This was a proposal with months of planning behind it... trying to find the best way to capture it on camera. Bud, who you may recognize as my awesome second shooter if you've been at any of my recent weddings, ended up scheduling a photo session with me for him and Kelly on April 1... What better day to surprise your girlfriend with a proposal than April Fool's Day! We started by the trails next to the Barnegat Lighthouse and worked our way to the jetty in time for sunset, where the planned proposal was to take place. I anxiously waited behind the camera for the big moment, but kept a little distance to give them some privacy. And then Bud nervously got down on one knee and asked Kelly to marry him. It was so sweet!
I'm so excited for these guys! Kelly and Bud are a great pair. They are complete opposites, yet they complement each other so well. They're the parents to an amazing little guy and they're planning their big day for next April. I can't wait to capture it for them and celebrate their union! Now I just need to figure out who is going to be my second shooter, since Bud has other plans that day! ;)