When Blake reached out to me about a surprise proposal to his girlfriend at the top of the tram at Alyeska Resort, I was so freaking psyched! They were visiting Alaska to get some skiing and adventuring in to celebrate their 8th anniversary (how sweet is that?!). Blake reached out to me about a week prior and we started ironing out all details and trying to figure out how to set this up without cluing her in. He wanted it to be epic and scenic and just totally amazing, and it was fixing to be just that! Leading up to the day we started worrying that the weather was going south, so much that we almost reconsidered Alyeska. Thankfully, we persevered and it was so worth it!
The Surprise Proposal
On the day of the proposal, Blake’s nerves were skyrocketing and Audri was blissfully unaware of the situation. However, she was slightly confused when Blake took her to the top of Alyeska and started walking snow trails in their nice dinner outfits. The snow was deep and she was in heels. I scrambled to find a good vantage point as they walked and tried to remain unseen as he knelt. In the meantime, the adrenaline was pumping and we were on top of the world.
The cloud cover parted at just the right time and the sunlight above the fog made everything look incredibly beautiful. Let me just say that when you add a cute couple to that scenery you get magic!
Needless to say, we succeeded in our efforts! She said yes, and they are happily engaged and planning their wedding in the lower 48!
Are you planning a surprise proposal for your girlfriend and need some ideas? Check out this awesome post by The Knot that is jam-packed with some awesome suggestions to get you started! I’m game to play ninja and capture the action 😉
Hello hello! I’m Donna, a photographer in the gorgeous state of Alaska. I’m short, half Colombian, funny (at least I like to think so) and always up for anything! I’m married to an awesome guy named Hunter who I sometimes rope into assisting for sessions and weddings (if you’re lucky you might get a chance to meet him, he’s cool!). I love spending time with my husband, be that going for a hike or sitting our butts on the couch to watch New Girl and eat pot stickers (100% a good date night idea!). Chocolate chip cookies are my guilty pleasure, I have a girl crush on Shakira and know pretty much every song, I also have way too many half written notebooks. I’m an advocate for having fun and being yourself, always, no matter how strange you may think you are. I’ll own up to being a little random and crazy sometimes haha!