It’s fun to think that you know, before anyone else, that something EPIC is about to happen… and as a wedding and documentary photographer to be able to have that kind of foresight to that much emotion is a pretty powerful feeling. Superman powerful. It’s probably one of the main reasons why I loved being a wedding photographer so much. So when Zac asked me to be a part of his proposal to Morgan, I did not even hesitate to jump headfirst into it, and so the planning began. He found a great spot in Oyster Creek Park in Sugarland, TX, and kept the ring from her for 2 months. It takes a lot to really think out a proposal, and it is even more difficult to trust someone else with that secret. Zac and I put together a video to show Morgan after the proposal of family and friends, and he had to let them all in on the secret and also trust them not to let the cat out of the bag. The video turned out so well, and I was happy that he let me in on it.
I was trying to sort out my gameplan, and I guess I could have been very obvious and get up close as it was happening in plain sight. It was a park, afterall, and I am sure no one would have noticed. But I really did not want to ruin the surprise of it all. Morgan had no idea this was about to hit her on their anniversary, in fact, she didn’t even realize where her mother was taking her (as it was supposed to be brunch… not a long drive to Sugarland to meet Zac in a random park). So I hid, in the bushes, undetected, ninja-style, with a 600mm lens to capture the moment. I wanted to share some of those photos with you – It really was sweet, and I could not hear anything that was going on, but it looked like an amazing moment.
Thankfully, Zac called me out from my hiding, and I got to be the first to congratulate the couple and take a quick photo of them in all their newly-engaged-gloriness.
I wish them the very best! I have never met a guy like Zac before. He really is such a funny, thoughtful and kind person, and I am grateful to have been a part of this special moment for Morgan and Zac.
This is Zac as we were at the park, plotting out the picnic space:
Nope… couldn’t hide here – they spotted me
And when I found the perfect spot… I’m pretty sure it was in a bed of poison ivy. But I found my vantage point for the afternoon, and nope they couldn’t see me.
It was ridiculously hot, as it usually is in Houston, so I am glad that he found a shaded area. Even so, I was drenched afterwards.
And then all of a sudden, Zac’s sisters who were helping him scattered, and Zac went off to meet up with Morgan.
He had been writing her letters – and this was the last of the series of letters. He told me, “when she reads the letter, it’s go time” to let me know when he would be having her turn around as he kneeled down to propose.
Something about these two – they knew how to hold each other -perfectly. I wish them all the blessings in the world.
I must have been cutting onions while I was piecing this video together:
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