South Mesa Trailhead Engagement

South-Mesa-Trailhead-Engagement-1Jordan & Jon – South Mesa Trailhead Engagement

I had been looking forward to this engagement shoot for awhile! It had been great to chat back and forth with Jordan. She’s the sweetest and is so very excited to get married! It was evident from the moment we began speaking that she can’t wait for this joyous occasion!

I love this kind of emotion! It makes what I do so much more amazing!

Once we were able to nail down a date for their engagement session I became even more excited to finally be able to meet these two! However, the weather had different plans and when I checked the forecast the morning of the shoot it said stormy with 90% of rain all day long! We reluctantly rescheduled the session for later in the week.

When Wednesday rolled around I couldn’t wait for it to be evening so I could finally meet them for their engagement shoot!

We met at the South Mesa Trailhead in Boulder, CO! It was a beautiful evening.

When Jordan and I started talking I felt like I was chatting with an old friend. They were so much fun to photograph. Jordan giggled and smiled the entire time she was entangled in Jon’s arms.

I love that they wanted to include their dog, Kane in some of the photos!


Some words from Jordan, the bride-to-be…

How did you and Jon meet?

In April 2016, I moved to Chambersburg, PA to be closer to work. Shortly after I moved to my new apartment, I met Jon on an online dating website ( He winked at my picture and I sent him a message saying “hi!” Once we started talking, we hit it off and decided to meet a week later for our first date at a local sushi restaurant.

So, finally on Friday May 6, 2016 we met for our first date at our now favorite sushi place in town called Volcano. We had instantly amazing chemistry where we couldn’t stop looking, smiling, or talking to each other for over 3 hours and stayed at the restaurant till closing. As it was now getting late and we reluctantly had to say goodnight to each other because we had an amazing date, Jon sweetly asked me on a second date. The rest is now history 🙂

Tell me your engagement story!

Jon and I absolutely love adventure. Whether it’s trying a new exotic food together, a new restaurant or traveling the country to see a new place. We love to experience new and exciting things we haven’t seen or done before in our lifetimes. Therefore, for a few months we were excitedly talking and planning our next traveling adventure to Jackson, WY. So this past October, Jon and I made the 10 hour drive from Colorado to Jackson, WY to create unforgettable memories and unbeknownst to me the vacation of a lifetime. On Tuesday of our almost week long vacation, we decided to go on a hike at Jenny Lake and Inspiration Point in the Grand Teton National Park.

When we arrived to Jenny Lake and started our hike, Jon asked me to hold our hiking backpack. Which I of course said “No problem”. In the midst of our hike, we finally saw the sign for Inspiration Point which was 1 mile up and down. We both looked at each other and decided to start the excursion up to the top of Inspiration Point. A quarter-mile into the hike, we saw a Momma Moose and her baby on the trail. Jon and I are now freaking out as we can’t believe we are 15 feet away from real live Moose. We were both excited at this point and nervous as we don’t want the moose to run us over. However, Jon was more nervous than I was and didn’t want to pass the Moose on the trail. I am a little nervous, but I tell him “We are only in Jackson once, let’s go!”.

So after a little persuading Jon agrees to continue our hike together to the top and carefully pass the Moose on the trail. After our hearts stop beating so fast from our first live Moose encounter, we finally make it to the top of Inspiration Point about 45 minutes later. When we get to the top I am a little fatigued and in awe of the amazing views. So we decided to sit down on a boulder together to recoup by drinking a little water and eating a snack.

Once I stand back up and go towards the edge of the boulder to take in the amazing views, Jon looks at me and asks me a couple of times if I am going to keep being special for him like forever. I then look at him because he was acting so goofy and I of course say yes. Then I sit back down somehow and he then gets on one knee and asks me “Will you be mine forever?”. My face lights up in shock and excitement once I see him going down on one knee and I say “Yes, of course!”. I then give him a huge hug and kiss and just can’t believe I am now officially going to be the future Mrs. Jednat! 🙂

What has been your favorite part of wedding planning?

Saying ‘yes to the dress’ and cake tasting!

What part of your wedding day are you most looking forward to?

I am most excited to see the look on Jon’s face when he sees me for the first time in my dress walking down the aisle towards him. I can’t wait to marry the love of my life!

I cannot wait for their Wild Basin Lodge wedding this fall. It’s going to be beautiful!

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