LOCATION // Imperial Sand Dunes in Southern California
FREAKING PUMPED ABOUT THIS 😭😍
I had Colt write out his proposal story so y'all can get all of the lovey-dovey, sweet-surprising vibes we got when this all went down.
"It was a plan that had been set in motion a few weeks in advance. We would be in Colorado with my sister-in-law who just so happens to be a wedding photographer, what are the odds right? So we went out on a morning hike on Friday to the Flatirons in Boulder, Colorado. After taking Clay and Rachel's pictures as a cover up, Rach asked if Em and I wanted some pictures together. My response was, 'Yeah!' but Em's was, 'Maybe later.' She hadn't been feeling well that morning so after anxiously walking barely five minutes, Rach offers again and Em begrudgingly accepts.
So at the foot of the mountain I got down on one knee as Rachel captured every sweet moment. Emily truly did not see it coming. Her first words when I went to one knee were, 'What are you doing?' But once she figured it out both of our eyes welled up with tears. I told her how much she meant to me and how I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. After asking for her hand in marriage she, without hesitation, said 'Yes!'. I've never seen so much joy in a person's eyes as I slid the ring onto her finger and the only day that will top it is the day we can finally say 'I Do'.
Long and steep stairs led my feet to the bottom of what would be the most beautiful beach I've ever seen with my own eyes. Sarah, the bride to be, had picked out this location for her and Jeff's engagement shoot. When I finally hit the bottom of the stairs that were hanging onto the cliffside, I searched with eager eyes to find Sarah and Jeff. Unfortunately, this would be our first meeting together since I live in the Midwest and they on the coast. A needed Skype date never happened. Searching and asking, I just could not find them. Service for my phone was close to the 1x mark, which we all know means nothing. No service. Finally after a long 15 minutes (seriously, 15 minutes of anticipation is a long time) our eyes met. We greeted one another with a warm hug. And then squealed. Because we both knew... this shoot was going to be incredible. What could be better than love, sunshine and the insane creation we were surrounded with?