Winter Proposal
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Winter Proposal

Cave Point in Door County was in rare form this February day when the groom-to-be proposed to his girl. The waves were rolling in like ocean whitecaps, pounding the icy limestone bluffs.

It was late in the day, and there were only a handful of people at the county park. When I arrived early, I was concerned that it would be filled with people coming to watch the spectacle of big waves crashing against the shoreline, and spraying icy mist into the air.

The groom-to-be urged his girl onto the icy, rocky shelf. It was the place we had prearranged for the photo...but it was so slippery, I worried it might not work. But, they were troopers, and managed to make it out there. I held my breath, and stood across the main Cave Point "cave" and remained unnoticed as he dropped to one knee.

She said yes!

After a few moments, and hugs, he turned and pointed me out. She was completely surprised. Although, she did admit later she was slightly suspicious he might ask--there were a few subtle clues he was up to something.

We took a few more photos, for the record, but this one is the one that gives me goosepimples whenever I see it.

Keywords: Cave Point (7), Door County (48), engagement (11), proposal (12), Sturgeon Bay (26), winter wedding (3), Wisconsin (64). 1/320; f/5.0; ISO 640; 180.0 mm.