In the spring, I took a lot of photos of MU basketball forward Laurence Bowers. I shot a lot of them at Mizzou Arena.
And normally, a photo of Laurence Bowers on a knee at half-court would be a bad thing.
But late last week I got a call from Laurence asking if I could help him out. He was planning on proposing to his longtime girlfriend, at Mizzou Arena, and it was going to be a complete surprise. How do you say no to that?
Anyway, I got to the arena early. Laurence had rolled out the red carpet (literally) and had made a candle-lit, lily-strewn path from the tunnel to midcourt. A spray-painted heart covered most of the Tiger logo on the hardwood.
When his girlfriend arrived, she was very obviously surprised. She made it down the carpet with a little help from her friends. Even better? She said yes.
Best wishes to the happy couple!