It’s a great pleasure to capture a Wedding Story from the very beginning, the Proposal. For me, this is one of the few times in my job that I get so nervous I can feel it in my belly as I’m waiting for the action to begin. There was a huge crowd as the diver made his scheduled dip to feed the animals in the Manatee tank. A woman was speaking in a microphone explaining the habitat of the tank and other facts as the diver swam around. I spotted Christina and tried my best to get close without being obvious I was watching her, just waiting for that diver to bring the sign around to capture her expression. The woman on the microphone announced that the diver had a special message for a guest in the audience and everyone pushed up against the glass as anticipation filled the air. It was the defining moment for me as a professional photographer and Christina who had to answer one of the most significant question of your life. It was a dark, crowded space and through all the noise and excitement around, there seemed to be a spotlight on them when Ray kneeled down behind Christina with both of their families and they yelled for her to turned around! Everyone was clapping, strangers were taking pictures, and everyone was sharing an incredibly joyous moment together. We walked around the Aquarium with the family and friends taking photos and ended with a Cinderella carriage sending the glowing couple around Dallas in the warm sunshine!