What a wonderful proposal for Megan Romanowski by Stephen Bianca!
Stephen had several moving parts that came into place wonderfully. The venue chosen was at Sons of Hermann Hall. Hermann Hall was the place of Stephen and Megan's first date. The place was set and it was confirmed..
Then an owner at Hermann Hall forgot to mention to the staff he was coming, and Stephen and I found the fornt doors locked to an empty building! No Panic.. Stephen had a good idea to check around back or see if someone was back there, or the tattoo place next door had the cell phone number of the owner. Thankfully, Stephen happen to catch the manager who was near the back cleaning and was able to let us in.. We laughed about it later.
I started to set up quick as I could. Light was a bit of a challenge. 9 foot, black ceilings, and dark woods don't necessarily make for great bounce/ soft light. So off camera lighting makes for the best option as it was the only one. The results were very appealing. *Tip for Photographers: Know the space. If not, be prepared to capture in any light scenario :)