It’s been on my photography bucket list to shoot a proposal – and a good one at that. I am a sucker for a good love story so when Steve contacted me about shooting his scavenger hunt proposal to Katie, I just about died. I HAD TO!
With my assistant Chaz at my side, we surprised Katie at her work (a school!) with the first of 5 clues – the whole time, she kept asking me to let her in on the secret, but I absolutely would not!
Steven spared no expense and hired a wonderful limo that waited for her outside to take her to her second stop. We had such a blast following Katie to the restaurant, Isabella, where they had their first date in.
The third stop was at Katie’s house so she could get ready and pampered. Upon walking through the door, Katie’s family and friends were waiting for her arrival inside! Steve’s family was even there via Skype!
Fourth and fifth stops were to close friends’ homes where more clues were given. At each stop, there were gorgeous roses and an overflowing amount of love. It is easy to see why Steve loves Katie. She is one of the most vibrant women that I have ever met, full of energy and incredible joy.
When we finally arrived at Erhardt’s Waterfront, Steve was down by the lake where he had setup a bonfire. Even though it was March, it was a blistery 18 degrees outside, but it certainly made for a beautiful frozen landscape. As soon as Katie saw Steve her excitement bubbled over and Steven could not wait any longer to get down on one knee and propose.
Katie’s look of pure shock was worth the whole escapade. We finished off the evening with a short engagement session on the beautiful frozen tundra. This was one of the best photographic experiences of my career and I am so grateful to them both for the chance to join them on this crazy ride!
Photos by Zen Photography