A LIVE engagement: Brandon and Kristin in Niagara Falls!!

Our friend, Brandon, called us about a month ago to see if we’d be willing to photograph his proposal to his girlfriend, Kristin.  Uh, YES!  Absolutely!!

The setting: Niagara Falls overlooking Horseshoe Falls on a Friday night, exactly 11 months after they first started dating. Perfect weather, a minimal amount of tourist traffic, and Kevin and myself photographing.  Plus, our 14-year-old son filming the entire thing.  And, I got to witness my first ever live proposal (that wasn’t to me, lol).

Trying to lip-read, it looks like he’s starting the “will” part of the immortal question:

The moment it hit:

 The answer was, “YES!!”  I think this is about the moment that the few passers-by began to applaud.

And, this face must mean – good choice in rings, Brandon!

More of those beautiful reactions:

And we weren’t finished yet.  Kristin’s sister secretly packed the clothes she wanted to wear for her engagement shoot.  So, immediately after the big moment, they changed, and we took this emotionally raw engagement shoot!

And, then, the icing on the cake.  Kristin began her phone calls to tell her family.  First call – her mom.  Awwwwww!

We were THRILLED to be there for this emotionally charged evening!  Brandon and Kristin, thank you so much for this gift.  May God bless you richly all the days of your lives.