Multiple Grammy Award-winning music producer Ryan Lewis, who makes up half of the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis hip-hop duo famous for hits like “Thrift Shop,” “Can’t Hold Us,” and “Same Love,” announced his engagement to girlfriend Jackie Ganger on Instagram Monday.
In the photo shared on January 18 we get a black and white birdseye view of the recording artist and his gal beneath outdoor cafe lights. Lewis is already down on one knee presenting an open ring box while Ganger, like many women who have just been surprised with a proposal, has her hands up to her face either in shock, wiping away tears, or both!
Right before Christmas, I took Jackie to the coffee shop where we first met, when we were 15 years old in high school, took a knee and asked her to spend the rest of her life with me. She said yes! So excited to share with ya’ll that we are engaged! Wanted to get the photos back before sharing with the world. Shouts to @jkoephoto and @jennykoekoe for the convert roof top photo sniping. Love you all!!!!
“Right before Christmas, I took Jackie to the coffee shop where we first met, when we were 15 years old in high school, took a knee and asked her to spend the rest of her life with me,” Lewis described the proposal in the photo’s caption. “She said yes! So excited to share with y’all that we are engaged! Wanted to get the photos back before sharing with the world.”
The “Downtown” music producer gave ample credit to professional photographers Jason Koenig and wife Jenny Koenig for sneaking up to their secret location to snap photos adding, “Shouts to @jkoephoto and @jennykoekoe for the convert roof top photo sniping. Love you all!!!”
Lewis’ fiance Ganger confirmed their engagement date sharing a similar photo – this time with her face completely covered by her hands – on her Instagram writing, “Dec 21, 2015 I thought I was just going Christmas shopping with Ryan… Then he took a knee and proposed to me at the coffee shop we first met at, when we were 15 years old in high school.” Mirroring Lewis she added, “I’m so excited to share with you the news that we are engaged!!! Shouts to @jkoephoto and @jennykoekoe for the covert roof top camera operation!”
Following the proposal shot, Lewis shared a series of other photos from the December engagement evening including one with Ganger with a drink in one hand, showing off her new engagement ring on the other, writing, “And then we celebrated.”
Lewis also added a captionless close-up photo of Ganger in the moment, during the proposal, where she’s looking up into the sky appearing blissfully surprised.
And one last black and white photo of Ganger pulling her fiance in to kiss his cheek, her engagement ring (unfortunately for us) is just out of sight!
Repeating the good news for Twitter the producer also shared the first photo in the set on Monday tweeting, “Excited to share with ya’ll that this holiday was extra special for Jackie and I – We’re engaged! Photo @jkoephoto.”
Looks like the next big thing for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – aside from playing the massive music and arts festival Bonnaroo which Macklemore announced on Twitter today, January 20 – will be planning a wedding for Ryan Lewis and Jackie Ganger! Congratulations all around!