Every photographer has a bucket list, things, events, places, people, etc. you’re itching to shoot… mine has pretty much included a small handful of things, a wedding in the Caribbean (thanks Alan & Ashley!) and a proposal. On Christmas Eve, I happily got to cross the second one off my bucket list. Josiah explained that his girlfriend, Jenna would be in town visiting from Michigan over Christmas and wanted to propose at the business school on Elon’s campus, where they’d ended their first date.
We worked through the, ahem.. minor details.. of getting into a locked school building, climbing out a window, hiding, sunlight, etc. and when the moment arrived, I was giddy. Josiah had me meet his brother and sister with a borrowed key card to get me into the building, it was a little chilly, so we hung out inside the building until several minutes before our go time. We started crawling out the window on to the balcony a little early, and his brother spotted them, so we basically slid into place at the last second before Jen saw us… phew!!! Staked out around the corner, muffled by the sound of a large hvac unit, I could snap away obliviously while Jen’s jaw hit the floor! After happily accepting, we did lots of photos around the business school!
It was one of the sweetest moments, and I’m so thankful I was there to witness it. Enjoy a peek into Jenna’s “yes” to Josiah! View their entire gallery here.