Fall Denver Botanic Gardens Proposal | Collin & Erin

Collin had picked out the spot — the moon gate at the PlantAsia section of the Denver Botanic Gardens.

That’s where he would propose to Erin, his girlfriend of one-and-a-half years.

As I do with all surprise proposals, Collin and I talked and texted for several weeks to plan the timing and location. Once I got in position — posing as the unassuming tourist with a very large camera taking pictures of flowers — he moved to the gate, holding Erin’s hand.

He got down on one knee, and Erin gasped — genuinely surprised. Without hesitation, she said yes.

The Gardens that day weren’t very crowded thanks for our timing for doing this on a weekday. But the fall colors were still in bloom, and we had the entire place nearly to ourselves.

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Daniel Petty

Dan has photographed weddings and done work for editorial and commercial clients, including The Denver Post, Running Times, The Associated Press and others.
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