Sometimes things don’t go as planned. Sometimes they’re better than you could have ever imagined. When David first reached out to have me capture his proposal to Jim, he had a plan. At the farmhouse where they’ll start their life together, Jim would walk down a rose petal path to small table with champagne. Their dogs would be wearing bandanas that said “Will you marry me?” and as the sun was setting David would get down on one knee and propose. That’s not quite how it happened though.
The day of their engagement, David had a contractor friend help him prep for the big moment. They strung bistro lights across the property lighting the way for Jim when he arrived. David also had a local baker prepare a celebration cake with an aerial view of this property that holds a special place in each of their hearts. He truly thought through every detail in order to make this night special.
David got quite the surprise himself though when the skies opened up and it started pouring rain right before he was about to get down on one knee. Filled with so much joy and excitement, a little rain didn’t stop David from asking or Jim from saying enthusiastically saying “Yes!”. They were so happy in the moment they stood in the rain drinking champagne and it was a true testament that life isn’t always perfect but it’s always beautiful!
Waiting just around the corner on the porch were their closest friends and family. After hearing Jim say yes, they cheered and joined the happy couple inside to celebrate the rest of the night. Even though things didn’t go exactly according to plan, it was the perfect night for David + Jim.
David + Jim, I’m so happy I was able to be a part of your engagement story. Capturing your proposal was one of the most exciting moments of my career. Congratulations on starting this next chapter in your lives and I wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness.