I dare you to find a better pair of goofballs than these two, who traveled to Colorado when their original vacation plans fell through. Estes Park does NOT disappoint as a second choice, and Omar still wanted to propose to Coley during their trip, so he contacted me to help coordinate his Dream lake sunrise proposal. Since these two are avid and able hikers, planning a proposal in Rocky Mountain National Park at Dream lake was perfect for them. Omar even waited for Coley to suggest that they hike to Dream Lake that morning – good thing she did as I was hiding up there ready for them! Sunrise is a perfect time to explore the hiking trails and beautiful lakes that Rocky is known for, and early September is always a wonderful time of year in the park. Actually, I have photographed a proposal at Dream lake every labor day weekend since I moved to Colorado! But back to our heroes, Omar and Coley, who were treated to a spectacular alpenglow on this clear morning. And Coley was treated to the surprise of her life, when Omar asked her to marry him after first going down on one knee faking that his leg was hurting after the hike! He created a one of a kind ring for her that highlighted their shared love of Dragon Ball Z, and she could not wipe the grin off her face for the rest of their engagement session at Dream Lake!! Best of all, these two let me see into their relationship right away, as they were their goofy fun selves the ENTIRE time, and didn’t mind that I shot her grabbing his booty, dorky dancing on the rocks, and even jamming her engagement ring-laden finger up his nose. Yup, that happened. We talked (about our cats) the entire way down the mountain to the parking lot and I felt like I’d made true friends – I was just so happy our paths crossed and I got to create these photographs of their dream lake proposal. I’m sure we will meet again! Congratulations Omar & Coley!