I have the best job in the world. I’m given the privilege to capture – forever – the love between two people on their wedding day. Along with the wedding comes an engagement session (SO FUN!), sometimes a bridal session… but very rarely am I given the opportunity to photograph the moment when he gets down on one knee and she knows he’ll love her forever.
This week marked the one year anniversary of Amanda + Joel’s proposal, and it inspired me to dig through my files and give the joyous photographs another look… and, of course, share them with you! (You can see Amanda + Joel’s engagement session here… I didn’t photograph their wedding simply because I was in it!)
Photographing proposals isn’t a “traditional” thing to do… however, it is such a monumental day and one that (speaking from experience) seems blurry in memory as the facts are overcome with emotions. If you’re planning to propose and want to remember those precious moments forever, Amanda + Joel can tell you that I have no problem with hiding behind a trash can (yes, most of these pictures were taken while I burrowed in dirt behind a trash can!) to help you achieve that!
Happy weekend everyone – I hope you enjoy looking at these photographs as much as I enjoyed taking them!
Amanda – who was living with me at the time – left this book on my desk for me just a FEW HOURS before her proposal! It killed me! She had NO idea.
Joel had told Amanda that he would give her a dozen roses – and when she received the last one, he would propose. He had given her five roses up to this point (so, obviously, she thought the proposal was a good time off). In preparation, Joel put six roses inside her hope chest (that he drove to her hometown to get from her family!) and one rose on top.
Amanda didn’t know what would be in the hope chest when Joel asked her to open it – she was just thrilled to be one rose closer to engagement – imagine her shock when she kept counting the roses over and over again to make sure there were actually SIX… Joel got down on one knee pretty quickly, though!