Christina and I have known each other since we were FIVE (!!!) and when she told me about her plan to propose to Cleo, I was SO EXCITED for them!! I had never shot a proposal before and I think I was WAY more nervous than she was!! And Christina being Christina, you know she had something funny planned!! She told Cleo that I was doing mini sessions in Newport News City Park and that they should get pictures done before their big move. (There were no mini sessions!! Just them!!) So a few minutes into the session, Christina pulls out a beautiful little box… with earrings in it!! Cleo was so surprised! (I had met Christina’s friend before the session for the handoff and I had the boxes hiding in my camera bag the whole session!) I said I wanted to get a few pictures of Christina holding the earrings and that’s when we did the old swich-a-roo for the ACTUAL ring box!! I had Cleo turn around and then Christina got down on one knee. When she turned around, the look on Cleo’s face was priceless!!
I was so excited that we got to do pictures at Newport New City Park. The park is a special place for these guys. They enjoy taking long walks and running the trails and watching for blue herons. Wouldn’t you know it, one flew over them at the end of our session? How special is that!?
Congratulations, guys!! I’m so happy for both of you and I wish you nothing but the best!