Early November and it's getting brisk here in central Illinois but not cold enough that we can't get outside for a hybrid engagement session with a fun couple.
What's a "hybrid engagement session?" We shoot both still photographs and video during the session and put them together in a fun slideshow--you'll find it at the bottom of this post.
Nolan cooked up one of best proposals that I've ever heard. He created a secret event on Facebook and invited several friends to participate. Here's how it was described on Facebook:
I have arranged that on Sunday night (October 20) at the Clintonia Eagle they will play Emma's favorite movie, Despicable Me. It will be considered a "private event," but it will be posted outside like it is a scheduled viewing that anyone can attend. In fact I hope random people show up. I say that because after the movie is over a video will play that is me basically talking about how much I love Emma, and reveal what is happening and then propose. It's gonna be pretty cool, I hope. :) In the video I will inevitably talk about God's grace and love, so we'll see how God uses the video.
Emma was surprised, a ring was presented, friends were present, a couple got engaged. For their session, we wandered about Emma's farm and the downtown area in Clinton. Best wishes to you both as you make plans to spend your lives together.