Photo: Man Proposes on Frozen Lake Michigan

Posted at 4:36 PM, Feb 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-20 08:41:58-05

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (Feb. 19, 2014) — One West Michigan man took advantage of the ice coverage on Lake Michigan Tuesday to propose to his girlfriend.

West Michigan photographer Josh Fairbanks said he captured the photo during a shoot in St. Joseph at about 5:30 p.m.  He said the couple, Brandon and Alexa, live in the Hartford area.

Fairbanks also has a photography business based in Hartford.

To view other photos from this shoot, click here.

The couple wasn’t alone on the ice: Becca Bradfield told FOX 17 she is now engaged to Mitch Stadel after he proposed on the ice.

02-20-14 Becca Bradfield proposal

Mitch Stadel on his knees with Becca Bradfield.

Disclaimer: As temperatures rise in West Michigan, it is becoming increasingly dangerous to venture out onto the Great Lakes. The Coast Guard and public safety officials are asking people to stay off the ice.