Nijel called the studio because he was going to be in St. Louis and wanted to set up an appointment to do a photo session while he proposed to his girlfriend Asia. We were more than happy to help by sending some photos of nice locations in Forest Park, we talked about the best time of the day after he explained his plans about going to the zoo, then we got everything settled so the moment would be perfect. I always have a great time working with the guys to make sure everything works out – this one went very well. They were walking around the Muny area and Asia had no idea what was about to happen. She we even more surprised when after she said yes Nijel told her to look to her right where I was standing with the camera capturing the shocked expression on her face as she realized the whole thing was just captured. We then spent a bit of time walking around taking photos in the area as the realization set in that they were now engaged! Asia mentioned that she was a bit confused why Nijel was so set on going to the Muny area before they headed to the zoo…makes sense now. It’s funny how all the small details come together after she gets that ring. The questions about the size of her hands, planning a day together complete with a nice dinner, insisting on going to a particular spot in the park at a particular time. All these things alone don’t give it away but once you think about them all together it makes sense that something special was about to happen. I was very excited to be a part of this wonderful moment. Since Nijel and Asia are not from St. Louis the wedding won’t be here but I hope to have the opportunity to work with them again in the future. Such a wonderful couple, congratulations.
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