One year ago today, I proposed to my now wife, Leah and six crazy months later, we were married. What a day it was!
Our engagement story is a fun one. It's not unusual for Leah and I to take walks and enjoy the outdoors, so I knew I wanted to propose while we were outside having a casual day with each other. We planned in advance to go downtown on a Saturday to see the botanical gardens and walk the grounds since it was an excellent spring day. It would be a complete suprise to Leah that this would be the day and place I would ask her to marry me!
I broght some camera supplies with us to take some photos of the two of us together. It didn't seem unusual to Leah since I love to take pictures all the time anyway. We were able to try a few locations and set up the tripod to get just the right shot. I was using the GoPro camera and was able to control it from my phone. Once we got the right photo, I "turned off the camera", but actually set it in time lapse mode to take a photo every second of the proposal to come next.
Since it was only a few days before Leah's birthday, I prepared an "early present" for her to open. It was a photo book with a collection of pictures of me and Leah since we first met in 1995. We have known each other for a long time and have many pictures together over the years ranging all sort of locations and activities. As we looked through the photos together, I secretly prepped the ring behind my back. Upon turning to the last page of the book, Leah saw a page with only photo corners in place and the words "The Day I Proposed To You." I got down on my knee, told her how much I loved her and asked her to marry me!
She was thrilled! I was thrilled! It was fantastic and exciting and perfect! And I was able to capture the entire thing on camera without her knowing anything was coming.