The past two weeks have presented me with a full-circle moment after photographing a proposal, an engagement, a wedding and a newborn session. I had to laugh when I realized I photographed each stage of a couple's lives over the course of a few days. I love photographing all of these special moments and occasions but I have to say, I was most nervous for the proposal. My heart was beating out of my chest while I waited for the exciting moment to happen. Meet Shawn, a sweet and thoughtful guy who went to great lengths to make sure his girlfriend, Amy, was surprised, delighted and overcome with emotion by his adorable, thoughtful and thoroughly well-planned proposal. Shawn even arranged for the special moment to be photographed so that they can share these images with family and friends and remember the moment they took the next, and possibly biggest, step in their relationship, forever. It's no surprise that Amy said yes. Enjoy these images of their special evening unfolding at Crossing Vineyards Winery in Washington Crossing, PA. After Shawn and Amy had a wine tasting and toured the vineyards at the winery, Shawn led Amy down to an open lawn where there was a table set for two with a bottle of champagne. He had friends bring their dog, Oliver, with a sign around his neck to run out and surprise Amy so Shawn could pop the question. On cue, Oliver ran out of the little porch where he was waiting and Amy looked shocked and surprised as she figured out what was happening.
Once they had a chance to enjoy the moment and make the requisite phone call to Amy's parents, we walked around the winery for a few photos with Amy and Shawn, a true engagement session!
Shawn, thank you so much for including me in this exciting evening. I enjoyed every moment capturing the emotion and excitement you both shared. Now it's time for the fun part, enjoy the wedding planning! Best wishes to you both for a beautiful marriage and wedding day.