My friend Ashley called me last week and asked if I had any plans. Then she asked if I was available in 3 hrs. Finally she said her brother, Shaun, was proposing to his girlfriend in sea isle and she wanted me to photograph it. Of course I said yes, hung up and ran around packing my equipment. I arrived on the shore as Ashley and her mom were setting up the tea lights to spell out “will you marry me?”.
Documenting proposal stories is one of my favorite things to do. They’re so emotionally charged and therefore the couple pays me no mind, which is such a great way to shoot. It’s complete creative freedom and the opportunity to stay in the moment.
This scenario was unique since the photos were also a surprise for Shaun & Zoi. They were so gracious toward me and I was so honored to be part of this sweet gift and event.