Captured & submitted by Katie Dawn Photo
John and Taylor are from Iowa and have been dating 5 years. They visited Colorado in September of last year and fell in love with the state, so John decided the next time they visited, he’d propose to Taylor. John set up another trip to Colorado this spring to surprise Taylor, and reached out to me to help plan the photos to get her reaction. John told Taylor were sledding on the dunes close to sunset and told Taylor he had to get something from the car- he met me in the parking lot for the dunes and we got everything all ready. John walked back up the dunes to Taylor and I trailed way behind, pretending to mind my own business. John dropped to one knee and I snapped the scene from afar, then ran up the dunes to congratulate the two and officially meet Taylor. We spent the rest of the evening running and jumping around the dunes, talking about wedding plans, how the two met, and what they planned to do with the rest of their time in Colorado.
Photographer: Katie Dawn Photo//