When Gabi's best friend reached out to me about capturing Gabi and her boyfriend getting engaged, I was beyond excited! (Also, shout out to having a best friend that knows what you want. A little Pinterest stalking may have been involved too. Can you blame us??) When she reached out to me, I wasn't publicly offering proposals but said that I would of course do it because but they are some of my most memorable photo shoots. There's nothing quite like the adrenaline rush you get while you're hiding out and waiting to witness two people saying "yes" to each other for the rest of their lives. It is such a special and raw moment and I feel honored to be able to capture it for the couple so that they can savor this moment for years to come. After a lot of thought and prayer, I am NOW OFFERING PROPOSAL SESSIONS! I am so excited about this new opportunity and I am eager to meet more couples as they share this amazing moment together.
Zach and I were looking at the forecast all week because there was a high chance of rain. He had a back-up plan, but we REALLY wanted plan A to work. So, we took a chance! When we arrived at the Long Center, the sun was shining and the weather was perfect! When Gabi's mom texted Zach to say that they had arrived, we got in our spots and waited anxiously. As we were waiting, the temperature dropped about 10 degrees, the wind picked up, and dark clouds rolled in. The rain was seriously minutes away, and I looked up into the sky and pleaded with God. It's not my proudest moment, but I laughed to myself and said out loud, "Lord, I'm sorry, but you have to hold the rain off right now. You can let it rain the minute after he gets down on one knee, but not now." A minute later, Zach gave me the signal that Gabi was walking up the stairs and I said again, "Here we go. Not now, Lord." Gabi walked up the stairs and to her surprise, saw her boyfriend waiting for her at the top. Zach was supposed to be "working" out of town, so seeing his face was a HUGE surprise for Gabi. They greeted each other and he took her hand and went on a little walk to the spot that he would ask her to be his wife. You can tell from the images that Gabi was completely caught off guard, but so overjoyed! They enjoyed a few minutes together before I introduced myself and got a few pictures of them as an ENGAGED couple! We had about five minutes together and then the rain started. I looked up at the sky, laughed, and felt God winking at me.
Gabi and Zach, I wish you a life full of love and laughter! Thank you for letting me capture this moment for you guys. I hope you always feel the joy that you felt on this day!
If you're wanting to book a proposal session with me, let me know by going to the contact tab above! I'd love to give you more information and get to know you!