Proposal in Yellowstone Park

Dylan contacted me about his plan to visit Yellowstone National Park with his girlfriend Mali to tour our national treasure and to plan the magic moment… to propose marriage. He and I worked on the logistics and timing to include several scenic locations after the initial surprise proposal. We exchanged pictures so I could recognize the couple when they showed up at the overlook of the falls on the exact time and date.

It was a glorious morning! When I hiked down to the overlook the sun was beginning to fill the canyon which refracted rainbow rays in the spray from the massive falls. PERFECT! I had the place to myself for awhile until a small group of people began to arrive to view the falls. Soon I saw Dylan and Mali coming down the long wooden stairs toward the platform. They chatted and milled around while waiting for the opportunity to move up to the railing. I could see that other’s present were sensing what was about to happen! I’ll let my images tell the rest of the story!

Congratulations to Mali and Dylan! It was my pleasure to witness and capture this momentous time for you.

About the Author: Larry

With over 25 years of diverse professional photographic experience Larry brings depth and insight to his work. His style is described as a unique mix of wedding photojournalism and scenic portraiture, capturing "beauty... as it occurs naturally". Larry attended the Art Center School of Design in Pasadena, California and is an International Award winning member of the prestigious Wedding Photojournalist Association and an active member of FEARLESS PHOTOGRAPHERS.

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  1. SAI says

    Hi Larry,

    I’m looking to propose to my girlfriend in the Yellow stone national forest. We’ll be reaching there on July 7th (Wednesday) and will be leaving back on July 11nth (Sunday). Looking for an amazing and stunning view to propose. Need your input, will you be available on Thursday / Friday / Saturday to take some amazing pictures for a span of 1 hour or so? How much will be charged and split up of costs?

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