An Engagement Surprise

This past Saturday I was fortunate enough to photograph Ben Loewnau’s engagement to Lexie Purcell at Babler State Park in Wildwood, Mo.

A few days earlier, Ben and I scouted out a location for me to hide and capture the surprise. Ben and Lexie hiked this trail during one of their first dates, so the location had special meaning.

I ended up hiding about 100 feet away behind a tree and was able to capture the moment:

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Afterwards despite the heat we did a few quick engagement shots:

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Published by Michael Gulledge

Software developer and freelance photojournalist based in St. Louis.

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