Bitter-sweet Mountain Proposal at Sapphire Point

Derick and Katie are preparing to relocate to the Chicago area and with heavy hearts. Derick made a plan for them to visit Breckenridge, CO one last time in order to say good-bye to the Rocky Mountains.  Little did Katie know that Derick wanted to ask for her hand in marriage while surrounded by their beloved mountains.

Derick contacted me asking about my marriage proposal photography services.  He was researching locations in the mountains to “pop the question” and decided on Sapphire Point.  Knowing that this overlook can be a high traffic area we made contingency plans to cover this concern.  Derick mentioned a champagne celebration but was unsure how he would smuggle a bottle with him without raising Katie’s suspicions.  I told Derick that was part of my service.  I would arrive before them, hide myself with a clear line of sight of his location, and then appear with the champagne after she said yes.

I arrived 30 minutes ahead of Derick to find a wedding ceremony at the overlook.  I quickly sent Derick a text message and requested that he slow down and attempt to delay his arrival for at least 20 minutes.  Derick getting lost while driving is a normal occurrence so Katie really had no clue when they made a “wrong turn” in Breckenridge.  This bought the couple just enough time.  I had my spot picked out, I marked an “X” where I wanted Derick to propose, the couple arrived and this is what it looked like…

A "X" marked the location where he should "pop the question".

Marriage proposal planning sometimes involves marking the spot where you want the proposal to take place.

Saying good bye to the mountains just moments before he proposes to his girlfriend.

Just moments before he kneels down to ask for her hand in marriage.

Down on one knee to propose marriage near Breckenridge, CO

This man is proposing to his girlfriend at Sapphire Point near Frisco, CO.

Tears of joy from this newly engaged fiancee at Sapphire Point near Frisco, CO.

Newly engaged fiancee is over come with tears of joy after saying yes to his marriage proposal on Sapphire Point Overlook.

Popping a bottle of champagne after she said yes to his marriage proposal at Sapphire Point Overlook

After she said yes to his marriage proposal a champagne toast tradition at Sapphire Point Overlook.

Admiring her engagement ring while sipping on champagne at Sapphire Point Overlook.

Admiring her engagement ring while sipping on champagne at Sapphire Point Overlook.

Shock and surprised newly engaged fiancee showing off her emotions

Still in shock of his marriage proposal, this newly engaged “bride to be” is full of emotions.

Couple smiling after becoming engaged at Sapphire Point Overlook near Breckenridge, CO

This couple is showing off their smiles at Sapphire Point Overlook near Frisco, CO after she said yes to his marriage proposal.

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Me goofing off with a client and his now finance after snowmobiling up Machine Gun Ridge near Vail, CO.

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