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Romantic Lake Proposal | Chelsea & Anderson | Tulsa, OK Proposal Photographer


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Romantic Lake Proposal | Chelsea & Anderson | Tulsa, OK Proposal Photographer

Oh my heavens!!! Where do I begin with this unbelievably romantic lake proposal!?!? Anderson and Chelsea’s big day is up there as one of my top five proposals ever!

When Anderson reached out, he told me he was thinking he might propose the same place they met – Camp Loughridge in Tulsa, OK! He couldn’t have picked a more perfect (or photogenic) spot! I knew I loved it at our location scout, but I was GIDDY upon arriving for the big day as light rain fell…there were endless opportunities to get creative with the fog and overcast lighting and it was SO serene and dreamy! It was just over a year ago that these two met up the road from the dock during a fall festival for their church. Anderson said it was amazing that they both ended up at the event because they each had to talk themselves into going in the first place, hah! Fellow introverts – you know how that goes!! Thank the Lord for His sovereignty over that night!

I was so thankful I was able to talk my husband into coming to Tulsa with me for the proposal! He had been planning on working through the afternoon, but I love having him at sessions with me. He brings a sense of calm and leveling that I always need. As anyone would, I get unbelievably nervous for proposals. Not because I’m all that worried, but because of the anticipation and surprise element and wanting it to be the absolute BEST it can possibly be. I have such a big role, but after helping pull off 25 of these, I still end up with sweaty palms and a pounding heart! This time, with Jonathan there, it felt like a breeze, AND after a joke about second shooting with my backup camera body, I ended up having a handy second shooter getting a few bonus shots! For his first time behind the camera, he crushed it!

We got in the car afterwards and I couldn’t help but gush over how full my heart was with this one. A darling, God-fearing couple, the most genuine joy, a peaceful setting, getting to take our time & enjoy our one-on-one time for engagement photos…it was the perfect proposal. Chelsea and Anderson – you always have a friend in me! Honored to know you, cheer you on, and celebrate this exciting season of life! All the best!!!

P.S. these two are going to be ALL OVER my Proposal Guide for future couples!!! I can’t wait to update it with these precious photos! If you know someone about to get engaged, they’ll be SET with my full guide of helpful tips and tricks AND a friend to help walk them through the planning process! Plus….gorgeous images like these!! Send me a note and I’d love to help!

Reflecting on where it all began!!romantic lake proposal romantic proposal at lake in tulsa ok This photo above is Jonathan’s shot!!! What the heck!!! He had the foreground and everything! tulsa photographer proposal SWEETEST MOMENT! Look at those smiles!!tulsa lake proposal (^ Also Jonathan’s! I am SO proud!)proposal at lake in tulsa ok overcast weather proposal foggy proposal You did GOOD, Anderson! proposal at lake photographer to shoot proposal tulsa proposal photographer The JOY from Chelsea!!! It was contagious! Hands down one of my favorite shots of the day ^ Love this BTS Jonathan took!romantic pond proposal tulsa ok romantic lake proposal

Proposing soon? Send me a note – I’d love to help!

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