Surprise Engagement – First Date
Everybody remembers that nervous, giddy energy on their first date and in this surprise engagement shoot we intended to recreate this energy by revisiting the exact place that Alison & Devin had theirs.
Lafarge Lake holds special meaning for Alison & Devin as it was where they spent their first date together. Their anniversary was approaching and having seen our previous engagement shoot at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia Devin was excited to work on his own sneaky plan!
Right away I knew how I would start capturing the moment before Alison knew what was up. The biggest challenge though was to recreate that schoolkid nervousness for both of them so that it would reflect in their photos.
Things started to quickly unfold as i found some ways to push Devin’s comfort zone to make this day truly memorable. I got him set up with a picnic kit and all the accouterments from the blanket, to wine, cheese and even a mason jar for a fresh picked flower!
Before Alison could even figure out that there was more to this anniversary date, she was already emotional and crying with joy as she was so impressed with everything he had done for her.
All that was left was to crash their date and get them in position!
Surprise! Its an Engagement!
The funniest moment of the day was when I first “bumped into them” by the lake, pretending I was just finishing a family shoot at this same location. We all laughed about this afterwards, but lets just say Alison initially looked less than impressed to see some other girl come excitedly running towards them out of the bushes and disrupting their intimate moment! She quickly warmed up to me though and immediately jumped into our session.
With some crafty direction i was able to position the couple across the water in their own private spot, where Devin dropped to his knee and surprised his now (and once again crying with joy) Fiancé!
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What surprise engagement would be complete without a behind the scenes video to capture it all?
I’ll leave you with warm hearts and happy thoughts while the video shares a glimpse into this memorable day!