Kortney & Kyle {A Proposal Story} / Fort Wayne Engagement Photography

One of the biggest perks of this career is that I get to know important things happening in my clients’ lives long before other people do! I have the same level of excitement for their life changing events as I do for Christmas morning waiting for my son to come downstairs. As I sat on the cold cement waiting for Kyle and Kortney to arrive at “The Spot” of the proposal, I thought to myself, “She has NO idea that in less than five minutes, her life is going to change forever!” It’s a pretty surreal experience watching an event such as this, documenting her reaction as she realizes she’s being proposed to and of course the tears of joy that inevitably come after she has said ‘YES’!

For the gents reading this, I strongly encourage you to have the proposal photographed. Not only is it so special to have those moments documented, but your new fiance will find the gesture so endearing! If you would like more information about proposal sessions send me a message .

For Kyle and Kortney’s proposal, I started photographing before the actual proposal itself. They decided to go skating at Headwaters Park as a little celebration for their anniversary. I tried my best to stay hidden (especially considering I have purple hair the moment!) Thankfully Kortney was having too much of a good time with her handsome honey to notice me 🙂

Newly engaged couple skating in downtown Fort Wayne

If you’re curious the details that go into planning a proposal session, the most important thing is that we get together before hand to pick the spot. Kyle and I met a few days before the engagement to brain storm what all I would be photographing. It was important to him to get some candid photos of he and Kortney just being ‘them’ prior to him getting on one knee.

Newly engaged couple ice skating at Headwaters Park in Fort Wayne Indiana, photo by J3Designs Photography

Three minutes after this photo was taken, Kortney was an engaged woman!
Engaged couple walking through Headwaters Park in Fort Wayne Indiana

Guy proposes to girlfriend on bended knee in Headwaters Park, J3Designs Photography

Couple kissing in the park, downtown Fort Wayne Indiana, J3Designs Photography

Kortney said, “OH MY GOSH! WE’RE ENGAGED!”
Upclose photograph of engagement ring, J3Designs Photography

I don’t know if Kyle was nervous or not, but he couldn’t have been more sweet with Kortney throughout the whole afternoon. I loved getting to see how he would sweetly kiss her forehead while they were ice skating (and not fall!) and this photo below just melted my heart!
Guy kissing hand of fiance

Even though it’s the middle of winter, the skyline of Fort Wayne is so beautiful.
City scape of Fort Wayne Indiana with newly engaged couple on bridge

Couple kissing on bridge in Fort Wayne Indiana, J3designs Photography

Engaged couple walks through Headwaters Park in Fort Wayne Indiana, J3Designs Photography

Kyle and Kortney, I am so excited to continue documenting your love story throughout this year and especially for your wedding! Thank you for allowing me to see the magic of your proposal.

Much love my friends!


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