I am so excited to share this sweet proposal story with you! Andy contacted me at the beginning of July, looking for a photographer to document his wedding proposal to his girlfriend, Melissa. As he told me a bit about each of them and his proposal plan, I knew it was going to be good! He told Melissa he had hired a photographer to capture some shots of them, seeing as they didn't have any professional photos of the two of them together.
After several weeks of us going back on forth via email about where to hide the ring, when to pop the question during the session and what my cue was going to be, the day came for Andy to propose! We met on a Friday evening at Cranbury Park in Norwalk, and began their couple's photo session. The grounds of Cranbury Park are absolutely stunning, from the large open field, the walking trails, the gardens and the classic Gallaher Mansion.
The weather that evening was just perfect; the light was warm, golden and oh so romantic. We started walking along the main trail, stopping every so often to take some portraits. Halfway through the session, I positioned them in front of the mansion facing each other, and gave Andy the cue by telling them to kiss. Instead, Andy got down on one knee, pulled the ring box out of his pant leg, and asked Melissa to be his wife! When she realized what was happening, all I could hear from her was "Oh, Andy!" in between her sweet, happy tears. She nodded her head yes as he slipped the elegant and timeless engagement ring onto her finger, and gave him the sweetest, most passionate kiss!
Oh, that ring! I later learned that the diamond in Melissa's ring is actually a family heirloom from her mom! How sweet is that? Congratulations Melissa and Andy! Wishing you both much love during this exciting time in your lives together. Happy Planning!
Here comes the big moment!
"Oh Andy!" was all I could hear from Melissa when she saw him holding the beautiful ring, asking her to marry him!
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