18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Knight in Shining Armor

Madeline is my best friend. She is a model and I am a photographer. Maddy is also a martial artist and academic, which makes it impossible to surprise her. However, Blake and I devised a way that he could propose to her as a surprise. Maddy and I always do a photoshoot together whenever I visited her, so this time I decided it would be fairy-tale themed, and I brought her to a battlefield in Virginia. Blake rode in on horseback and proposed to Maddy as a knight in shining armor.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Yorktown, Virginia, United States of America
Copyright: © Andrea Stanzione