Proposal | Lost Gulch Overlook Trail | Winter | Boulder
Colorado Mountain Boulder Proposal
We love morning proposals but they are certainly not natural for everyone. Ethan and Erica were in Boulder for the day. They had met there in school. The original thought was going to someplace close like Chautauqua Park. We are certainly not opposed to shooting there and it would be less busy in the morning. He was looking for a unique and special place. We just so happened to be looking for a new place as well. He was the first to take this spot as seen in the blog. When you get to the parking lot of Lost Gulch Overlook the natural tendency is to go right but this is to the left. When they got there everything was completely quiet as there was no one up there and no wind. One of those things that you can hear the car door shut from a distance. They made their way over to the spot and went up a semi icy rise in the terrain to this spot surrounded by trees with a view into the mountains. White capped snow peaks right behind you. She did not see it coming at all. As he began to tell her what he really did when he came out a month before she started to tear up and get the emotion flowing. He had come out to ask her parents for their consent to marry her. It was the perfect lead into the proposal. This was a true secluded – no one around proposal. Until the end of the photoshoot after the proposal no one showed up which made for a secluded engagement shoot.
We were shooting from a distance across the road on a 300mm. Glass wise this prime lens was bought for this purpose and anything shorter could not get the details. A zoom lens really would not cut it for this spot and deliver the quality. There is a big dip in the terrain so you have to be pulled back quite far. The perk for the couple is this makes it so that the spot is functionally most other proposals as at best on rare occasions we see a photographer with a 70-200mm. Most are in the 24-70mm range with what they have been using. By the time you crop in to see what is happening the image quality is extremely low and you realize the focus was likely off.
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. One thing to note is this is what we call the ‘alternate spot’ down a side trail.