Surprise Proposal | Scioto Mile Park in Columbus Ohio

 
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge with Drone Footage | AndreaBelleStudios.com

My "little" brother Josh texted me a couple weeks ago that he was planning to propose to his girlfriend Bethany. He lives in Columbus and made plans to ask her at sunset on the Rich Street Bridge. 

Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge

Josh also arranged for a drone to capture the proposal & invited a small crowd of family + friends to celebrate afterwards together. After a Chemistry lecture, my sons and I headed to Columbus to check out the area around Scioto Mile. The weather had cooled a bit and it was a beautiful day to be outside. We joined our family to "wait for the signal" with Bethany's friend Becky. "Waiting for the signal" meant crouching behind a pillar while we tracked my brother on Becky's iPhone. We waited for Josh & Bethany to walk toward the deer. Yes, DEER. I was confused by these instructions, until I saw the deer he was referencing:

Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge with Drone Footage | AndreaBelleStudios.com

I laughed when I went through the images and saw my older brother driving by. It happened so fast I didn't know I had a picture until I processed the images later.

Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge

Josh wrapped his arm around Bethany (the signal) and the drone moved in.

Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge with Drone Footage | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge with Drone Footage | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge with Drone Footage | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge with Drone Footage | AndreaBelleStudios.com

She said yes!

Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge with Drone Footage | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge with Drone Footage | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge with Drone Footage | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com

I didn't bring light stands so I had my mom & my Damian hold up my flashes when I needed them.

Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com
Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement Columbus Skyline | AndreaBelleStudios.com

My mom snapped this one of my brother Josh & I. You can see my little shadow, my son Damian, behind me. :)

Columbus Ohio Proposal at Rich Street Bridge Engagement | AndreaBelleStudios.com

Being there to witness the proposal was great because we could all meet for dinner to continue sharing stories & celebrating. We are really excited to welcome Bethany into our family!

-Andrea

Here is the video from the drone footage by Ashton Onesko from Prestige Pro Photo- this is such a neat perspective!