Zac emailed me a few months before he planned on proposing. He surprised his girlfriend Diana with a 2 day stay at the amazing Amangiri Resort in Southern Utah, an Aman Property. I love being apart of the planning with the groom, it is so fun hearing their ideas and how they are going to execute the proposal! Zac said that when they usually travel that he plans everything and has a detailed itinerary for the trip. For this trip he told Diana that they didn’t have too many plans. Once at Amangiri, he told her they were going to go to a car show and brunch so she should dress up, he instead went to the airport for a helicopter tour. I posed as just another tourist on the trip, and hopefully didn’t seem too awkward going on a helicopter ride by myself, I had a cover story planned if she asked! 🙂 If you have never been on a helicopter you need to do it, it is one of the most amazing experiences! We were able to fly over Horseshoe Bend and over a lot of Lake Powell. As the pilot reached the tower, she came up the side and popped up on top, it was incredible!
After we landed on Tower Butte, which can only be accessed by helicopter, he showed her the itinerary for the rest of their trip as they looked over Lake Powell and on the last page he asked her to marry him, and of course she said yes! I love proposals, they are so much fun to photograph, to see the surprise and excitement is so great! My favorite was once he had put the ring on her finger and she looked at it again, her look is priceless, she has so much surprise and love in the looks that she gives him! After the helicopter tour we returned to the resort to take advantage of the amazing architecture at Amangiri.
If you are thinking about planning a destination proposal it is such a good idea to have a photographer there to capture this once in a lifetime moment. You will have these images to look back on forever and it is such a fun way to start planning your wedding! You will also have photos ready to send out your Save the Dates. I have been able to photograph so many fun proposals and have built life long friendships with some of the couples, and have been privileged to photograph other important milestones in their lives. I would love to be apart of your big day, contact me to start planning! firstname.lastname@example.org