She Said Yes!

Several months ago I was contacted by a former student.  He was planning on a surprise proposal to his girlfriend and thought it would be great to have some photos of the event.  I've don't this before but used a long lens and did the private eye type thing of being out of the way, but this one was to be different.

Amanda is an avid reader so Dave had worked it out with the people at Nichols Library in Naperville, Il to help him pull off his surprise.  The library contacted Amanda and said she had been selected to receive an autographed copy of a book from one of her favorite authors.  Since this was to be a Library promotion, they would have a photographer on scene for them to use in their social media and newsletter-thus I would not have to be in stealth mode.

 The book "Award" with inscription:

The book "Award" with inscription:

On the chosen day, I arrived early to scout out locations and get Dave and other "witnesses" hidden in the book stacks.  After Amanda arrived the library people gave her a book and had her read an inscription (Dave had really composed this and Amanda's sister had written it out.) 

 The perpetrator of the ruse peeks around the book stack as Amanda reads the inscription:

The perpetrator of the ruse peeks around the book stack as Amanda reads the inscription:

As Amanda finishes up reading the inscription she comes to the last line ..."There is but one question that remains..." With this being his cue, Dave comes out, gets down on his knee with ring in hand and asks the question!

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It was great to be part of this surprise and be able to capture the feelings and excitement of this happy event.

I can't wait to be part of the wedding!