You know what I love about this day? I loved hanging out with Brian and the dogs. We made a day of it and drove to the caverns with the dogs. When I was done, we took the beasts down a pathway by the caverns. It is wildflower season, so it was a gorgeous low-key hike, with blooms all over. The dogs were stoked to play in the warm sunshine. Occasionally, Brian and I stopped to take selfies or cuddle. It was gorgeous. Afterward, we piled into the car and went to the Duchman Winery. There, we had yummy Italian food. Man…I’d kill to be able to eat that food again. Dairy allergies suck!
But before this perfect day could occur, I had to pretend to be a National Parks employee. I didn’t get a t-shirt or anything (although that could have been fun!) but I got a free caverns tour. I had to be careful to not make eye-contact with my client, least his soon-to-be fiancée catch on! Out of all of the proposals I’ve done in my career, this was the most arduous. It involved traversing a cave for 40 minutes with a large group of people, pretending to not know what was happening, lying to people to get photos done and eventually walking back outside in the dark. Literally the dark. Luckily, I’ve been caving a few times and didn’t freak out at all. Like a boss.
In the end, I would argue it was pretty damn amazing. The way the caverns light up made a perfect backdrop to this proposal. I love her look of surprise when he gets down on one knee, right after we pretend to do a group photo. AND THAT ROCK! Ugh gorgeous ring. I’m a big fan! Make sure to check the caverns out if you ever get a chance. And contact me if you need a Longhorn Caverns Proposal Photographer!