Surprise Proposal at Yosemite National Park

Filed in engagement session, Engagements, Proposal — October 28, 2021

Yosemite Surprise Proposal

Britni and Zane’s surprise proposal at Yosemite National Park

A Sneaky Surprise

Every once in a while, I like to get a little sneaky on a future bride, and this surprise proposal at Yosemite was one I’ll never forget. We told Britni we were doing a styled shoot, but it was really a proposal! Sometimes a little lie is okay, right? Especially when it produces tears of joy for all involved.

We asked Britni afterward if she suspected anything, and to our delight, she said she had NO idea! Her only suspicion came about thirty seconds before Zane’s bended knee when he started saying really sweet things to her cliff-side.

To Capture or Not To Capture?

Some moments are meant to be private, while others are meant to be shared, and sometimes life allows us to have the magic combination of both these things. That’s why I love taking couples on these photography adventures. Sometimes I feel like a wildlife photography watching birds, enveloping myself into the landscape so I can shoot my subjects without interfering in their lives. I guess you could say I am a bird watcher, cause these two love birds really caught me eye. 😉

Britni said that she was “beyond happy” she has this moment on camera.

“Not only is it in my memory, but now I can walk around my house and be reminded of the best day of my life. One of the best feelings is to always be able to re-live the moment!”

Yosemite National Park

I love working with couples that crave adventure. Not a lot of people take on a 3,000 feet rocky climb with as much grace as these two, but for those willing to put in the sweat, the pay off is ten-fold. Especially when you’re lucky enough to be at Yosemite National Park.

Where else do you get over 1,200 square miles of stunning scenery, most of which has been untouched by man? The Half Dome is always a favorite sight, and is made especially more beautiful by the surrounding waterfalls you can see in the valleys all around.

For more about what I love about Yosemite, check out my Yosemite Elopement Guide.

Safety First

People often look at my adventures sessions and wonder how the couples look so comfortable on high cliffs, climbing up rocky terrains. It all begins with safety. It takes proper preparation and planning to execute a great adventure session, and I’m always so happy when couples tell me afterwards how comfortable they felt.

When Zane bent to one knee, and Brtini started crying, it was easy for us all to forget that we were 3,000 feet in the air.

Wedding Bells are Ringing

If you hadn’t guessed already, Britni said “yes!” and she and Zane are headed to Lake Tahoe soon to pick out a wedding venue for an early fall wedding next year. They are very excited to get married din the woods! We can’t wait for their big day. Many congratulations to the happy couple.


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