Proposal | Lost Gulch Overlook | Fall | Boulder, CO
Colorado Vacation Proposal in Boulder
It was their 3rd year anniversary of dating and he proposed – blog is done – right? Well . . . for Christian and Hailey there is a lot more to share. Probably the most gracious thing we have heard in a while is her giving him the ultimatum of needing to propose by year 6 of dating or else she is out. We see it as gracious because this was stated with a lot of lead time to it. In the undercurrent of saying it there is a lot of class to it to because it communicates a couple things. One is she was ready for this to happen yet at the same time committed to being with him and wanting him. There is also some playfulness because if you give the guy 3+ years clearly you are using it more as an FYI than a true ultimatum. From a guys perspective this gives him the cues but also the flexibility. He could play it up that for whatever reason it might be year 5 on day 364. Which it would be interesting to see if she would have broke up with him on the 6 year anniversary or if it was a bluff. There is also leap year – how does that play into things? Well we digress . . . The fact is based on the reaction there was zero chance that it was an actual do it by X date.
They were in Colorado Springs for a week and came up to Denver for the day. Spending some time in Denver for the day they then made their way up to Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder. It was mid afternoon and so things were rather empty up there. There were a couple of people back on the rocks but beyond that it was just them. There was this crazy request for her to take her sunglasses off which as a photographer we say thank you! Follow that by telling her how you feel about her and the tears are primed. The moment he reached for his back pocket and started to drop there was the hand to the mouth. The emotional level was high with this huge elated joyful outburst. She had all the good signals of a YES with the turning to the side, the dropping forward some, hands to the face, etc. She will likely love that the angle we had got more hair than face as women don’t like to see themselves cry even though you still looked awesome! She never saw the photographer stalking her in the trees which made things all the more real. Likely the best sign of being a good fit for each other is the being able to wipe each others tears and nose. Afterward there was some photos out in the area with wind and blue skies. Considering we were expecting rain we will gladly take wind.
You can see more proposals here and read about how we do proposals on our engagement proposals page. If you like what you see here and are considering using this location here are some of the other shoots we have done at Flagstaff Mountain.