Proposal | Sapphire Point Overlook | February | Sunset
It was one of those rare weather days with full sun making for blue skies contrasting against the snow capped mountains. It it rare that you get that kind of beauty as normally there is a high level cloud as you get later in the day. There had been 5 feet of snow the week before in the Breckenridge and it looked like people had packed it down to a foot of snow. It was a warm day in the mid 40’s. One thing we love about this spot is being able to be truly hidden away. This is a really hard thing to accomplish and takes a lot of precious to coordinate but it makes for getting the true candid emotion as seen in this photoshoot.
While this shoot was at sunset at this point we would not recommend this time of day because it is crazy busy with people, photoshoots, and potentially weddings. In this case there was 1 engagement session, 1 senior photoshoot, 1 other proposal, someone who verbalized they were checking out the spot for a proposal the next day, and an unscheduled wedding. That is all on top of a regular flow of people through the spot. So what is the solution to this? If you do some looking you might find the overlook is ‘reservable’ which might seem like a good idea. If you read it though the “reservation” says its public land and you cannot restrict access. So what is the point? Well from what we have gathered is that it creates some order for weddings at the location and generates some revenue for the Forest Services. We have done a number of weddings there and people come down there still during the ceremony. So in the argument of greater to lesser if they disturb a wedding ceremony with 30 people why would they respect something with no signage and just two people? Our solution has been to do another time of day or a different place and it has worked well. We have also come up with an alternate spot off the parking lot but the accessibility will depend on the snow pack.
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 Sapphire Point.