Proposal Location: Stone Arch Bridge - Minneapolis, MN
Ryan proposed to Jen on the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis, in the moments before sunrise on a chilly winter morning. A coating of fresh snow lined the bridge and added to the magic of the morning, as the bridge lamps hadn't yet turned off for the day.
The sweeping views of downtown Minneapolis are special to these two, as they used to live in a condo at the other end of the Stone Arch Bridge, on the edge of downtown. When Ryan came to me with the idea to propose on the bridge at sunrise, I thought it was a fabulous idea -- and surely to be the earliest proposal I'd ever photographed! We knew we had to time it perfectly to have enough light to take photos and to hopefully still see the signs lit up in the background.
As the happy couple enjoyed a stroll down the empty bridge, they came to a stop and Ryan got down on one knee, holding up a magnificent diamond ring. She said YES! After joyous hugs and kisses, they continued on their morning journey, their lives forever changed.
(Fun fact: Kara + Drew, one of our 2018 wedding couples, were literally at the other end of the bridge hoping to catch the sunrise, and passed by Ryan + Jen moments after the proposal! Such a small world!)