Brenna and Joey

Brenna's Proposal in Lake Kawaguchiko near Mt. Fuji, Japan

How We Met

Randomly one night I was invited to this local magician’s house, who hosted an open mic night. I had never been there and would know no one there, but thought what the heck why not. As soon as I walked through the door, I saw that fiery red head and told myself I would do whatever it took to meet that girl. After building up enough courage, I went up to her and asked, “Are you the girl with the angelic voice?” And from there we talked for the next four hours into the night. We exchanged numbers and planned a longboarding date in just a few days. What started off as longboarding turned into a day jammed packed with adventure and from that day we never stopped hanging out. It was that very day I knew I was going to marry that girl. I mean who could help themselves from falling in love to the girl who was a shark diver, who owns a pet pig, and likes all things involving the extreme.

Brenna and Joey's Engagement in Lake Kawaguchiko near Mt. Fuji, Japan

How He Asked

I live in Taiwan and she lives in Japan. I knew she would never expect me to propose in Japan due to my lack of resources but after months of careful planning I made it all work out. She knew we were going to hike to the summit of Mt. Fuji, but right before that I told her I wanted to go to this beautiful lake that reflected Mt. Fuji. It was no problem telling her to dress up because I told her I wanted to take cool pictures there so that was my first excuse. Then as we got there, her best friend had set up a picnic with a laptop waiting for us. She was so confused at everything that was going on but I told her to sit down and watch the movie, and the video that played was a comedic narrative of my “Quest For Love” with the climax being will she want to be the final treasure piece for my quest?! Then I popped that question and the fireworks began! We celebrated our engagement by hiking for the next 7 hours to the summit of Mt. Fuji where we arrived at 4:30am to watch the most amazing sunrise!

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Special Thanks

Alley Kerr | 
Not a photographer, but I gave her all my gear and she put the camera on a tripod to film the proposal and another camera to shoot the moment.