Melanie + Jonathan | Bartlesville Proposal


When it comes to things that get my heart racing as a photographer, proposals are right up there at #1! Much like a wedding, proposals are a once in a lifetime event and there is SO much pressure to get it right! Especially when you’re photographing another PHOTOGRAPHERS proposal! Thats right! Melanie is not only an outstanding senior and engagement photographer, she also photographed my proposal which you can see here!

I was so honored when Jonathan reached out and asked me to shoot the big moment! We had everything planning, a dream location set, all that was left to do was wait! Until Melanie accidentally found out about the surprise… Being quick on his feet, Jonathan called and asked if we could move the proposal to that weekend! I just so happened to be going to Disney World that weekend by thanks to my amazing Fiancé we were able to make it back just in time!

I was in contact with Jonathan’s mom throughout the day checking in on timing and locations, we could not have pulled it off without her! Once Melanie, Jonathan, and his parents (who were celebrating their anniversary that day!) arrived in downtown Bartlesville it was time for the proposal!

It was so fun to be there to see the whole surprise go down, and I must say, it was a HUGE surprise! Melanie still thought the proposal was happening the next week so she was totally thrown off when Jonathan got down on one knee. As they were walking through the courtyard casually looking at architecture, there was no reason to suspect the proposal was happening! And as you’ll see, her reaction was priceless!

It was such an honor to be the proposal photographer for my own proposal photographer and I cannot wait to celebrate Melanie and Jonathan at their wedding this Fall!

Cheers to the future Russell’s!

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  1. We love you!!!! The best day – thank you for being there to capture it all!!!

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