It doesn't always happen, but sometimes things just come together: the light, the landscape, the surprise snow, and—most importantly—the connection. Steph and David have one heck of a story that, at first hearing, sounds like it was lifted from a movie script (i.e. chance meeting at a local coffee shop, he finds himself mysteriously drawn to her...you know where this is going.) They say when you know you know, and man did these two know. Within six months of that initial encounter Steph and David became husband and wife...but I'm jumping ahead. Back in October, during their fiancé-days, we trekked up to Guanella Pass to try and capture a bit of the thrill of that chapter of their story. Already devoted, yet not fully belonging to one another. What resulted are some of my favorite frames of the year.