You really can’t go wrong by way of natural beauty than a place whose name is “Garden of the Gods”, and what else would be more fitting to capture in such a setting than a truly beautiful love to match its graces? Tara Bielecki of Tara Bielecki Photography witnessed a special kind of magic when she wandered the lovely corners of God’s creation with Alli & CJ—and what resulted was every bit the definition of blessed love!
A word from photographer Tara Bielecki:
“This engagement session at Garden of the Gods was one of the romantic sessions I’ve ever photographed. The entire session I could hear Alli & CJ whispering ‘I love you,’ to each other while I photographed them. It was one of the sweetest things I’ve ever witnessed at a client’s engagement session. I really wanted to capture the tenderness of these two – the way they took such great care of each other throughout the session and the ease and comfort in which they interacted. Capturing their love was effortless because they just overflow with it.”
Love notes from the couple, Alli & CJ:
“CJ and I met in 2009 as we were finishing high school, we quickly fell in love and became inseparable. We have been with each other through many milestone moments, and over the years we have enjoyed traveling, experiencing new things, and have shared some of the most fun moments of our life together.
On Christmas Day last year, CJ asked me to marry him in front of my family. The moment he asked me it truly felt as if time stood still, everything about it was simply perfect.
After vacationing in Colorado, we knew we wanted to move and it became our dream to make it happen. About two months after getting engaged we moved from Houston to Colorado Springs, we have loved every day here and are blessed to be able to live somewhere so beautiful.
We chose Garden of the Gods for our engagement session location because it is somewhere we enjoy spending time taking walks together, and it is in the city we have been lucky enough to live in while being engaged. We are so excited to become husband and wife, to continue growing together, and creating new lifelong memories we will always cherish.”
What is your favorite thing about each other?
Alli: “My favorite thing about CJ is how affectionate he is. He is always complimenting me, giving me kisses, and holding my hand. It’s the little things that make me feel really special.”
CJ: “My favorite thing about Alli is her hair and eyes, and that she always cooks breakfast and dinner for us. I enjoy our time getting to talk and eating home cooked meals together. She is the best chef!”
What was your favorite part about planning your wedding?
CJ: “My favorite part of the planning so far has been Alli’s smile and excitement for the upcoming day, and seeing how everything will come together.”
Alli: “My favorite part of planning our wedding has been how involved CJ is with every step of the process. He wants to be included in the decisions for all of the details, and I love that because I know our day will truly reflect both of us.”
What part of your wedding day was/is most important to you?
“The most important part of our wedding day (besides our first kiss as husband and wife!), is for us to set aside a little bit of time to be together. The whole day will be filled with spending time with our family and friends, and we would like to have time to say a prayer together and take a few minutes to enjoy the moment and the day, just the two of us.”