Proposal | Sapphire Point Overlook Trail | Fall
Colorado Mountain Fall Proposal Above Lake
You cannot ask for a much better day with the blue sky and white capped mountain peaks. Paul and Mariah had flew into Denver the day before from Kansas City. They seemed to do some exploring in Denver before spending the night in the Dillon area of the Colorado mountains. That morning they got up on their way to Glenwood Springs and made a spot at Sapphire Point. The sun had been up for an hour or so and was starting to break through the trees. No one was around except for a couple overdressed JW guys pushing their agenda. Thankfully, we were able to encourage them to keep moving by taking interest in their pamphlet. At first there was this concern that it could be a couple dads showing up for an impromptu wedding ceremony. That is rare that early in the morning but nonetheless not impossible in the fall. We then scurried back down the trail to take photos at a 300mm distance. The perk of this distance is we are not seen but the downside is if you are off there is less room for making up for the shortcoming. As there was a tree through his body we needed to move forward and up the hill. The proposal was 5 seconds and it was enough time for him to drop to his knee get her to put her hand to her face, wipe a tear, and give a hug. From there we took some additional photos overlooking the lake. We love the morning as you typically have more of the blue sky times of day and less people around. Sunset can be awesome but it is a maybe 1 in 5 chance of getting a good sunset with the thin clouds that come in most days.
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.