Believe it or not, us Bostonians were hit with another round of snow yesterday so this wintery e-sesh truly feels fitting. It’s what happens with the amazing KT Merry takes two lovies to the mountains of Vail and captures the beauty in perfect form. Snuggle in for a cozy, cute gallery right this way.
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Becky had just finished graduate school and was living in Cambridge, MA. Jason was working for Google and living in San Francisco. Having had no prior opportunity to meet each other, in October 2012 fortunate coincidence brought them together during the final night of the PopTech conference in Camden, Maine. They met, each finding the other to be strangely intriguing, leading them to spend hours chatting during the final party of the multi-day conference. However, as the hour grew late, they both realized that it was unlikely that they’d see each other again unless they did something.
Jason asked Becky to do something “crazy” and accompany him on a date somewhere in the country on an upcoming weekend. Knowing this was something real, they planned their first date to be in Austin, a city in the middle of the country where neither of them had been, in two weeks.
They arrived in Austin, and had two straight days of what felt like date-montage scenes from a movie. When it came time to leave, we decided that we should do it again. Two weeks later Jason traveled to New York, where Becky had just moved home to from Cambridge. It was on the last day of this New York date that they had brunch with Becky’s parents. Needless to say, it went well. Two weeks after that Becky came to San Francisco for a long weekend, and then two weeks after that they spent nearly 2 weeks in Colorado on a ski vacation and celebrated New Year’s in downtown Denver.
Becky decided during her time in Colorado that she would make a bold move and move to San Francisco. She arranged for a sublet in the Castro district and on January 2nd, 2013, instead of flying home to NY, flew to San Francisco. Becky stayed in a sublet for a month and a half before they together got a place in the Haight, moved in together after having dated for about 3 months, and have lived in the same apartment since February 2013. Becky currently works as the Managing Director for Fullbridge West and Jason is a Product Marketing Manager at Google.
From Becky + Jason… Vail holds a special place both Becky and Jason’s hearts. Having both skied since they were toddlers, they have spent a lot of time in the mountains over the course of their relationship. Jason grew up in Colorado and frequented Vail with his family and Becky grew up skiing on the east coast in Vermont. Together they often visit the family home in Vail to ski, hike, spend time with family and friends, and escape from the everyday hustle. The mountains are both serene and overwhelming in their beauty, providing a magical and meaningful setting for the engagement shoot.
Being able to shoot our engagement photos in the wintry mountains of Colorado was a dream come true. Working with KT and her husband Chad made the entire experience an incredible adventure. It was certainly a weekend to remember. Together the four of us scouted sites near Vail on Friday, marveling at the majestic beauty of the Rocky Mountains in winter. On Saturday morning, KT and Chad found a secluded path in the outskirts of East Vail where the snow was white, the trees and mountain provided vibrant colors and texture, and the lighting was perfect. As we dressed for the shoot, we wanted to show both our fancy and our casual sides while being playful. KT is a master at helping us feel comfortable in front of the camera and really made the whole day a lot of fun.
The day was not just a photo shoot, it was a real Colorado adventure! We snowshoed, hiked, and watched KT sink into a waist-deep snow bank. At the beginning of the weekend, we asked KT and Chad about their most adventurous photo shoot. After the weekend, I think we can safely say this is up there on that list.
Photography: KT Merry Photography | Hair And Makeup: Megan Rowell, W Salon | Becky Outfit 2: Sweater – Club Monaco, Jeans – JCrew, Jacket – Merrell, Shoes – Bootleggers, Scarf – Zara | Becky's Outfit 1: Dress – Marchesa Notte, Shoes – BCBG, Scarf – Zara | Jason Outfit 1: Jacket – Ben Sherman, Bowtie – JCrew, Shirt – JCrew, Pants – JCrew, Shoes – Cole Haan | Jason Outfit 2: Jacket – Ben Sherman, Sweater – JCrew, Scarf – JCrew, Jeans – Bonobos, Shoes – Sorel