I live for stuff like this. When Chris asked if I would be interested in photographing his proposal to his girlfriend Nicole I said, “I’m in!” He arranged for a semi private guided tour of the historic Paramount Theater here in Seattle after the evening performance of Dirty Dancing. Nicole loves theater and had seen Dirty Dancing on it’s opening night. I was a “friend of the tour guide” who was just tagging along and taking photos for a project. I was so worried that Nicole would start asking me questions, but thankfully she was so wrapped up in the tour that it never came up :) Our tour guide, Julia, was of course in on the plans and pulled off the surprise beautifully! We ended the tour on stage, looking out over the vast empty seats, when Chris got down on one knee and asked Nicole to marry him. I only wish I could have been recording video at the same time as I was photographing because her reaction was PERFECT. Lots of squealing and “Oh my god!!”s were heard. She said yes (duh) and later that night Chris emailed and said that she told him it was truly her dream proposal. I am so proud of Chris for keeping his cool and pulling off such a beautiful proposal. Men everywhere…take notes! I was swooning in the romance of it all.