When I received the first call from Oswaldo, I knew I wanted to be be a part of his surprise proposal to his girlfriend Cindy. He had been doing a lot of research and had a location picked at the Chicago Botanic Garden where he planned to get down on one knee and ask the woman he loves to marry him.
Over the next month Oswaldo and I touched base to make sure everything would be perfect. The night before his surprise Chicago experienced a cold front and quite a bit of rain, but I kept checking the radar and had a feeling that the surprise would go off without a hitch.
The original plan was to meet at 10am so that the garden wouldn't be as busy. I was there bright and early, waiting for them!! But Cindy had other plans, like sleeping in and taking it easy. It was right at noon when Cindy and Oswaldo made their appearance at the gardens. I did my best to keep my distance and photograph the flowers so she wouldn't be spooked by some woman with a camera taking photos of them.
Oswaldo wanted his proposal to be on the bridge to the Japanese Garden, so I kept myself hidden behind a tree till it was time. The sun was overhead and the bridge was full of people, but he was ready to profess his love to Cindy.
Of course she said, "YES!!!"
To celebrate Oswaldo and Cindy indulged me with a mini-engagement session around the garden.