Before the weddings come the proposals! It’s so much fun being part of the planning, the surprise and the waves of contagious joy emanating from the newly affianced. Proposal shoots are sort of an amalgam of the candid & expected. One of the people involved - the one getting down on one knee - is usually nervous and hyper-aware of the fact that a camera is nearby. Therefore I do my best to communicate in advance by scouting locations for light and optimum results, as well as exchanging phone numbers for last minute texts and adjustments; anything to put the person doing the proposing at ease and give them confidence that the end result will be everything they hoped for. This gallery highlights some of my favorite moments from recent proposals, from popping the question to showing off the ring and all the laughter and hugs along the way.