I was excited when Dennis reached out and wanted to photograph the surprise proposal to Karen, I don't get many opportunities to tell that story. After talking we decided the best thing would be to go to the location with my Family and have us pretend that I am just taking photos of them so that I could get relatively close with my 70-200. I even included a few here in the blog because it was just part of this story. So Lindsey, Sawyer and I decided to go to Chick Fil A, and then head over to DogWood Dell Park where they had spent many Saturdays pick-nicking and going on walks.
We decided to get there about an hour or so early because we wanted to scope out the place and have a little family time of our own. I could tell that when they got there Dennis was both very excited and a little nervous, it was super sweet to watch them from across the park knowinf exactly what was about to go down.
As soon as he asked, she said YES! They kissed, brought out the champagne and a few friends showed up to celebrate them. Exactly the way it should be, am I right?
I had mentioned to Dennis that I wanted to take a little time and make some portraits with them, just something a little extra so that they had some more photos from their time with me. I actually very happy we did because it gave me a little time to get to know them better nad hear more about thier story.
And there you have it, it was a beautiful pre-summer day where I got to incorporate my family into an engagement shoot. I got to hang with a super fun couple and be there to make sure that they had photos to remind them of the love, joy, and excitement from their day.
P.S. Here is another story about the couple, these two are pretty rad!