Christian & Lindy: She said YES!
It was the beginning of October, when I first received an email from Christian asking me to photograph his proposal to his (then) girlfriend, Lindy. I absolutely love photographing proposals and wish I got to photograph them more often – hint hint 😉 To say I was excited to hear from Christian was an understatement.
We communicated via email for a few days before chatting on the phone to talk through the logistics: Christian was planning to propose to Lindy on her birthday weekend while picnicking at The Oval. They are both graduates of THE Ohio State University so the location meant a lot to both them. Christian and Lindy both work in the medial fields – Christian recently received his placement at Nationwide Children’s Hospital which is incredibly exciting for these two Buckeye grads to continue calling Columbus home!
The night before, Christian and I briefly met at The Oval so he could walk me through his game plan for the next morning and I’m SO glad we took the 10 minutes to meet up! Lindy actually had no idea Christian was in town yet and ended up calling him while meeting and we were both so worried that she knew something was going on! Believe it or not, that was my first time EVER being at The Oval (I’m an Otterbein grad, so OSU campus is still pretty unfamiliar to me) so meeting up the day before cleared away a majority of the nerves I was experiencing and I felt 150% more prepared. The next day, I felt like a clumsy gazelle as I stalked them up the path through The Oval, but miraculously, Lindy never saw me! Not until Christian pointed me out to her after she said YES at the very least. She was so surprised!
I was so honored to photograph this special moment for them and I’m so excited for them as they take all of these wonderful new steps together (Christian’s new job and married life)! Congrats Christian & Lindy!