Tuesday, September 15, 2009

St. Louis Engagement Photography: Leslie and Ron

A couple's engagement photography session typically takes place between the proposal and their wedding. I meet couples at a place of their choosing in the St. Louis area, we take pictures for an hour, and we all get to know each other.

This was no typical engagement session.

Ron and Leslie were planning to run the Lewis & Clark Half Marathon, and Ron decided this would be a perfect time to propose. Ron asked his friend Michael to hold the ring for him at mile 12, and he asked me to secretly photograph the whole thing.

After months of preparation, the day of the race arrived and they started running. When Ron and Leslie approached mile 12, Leslie briefly said hi and kept running along. Unbeknownst to her, Ron quickly snatched the ring from Michael and beckoned Leslie to return to him. Within seconds, Ron had dropped to one knee and popped the question in his own unique way.

Thirty seconds later, Leslie said yes.

I'm so happy for both of them, and thrilled to have been a part of this special occasion!

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