Rock Cut Romance

Oh Oh Oh how I am in LOVE with the Rocky Mountains. Being in those mountains fills my soul like very few other things can. It’s a spiritual experience every time I’m there. I so feel the presence and majesty of God there. His mighty handiwork in the creation of such beauty just blows my mind! And to think: He crafted the Rocky Mountains, and yet… he is personally, intimately connected to ME! It’s so amazing — and wonderful — and crazy!

So it was our first day there. Our hearts were drawn to head right up the highest paved road in America (Trail Ridge Road) to the top of “our” Park. We wanted to soak in the panorama of those peaks from above. It was cool and autumn-like, and we were so THANKFUL to be there. We stopped along the road and climbed over rocks taking pictures of the fat resident marmots getting ready for winter. And of course, I can never go up there without trying to get the perfect photo of Rock Cut with Long’s Peak peering thru. (By any chance, did you remember that Bill and I were on the 14,259-foot summit of that mega mountain on our last trip???? Tee hee… sorry… someday, I’ll stop shamelessly bragging, but I guess not yet).

So there we were, staring at Rock Cut… and I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was a scene I’ve often “special-requested” from God, but usually, I end up having to talk Bill into climbing up to “the spot” to add the human element and give the scale I so love to be included in my photos. But not this time. It was a tiny spot of love… beautifully positioned in my scene to make it absolutely perfect! My heart was fluttering as I snapped like crazy. As I was clicking away, I was thinking, “Hmmmm…. if that were me up there in such a romantic scene, I would want the pictures.” I was thinking the pictures might be very cool looking. So when I was done, I climbed up those rocks and met Joshua and Alison. They were blissfully happy and unaware that they had been posing for me. I showed them the pictures in my view finder and sure enough, they said they would love to have them, so we traded emails and I made one of my first orders of business when I got home processing the pictures for them.

If that were the only story, it would have been a huge enough blessing for me — but in the course of corresponding back and forth while sending the pictures to Josh, I learned the rest of the story: He and Alison met and were building a relationship that began from a Christian internet group. He lives in New Hampshire. She lives there in Colorado. It was their first face-to-face meeting. Woo Hoooo! Yay God! No doubt, it was going quite well, right? And I am hopeful for “the fairy tale” for these two πŸ™‚

I knew… just KNEW those mountains were magical! πŸ™‚

Many blessings to you, Josh and Alison!

About Sandy

I'm Sandy Powers, full-time photographer, doing what I love with my life! My passion is PEOPLE! There is such artistry in people, and I love capturing it. Naturally, portraiture is my passion, but I also love shooting for the art of photography for competitions or exhibit. I once watched an interview with Kim Walker, a well-known Christian worship leader. What she said resonated with me and pretty much describes my own story. In the interview, she said she didn't have to force things to happen for herself. She didn't have to push. She didn't have to overly promote herself or call people and beg them to hire her. In fact, she didn't have to do anything except keep her eyes on Jesus and watch Him bring her destiny to her. That's exactly how I feel. I walk each day by faith, and my eyes are on Him! I have watched in amazement as He has orchestrated circumstance to bring my destiny to me. I thank Him daily for allowing me to not only do what I love, but to use what I love to bless others! So, how is "the destiny" unfolding? Well. . . . My work has been juried into temporary museum and art gallery exhibits, I have been featured in Outdoor Photographer Magazine, my portraiture and fine art have won several awards in national and international competitions, and one of my portraits was selected by an Adobe Lightroom blog as one of the top 50 most stunning black and white photos. I'm a member of Professional Photographers of America and the Texas Photographic Society. Anything else??? Send me a note ( any time! I LOVE meeting new people, sharing stories, and best of all, changing the "ordinary" to extraordinary through photography!
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4 Responses to Rock Cut Romance

  1. David says:

    To sum it up in one word… AWESOME!
    Awesome journey! Awesome story! Awesome photo! And Awesome God!

  2. Alison says:

    I am absolutely speechless… Your pictures and blog are so beautiful in many ways!
    You’re life is such a blessing:)
    I am so thankful that God crossed our paths that day! And hopefully it won’t be the last!

    Many many blessings,

    Alison (Josh’s Alison) πŸ™‚

    • Sandy says:

      Alison! YOU and JOSH were such a blessing to ME! Isn’t God just so amazing! Josh send me a thank you email note tonight and I understand he is coming to see you again this week! Woo Hoo! I will be COVERING you both — and your relationship — in prayer! πŸ™‚

  3. daveW says:

    Good Father!
    Good kids!
    Good picture!
    Good story!

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