Michael and Kylie - Sky Harbor Airport Proposal
When MIchael contacted me wanting to propose to his girlfriend, Kylie, I immediately jumped for joy. Of course I’d love to capture a proposal! Who wouldn’t? We chatted about the details and met briefly a few days before and one thing that stuck out to me was how Michale claimed not to be a romantic guy. I later told him that an unromantic guy does not plan an elaborate proposal at an international airport with as much care as he took to pull it off. Here’s a snippet of his plan: coordinate with airport security and law enforcement, coordinate family and friends to be present at the right spot and time, hire a local musician to play their favorite songs, print out a giant banner asking her to marry him, order a custom shirt, purchase an incredible ring, and plan all this prior to their flight a few hours later to go to a family reunion so she could show off that ring!
Everything was staged and set and we were all excited to see the unsuspecting Kylie come up the stairs. She was unaware of the group of family awaiting her but did notice this odd girl (me!) following her with a camera. When she finally put two and two together, Michael knelt down in the middle of Sky Harbor airport and Kylie said “yes!” Easily one of the coolest proposals I have been able to capture yet!