Queenstown // Cecil Peak Helicopter Proposal

Ricky and Emily were on holiday from Melbourne, having a babymoon before their first son arrives in January.


Ricky contacted me to say he had planned a surprise proposal up the Remarkables that morning and would I photograph it. Oh, heck yeah I would!


We were aiming to fly at 10.30am but the clouds rolled in and we had to wait until a little later in the day.


At 3.00pm we flew up to Cecil Peak (the wind was super strong and there had been a big snow dump that morning). Emily was under the guise it was just some awesome mountain maternity photos.


It was the coolest moment when Ricky got down on one knee – and the buzz coming off these two was unreal! We hung out for the next 45 mins playing in the snow, climbing up the mountain and watching a cheeky kea bounce around the rocks.


Such an epic afternoon – but there was still another surprise for Emily when she got back to the hotel…


Ricky had flow over her parents and his parent to celebrate with them! What a legend. And that you guys, is how you nail a proposal!!


Heli: Glacier Southern Lakes

Photography: Kiwi Captures Photography



Queenstown helicopter proposal in the snow


Queenstown helicopter proposal in the snow


Queenstown helicopter proposal in the snow


Queenstown helicopter proposal in the snow


Queenstown helicopter proposal in the snow

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