This Les Bourgeois wedding proposal photography session in Rocheport, MO had my heart spinning! Jeff reached out a few weeks before he planned to propose to his girlfriend McKenzie and asked about having the proposal documented. Of course, I was totally on board! There are always lots of details to work out for a successful wedding proposal photography shoot. Being a newspaper photographer, I know how important it is make sure you have all of the details figured out before capturing that magic moment, as it’s not something you could ever recreate!
Jeff and I planned to meet at Les Bourgeois the week before he planned to propose. That way, we could figure out exactly where I needed to stand to capture the moment McKenzie said yes! McKenzie and her best friend would be having lunch inside at the Bistro. Then, when they left, McKenzie’s friend would walk her to the edge of the bluff top to look for eagles. While they were looking across the river, Jeff would tiptoe to the walkway. When they turned around, she would be surprised with him down on one knee! Scroll down to see my favorite candid photos from this wedding proposal session…
The plan totally worked! At this point, my heart was racing!
This was definitely my favorite documentary photo of the day. If someone doesn’t smile while looking at this, I’m not sure we could be friends.
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I just loved everything about photographing this proposal! These people were just the nicest folks, and it was all so exciting! McKenzie was so thankful to have a photographer there to document such an important moment in their lives. Being able to share the proposal with their best friends was also incredible. And because I know lots of people are going to ask, McKenzie’s beautiful pear shaped vintage diamond engagement ring came from Vincent’s Jewelry in St. Louis. Photographing this proposal brought back so many happy memories from the moment I had said yes when Max asked me to marry him! From Jeff’s adorable nervousness to McKenzie’s sheer joy, I think I could be a professional proposal photographer and love it!
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