I just love shooting surprise proposals! When Chris contacted me to photograph his proposal to his girlfriend Trinity, he already knew exactly where it would take place: the Columbus Zoo. This location was special to them, as it was the first place he, Trinity and her son Thatcher visited all together. Though they live in Akron, they really love our zoo here in Columbus!
So the three of them jumped in a car and headed down to Columbus two Saturdays ago for another visit. It was a gorgeous, sunny morning, the day before Easter, and the zoo was packed with visitors. Chris and I came up with a plan: I would approach them and ask to take their picture, as if I’m a zoo employee. It worked perfectly – I put them exactly where I wanted them, took a couple formal portraits, and then Chris dropped down to one knee! Trinity was totally shocked, and said yes!
Chris also presented Thatcher with a proposal gift of his own – an engraved pocket watch.
After a few more portraits, I sent the three of them off to enjoy the rest of their day at the zoo! Congratulations to Chris, Trinity and Thatcher!