Payne’s Valley Golf Course Proposal | Christian and Leah
As you may already know, I’ve been a Branson Proposal Photographer for many years. However, Christian and Leah’s Payne’s Valley Golf Course Proposal was a first for me!
*Branson Proposal & Family Photography was formerly Amy Fillinger Photography. I’ve had a few people ask about the old watermark on some blog photos, but I promise we are the same photography business. You can read more about that here. =)
This was my first golf course proposal! How? I don’t know! I’ve just never done one before.
But wait, there’s more. 😉 Yes, more fun facts.
Payne’s Valley Golf Course used to be Murder Rock Golf Course, and I used to work there as a bartender. Small world, huh? Well, it’s a little different now. It was bought by new owners and designed by some people you might have heard of. Johnny Morris and Tiger Woods came in and changed it a bit, added some waterfalls, and, as I like to say, “Big Cedar’d” it.
If you’ve ever been to Branson, you know what I mean.
I worked at John Daly’s Murder Rock about 8-9 years ago. If you’re wondering how it got that name, a bunch of people were murdered on a rock. I’m not joking. New names can be good things.
I was doing photography at the time, but I had only been in business for a short time and wasn’t full time yet. It was actually the last “job” that I had before going full time working for myself!
Okay, enough of the fun facts. Let’s get to Christian and Leah’s proposal. However, I do have one more fun fact. This was the first-ever proposal at Payne’s Valley Golf Course! It only recently opened, so I hope that I get to go back.
The weather wasn’t ideal (check out one of the bridge photos!), but these two toughed it out and were outside all day! It was rainy, it was cold, but it was also perfect.
Payne’s Valley has a 19th hole. I’m no golf expert (despite the aforementioned job at the golf course, I just made drinks), but even I know that isn’t typical. If you make a hole in one, you get a $1000 gift card to Bass Pro/Cabelas. I did ask; no one has made a hole in one yet. You can read more about it here.
Although neither Christian nor Leah made the hole in one, Christian did have another surprise for Leah waiting! I was at the 19th hole, pretending to be photographing everyone. Little did she know that I was only there for the two of them!
Christian even pointed me out and said to wave to the camera!! Then, well, I’ll just let you figure it out! Here are some of my favorites from Christian and Leah’s Payne’s Valley Golf Course proposal.
Branson Golf Course Proposal
If you haven’t figured it out yet, Leah said yes!
Congratulations again, Christian and Leah! After the proposal, we had to go in and take some fun photos, including the one with Tiger Woods, which is absolutely hilarious.
If you’re proposing soon and looking for a Branson photographer for your proposal, I’d love to hear from you. Don’t forget to check out my 2020 proposal trends post if you’re looking for more proposal ideas.
I also have a blog post about why you need a photographer for your Branson proposal. Are you trying to figure out the perfect spot to propose? Check out the 7 best places to propose in Branson.
If you love looking at proposals or reading proposal stories, check out some of my recent blog posts:
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- Siegfried & Michelle | Branson Proposal Photography
- Patrick & Taryn | Silver Dollar City Proposal
- Wesley and Nikki | Dogwood Canyon Waterfall Proposal
- Josh and Shandy | Branson Proposal
- Abbie & Kelvin | Big Cedar Proposal
- Andrew and Morgan | Top of the Rock Proposal
- Zach & Amanda | Big Cedar Proposal
- Erik and Masie | Branson Proposal
- Laney & Keith | Dogwood Canyon Engagement Session
Thanks again for checking out Leah and Chistian’s proposal story. If you’re looking for a Branson proposal photographer, use the contact form, and let’s talk about your proposal ideas.