Anyway, ignoring all the sappiness above, I was finally in on someone's engagement! All my friend's were in on mine so I was really excited to be a part of someone else's. Her fiance Jordan let me in on the set up so I had everything arranged to capture the moment.
|Some of the pictures suck. Turns out a bull riding arena has terrible lighting.|
Story: in between the two separate riding classes there are some fun things done in the arena. As pictured above there is a couple's stick horse race around the arena. Jordan convinced Jess to give it a try, giving me and another friend the perfect excuse to take pictures and video.
As they lined up, the ring master asked for some volunteers to be an example. He and Jordan planned it all out and he picked Jordan and Jess to go to the middle of the ring. He took the stick horse from them, made a little speech about how "we do weird things here sometimes," asked if they were ready and Jordan got on his knee. She said yes
duh and the whole arena started hooting and hollering. Rednecks, remember?
Needless to say it was an amazing night and they were so thankfully for the pictures and video as they have a lot of family that wasn't able to be there.
If you get a chance, volunteer to help if you have a friend getting engaged. The pictures are priceless, even if the lighting is crappy and my hands were shaking from excitement.