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If we had to pick our absolute favorite place in the U.S. for an engagement session, it would hands down be Colorado. It has such a diverse landscape, and the mountains there are seriously one of the most magical places ever. That’s why we think that Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the best places in Colorado for engagement photos.
The options for locations can be overwhelming when you start planning your Rocky Mountain National Park engagement photos. But with over 350 miles of maintained hiking trails, you definitely have enough options to pick the perfect place! For warmer weather outfits, you’ll want to choose a time between June and early September, but if you don’t mind seeing some snow, the rest of the year is totally up for grabs! Of course, you’ll just need to make sure there isn’t too much snow, haha. When the weather isn’t too harsh, Trail Ridge Road offers some of the most spectacular views. Bear Lake Trail is one of our go-to spots, even just for vacation, because it provides three amazing lake views — Nymph Lake, Dream Lake and Emerald Lake. Just note, they do close down Trail Ridge Road as soon as the heavy snow hits, but luckily, we got there just in time for this adventure.
If having your engagement photos in Rocky Mountain National Park wasn’t dreamy enough, Matt & Rebecca actually got ENGAGED there! Yes, a surprise proposal in Rocky Mountain National Park! Before we dive too far into details, we must give mad props to Matt for this incredible idea that he took so much time to plan out perfectly.
Let’s rewind to a couple of months before our annual Colorado trip. Matt reached out to us, he was planning a fantastic surprise getaway for him and Rebecca. Not only was the trip just a sweet little escape, but he was also planning on asking THE question, yeah, that little “would you spend forever with me” question. Through a few short emails, we decided on a game plan that would convince Rebecca to wake up at 4am, get dressed up, and hike in 30-degree weather with us, all without knowing Matt would be getting down on one knee during this adventure. Matt even ordered the most perfect, discreet low-profile ring box to hide away the ring in his jacket.
Fast forward to THE day, and we’re waking up at 3:30am to drive 2 1/2 hours to make it to the trail before sunrise. Oh, and did we mention that Colorado got their first snow of the season just two days before?! Perfection! We make it to the parking lot, and just like before every proposal we’ve photographed, the butterflies hit us. We all waited in our cars with the heat on full blast until just before the sun peaked out, and then we hit the trail.
We’ll let the photos tell the rest of the story, but it was seriously the warmest freezing day we’ve ever experienced. From Rebecca’s reaction to Matt’s excitement and the way they just loved each other, it was such a beautiful moment to be able to capture.
Check out their proposal and the Rocky Mountain National Park engagement photos that followed.
So are you convinced yet that the only way to go is to have Rocky Mountain National Park engagement photos? Reach out and let’s start planning something magical!