If you’ve heard me say it once you’ve heard me say it a million times: I LOVE PROPOSALS! Now don’t get me wrong. Every time I photograph a proposal, I’m SO nervous. There’s just a lot of things happening that have to stay a secret. I arrive to the agreed upon location, but who knows if the couple will be on time. If it’s anything like my proposal, they will be late because the girl (me) just HAS to have sushi. That’s another story for another time. Most of the time, when photographing proposals, I haven’t met the couple before. I have the guy send me a photo of what he and his girlfriend look like, so I sort of know who I’m looking for. And then I’m relying on him to give me a good description of what they two of them are wearing that day. For Zach’s proposal, I was staked out behind a tree by the gorgeous white bridge at Magnolia Plantation. I didn’t know which way they would be coming from, so I kept stepping out from behind the tree to check. I think I nearly scared a lady half to death when I stepped out from behind the tree at one point. Oops. When I saw who I suspected to be Zach and Megan on the bridge, I got into position with a pounding heart and sweaty palms, ready to capture their proposal! I always jokingly tell the guy after, “I think I was as nervous as you!” They always give me a look and I’m like, “I was just kidding!” :)
I’m so happy for Megan and Zach! After dating long distance for two and a half years, they just got engaged and can look forward to a future spent together! Now they can start asking the question “who is moving where?!” like Megan jokingly asked while we were taking photos. Man oh man, long distance isn’t easy! Drew and I dated long distance for two years while I was in Chicago and Ecuador and he was in Charleston and the middle of nowhere in a forest preserve. (Seriously.) I just love some of these photos of Megan, where she is grinning ear to ear, or just randomly pulling Zach into the biggest hug. Now it’s on to wedding planning! Happy engagement, you two!
This photo is one of my favorites, so I was so happy when Megan emailed me saying she adored this photo too! There was a lady on the other side of the bridge who kept asking if they wanted a photo, and finally Zach pointed over at me and said, “We already have some!” That smile says it all :) Well dang. Good job, Zach!