Proposal | Sapphire Point Overlook | November
Proposal with a Hidden Photographer Down the Trail
We love it when a woman is getting proposed to and she does not know we are taking the her photo or that anyone is even around to take her photo. To do this like we did for Morgan and Melody you essentially need to be far away with a rather precise angle toward where they are located. In this case we dug out a nice little seat in the snow around 100 feet down the trail from them to take the moment with a 300mm. While this is a normal kind of thing for us as we precisely detail things out we did have a reminder that this is not the norm. It was not too long ago that we saw another photographer shoot a proposal. They were using a 35mm about 10 feet from the couple. At that range there is no way to hide. For us at 300mm we essentially need to be mindful of the clicks of the shutter on the DSLR. We can quiet them on the new body but with how secluded it was you could still hear a lot. She commented that she heard something but just thought it was the snow. We had a lot of fresh snow. It ranged from around 6-8 inches which was enough to make for the winter wonderland look with a sunny day to make things pop more against the blue sky. There were tears in this proposal. It sounded like she said he looked like he was about to tear up before he got down on one knee. Tears certainly flowed for her as the excitement of the ring spilled out. Another 8 minutes passed of just the reaction and her taking selfie photos with her showing the ring. It is all that classic stuff that you expect. Meanwhile we just stayed snuggled in the snow.
They had come out the night before when the storm was still dumping snow in the higher elevations. This made for a late night getting in as I-70 had been temporarily closed due to some accidents. Unfortunately their dog did not sound to have enough fir, hair, or body fat to not freeze in the cold weather. They rather stayed back in Denver to party with some other dogs. Maybe your parents will get married on a warmer day and you can be the best dog / dog of honor at their wedding?
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.