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Zion National Park Proposal and Engagement | Destination Photographer

I am OVERJOYED to announce that my handsome, awesome baby brother is ENGAGED to one of my best friends in the world! My talented, beautiful friend (and second photographer), Jessa, will soon become my sister-in-law! These two could not be more perfect for each other. God has such huge plans for their lives, and I just cannot wait to see what all is in store for them.

Kevin miraculously survived  a horrible car wreck less than 36 hours before our flight was scheduled to leave for Las Vegas. Not only did he survive, he was unharmed, even after flipping his vehicle 5 times and crawling through sharp broken glass, he didn’t receive not even a scratch. (Just one small memorial bruise on his shoulder from the seatbelt). I could go on and on about how big of a miracle that was, and how thankful we are for God’s protection on his life that day, but just know that God DOES still work miracles, and I witnessed one that day, for sure, and I am forever grateful!

We flew to Las Vegas shortly after the wreck, as planned, and drove from there to Zion National Park in Utah, which is where Kevin had chosen as the place he wanted to propose to Jessa. We dressed up like we were going to do a photo shoot (which we were! but Jessa was unaware of how significant the photo shoot would be, haha) and we headed out on a short hike to a beautiful overlook in the park. As I was doing their “photo shoot” from afar, Kevin got down on his knee and asked Jessa to marry him! It was absolutely amazing! Although she was completely taken by surprise, she of course said “YES”! Darren was able to roll video, and I was able to snap photos of the whole thing (from afar, to give them privacy), and it was such a beautiful, emotional time for us all! Having gone from almost losing Kevin in what should’ve been a life-threatening accident just 3 days prior, to seeing my little brother proposing, with that stunning backdrop, to the precious woman he’s going to spend the rest of his life with with! Phew. To sweet for words! This big sister was SO emotional and so very happy for two of my favorite people in the world!

Kevin and Jessa, we love you so much, and are beyond happy for you guys! You two make our life and adventures so much sweeter, and we are so thankful for you both, and especially thankful that you’ll be together forever. You two are amazing each on your own, but together, WOW, I know you are truly going to do incredible things.

Darren, we cannot thank you enough for being the best trip planner and location scout ever! You’re wonderful!

Here are a few photos from Zion National Park, where Kevin proposed to Jessa 🙂

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