Zach + Marissa | proposal in Columbia

Okay so imagine the cutest couple you've ever seen... Now double it, triple it, multiply it times infinity.

That's Zach and Marissa.

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Zach planned out this beautiful night involving dinner with Marissa because they were "just celebrating their third anniversary."

"Wait. Amber. You mean he proposed on their third anniversary?"

UH YEAH OF COURSE THAT'S WHAT I MEAN.

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So yeah as if this couldn't get any cuter, around sunset, Zach took Marissa out to an offshoot of the Missouri river near Cooper's Landing and Boathenge, where they visited regularly as a couple. 

So YEAH. CUTENESS OVERLOAD. BEACHES IN MISSOURI.

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I couldn't deal, y'all.

Meanwhile, I was creeping up behind them, while my second photographer Jessi was a few yards away.

and then it was time for the cuteness.

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Her face is priceless.

But you know what was even better? When she fist pumped and yelled, "Finally!"

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And better than that? When she realized she was being photographed.

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So they came back to shore, and we had to celebrate.

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For an added bonus, Zach also rented out the private room at Room 38 to celebrate, but we still had time to sneak in some extra sweet photos before they had to run off!

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Congrats to these sweethearts! I absolutely cannot wait for their wedding next year (which is OF COURSE on their fourth anniversary)! *sobbing emoji*

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Amber Garrett

Amber is a wedding photojournalist and portrait photographer based in the Midwest, but available for travel worldwide.