Sean and Brittany got engaged this past week at Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina. If you’re a guy and you’ve proposed before, you can probably attest to the fact that it rarely goes according to plan. Sean and I had talked before the proposal date, and we had decided that he would propose on the bridge. It’s an easy place for me to hide out and not look to obvious with my camera, and that way I know exactly where they will be.
However, when I arrived to Magnolia I saw that it was packed with people. It was a beautiful day in March, and everyone was out! I saw Sean and Brittany walking over to the bridge, and there were a million people milling around the bridge, walking over, taking photos, stopping right in the middle. Sean and Brittany walked down one path for a little bit, while I kept an eye on them. We waited probably about 5 minutes, and the bridge didn’t look like it would be empty anytime soon. I knew I would have to step in at some point, or Brittany would start wondering why they weren’t either walking across the bridge or walking away!
So, I walk up to them and say, “Hey, this is SO awkward, but I’m a photographer just starting to build up my portfolio, and y’all are so cute! This is so weird but I was wondering if you could pose for a photo for me!” Brittany laughed and said, “Oh my gosh, that would actually be AWESOME! I was just thinking that I would love to have a photo here that wasn’t one we took on our phone!” Sean played along, and asked where I thought would be a good spot. We walked over to the garden right next to the bridge, and I had them pose for a simple picture. As I kept snapping away, Sean turned toward Brittany and dropped down on one knee. Her reaction was absolutely adorable! As soon as she registered what was happening, she kept saying, “Oh my gosh! Are you for real? Is this real?!”
Of course, it was real life, and Brittany said yes! After a few moments of relishing the fact that they were engaged, we walked around Magnolia taking engagement photos! Congrats, Brittany and Sean! Thank you so much for letting me be a part of this wonderful story! This photo above is when Brittany still thinks I’m an amateur photographer :) And then… Here’s where the tears came again!