There’s a little rush you get while playing undercover photographer - such a sweet story between Ben and Hailey. I was so excited when Ben contacted me to photograph his proposal to his girlfriend of two years.
Their first date was Valentine’s Day at the Gopher Men’s Basketball game versus Wisconsin in 2012. Having both attended the University of Minnesota, Gopher Athletics was an interest they always shared.
Ben told Hailey that he had won a tour of Williams Arena before the basketball game that night and brought her (and their families that hid up and away from the court) in for a mini tour. After the proposal, which was a complete shock, their families came down to the court to celebrate.
My best and warmest wishes to Ben, Hailey and their families and thank you for letting me be a part of this special time in their lives. Oh, and go Gophers!