A proposal is one of the most exciting days of your life. And when it totally surprises you during a photo session at a gorgeous Loudoun county vineyard, then your year (maybe life!) has been made! Photographing a surprise proposal is magic.
This past October Chanley reached out to me to capture some images of her & her boyfriend and their sweet pup Bailey. Little did she know, Drayke her soon to be fiancé contacted me shortly after we set up the session. He had the ring and he wanted to pop the question during their upcoming session. I was so so excited to be a part of this surprise. And to keep this amazing life changing secret was so fun. (I even had lunch with Chanley and her co-workers the week before! )
The day of the session arrived and it was beautiful. We began the session at the gorgeous Barns at Hamilton Station. Bailey quickly stole the show. But as we approached the front side of the barn I knew Drayke was ready to ask his girl to be with him for the rest of his life. She faced me as “I set up the shot” and when she turned around, there he was knelt down on one knee asking Chanley to be his wife. The Surprise Proposal plan had worked and I dont think the two of them could smile bigger or be any more excited!
Thinking about a surprise proposal. It should totally be photographed. Don’t you agree? Let’s plan it.
Until next time
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