Dale Sharpe Took His Girlfriend to the Arctic and Made the Most Epic Wedding Proposal Photographs Ever

It took two trips to the Arctic Circle for photographer Dale Sharpe to pop the question to his girlfriend Karlie Russell, but as you see here the resulting photos are totally epic.

Both Sharpe and Russell are avid nature photographers enchanted with the beautiful landscapes under the aurora borealis found only in the Arctic. In the past they had made the trek numerous times.

Unfortunately, Sharpe’s initial plan to pop the question under the Northern Lights was aborted when, upon arrival, he learned that Russell disposed of the bottle in which he hid the $4,000 engagement ring because her luggage was overweight. Ouch!

Not one to be defeated, Sharpe kept his composure, and upon their return home he began saving for another ring. Deciding to make his proposal seven years after they first began dating, he planned another photo excursion for them through Iceland, Norway and Finland.

Perhaps the wait was for the best, because Sharpe says that upon their arrival, “It was the most amazing display of color in the Aurora that we’ve ever seen.” He set up his gear under the pretense of take a selfie with Russell, got down on one knee, and popped both the shutter and the question. As for the ring, this time he hid it in his medical kit so it was readily available.

Karlie says she was shocked by the proposal and, as you might suspect, her answer was an immediate “Yes!” You can see more great images from this and other trips on the Australian couple’s Instagram page, and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram at @ShutterbugPix where we’re sharing our favorite photos from our followers.

Via Daily Mail