It was a typical vacation to Yellowstone National Park... or so Maggie had thought. Little did she know that her boyfriend, Morgan, was planning a special something for this trip.
Bringing it all together
Months before their vacation, Morgan contacted Niki about coming and photographing his proposal to Maggie. He knew that Maggie wouldn't want anything too over-the-top or in front of a lot of people, so he planned on proposing to her in the middle of the week— hoping it would help keep the crowds down.
He told Niki, "We’ve been together for 2 1/2 years and I’m so excited to be her husband!"
Sneakily over the next few months Morgan and Niki planned for her to look like another "random hiker" to photograph his proposal.
They watched the weather closely and made backup plans just in case roads where closed due to snow. Finally, the week arrived and all of the planning was coming together… but Mother Nature had different plans.
Last Minute Changes
The original plan was for the proposal to be on a Thursday, but the snow was forecasted to be non-stop. Luckily on Wednesday, the weather appeared to be pleasant for a few hours.
So while Niki and her husband were driving to Yellowstone, she quickly emailed Morgan with the option of moving the proposal to that day for nicer weather. He agreed and told his fiancé, Maggie, that they would go adventuring that day instead.
Niki and her husband leaned against the fence "looking" at the Yellowstone Map when Morgan and Maggie pulled up.
Niki and her husband walked towards the couple and quickly took a selfie to signal to Morgan they were there. Staying near by, Niki and her husband talked and acted as if they were fellow hikers looking at all the different views.
Bending the Knee
Morgan and Maggie walked hand-in-hand, quietly talking. When they arrived at the Lower Falls lookout, Morgan lead Maggie over to a quiet spot and gave a thumbs up behind his back to signal he was about to propose. After a few sweet words, Morgan pulled a ring out of his pocket, got down on one knee and asked Maggie to marry him.
She was shocked and happily said yes! He then signaled to the hidden couple with a camera and told her, "This is Niki and her husband. She is our photographer!"
Maggie was stunned and had a huge grin. "Thank you!" she said, "This is amazing! Thank you!" Niki then informed them not only did she capture the proposal but was going to take few posed ones for them as well. Maggie was speechless and Morgan grinned— it was all part of the plan.