Can we please discuss the fact that my younger sister got engaged this winter? And not to just anyone, but to one of my best friends. What’s even better was Rob, aka her fiancé, aka marine and all around good guy, planned the entire moment around me photographing it! Here’s the short version of their story!
I was to arrive at Rob’s family home for a “family session” and a few photos of the two of them that he could have before he left to head back to base. We did the session and then headed to downtown Indianapolis for a few more of just the two of them. Rob and I devised a plan that when we got downtown and were ready for the question to be popped I would get them into a good location and then tell him what time it was. He would then make eye contact with me and tap the pocket the ring was in to make sure I was good to go. Then he’d pull out the best speech of his life AND that fat rock! It’s safe to say the plan flew out the window! We got into a good location on the circle, I told them what time it was and it was like everything stood still. So I improvised. and by that I mean I asked, “so… do either of you have any more ideas on what else we could do?” Not to pat myself on the back, but it was one of my best provisions to date. Meaning it lead perfectly into Rob saying “I have an idea…” and then it happened. ALL. THE. FEELS. It was perfect. The entire moment. There were cheers from everyone close by and from his family across the street who got there just in time to witness it all. But we didn’t stop there. After letting it settle in and of course taking more photos we headed to Buca di Beppos where our family surprised her and the two families joined in for a celebratory dinner! She said yes, we had great food, and two families joined together for an eventful evening. It doesn’t get much better than that! Welcome to the family Rob. Thanks for making my sister happy and be prepared for an awesome speech by yours truly at the wedding!