Proposal | Deer Mountain Trail | RMNP
Propose in Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) is a location where almost every direction is a scenic mountain view. For Thomas and Margolee the proposal happened on a day when there was one good view due to some storms blowing in. Thankfully, it was the background we hoped to use for him getting down on one knee. It was a surprise but at the same time wasn’t a surprise. The reason we say it that way is when you are together for 8 years we would hope a proposal isn’t surprising. In another sense we don’t think she thought it would happen right then and she likely was used to him kneeling down to tie his shoe. Theoretically, if you wore shoes you tie daily there were almost 3 thousand opportunities to see him get down on one knee. We love our sandals and we don’t see each other put on shoes daily but nonetheless it was more than a couple times. We digress . . . the point is no shoes were getting randomly tied in the mountain field.
They were going to go into the park to check out the sunset before dinner. With some storms blowing through the area there wasn’t necessarily the normal sunset but we did manage to squeeze out some blue sky in the background. Thankfully, our arriving early allowed us to work around the weather as he could also move things up. The location we used was at the Deer Mountain Trailhead. From this spot there are good mountain views all around you and there is a typical lack of people around. One thing unique to this day however is that with the storms brewing in the south we didn’t shoot photos in that direction as the mountains would be less contrasted with the ominous looking sky. To translate bodily reactions of women anytime there is a hand to the head or face that is a good thing communicating joy or surprise. Any jumping on him is clearly a good thing. Running away, hands out, stepping a couple steps back is typically not a good thing. All the signs were clearly positive communicating joy, excitement, and well a deep seated love. We think it might have been mixed with a little distraction by their leaving the camera. As we took some photos after the proposal you could hear rolls of thunder in the distance. We wrapped things up with some ring photos on the car before we were engulfed by the dark clouds. Now on for her planning her wedding with her Maid of Honor planning her own wedding.
You can see more proposals here and read about how we do proposals on our engagement proposals page. A couple notes on proposals in Estes Park. In general, you will get the least amount of people and the best views in Rocky Mountain National Park. One thing to keep in mind however is that hiking or areas around animals are where you will come across the most people. We do have some other locations planned out but likely they will depend on the time of year and what you envision. If you like what you see here and are considering using Rocky Mountain National Park here are some of the other shoots we have done at RMNP.