittanie - Gorgeous blog & pictures!!!

Rami Carter - I just LOVE Katherine Fortier more than words can say. Can’t wait to be a part of this wedding and work with Melissa Beck again. Great photos!

Ashley Allen - Gorgeous woman! What a beautiful couple!

Pam Toomey Kuiper - Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Lori Chasse - Love the photos!Cute couple

Lisa Fortier - Muin! I love them! We will of course get copies.

Anne Hayward MacKnight - Beautiful pictures!