I gotta say – Kenza and Brennan’s adventure engagement photos at Merry Go Round Rock are dang legit. This spot and their photos fit their outdoor-enthusiast lifestyle so well and man did we have a good time throughout their session! Here’s their story:
“We met freshman year of college at the University of Washington. We were both from out of state — Brennan is from Minnesota, and I’m from Tucson, AZ. The allure of the mountains brought us to UW and then to where we first met! We both joined a ski club at UW called Husky Winter Sports. The club ran a non-profit ski school at a local mountain in exchange for free skiing. So forty of us would spend weekends of winter together in a small cabin we rented out (cozy, let me tell you) close to the ski hill and then teach little shredders during the day. Brennan used to compete in freestyle skiing, so his crazy skiing ability was probably the first thing that caught my attention. We quickly became friends, and then a year later, we started dating.”
Kenza said: “We were out on a typical weekend romp in the North Cascades in Washington state where we first met. We were in the middle of a lovely climb of the ridge-line of Black Peak on a sunny day, and both thought it may be one of the most beautiful spots we’d ever been. After drinking our summit beer, we continued down the ridge-line and came upon a flat bivvy spot that looked like a great spot to put away our ropes and harnesses (the technical climbing was over). After shoving our rope in my backpack, I turn around and Brennan is on one knee with a ring, surrounded by the most beautiful amphitheater of mountain peaks I’ve ever seen. He asked me to marry him and the rest is history!”
The two of them have had many incredible adventures – one of their favorites being trekking through the mountains of Nepal for a 20 days! They also loved climbing and skiing some of the highest mountains in the North Cascades and greater Washington state. Kenza and Brennan enjoy skiing, climbing, backpacking, mountain-biking and traveling to new place together – so many of their adventures involves at least one of those things. They also love to drink beer and take-on home improvement projects!
Brennan and Kenza plan to one day live in a foreign country for a year, buy a cabin in the mountains, start an aprés ski brewery… but before that, finish school and planning their wedding.
I have no doubt that these guys have many, many more incredible adventures ahead.
Want to book with me for your adventure engagement photos at Merry Go Round Rock or for your elopement?