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Derek and Jordan's Whimsical Two-Hour Engagement Session at Garden of The Gods


Love has a magical way of transcending norms and expectations, and nowhere was this more evident than in the enchanting engagement session of Derek and Jordan at the picturesque Garden of The Gods. As the talented photographer who had the privilege of capturing their special day, I, Bobak Radbin, was not only witness to their deep bond and affection but also to the infectious laughter that echoed through the stunning landscape. This blog post is a heartfelt tribute to the couple's unique love story and their unforgettable two-hour engagement session that left us all brimming with joy.

A Picture-Perfect Setting

Garden of The Gods, with its breathtaking red rock formations and sprawling vistas, provided the ideal backdrop for Derek and Jordan's love story to unfold. Nestled against the backdrop of nature's masterpiece, this natural wonder seemed to echo the vibrant palette of emotions that characterize the journey of love. As the late afternoon sun cast its warm glow, I knew that this engagement session was destined to be extraordinary.

Capturing Laughter and Connection

From the moment we started the shoot, it was clear that Derek and Jordan shared a bond that was not just deep, but also incredibly light-hearted. Laughter bubbled forth effortlessly, punctuating each click of the camera. Their shared jokes, stolen glances, and the way their eyes crinkled with joy in each other's company painted a vivid portrait of love that transcends the ordinary.

Breaking Gender Norms with Unique Expressions of Love

What made Derek and Jordan's engagement even more special was their commitment to breaking down traditional gender norms. Jordan's proposal with a unique and unconventional ring was a testament to their belief that love knows no boundaries. The choice to embrace something outside of conventional expectations spoke volumes about their courage to express their feelings authentically, disregarding societal limitations.

The Power of Love and Laughter

As a photographer, I've had the privilege of witnessing countless love stories, each with its own distinct flavor. However, Derek and Jordan's session held a special place in my heart due to the sheer authenticity of their connection. The way they made each other light up, the shared secrets that passed between them in the form of whispered jokes—it was as if the entire world fell away, leaving just the two of them in their cocoon of happiness.

A Tribute to Love's Diversity

Derek and Jordan's engagement session also serves as a reminder of the beautiful diversity that exists within love itself. Love is not confined to a single mold—it comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Their journey is a testament to the fact that love's most enduring quality is its ability to break free from preconceived notions and to envelop us in its warm embrace, regardless of gender, orientation, or societal norms.


In the heart of Garden of The Gods, amidst the towering rock formations and the golden rays of the setting sun, Derek and Jordan's engagement session unfolded like a fairytale. As their laughter echoed through the air, it was evident that their love was something truly extraordinary. As a photographer, I consider myself fortunate to have been part of their story, capturing not just their images but also the essence of their boundless joy. Their willingness to shatter norms and embrace a love that is uniquely their own is a powerful reminder that love is a force that knows no limits—a force that can bring laughter, happiness, and a touch of magic into our lives.


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