Denver Wedding Photographer | Engagement of John and Erin

As a Denver wedding photographer, shooting engagement sessions is also something I (with Anya) frequently do. And this time, it was my good friend John’s engagement — literally just minutes after he had proposed to his now-fiance Erin at St. Catherine of Siena Parish just off Federal Boulevard in Denver.

John moved two years ago from Denver to Boston to begin a mission trip with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology just months after joining the Catholic Church. I met him while he was studying and discerning in preparation for his first communion and Catholic confirmation.

It was in Boston that Erin and John met at a Bible study — she doing social work and he working with the university’s Catholic students to create a community on campus. They returned to Denver for a friend’s wedding the weekend of Feb. 9 and went to St. Catherine of Siena for an hour of adoration prayer.

And that’s where our mutual friend Brian came in. Brian — knowing in advance John’s intentions to propose — called me to see if I could take pictures of them both that day. We arranged to be there at 5 p.m., just after the end of the prayer hour. Brian provided champagne and worked ahead of time to ensure John and Erin had the chapel alone for prayer — and, eventually, the proposal.

She, of course, said yes. Our time was unfortunately short and the cold winter meant the light faded fast. But after a quick session in front of the church and inside the chapel, we caught up in the church’s cafeteria. Both John and Erin were a delight to work with, so natural and relaxed in showing their love for one another.

Anya and I wish them the best of luck as they begin their lives together.

— Dan

Denver Engagement Photographer Daniel Petty: Engagement of John and Erin at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Denver, Colorado.

Denver Engagement Photographer Daniel Petty: Engagement of John and Erin at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Denver, Colorado.

Denver Engagement Photographer Daniel Petty: Engagement of John and Erin at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Denver, Colorado.

Denver Engagement Photographer Daniel Petty: Engagement of John and Erin at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Denver, Colorado.

Denver Engagement Photographer Daniel Petty: Engagement of John and Erin at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Denver, Colorado.

Engagement of John and Erin at Saint Catherine of Siena Parish in Denver, Colorado, on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012.

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