Little Cottonwood Canyon Utah Mountain Engagement | Carin + Josh

Carin and Josh are from North Carolina and planned a Labor Day 2017 weekend destination wedding at Alta Lodge. I was so excited to meet them for their engagement session during a spur of the moment trip to Utah to finalize some wedding details. They were so easy to photograph. And we had a lot of fun together. We met just above Alta Lodge in Little Cottonwood Canyon for their session. It was a perfect summer evening in the mountains!

How They Met

I asked Carin to tell me how they met and this is what she had to say:

“Josh and I met back in July of 2012. I was working at Enterprise Rent-A-Car at the time as the branch manager. Josh’s vehicle got side swiped while he was parked at work. So, of course he needed a rental car while his car was in the body shop being repaired. I guess it’s pretty fitting that Enterprise’s motto is ‘We’ll pick you up’! There was a line out the door of customers at Enterprise but it must have been fate because I ended up helping check Josh into his vehicle. Of course, I thought he was cute and we made some small talk… so naturally as I was walking back inside I start stalking the copy of his drivers license to figure out his name and how old he was. I guess Josh was thinking the same thing because the day he came to return the rental car he told his friend that there was a cute girl at Enterprise and he was hoping she was there so he could ask her out.

“Then I guess the rest is history.

“But a funny little side note – there was a little old lady sitting in the waiting area who watched our first meeting go down. When Josh left she was very eager to know if I gave the man my number. I joked and told her I had given him a fake number (even though I obviously didn’t). But she was soooo disappointed when I told her that, she responded ‘oh my gosh!! Why did you do that?!? He could have been THE ONE!!’

Josh proposed at the top of the mountain in Jackson Hole, WY. We went out there to ski and we rode the tram to the top of the mountain. That is where he got down on one knee.”