April Fools day was on Saturday and I got to play the best prank ever.
My best friend lives about 300 miles from me and we rarely get to see each other. Her boyfriend had contacted me about proposing and having me be there to photograph it. They planned a trip to Minneapolis to take their daughters to Mall of America and he wanted to do it at that time. Her main squeeze and I came up with a plan and I had to tell her that I was out of town the weekend she was going to come. I hated lying to her and she was super bummed. April 1st came and I was at the Stone Arch bridge waiting for them to walk towards me. I have done proposal shoots so many times but this particular shoot made me so nervous. I did not want to screw up MY BEST FRIENDS proposal. I was shaking with nerves and excitement. I was thinking," Crap, what if she sees me and I blow it!" I was waiting and waiting which seemed like forever. I had to set my shutter speed way up because I was shaking so hard. Finally, I saw her and her man. I ran close and kept an eye on them. She looked right at me! I didn't care, I kept shooting. The proposal happened and a few tears went down my cheek with excitement. She was totally surprised and when I saw her looking at me, she was just looking in my direction. I love my job and it is very rewarding but this time, it was more rewarding than ever. It is one April Fools Day that I will never forget.