Matt contacted me a few months ago asking if I photograph proposals. Yes! Right away I was impressed with his intention, efforts, and all the planning that went around this epic day for him and Carly. Good job, Matt! We scoped out a spot near Gold Medal Park and the Stone Arch Bridge. Unfortunately there aren't really any spots right there to be a super ninja photographer, but it all worked out. After dinner they made their way across the Stone Arch Bridge where I eagerly waited and tried to be as inconspicuous as possible with a giant zoom lens. The best part was that Carly didn't even notice me until afterward. It's always an honor to be a witness to these intimate moments between two people. Feeling super grateful to capture such meaningful moments. Thanks for letting me witness your love!
When I got asked by Nick if I would photograph his proposal to Keely, I said yes without yet realizing what an honor it would be to stand in the same room with these two during that moment. She had no idea the proposal was coming at this day or time, which was of course ideal and very exciting! I arrived about 45 minutes early, and within 15 minutes of being there I already was tearing up. "What the heck..." I thought to myself, "get it together! You're not even the one getting proposed to!" Then it came down to secretly hiding in the corner of the room, with minutes to spare before Nick and Keely walked in. I heard their voices coming down the hallway. Oh my gosh! It's happening! NOW! Then, I started actually crying with overwhelming joy and excitement for this moment. It didn't really stop until she said, "YES!" and everyone in the room had already cried as well. Now I understand that all of those tears were just an overwhelming release of joy, honor, and privilege of being the one they asked to join them in the room for that moment. My friends got engaged! I got to be there, in the moment. It was so beautiful. Great job, Nick! Good choice, Keely! You two are going to have a beautiful adventure together. Thank you SO much for letting me journey with you two on that day.