PROPOSAL. She said "Yes!"

Last night I had the opportunity to photograph a wedding proposal. A little backstory. I was photographing a wedding a couple of years ago and I had the opportunity to speak to a young couple. I asked them how long they had been dating and they told me a year or so. I jokingly told the guy that if he ever proposed to his girlfriend to give me a call and I'd photograph it. I gave him my card. Well, about two weeks ago he called me and said he was ready to "pop the question" and would I capture it for him. Sure! So a lot of planning, reconning of the area, checking the weather, and getting the timing right, he decided to propose in downtown Wilmington, NC at about sunset. Sunset was right about 6:00 and I got in position at about 5:30 in case they were a little early. We were texting each other when we could, as we couldn't let her know something big was coming. It was warm with heavy clouds so we didn't get a sunset, but it didn't' matter as "she said yes!" People in the background started applauding and cheering as they realized what was happening. Afterwards, we took a couple of shots along the Wilmington Riverwalk as they had dinner reservations and we didn't have a lot of time. Now all they have to do is pick a date and plan the wedding. Great couple, they're going to do well!

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The Ring.

He pulls the ring out on the Riverwalk in Wilmington, NC. 

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Knee.

The moment he dropped to his knee. She knows what's coming.

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Propose

Placing the ring on her finger. Wilmington, NC Riverwalk.

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Kiss

A kiss. Wilmington, NC Riverwalk.

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Happy.

Happiness. Wilmington, NC Riverwalk. Love the expressions of the onlookers in the background.

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Hug.

Shear joy, as they realized that a wedding was in their future. 

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Pose

Posing for a picture on the Wilmington, NC Riverwalk with the Battleship NC in the far background. B&W photo.

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Pose

Posing for a photo in front of Riverboat Landing restaurant in downtown Wilmington, NC.

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Photo.

Posing for a photo on the Cape Fear River with the Memorial Bridge in the background. Wilmington, NC. 

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Ring.

Posing with the ring. Cape Fear Memorial Bridge in the background. Wilmington, NC.