When Walter emailed me about wanting to have his proposal to Christina captured in photos, I was so excited for them without even knowing them. They’d be coming from Northern California to spend a few days in town and being that Vegas is one of their favorite cities, Walter thought it would be the perfect time and place to pop the question.
Then, when we spoke on the phone about everything from our love for wine to narrowing down the details and location for his proposal, I was so happy I was going to be there to document it. I couldn’t wait to meet them and document Christina’s reaction to Walter’s proposal.
I seriously thought I was more nervous than Walter, but I’m sure that’s impossible! I waited very nonchalantly at our designated spot. Once I saw them walking towards me, I walked away a little and started pretending I was adjusting camera settings. Thank goodness my acting skills were on point and Christina didn’t notice me at all! haha Actually, more like we were on the strip and people with cameras don’t stand out!
Photographing the proposal gave me goosebumps. It was such a privilege to get to be the person to document that special moment! Once folks walking by started clapping and yelling congrats from the sidewalk, I thought it was a good time to introduce myself to Christina and explain I was not a creeper but that Walter had been planning this for weeks and had contacted me to photograph it. I think that just gave Walter extra brownie points for sure!
After the proposal, we walked around and got some amazing engagement photos for them around the outside of the Venetian Hotel and Casino. Christina was glowing with happiness and I think Walter was super relieved to finally pop the question after weeks of preparation!
Congrats, Christina + Walter!! Now, let the wedding planning begin! XO