Judy and Richard

Where to Propose in Wiseman, Alaska

How We Met

We met in 2012 at the CSUN Career Center when I started as a graduate intern. During training, in an effort to get quiet Richard to talk, I asked him if he could teach me how to use a camera one day. We haven’t stopped talking since that day, and I am now his wife and biggest supporter of his photography. He even named his company after me!

How They Asked

We took a trip to Alaska in an effort to see the Northern Lights. Richard sneakily told me that he was too stressed to plan a proposal, so I wasn’t expecting anything more than a pleasant trip. After waiting hours for cloud cover to clear, we finally saw hints of green in the sky. He cleverly asked me to pose for a picture and set up a time lapse to capture the moment. At 2 am, in Wiseman, Alaska, on a frozen river well above the Arctic Circle, in -10 degrees weather, the Northern Lights burst to life, and Richard finally found the perfect place to propose to me.

Judy's Proposal in Wiseman, Alaska

He turned to me and said, “Isn’t this a perfect moment?” I agreed, and he continued “You know what would make it even more perfect?” He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I said yes! =) It’s been 3 years to the day since that magical moment, and it still stands out as one of the best days of our lives.

Special Thanks

Richard Chambers
 | Photographer