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Boulder Sunrise Hike and Mountaintop Proposal


Couple on Green Mountain in Boulder with 3D Mountain Map

When Kyle first reached out to me he wrote "I found your website from a Google search and love your photos! I also saw that you love hiking and are a morning person so figured you might be a great fit for this." HA! Yes, indeed, I was the perfect fit. I will take any excuse to hike, and as a natural lark (I love mornings and don't even drink caffeine) I was totally game for a sunrise excursion.


Kyle could not have gotten luckier with the weather for his proposal to Angela. When COVID got in the way of his original plan to propose in mid-September it took quite a while for him to find the perfect morning to reschedule. When a weather window appeared in November we didn't hesitate to get this proposal back on track.


Anyone who recognizes this Boulder hike will agree that it's pretty tight at the peak of this mountain. Finding a place to hide a photographer required a mountain goat-style perch on a rock and a lot of pre-planning where I drew an exact stick figure image of where Kyle could kneel down. I knew exactly which rock he would use and he executed everything perfectly - not an easy feat with a diamond ring burning a hole in your pocket. You'll see a lot of panoramic photographs because it was the only way I could convey to their family and friends the beauty and scale of the location.


So there we were, with Kyle on one knee as the sun rose behind him. Angela said yes - we felt pretty confident but it's always a great moment of elation when it happens ;) Afterwards they climbed up to the 3D mountain map with views west over the Continental Divide as the rising sun continued to make a spectacular show for us. The wind was quite strong and despite me saying we had 'perfect' weather you have to understand that 'perfect' on an exposed mountain peak in November at 6am is still cold! But despite the wind and chilly temperatures I think you'll agree that this proposal - and their celebratory photos afterwards - turned out completely wonderful. If you're engaged, let me know your proposal story in the comments! Would you have had the patience to wait for a rescheduled hike? Would you commit to a sunrise proposal?




A sunrise proposal on a hike in Boulder Colorado

A sunrise hiking proposal in Boulder Colorado


A couple gets engaged looking over Boulder Colorado from the mountains


A couple looking east over Boulder Colorado from the mountains



Green Mountain 3D Map Boulder

Green Mountain Boulder Cairn at Peak

A couple climbing a boulder at sunrise

Boulder Colorado hike with alpenglow at sunrise

A cloud inversion on the Continental Divide, view from Boulder

A man kisses a woman on the cheek in Boulder at sunrise

A couple watches sunrise after proposing in Boulder

A couple on a mountain top in Boulder after their proposal

A couple on a mountain top in Boulder after proposing

A panorama of Green Mountain at sunrise after a proposal


A view of Bear Peak from Green Mountain with a newly engaged couple

A view of Bear Peak from Green Mountain with an engaged couple



A view of Bear Peak from Green Mountain during a proposal

Engagement ring on red sandstone in Boulder



A couple celebrating a proposal in Boulder at sunrise

A couple celebrates their engagement in Boulder at sunrise

A couple who just got engaged in Boulder on a hike


A couple who just got engaged in Boulder while hiking


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