Jenna and Tim recently celebrated three years together, and wanted to do a portrait session just the two of them this fall. So a few weeks ago we met up at Amherst State Park – where they had their first date – for some beautiful fall portraits. Only, little did Jenna know that during the session, Tim was planning to propose! Eeep!
Every time I photograph live proposals, it is so exciting! I’ll always talk with the person popping the question (usually the guys), ahead of time to see if they have plans in mind, or work with them to come up with a plan so we’re on the same page. For his proposal, Tim had a plan already in mind – wanting to have the two of them have a moment being back-to-back, so that when Jenna turned around, he’d be down on one knee. I LOVE the excitement in his face when they are back-to-back in the series of images below… it shows not only his anticipation for the moment, but the pause they were able to share in that last moment before he asked her to marry him. I used my longer lens so that I could give them some privacy, so I’m not sure what he said to her, but I do know she said yes and it was an amazing moment! And just after she said yes, the clouds parted in the sky and the sun came out. I hope they always remember the words exchanged, the hugs and excitement shared, and most of all the feeling of such a significant moment in their lives.
After the proposal (since we did it fairly early on in the session), we wandered around the park and took some beautiful photos of them together. I’m so excited to share some highlights from this evening!
Congratulations again, Jenna + Tim!
Are you looking for a photographer to photograph your own proposal in Buffalo, NY this holiday season? Or just interested in engagement portraits with your significant other after already proposing? I currently have a select few spots remaining for the 2018 year, and am actively booking both engagement and wedding photography services for 2019 and beyond. Send me an inquiry today and let’s grab some coffee and chat!