This past week, we received an email that made us way too excited! Tyler contacted us because he was planning to propose to his girlfriend, Lexi, and wanted to make sure he had a photographer there to capture the moment. We quickly said, “We do!” to this idea and made plans to capture their proposal.
Tyler and Lexi both met at Duke, and while she is in law school there now, he doesn’t live in the area anymore (we love long-distance couples!). So on Friday morning, he went to Duke Chapel to scout out locations and sent us a video of where he planned on proposing. The spot he picked was gorgeous, underneath a flowering tree with the Duke Chapel in the background.
Tyler took Lexi to brunch at Rue Cler in downtown Durham while Ian and I made our way to Duke. We split up, hiding in two different spots to capture different angles of the proposal. Tyler texted us when he was on our way, stopping by the student store so that we could be fully set up. When he let us know they were on their way over, we couldn’t believe how nervous we suddenly felt! Our hearts were racing, our palms were sweaty, and we were so jittery — we can’t even imagine how Tyler must have felt (okay, well maybe Ian can, but I certainly have no idea how he did it)!
Finally, Tyler and Lexi came down the stairs and headed over to the spot! We’re glad that they had a moment to themselves when this happened — there was no one else walking around this area at the time!
When Tyler was on his knee and Lexi finally understood what was happening, we hopped out of our hiding spots to take photos closer up! Tyler had to hide the ring in his sock for hours because he didn’t wear the jacket he had planned on. While Tyler says he doesn’t even remember what he said because everything happened so quickly, Lexi’s first words were, “Wait, is this real?”
Isn’t that ring stunning? Tyler said he spent two days making sure it was perfect for Lexi! We think he did a great job!
We were still so shaky after the proposal, so we’re sure that Lexi and Tyler were both on cloud 9! Afterwards, we spent some time on campus with them taking these photos so they can share their happiness with their family and friends.
Tyler, thank you so much for contacting us to photograph your proposal! We’re so glad that we were able to be there! We wish you two a long and happy marriage!