A Proposal in the Snow

Smith, Quintan-9041Quintin, the pastor at the Light of the Lord church here in Slidell, came to us a while back with a request: to photograph his proposal to his girlfriend Laura. She had always dreamed of being proposed to in the snow, and he was determined to make that happen.

We live in south Louisiana. We don’t get much snow down here. But he made it work.

He spent days creating a clearing and a path in the woods near his father’s chicken farm. His chainsaw broke two trees in, and he had to chop the rest by hand. He bought an artificial snow machine and ran power out to the newly created clearing. He spent the evening before the proposal laying tarps, creating the snow, and making all the preparations, working late into the night lit only by flashlight.

In the morning, he invited Laura to breakfast with his father, and preparation for the spending the day together. She knew it would be a special day, she just didn’t realize it would start quite so early.

After we arrived and got into position, he told Laura to come quickly; there was a deer giving birth out in the woods. She ran quickly with him, struggling to delete photos on her iPhone so that she would have space for more.

And then they arrived at the clearing.

The snow was magical to watch; we’re not used to this sort of thing.

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Quintin kneeled in the snow to propose. He had a prepared script, but he was so nervous he couldn’t get through all of it.

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But of course, she said “yes”.

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Of course, since it’s snow, you’ve gotta make snow angels.
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And have a snowball fight.
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It was a magical morning.
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5 Comments


    • Kristine
    • October 30, 2013
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    That is so cool, Great Idea and Pictures!

    • Gail
    • October 30, 2013
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    This was beautiful! Thanks for sharing this magical moment with us... :-) congratulations!

    • Wanda
    • October 31, 2013
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    I got chills just reading and ooking at the pictures. This was truly a magical moment and you caught it perfectly (as always). Thank you for sharing.

    • Rock Kauser
    • October 31, 2013
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    Making and capturing the memories that will last forever!

    • jeanne
    • October 31, 2013
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    This is the most romantic gesture! Only true love can make this happen congratulations and warm wishes for a happy marriage!

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