Victoria and Yuri

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How We Met

We meet when we were 12-13, and my bestfriend was cousins with my fiance. I always had a huge crush on him for years, and I and my friends during middle school lunch would joke around that I will marry him someday. Crazy to say but that little feeling lasted for years and years, despite us going our separate ways and dating other people. Then I ended up shooting my cousin’s wedding, and Yuri was the best man and that’s where things started again. The moment I knew he was the one for me, was when we were walking around during Christmas time looking at lights in a neighborhood. And it’s like a moment of realization that hit me. I’ll never forget it.

How They Asked

Being a photographer myself, I have shot so many proposals but never expected mine to be such a perfect surprise. On May 10th, I went on vacation with my family to Utah. Yuri made it seem like he was working at the station that day, but little did I know that he was flying in also. My sisters were throwing me off the whole trip, so didn’t think it was going to happen that week at all.

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We were taking family photos on the salt flats, and a random photographer came up and said she knew me from Instagram, and offered to take some photos of us. As we were taking them, Yuri drove up behind us. We all turned around to see who it was and I lost it. I knew what was happening. I started crying and shaking and running away in complete shock. I kept saying ” I know what’s going on!!”

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He proposed and my family was all watching, my mom was crying and I have never seen my dad smile so hard. I couldn’t stop shaking in shock for the next hour. The ring is absolutely beautiful, and Yuri had a custom engraving inside of it <3

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Special Thanks

Shelby Brion
 | Photographer
Mira Redko
 | Planning
Lina Redko
 | Planning