Future groom: “Hey Jimi, I’d like to have you photograph the proposal to my girlfriend on the highest point at Mohonk Mountain House in the dead of winter…” Me: “Um, I’m sorry- what?” Just kidding… Of course I said yes, and even though I’m not really a hiker nor am I a big fan of snow related activities, I do like a challenge- and that it was.
The plan was to meet them in the ski house to do my normal incognito photographer thing, get snow shoes, then head up the mountain to a spot that is sentimental to the couple. However, when I found out the hike was almost an hour (far different from the 10 minute hike Dan originally stated), I definitely sported that surprise emoji face. None of us had that much time, nor prepared for over 2 hours of hiking. So, we improvised on the fly- and worked out very well! Perhaps even better than planned. Because now, whenever Dan and Ruthie go back to Mohonk, it will be an easy walk to where they got engaged.
I certainly hope in time I can share with you their engagement photos, and then wedding photos- I’d be honored. I love this couple! Here are the highlights from this winter proposal.