A wonderful family from Mexico was visiting Las Vegas, and at the last minute, planned a side-trip to Horseshoe Bend for an unforgettable proposal for their loved ones. The family drove 5 hours to Page, Arizona the night before and scouted the location.
The next morning, I woke up at 5:00 a.m. to drive to Page. After a long 5-hour drive, I met up with the family to help coordinate the entire thing. Moments before the couple’s arrival, the family asked a random visitor who spoke Spanish to be on the lookout for the couple and take video on his phone as well. When it was time for the couple’s arrival, the family hid behind a large rock and some bushes.
The idea was for me to pretend that I was the “official” Horseshoe Bend photographer who was just taking random pictures of people. After much anticipation, I finally found the couple as they walked towards me. It took awhile for him to find the right time to start proposing, but he finally did! She was definitely surprised!
This is one of the most memorable photo shoots I’ve ever done! I loved capturing all the emotions, including the smudged eye makeup, happy tears, and happy dance. I also considered this shoot a “full-circle moment” because I started my photography journey taking pictures of landscapes. I was able to combine the two worlds!