Here’s a story. This goes back to June of this year. I was working as a photographer covering Field Trip Music Festival. As I was running from the end of Jazz Cartier’s set to cover The National, I notice a couple messing around by the illuminated FIELD TRIP sign. A few beats later, the guy takes a knee and proposes. I get the shot, but have to run off as The National are already on stage. I posted the photo to Instagram asking for people to find and tag the couple. They did. It was awesome. I sent the couple the full series of photos I took and they used it as their engagement announcement.

Fast-forward to July of this year. I’m a staff photographer at WayHome Music Festival. We get word that another proposal might be going down halfway through Beirut’s set. That’s all we know. So we find the couple and we stake it out. I take some photos from 10 paces away, in a somewhat clandestine manner. All of a sudden, in the middle of the crowd, there’s a small clearing. The young man takes a knee and proposes. I pop up and get the shot.

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A few weeks later, Courtney (the bride-to-be) finds me on Instagram and asks if I’d take their engagement photos. Of course. And here they are. Congrats again, Courtney + Chris.

Kathryn and I are currently booking weddings for Summer + Fall 2017. Click any photo to expand.

Kathryn and I are currently booking weddings for Summer & Fall 2017 (we’re booked for the spring). See our wedding photos here. Xo.

Written by Ryan Bolton

Ryan is a Toronto-based writer and photographer that likes to break the rules. His work has taken him around the world to do what he truly loves—storytelling. And drinking cold beer.

16 comments

  1. As a social media marketer, I’m all about hearing stories like this from other creatives – the power of social media is strong. And the music lover in me is obsessed with the fact that they got married at a music festival!

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