When Erin let me know she had someone who was looking to have their proposal photographed, I said ‘YES!’ without hesitation. I was still riding high on the surprise proposal I’d witnessed three weeks prior and couldn’t wait to be a part of another. I reached out to Logan (one half of the future bride and groom to be) and after actually speaking to him I was even more excited. As Logan told me his plan for proposing to his girlfriend I found myself ‘awww-ing’ out loud. More than once. He had clearly put a lot of time and energy, and most importantly love, into his plan to ask Lindsey to be his wife.
When I showed up where the proposal was going to happen I was greeted by Logans sister, some nieces and nephews, a couple brothers, a brother in law and even their pastor! Logan had enlisted his entire family to pull of his plan so that it would hopefully be a complete surprise. His sister quickly filled me in on the last minute details and I started snapping photos of the scene. The rose lined pathway, the candle lanterns and the beautiful hand painted sign that his Aunt had created, were all set up and waiting.
Before I knew it, I was getting the signal that they would be pulling up any minute and that I should go into ‘hiding’. ( I may or may not have been humming the theme to Mission Impossible as I tucked myself behind a bush up against the building.) I started snapping as soon as I saw them head up the walkway and watched as he presented her with one rose to signify each important things they had been through.
As they began to walk toward the candle lit path I tried to stay close, but out of the way so that I wouldn’t interrupt the moment. I knew the actual proposal would be happening as they got closer to the sign, and I also knew I was going to have to control my own water works. It was the sweetest sight to see a couple make the commitment to be married.
I saw Lindsey nod several times, and Logan placed the ring on her finger!!! After a brief hug and kiss (and probably the coolest thing Ive ever seen at a proposal–but more on that in a minute) one by one Logans family came out of hiding to congratulate the couple.I always love the moment when I am ‘discovered’. 🙂
I was so honored to play a small role in capturing this surprise proposal and wish Logan and Lindsay the most beautiful future. OH! And I promised Id go back to the coolest thing Ive seen at a proposal. Did anyone notice the plume of smoke drifting into one of the photos above? It was the remnants of this!!! There is no other way celebrate a proposal on the 4th of July weekend!