Proposal in the midst of Paradise Peaks!

This surprise has been in the planning stages for some time! Matthew reached out to me in the beginning of August about his planned surprise proposal to Paige in Yellowstone Park. With the closure of the Gardiner road to Mammoth I suggested the Paradise Valley right on the banks of the Yellowstone River. Matthew agreed and the planning began.

The first snow of the season accented the amazing peaks that rise up out of the valley… it could not have been more perfect. Albeit, a little chilly.

The secret presence of Paige’s parents made it even more exciting!

So when Paige was taking in the awesome view Matthew stepped back to look around and went right down on his knee and touched her arm gently. It’s as if life paused for a second or two while the reality of the moment came into focus!

Congratulations to this delightful couple!

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. Alair says

    Such a beautiful moment! So grateful that Matthew invited us to witness this! Awesome planning on Matthew’s part & amazing photos by Larry! Makes my heart happy that Paige said yes!! ♥️

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