Oh Ben and Ashley! I just love these two, and now that I've met their parents, I love them, too! Ashley hired me to do a couples session for her and Ben last year as a Christmas gift to their parents. They're the kind of people that you become fast friends with, so when Ben contacted me back in May asking if I'd be willing to photograph his proposal to Ashley sometime in the fall obviously I was going to be on board. Through the summer, Ben planned, traveled back and forth between El Paso, Victoria and Austin, occasionally without Ashley even having the slightest clue as to what was going on. Oh did I mention he also moved from El Paso to Austin during that time? Yeah, he's a trooper. Finally the October morning had arrived and it was time to seal the deal. I hid in the bushes along with Ashley and Ben's families, while Ben waited for Ashley, her two friends, and Bear to arrive at Lick Creek Park for some "photos." They all made their way to the selected spot, Ben walked Ashley out a bit further, and got down on one knee to ask Ashley to be his wife. It was awesome. Ashley's reaction was precious. Their families whooped when she said yes, and came running out to celebrate with them both. I don't get to photograph proposals often, but they are seriously one of my favorite things ever! We took family photos and lots of fun photos of Ben and Ashley together afterwards. What a joy it was to be apart of this awesome day! I cannot wait until their wedding next December. 51 more weeks, Ash!