When I found out the Chris and I were going to be photographing a proposal… in Breckenridge… at the top of Peak 8, I was ELATED! How exciting! And talk about a view!
Chase and Paula are from Houston, and come to Breckenridge quite often to ski and take in some fresh mountain air. Making sure that Paula was unaware of Chase’s plans was very crucial. The plan for this Breckenridge engagement was this: We pretended we were from the local newspaper covering tourism at Breckenridge during the ULL festival. A few of their friends knowingly went ahead to meet with us so we could pretend as if we’d randomly selected them to write an article on. And hey, their friends were from Texas, Columbia, and Peru… so who would question that they were a great group to interview about visiting Colorado!
Once Chase and Paula made it to the top of Peak 8, everyone was asked to take a group photograph for the paper. Following suit, Chase’s brother and his girlfriend posed for a Couple’s image. It was time. Chris asked Chase and Paula to pose with Chase on his knees and Paula sitting on his knee to “Make up for their Height Difference” (Good thinking, Chris!)
When Paula stood up, Chase proposed! I think we were all just about as nervous as he was! Paula was genuinely shocked. I was amazed we were able to pull off being reporters. Go us. 🙂
After she said YES, we took a few scenic portraits at the top of Peak 8 before heading up to Sapphire Point for some Engagement Portraits.
Breckenridge was just beautiful. The weather was so incredible and quite warm for January. Sapphire point never disappoints, it continually takes my breath away. Congratulations, Paula and Chase!
Second Shooting with Chris Loring Photography
Peak 8 Breckenridge and Sapphire Point