Just a few months ago, Carol reached out to me about a family session. But not an ordinary session, one with a surprise proposal !!
I really love photographing proposals and was excited about the opportunity. Colby (Carol's son) was bringing his girlfriend (Taylor) along for the family session and wanted to propose while taking photos. Carol and I worked out the details and we anxiously awaited the big moment! Boone Hall was a lovely venue and I visited the day before the shoot to scout out the area. There were SO many gorgeous spots to take pictures. It was hard narrowing it down and I only saw a small portion of the plantation!
After taking family photos, I switched gears and said we would do some single portraits and couple's portraits. It was after those photos we had planned for the proposal to happen. I quietly whispered to Carol if everything was going okay and how exciting it was, and she said it was definitely going to be a surprise for Taylor!
As I was taking photos of just Taylor, the boys did a sneaky switch and slipped the ring to Colby! PERFECT! I asked Colby where he wanted to take some photos with Taylor and we proceeded to walk to a beautiful spot under the Oak trees. They just casually posed as I got all my settings ready and began to pose them and take pictures. After a few quick minutes, Colby turned to Taylor and spoke to her... and then dropped to his knee! It was beautiful and Taylor was genuinely surprised and in shock!! They soaked up the moment and then began to give hugs to the family watching with anticipation. After seeing many happy tears, laughs, and sweet conversations, I told Taylor that we were doing an engagement session ( if she was okay with that:)!) Of course she was excited about it and still in shock, but the images captured after he asked her to marry him, are so sweet. So romantic and filled with love and happiness. I loved capturing these moments and wish them the very best as they begin this new journey and life together!
This Charleston charm is to die for - make sure to scroll to the END (my favorites are there!!)
This image (on top) was a quick little pose before he was going to turn and ask her to be his bride!! She had NO clue what was about to happen!
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