Colorado Proposal / Dillon, Colorado
I've been waiting since last July for the engagement session of Marcella & Trevor. But today, you're not going to see their engagement session. Why, you ask? Because I am the worst at blogging. But as all new years go, I'm working on staying up to date in 2018! And with this comes catching up. So before we hasten into 2018, let's go back in time to July 2017.
Trevor reached out to me last summer to ask about capturing his proposal to Marcella - needless to say, I was on board. They both live in Texas, but the mountains were calling (as they always are). Looking back, I think I was as nervous at Trevor was - without being able to meet beforehand, I had to sort of wing it with directions and planning. Fortunately I had been to Sapphire Point before, but I couldn't remember details on things like bushes - which happen to make excellent hiding spots.
The night before, I picked up some of their family members coming in for the surprise from the Denver airport (which also happened to include my best friend) and we made the drive to Frisco. We didn't get in until after midnight, but the alarm was set for the crack of dawn. We had planned for an early morning proposal to avoid the crowds (always a good idea) and so they could enjoy the entire day with family.
I showed up at Sapphire Point probably 2 hours before proposal time. In retrospect, that was extra of me. But in reality, I was terrified (as mentioned previously). The hide-worthy bush/tree/rock situation was dismal. I couldn't really figure out where I was going to squat. After 2 hours of debating, I marked a spot in the dirt trail that I told Trevor to look out for previously, I hid in the back of my car, and then I waited.
OF COURSE he parked right next to me. I forgot to tell him what car I drove - fortunately, no one noticed the possibly dead human laying face down in the trunk of the 4runner next to them. Once they started to make their way down the trail, I slid out of the car and followed half way down. Trevor took Marcella to the lookout point, stayed a few minutes, then made his way back up the trail. I was hidden in a very sparse tree but I made sure I was angled just right so that they couldn't see me. I could tell Trevor was scanning, praying that I was there somewhere!
X marked the spot and there he stopped. Down on one knee, Trevor proposed to Marcella on a perfectly blue, perfectly sunny Colorado morning with the Tenmile Range as the backdrop. I eventually made my way from the "hiding spot" and had all the feels - what an amazing moment to witness. So honored they trusted me to capture it! I gave them a hug, we took a few photos, and I pretended like I was off to Denver!
But surprise, I wasn't. I zoomed over to the cabin where I ran inside just before Trevor & Marcella made it back. As she walked into the house, she was surprised by their families. So many wonderful tears and I'm so happy I could capture it all.
So long story long - I present to you the proposal at Sapphire Point!