It finally happened – I captured a proposal and it could not have been more thrilling! When Dan reached out to me 10 days before the big day, I knew I needed to make this happen for him no matter what. After many texts and emails back and forth – planning location, timing, & decorations – Saturday arrived and I was a bit worried as I drove toward Mt. Pleasant. The clouds were rolling in and lightning was striking in the distance.
As I pulled into the parking lot, I quickly shoved my gear into a waterproof bag, grabbed an umbrella and ran towards the spot we discussed. I could hear thunder in the distance and Hannah’s friends were running away from the proposal spot as I was running toward it, they had just finished setting everything up. I quickly ducked behind a tree on the hill side and waited, and prayed the rain would hold off.
The proposal was just perfect and eventually Hannah spotted me up on the hill. Though I had never met either of them previously, I felt like I knew them after spending the last 10 days discussing this big moment in their lives. We laughed about their day and how Hannah never suspected a thing, even though it was all making more sense to her now – like why her family insisted she get a manicure that morning.
Luckily the rain held off, so we were able to capture some pictures for the newly engaged couple. It was perfectly overcast, yet not too humid with the storm approaching.
I could not have asked for a better experience photographing my first proposal. I definitely would capture more in the future. Thank you so much Dan for allowing me to capture this special moment for you and Hannah. Congratulations again!