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Patrick's Proposal to Jenna

This past weekend I photographed something I had never photographed before: a marriage proposal! Patrick contacted me a couple weeks before and explained how he wanted to surprise his girlfriend Jenna. There was an event going on out at Reflection Bay Golf Club by Lake Las Vegas and that is where he wanted to pop the big question. We met up to go over the details, to figure out the perfect spot for him to bring her, and, of course, a place for me to hide! We even notified security of my presence so they wouldn't think I was some random weirdo hiding out with a camera.

The big day came and I arrived early to make sure I was in place with plenty of time to spare. I got a text from Patrick saying they were running a little late. No biggie, there would still be good light. I got another text saying they'd be running a little later. Now, I was starting to get a little worried because they'd be arriving almost exactly at sunset, but I knew I could still make it work. As the sun set, I saw them walking toward the spot. They chatted for a bit, then he got down on one knee and that was my queue! Click, click, click... I shot like I never shot before, capturing the moment as it unfolded. There were smiles and tears of joy. Their families then came out to congratulate them, allowing me to capture more special moments.

I'm so happy for these two and I'm honored that I got to photograph their special day!

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