The Grinch, Cindy Lou Who, and a Proposal.


On February 24th, 2018, Allan proposed to Daneka… and she said yes!

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Daneka’s sister Niki to see if I was available to photograph a proposal. Well if you don’t know very much about me, you need to know this… I LOVE PROPOSALS!!!! So naturally I was available. Little did I know that this proposal was 8 months worth of planning…

From what I’ve heard from both Allan and Niki, Daneka loves Christmas more than Santa himself. Where, besides the North Pole, would you propose to someone who loves Christmas as much as Daneka… well Castle Noel, of course.

Allan met Daneka when she was in 9th grade, and he was in 11th. They played basketball on the same traveling team and that’s where they really got to know one another. He thought she was the most beautiful girl that he had ever seen and he had to get her number somehow. Luckily, he was friends with her sister so he assumed she would help him out. He was wrong… Niki didn’t want to give her sisters number to him because she thought that he would break her heart. Although that was a setback, it didn’t stop him. He ended up getting her number and talking to her and that eventually lead to them dating. Their first date was  at a restaurant called “The Foxburg Inn” on Valentines Day,  2010. They both had buffalo chicken salads.  In March, they will have been together 8 years.

I always ask the guys what they love most about their future wife and this is his response

“Gosh, where do I start? Daneka is loyal to a fault. She supports me no matter what decisions I make. She is my biggest supporter, and my biggest critic. Daneka and I can just be ourselves around each other and that has lead us to have a deep personal connection with one another. Both of our families have been extremely supportive of our relationship over the years and have helped us along the way. I know it’s cliche to say, but I think she just has the most beautiful eyes and every time she smiles it melts my heart. She is my best friend and I don’t know what I would do without her.”

His proposal took place on top of Santa Mountain at Castle Noel, in front of their families. Here are some of the highlights:


Congratulations to Daneka and Allan!!! We wish you a long and blessed life together!!!

Thanks for letting us capture your moment!

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