I don’t know that I’ve ever felt more welcomed, included, or appreciated than when I shot Dash & MK’s OKC backyard proposal. I left so full! In a heart sense but also physically, because I wasn’t allowed to leave without grabbing a bite to eat and drink! 😂 And I am SO glad I did because I got to try some of the most delicious homemade food that Dash’s mom & dad prepared! But for real, wow. This family & group of friends was endearing and warm and it made me wish there were more people in the world like them.
Dash reached out about a week or so before his planned proposal and I was so thankful we were able to make it happen! I typically spend a few weeks leading up to a date working with the guys, scouting, and talking through some details but honestly, Dash had everything ready to go which made it a breeze! He wanted to propose in his backyard, keeping things low-key and intimate. With just a few friends watching from inside the house, Dash got down on one knee and asked MK to spend their lives together! She was SHOCKED. She kept saying afterwards how surprised she was and couldn’t wrap her head around what had just happened! They celebrated with champagne and shared the moment with their closest friends!
I loved how intentional Dash was with every detail, word, and interaction. From the start of our conversations, his thoughtfulness and care was obvious. He had spent time talking to her friends and to her to make sure everything was perfect – that her nails were done, the ring was something she would love, and the environment for the big moment was all set. The funniest part was that she almost spoiled the surprise for herself by “dropping in” the afternoon of the proposal! Dash’s dad was hilarious as he recalled all of the candles and the rest of the details being thrown out back before she came in the house, along with his fake “trip to home depot” to play it cool!
Dash and MK – you two are endearing, warm, and a joy to be around. I am so thankful I got to play a part in celebrating your love & this exciting new season! Wishing you all the happiness in the world!
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