Surprise Mountaintop Proposal

I love surprises. I love getting gifts unexpectedly. I love giving gifts unexpectedly. I love surprising people.

So when few months ago, my friend Thad texted me to say that he was wanting to propose to his girlfriend, and would I be available to document it, I jumped at the chance.

We had the whole thing set up, and of course, Oklahoma weather had to interfere. About 5 minutes before they arrived for their hiking adventure, it poured down rain.

Once the rain stopped, I had my camera out to take photos of my little decoy.


I was just a mom with a camera, a stranger being nice, taking their photo on top of Mt. Scott. Then when they were looking at the camera, his plan was to go down on one knee with a fake ring first, since it was April Fool’s Day.

Then after they laughed, he went back down and really proposed. It was an amazingly touching moment to witness, one of my favorite photography moments so far.



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