In February we planned a weekend at Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort with our friends to go skiing for the weekend. Well Patrick called us a few weeks before the trip and said he had this idea that he wanted to propose to Emily while we were there skiing. Patrick is one of Cory’s best friends and though they don’t get to see each other as often, we were ecstatic that Patrick wanted us to be there during this moment in their lives. Cory talked about it for weeks leading up to this weekend and was so happy for his friend!
We skied all day in the misty rain at Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort. We saw this spot earlier in the day, thanks to Emily herself. She had stopped skiing to take a picture of it on her phone and Patrick nonchalantly mentioned that when we took the lift back up we should get a picture there together. As we were ending our day of skiing we went to this spot and Patrick asked for me to take their picture. Emily handed me her phone and I took one on it but then told her, “Emily you know I bring my camera everywhere, let me get one of y’all on this.” As I took my camera out of my book bag, she thought nothing of it because they have hiked with us during the summer and they are already familiar with me bringing my camera and photographing as we hiked.
Patrick dropped to one knee, and Emily thought he fell over! However, she realized that Patrick was proposing to her! They told us later that their first trip together was a few years ago and that they went skiing. It was perfect that Patrick choose to propose on this ski trip to tie it all together.
We are thrilled for Emily and Patrick! We love you guys and congratulations again on your engagement! Before we headed home we did a few quick portraits the next morning of Patrick and Emily!