When I received a call from Stephanie about photographing her proposal I was so excited! I was honest about having never shot a proposal before but I was confident I could deliver. Stephanie and I communicated over the next few weeks about location, time, and importantly the weather. They would be coming down with the family to celebrate the New Year and staying at an Air b&b. Everything was dependent on the rain that was in the forecast, the plan for Stephanie was to propose to her girlfriend on the dock.
On December 31st I drove down to the location to look for a place to hide. Conveniently there was some brush that had grown up close to the bank near the pier that was perfect. On January 1, 2021, we finally caught a break and it looked like the rain was going to stop for a few hours around two. That was our chance.
I was at the location and hidden away, the plan was to text Stephanie’s sister when I was ready. A little after two I heard Stephanie and her girlfriend Jessica walking outside. It was time! I think my heart was beating so loud you could almost hear it. I wasn’t nervous about getting the shot, it was the excitement of watching two people in love about to commit to a lifetime of togetherness and it was utterly heartwarming.
Stephanie and Jessica walked out to the pier and as soon as she knelt down I just started shooting. It was so exciting to watch, you could see the joy on their faces. Jessica was so surprised! And of course, she said YES!
Love is a beautiful thing.