Fall Proposal at Old Faithful

Well this is just about as sweet as it gets!

With the recent threat of the closure of Yellowstone, I was not sure this surprise proposal in front of Old Faithful geyser was going to become a reality. And… as fate would have it, happily … the stars aligned, we all arrived at about the right time and the proposal was made and accepted!!! So, this sweet little child will be going to Mommy and Daddy’s wedding soon.

Pulling off this surprise was pretty tricky because the time between eruptions can and does fluctuate daily. So I got there at about 9 am and Old Faithful had erupted nearly 30 minutes early. That pretty much blew our initial plans of a 9:30 eruption and surprise proposal.

There was no way to contact Bob as it would blow the secret. So, I hung out until the next guesstimated eruption and everything fell into place.

Soooo… what a way to end the summer season of many happy surprise proposals in Yellowstone National Park! Enjoy the view!

And… as for me, I made some new friends and witnessed their love! And that is such a blessing.

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. Rob Steenhuis says

    Hi Larry, wonderful story and pictures of my son Bob and his family ! Thank you very much. I wonder how all this was initiated. Did you know Bob and Kim already ?
    Best regards, Rob Steenhuis / Netherlands.

  2. Larry says

    Bob saw some of my work on my website and contacted me. Then we made a plan and pulled it off nicely. Thanks Rob!

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