Columbia, MO, McBaine Bur Oak: Proposal – Daniel & Alicia

Columbia, MO, McBaine Bur Oak: Proposal – Daniel & Alicia

Daniel approached me (Andrew) while shooting pictures at The Crossing and asked if I’d be interested in capturing his proposal. “Sure!” I said with no idea it was happening in four days! Daniel and I scouted the location (McBaine Bur Oak), formulated a covert plan of action and it all came together. He picked up the ring an hour before he was to propose…talk about cutting it close!

In order to keep the proposal and photography a complete surprise, I dressed as a cyclist and acted as if I was repairing a flat on my bike. The MKT is nearby – a perfect cover. Shoshana parked across the road; her cover was that she just brought me a new inner tube. We must have blended in because Alicia did not notice or suspect a thing. Our cameras at the ready, we secretly snapped away as Daniel went down on one knee.

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After capturing the special and private moment we grabbed some engagement photos. Daniel even brought some bubbly, and the evening was perfect.

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Congratulations, Daniel and Alicia, we’re so excited for you guys and your new life together.

Romantic Barn Engagement Session, Columbia, MO: Ashlee & Adam

Romantic Barn Engagement Session, Columbia, MO: Ashlee & Adam

Ashlee and Adam appreciated the feel of a family session we did last fall and asked us to photograph their wedding. Their engagement session included an old family tobacco barn and a beautiful spring evening.

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This couple definitely compliments each other, joking back and forth and bantering with Andrew.

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The light streaming through the doors and cracks of the barn created a warm, country feel as lazy as the evening.

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A couple of pictures on the tailgate as well as some ring shots completed this session.

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Congratulations Ashlee and Adam! We’re excited about your obvious love for one another and looking forward to your wedding!

Engagement Session, Columbia, MO: Aaron & Sarah

Engagement Session, Columbia, MO: Aaron & Sarah

We are excited about this couple! They’ve asked us to photograph their wedding in October and after seeing the beauty of their love and affection they shared during their engagement session, we know the big day will be special.

The day before the shoot, as is typical, we scouted out the location. They suggested Rock Bridge State Park and so we searched for areas that offered something a little different than what you typically see in this location.

The day of the session had us checking the weather every five minutes as storms threatened. Thankfully the rain held off and the clouds even parted for the sun to shine through at the right moments.

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The newly minted leaves added an electric green to some images while the multitude of textures of last season’s grasses fed our hungry cameras.

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Congratulations, Aaron and Sarah! We greatly enjoyed ourselves and look forward to telling the story of your wedding day.

Engagement Session, Mississippi State University: Matthew & Maggie

Engagement Session, Mississippi State University: Matthew & Maggie

It was a distinct pleasure to photograph Matthew and Maggie at Mississippi State University when I (Shoshana) went south to visit family. Matthew is Andrew’s cousin and Maggie will graduate in May with her bachelor’s degree. Andrew and I started dating while students at MSU and both earned our bachelor’s degrees there, as well as Matthew, so, needless to say, there’s history for all of us there. The campus has changed significantly since Andrew and I were students with many new dorms, updated buildings and beautiful walking areas. Stately buildings surround the beautiful Drill Field. Maggie loves the steps on Lee Hall, so that was one of our first stops on our trek across campus.

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The Chapel of Memories sits in the center of campus, just east of Davis Wade Stadium. The brick chapel hosts many weddings and served perfectly as a backdrop for Matthew and Maggie’s engagement session.

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We also made a stop at the dorm Maggie lived in when she and Matthew started dating.

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Matthew proposed by Chadwick Lake behind the Sanderson Center on campus, so we had to take some photos at that special location!

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Congratulations, Matthew and Maggie!