T Y L E R & A L E X I S
On Friday, December 23rd, at the Botanica Gardens Illuminations Display, Tyler had comprised a beautiful surprise plan by which he would propose to his girlfriend, Alexis. After scouting out an array of possible locations at which he could propose, Tyler and I met up to finalize the best possible location for him to propose. We ironed out the necessary logistics (I was amazed at how much time and thought he had put into making this not only a seamless event, but also surprise for Alexis), and everything was set for the 23rd.
On that night, the last night that Botanica's Illuminations Display was open, the gardens was filled with a sea of Wichitan's enjoying the Christmas season. The area that Tyler had selected for his proposal was a particularly population location (due to perhaps the height of the beautiful Christmas tree, paired with its being synchronized to the Chrismtas music being played). When Tyler, his daughter, and Alexis arrive to this spot, Tyler suggested --nonchalantly-- hopping the "fence" of Christmas lights and taking a photo of them closer to the tree. They all went along with the idea, and while they were taking the photo, Alexis' best friends came out from behind the tree with a sign saying, "Will you marry me?" As you can well guess, by the time Alexis turned around from seeing the sign Tyler was on one knee, and she said yes to what I would daresay was her favorite Christmas present this year. I'll let the photos tell the rest of the story that comes with this beautiful moment, but I just wanted to thank Tyler and Alexis for allowing me to be a part of it.
D O U G & M E L I S S A
December engagement sessions are always a favorite of mine, and this was especially true for Doug and Melissa’s engagement session last week! We began their winter-themed shoot at a tree farm that Doug’s family has procured their Christmas tree from for the last couple of years. While there we were able to take an array of sweet photos, framed in the green pines and the patches of lingering snow. After concluding the first part of their session, we headed toward Coronado Heights (my new favorite location to shoot!). Upon arriving I was delighted to find that not only were we the only individuals at the summit (the one “summit” of flat Kansas!), but also that we had the most perfect weather…a gorgeous sunset, 50 degree weather and no wind were an incredible gift! Even more beautiful than the views at Coronado Heights was the evident love and respect that Melissa and Doug have for one another. I hope that that is what truly shows in their photos!