Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Engaged while freediving in Grand Cayman... a unique proposal

Ren Chapman proposed to his now fiance, Ashley at a depth of 45 feet during a competition practice breath-hold dive in Grand Cayman.  Ashley was taken completely by surprise, but responded perfectly and instantaneously with a big yes!  This series of images were made during the single breath-hold dive of the actual proposal.  Her heads-up response to Ren's surprise is a testament to Ashley's comfort level while freediving.  Hats off to Ren for inventing a truly unique proposal scenario! She was so surprised that she points at herself after reading the "will you marry me" note as if to say "who, me"?   As testament to Ren's confidence, there is 6,000' of water below them while he places the gorgeous blue star sapphire ring on her finger!  Click on images to see larger. 

5 comments:

ashley said...

Again Courtney, Thanks so much for being there. You and I both made amazing captures. Ren

saratogajean said...

As a friend of the couple - this is *so* Ren and Ash!

I'm so happy for them, and I'm so glad you were able to capture this moment.

biofuels1 said...

Hell yeah! I'm stoked for you guys. Congrats.

Lonnie said...

Frank--you gotta be proud of this Boy--he has excellent taste--some wonderful talents also--seems as if a life with this Wonderful LADY is a treat to look forward to. Not many of us have a chance to share a life with someone with so many of the same interests as we have. I hope I can be around a long time to watch this team live life as one.
Lonnie Dennis

Anonymous said...

DEAR REN AND ASHLEY,
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!

WE ARE SO HAPPY FOR BOTH OF YOU!!!
WHAT A SPECIAL MEMORY YOU CREATED, REN!!! LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AND THE BEAUTIFUL RING TONIGHT IF YOU CAN MAKE IT!!!!!!

LOVE, DAVE & ELLEN