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Denver Botanic Gardens Proposal Photos at Blossoms of Light

January 3, 2013

Denver Botanic Gardens Proposal Photos During Winter Holidays at Blossoms of Light

I have some magical pretty little Denver Botanic Gardens Proposal Photos created at the annual Blossoms of Light event to share on the journal today. The Blossoms of Light is an immersive holiday light display that Denver Botanic Gardens switches out every year and has become a favorite holiday season activity for families in the Denver area.

These special people featured in these Blossoms of Lights pictures today are part of my family. Brandon is my little brother-in-law and he decided he wanted to propose to his girlfriend Lauren over Christmas break and he asked if I might be able to photograph it for them. These two good looking people met while attending Eastern Washington University in Cheney. Brandon is one of the star wide receivers for the Eagles and Lauren attends with a soccer scholarship. They have an adorable chocolate lab named Moose and now they get to make their little family official:)

The Denver Botanic Gardens with their holiday light display made the perfect backdrop for a beautiful winter wonderland proposal setting. We came up with a cover story that I needed them to pose for me for a few photos for my portfolio and Brandon told Lauren they were going to go to a nice dinner afterward so they were all dressed up for that. After I put them into a nice location, Brandon got down on one knee and presented his grandmother’s ring to Lauren who swears it was all a surprise for her:) We walked around for a little after the proposal photos took place capturing a few more engagement photos for them. I particularly love that we found a mistletoe for them to kiss under.
Congratulations you two little lovebirds!

Romantic Denver Botanic Gardens Proposal Photos During Winter
Romantic Blossoms of Light Engagement Photos During Winter at Denver Botanic Gardens

I can’t believe some of the plants still looked so nice!

Mistletoe kisses!

Kissing under the mistletoe at Denver Botanic Gardens Proposal Photos from Blossoms of Light
Denver Botanic Gardens Proposal Photos during winter at Blossoms of Light


Check out my favorite proposal and engagement photos ever in THIS GALLERY!


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  1. Katie Lou says:

    Aww! How awesome that you were able to be there to capture this for them! Great images, and memories! Congrats to them!

  2. Megan says:

    Awww. I love it! These are just beautiful.

  3. These are so amazing, and how special you could be there to capture the joy! Congrats to them both!

  4. Brandi says:

    Wow, what an amazing moment – the love on their faces just beam through your photographs! And I LOVE the mistletoe, it’s the perfect touch! Congratulations to them!

  5. OK – these made me tear up a little bit. SO sweet! Congrats to them!

  6. Samantha says:

    These are so sweet! How awesome you were able to capture this for them! The mistletoe shot is my favorite!

  7. Oh My Gosh gorgeous! THey live up by me 🙂 I’m in Eastern Washington. Congrats to them. I need some botanic gardens!

  8. Kori says:

    These are gorgeous, as always! Love your framing!