Julie + Ryan | Proposal

You guys. I have officially crossed off a bucket list item I’ve had since becoming a photographer (well actually before I officially made my photographer debut) – I captured a proposal!!! I have no words. It was incredible. Every time I think about it I get chills and am instantly just SO happy.

So how did this whole thing come about? Ryan, someone I’ve known for years, saw I was doing photography and reached out to see if I’d be interested in capturing the big moment for him – I said yes immediately…then did a little happy dance.

On August 18 at Palisade Head, Ryan asked the girl who has had his heart for seven years to marry him. The excitement and tears of joy Julie had was priceless. She had no idea it was coming let alone I was there to capture it all. I can still hear her voice saying “we get to do life together forever” to Ryan over and over again doing a little happy dance of her own. True love. True happiness. True perfection.

No words can describe how extremely happy I am for these two as they begin their forever together. Editing their photos made me cry. (And no, I'm not kidding. I couldn't help it.) Driving eight hours in one day for these photos was SO worth it! 

I can’t even begin to explain the joy and happiness I get from witnessing and capturing other people’s joy and happiness. Emotion. I feel it just as much as the couples I work with do. I'm keeping my fingers crossed this isn't the last proposal I shoot. Being able to witness and capture this life changing moment again someday would be a dream come true.

I wish Ryan and Julie only the best as they begin planning their wedding and start the next chapter of their lives together. Congrats you two!