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Stefan and Dani’s Proposal at Pittock Mansion

Stefan asked Dani to marry him on a foggy afternoon at Pittock Mansion. After asking him if he was lying, she said “YES!”

Then we went into the forest for some beautiful portraits of the newly engaged couple. 

How did you meet?

Dani –     We knew each other through mutual friends in Tucson but we didn’t start talking/hanging out until we “matched” online. We dated unofficially for a few months until Stefan moved to Oregon. A couple months after Stefan moved to Oregon he asked me to fly out to visit and I did, that’s when he asked me to be his girlfriend. Of course I said yes and decided to follow him from AZ to Oregon.

What was most surprising about your proposal?

Dani –     I guess I was most surprised that it happened! We went to Oregon to celebrate Stefan’s birthday so I was definitely not expecting it! Stefan was extremely romantic and put so much thought into the entire process. Not only did he secretly arrange the photographer, but he knows I love Oregon and planned a beautiful outdoor proposal at Pittock Mansion. Afterwards he arranged a romantic post-engagement dinner at a restaurant where we had an amazing view of Portland. Stefan was so good at planning that he even made sure I had my hair & nails done without me realizing! It was perfect.  

Did you anticipate it?

Dani –     I had no idea it was going to happen! I was so surprised that my first reaction was telling him “no you’re not.”

Were you nervous to ask?

Stefan – I didn’t think I was nervous to ask until it really came down to the wire. I remember walking and going over what I was actually going to say in my head. I didn’t want my nerves to take over so I told myself I would speak from the heart and say whatever was on my mind. I was honestly more excited to see her reaction than anything. Also, knowing that I was going to make her happy was the best part!

Do you have any wedding plans, ideas or a date set?

We’re planning an intimate wedding with close friends and family. More of an elopement type ceremony with a bigger reception to celebrate

What are you most looking forward to about your future together?

Dani –     Watching each other achieve our goals and celebrate accomplishments together. I know that may sound corny BUT I just have so much fun with Stefan that I’m excited to continue conquering life with him!

Stefan – I can’t wait to start a family together and all my experiences with her. I’ve never found anyone else that understands me the way she does. She knows who I really am and is with me through every crazy up and down. She has been the most AMAZING mother to my son, so I know she will make a wonderful mother to our future child!


Planning to propose to that special someone?  Call us! We are experienced (and sneaky!) proposal photographer pros in Oregon.  We’ll capture it all, and create some beautiful engagement portraits for you while we’re at it!

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