Snowy Dogwood Canyon Proposal
When Eric emailed me the Wednesday morning before he proposed, he didn’t know if I would be available to capture his winter proposal at Dogwood Canyon in Branson. Luckily, my calendar was clear, and we were able to quickly put our plan into place for the next day! It had been very cold and snowy the week leading up to the day Eric proposed, but I wasn’t sure if the snow would be left for the proposal. Luck is always on my side however, and Dogwood Canyon had the most beautiful blanket of snow just waiting for us to take some proposal and engagement photos!
Snowy Proposal at Dogwood Canyon
Dogwood Canyon in Lampe, Missouri covered in snow is a photographer’s dream. Crisp air hangs heavy with the scent of freshly fallen snow, frosted leaves crunch underfoot, and sunlight dapples the snow-dusted landscape like diamonds scattered on velvet. It’s in this breathtaking setting that Eric decided to ask the most important question of his life.
Birdwatcher? Creeper? Oblivious Tourist?
He didn’t know exactly where he wanted to propose at, but he knew he’d know it when he saw it. I followed behind, pretending to be a tourist taking photos. This cover usually works pretty well for me, and most people don’t notice me at all. However, Leah did notice me trailing behind them because she was hoping to be alone with Eric on the trails. Hilariously, Eric had her convinced I was just a random creeper who happened to be walking too slow to pass them. About 1/4 of the way in, I had the perfect opportunity to talk to a staff member of Dogwood Canyon and ask about the birdwatching that had recently taken place. This gave me the perfect cover story as I trailed behind, pretending to look for birds as I secretly watched for Eric to propose.
His heart led him through the park, searching for the perfect spot to propose. Thunderfalls, a waterfall that normally cascades as two smaller waterfalls into one, was frozen, and it became the perfect stage for his question. Finally, he knelt, his silhouette stark against the frosted backdrop. I immediately starting capturing the moment as soon as Eric’s knee hit the ground. In Leah’s eyes, reflecting the winter sun, you could see the flicker of surprise, then the slow bloom of understanding. A single question, raw and vulnerable, hung in the air like a snowflake. As the smile replaced the surprised look on her face, I knew she had said yes. I continued to capture the moment for the couple until Eric pointed me out. It was after this time that he let Leah know that I was actually not a creeper.
Dogwood Canyon Proposals are like Fairy Tales!
Dogwood Canyon witnessed another culmination of a love story, this time etched with snow to be forever cherished. The scene is truly like a fairy tale with a fresh blanket of snow. And here’s the thing: it could be your love story too!
Imagine your own proposal: you and your sweetheart, hand in hand, exploring the winter wonderland of Dogwood Canyon. Maybe you find your perfect spot hidden away by a waterfall, or nestled near a snow-laden bridge. I’ll be there, discreetly capturing the raw emotion, the laughter, the tears, in timeless photographs that will forever tell the story of your “yes.”
So, if you’re planning a Branson proposal this winter, let Dogwood Canyon’s magic set the stage. And don’t forget, I’m just a whisper away, waiting to document your happily ever after, one snowflake at a time. Please don’t hesitate to contact me to check my availability!
Here are some more gorgeous photos from Eric and Leah’s session! Eric took advantage of my 2-hour proposal package, so we were able to capture so many unique photos that they two of them can cherish forever!
Branson, MO Proposals
If you’d like to see more Branson proposals, check out some of my other blog posts:
Top of the Rock Proposal | Branson Proposal Photographer
Why Hire a Proposal Photographer?
Places to Propose in Branson, MO
Cody & Mandi | Branson Proposal Photos
Wesley and Nikki | Dogwood Canyon Waterfall Proposal