A wedding proposal on the Butte in Kimberley – and I get to photograph it? What an unbelievable evening it was! Let me back up and start from the beginning…
I received a request to document a wedding proposal, and right away I got to work helping Steven (and his brother Mark) with the details. As far as Tabatha knew, I was a patient of Mark’s, and I was an amateur photographer looking to build my portfolio. He asked Tabatha if she would be interested in ‘helping me out’ during their visit to Kimberley.
So off we went to the Butte, a very special place, and we started hiking.
There was a lot of small talk, as I know both Steven and I were nervous. It really wasn’t a very nice evening out, and I was worried that the sun wasn’t going to stay out till we had a chance to hike to the top of the butte. So without hesitation, while the sun was shining, I quickly found the perfect spot, gave Steven the “cue”, and then it happened. Steven asked Tabatha to marry him. Through my tears, I captured the raw emotion before me.
In the next few minutes it all unraveled about our plan. The fact that I was in on it from the beginning, and wasn’t actually looking to build my portfolio. I love how surprised Tabatha was – she literally had NO idea.
So, it was time to pop the champagne, celebrate and capture the love between these two.
Tabatha and Steven – thank you for the honour of witnessing and capturing such a beautiful moment in your lives. You have many more of those beautiful moments ahead of you.