Surprise Proposal in the Middle of a Storm

May 20, 2023



At Katherine Horton Photography, we believe in capturing the most beautiful and emotional moments in life. Christin and Lee’s surprise proposal at an overlook in Birmingham, Alabama, was nothing short of magical. Lee had meticulously planned this life-changing event, and it unfolded in a way that was truly unforgettable.

A Night of Elegance and Romance:

The stage was set with elegance and romance as Lee took Christin to dinner at Automatic Seafood. Unbeknownst to her, dear friends had been working behind the scenes, transforming a simple (yet beautiful) plot of grass into an evening she would never forget. The table that was set in the grass was adorned with photographs of Christin and Lee, a Bible with her soon-to-be new last name, and a breathtaking ring from Diamonds Direct. The anticipation was building, and little did Christin know, the most significant moment of her life was about to unfold.

The Rainy Surprise:

As the evening progressed, Lee’s plan took an unexpected turn when raindrops started to fall from the sky. Undeterred, he told Christin that he wanted to take her to an overlook. Suspicion may have crossed her mind as they stepped out of the car in their elegant attire, but little did she know what Lee had in store.

A Proposal Amidst the Elements:

With rain and lightning illuminating the skies, Lee guided Christin towards the prepared table. The elements added an air of unpredictability to the moment, making it even more memorable. Lee got down on one knee, and with all the love in his heart, he asked the most important question of his life: “Will you marry me?” Christin’s response was immediate and filled with joy – a resounding “Yes!”

A Surprise Photographer:

Just as the proposal reached its peak, a hidden photographer (yours truly!) emerged from the trees to capture this beautiful and emotional moment. The raindrops added an ethereal quality to the photographs, making them all the more enchanting.

A Night to Remember:

Christin and Lee’s surprise proposal was a night to remember. It was a testament to love’s ability to shine even in the face of unexpected circumstances. This magical moment marked the beginning of their journey towards a lifetime of happiness and love.

Looking Ahead:

As we eagerly anticipate Christin and Lee’s wedding in March, we can’t help but feel honored to be a part of their love story. Their engagement was filled with surprises, love, and a touch of unpredictability, making it a tale they will cherish for the rest of their lives. Check out their Engagement Session Here.

  1. […] Christin and Lee’s love story began the way many great romances do—through mutual friends. One of their friends, Trent, credits their meet cute to his mutual friendship with both of them. From the moment they met, there was instant attraction. Christin decided to shoot her shot by sending a “friend request” to Lee shortly after their first hang out. Lee took that as his opportunity to message her and see where this thing went. After a year and a half of dating, Lee popped the question back in June of this year. See their beautiful rainy day proposal here. […]

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A Birmingham-based wedding photographer with a passion for travel and storytelling. With a background in interior design, I bring a unique perspective to my photography, capturing not only the love and joy of weddings but also the beauty of people, cultures, landscapes, and design around the world.

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