So I've known this event was coming for awhile now. Erik is a co-worker of my husband, and that led to Ashley becoming one of my friends! We have all been waiting around on pins and needles to see when Erik would pop the question, and I had been hoping that I might get a press pass to the event. Luckily, Erik came to the conclusion that many smart men have come to, and decided to have the moment documented by a pro. Way to go, Erik!
When he called me 5 days before the proposal, I was so excited! We spent some time video chatting from the alleyway he had chosen as a location. It is in historic downtown Navasota, next to a favorite coffee shop of locals (inluding himself and Ashley). We came up with a plan: Erik would walk Ashley down the alley, where I would be hiding behind a giant planter. When the big moment arrived, I would pop out and start snapping!
Luckily I brought my husband along, and he came in handy. I realized that hiding behind the planter, I wouldn't know when they turned down the alley. I was also worried I wouldn't hear them talking and know when to pop out. Ricky hid around the corner on the opposite end of the alley, and stuck just the end of his phone out, so that his camera was looking down the alley. As I crouched behind the planter, I was on the phone with him. He told me when they were headed my way, and when Erik stopped and turned toward Ashley. The rest of the story, you can see!