August 8, 2016
One of my most favorite things that I get to photograph is proposals. The planning that goes into it with the guy, the sneakiness of making sure we get the right spot at the right time, the surprise and shock on the unknowing girlfriend’s face…I just love it!! This proposal was just as special. When Richard contacted me about proposing to his girlfriend, Jess, I couldn’t not say yes!! Richard wanted to propose somewhere in Maymont Gardens and after we researched a little more, we decided that the Italian garden would be the best location. The flowers are all so gorgeous!
Jess works at Diamond’s Direct (kind of a dream job to be surrounded by diamonds all the time, am I right!?) so Richard knew he needed to figure out something unique for Jess. He waited and searched for the perfect center cut oval diamond for over a month. When the perfect one finally came his way, he worked with a few of Jess’s co-workers to create a custom solitaire ring that she was sure to love. (It’s gorgeous…wait til you see it!!)
We met at Maymont on Sunday morning and I pretended like I needed to “test the light” and they just happened to walk by so I asked them for their help! Thankfully Jessica was happy to help and after I snapped a few pictures, Richard dropped to his knee…and Jess almost missed what he was doing! When she looked down, he had the ring box out and she just started saying “yes, yes, yes!!” over and over again! It was such a joyful proposal!! We took a few minutes afterwards to take some portraits and then they went about calling family and celebrating with brunch at The Daily.