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Marriage Proposal on Mt. Tam ⋆ Lindsay Docherty Photography
June 24, 2008

Marriage Proposal on Mt. Tam

Engagement

Oh, man. So many pictures over the past few days but I just had, had, HAD to share some of what happened Friday night…

Cole contacted me a few weeks ago and said that he was traveling to San Francisco from Dallas and was planning on proposing to his girlfriend and wanted me to photograph the whole thing. Needless to say, I was absolutely thrilled. I had read about this new phenomenon of proposal photography and even posted about it not too long ago.

We get everything in place and I drive to the top of Mount Tamalpais Friday evening and meet with Cole’s friend, Tanner, to help set up. We staked out this stunning scenic overlook that was to die for! The view was incredible.


Tanner and I arranged rose petals and fresh fruit for Cole and Caroline to just happen upon.

I climbed up on the rocks to get a view of the action and stay hidden. Here are the results…


It was such a rush. I am always honored to be chosen to photograph someone’s wedding and photographing the proposal may have been even more rewarding. The unexpected emotions and surprise and romance are so real. It’s being part of a moment that may have been planned for months or even years, but the other half of the equation has no idea.

I took a few pictures of them against the amazing backdrop and then left them alone to watch the sun set, snack on the berries, and revel in what had just happened.


As if this wasn’t cool enough, Cole had planned for me to travel all over San Francisco the next day for a super engagement session. Somehow he managed the best weather I have seen in San Francisco and we had a fantastic time. Stay tuned for that installation…

There is no remedy for love but to love more.
~ Henry David Thoreau

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