When David contacted me a few months ago to photograph his proposal while he was on vacation with his girlfriend, I got excited. I love photographing wedding proposals and photograph a handful each year.
They came out to Colorado to celebrate his 30th birthday. Lindsay had no idea the celebration would also be for their engagement. David and I texted that day to figure out exact timing because their schedule was in flux. Luckily Bear Lake had a fair amount of people walking around, so I blended in just fine. I had seen a photograph of them before, so knew who I was looking for.
When they came up, I was hoping David would make his way to the middle of the lake for the actual proposal, and he did just that. Lindsay was completely shocked and surprised as he got down on one knee.
I photographed from farther away and then sprinting closer as he proposed. She was laughing and crying all at once.
After the disbelief and shock wore off (a little), we made our way to some open shade for a few portraits. The sun was so bright that we needed to find a little shade to eliminate any squinting.
There wasn’t much prompting this cute couple needed while doing portraits. They were lovey and happy to oblige my requests for snuggling.
One of my favorites (and their’s!) as their joy is so obvious.
Colorado – you are so beautiful! What a perfect backdrop for a perfect day.
Ruth HahnMarch 23, 2018 at 3:04 pm
Wonderful capture of my baby girls engagement! Thank you Kara!
ValeriaMarch 29, 2018 at 2:09 pm
Such beautiful, genuine reactions!! <3 <3 Congratulations!
Chelsea EllingsonMarch 29, 2018 at 2:12 pm
THIS is SO sweet!! I swear I’m not also tearing up…a little….
Jennie CrateMarch 29, 2018 at 4:07 pm
How beautiful! They’re so excited and she was so surprised!
KathrynMarch 29, 2018 at 4:08 pm
These are so sweet! She definitely looks surprised! great job!
SonjaMarch 29, 2018 at 9:30 pm
Squeeee! omg her reaction!!! What an adorable couple!!! And what a fun session! I freaking LOVE hiding and surprising people. lol! Awesome work.
SarahMarch 30, 2018 at 9:33 am
Ah I love proposal! Great job capturing all the raw emotion of the moment <3
SheaMarch 30, 2018 at 2:33 pm
Oh these are so amazing!!! I love proposals!