This was so fun! I met Mavin at Prab & Jessica’s engagement party. Mavin introduced himself to me during the party and told me about his plan to propose soon to his girlfriend. He asked if I was willing to secretly photograph his surprise proposal. In the following weeks we chose a location and plotted out the logistics. It was pretty exciting. Mavin’s sisters arrived early and set up a beautiful picnic in the park for the couple. Thank goodness for the technology of texting, as I was able to tell Mavin to stall so I could politely ask a bridal party in our designated spot if they would mind moving along for a little bit. They kindly obliged and I was ensconced behind a large tree with my long lens all ready to go when Mavin texted me that they were just parking the car. Just then a couple of inebriated men started circling the picnic and reached for the champagne. I had just enough time to yell at them and bounce them away before Mavin & Sandy came into view. Back to my tree all was perfect and I was able to catch Sandy’s surprise!! Then she saw me and we took a few shots around the park and I left them to enjoy their engagement!
One year ago today my husband and I shocked and surprised our boys with a puppy! They had been begging for years and just when they thought it would never happen we brought home this sweetface. It occurred to me today that I haven’t shown any Rocky pictures on my blog for quite awhile now. So here’s a little catch up of Rocky’s summer/fall.
What a beautiful day it turned out to be for Sarah & Dan, but boy did the weather play with us that day. As I drove out to the incredible Azuridge Estate it started to drizzle, as I arrived it turned into a full on downpour. I walked around the inside of the property scoping out indoor spots for us to do the pictures. The butlers helped me get between buildings shielding me with large umbrellas and helping me find everything I needed. They really know how to treat their guests well at Azuridge. The interior of the estate is just as fabulous as the exterior grounds so we were good either way. Joanne, the ever calm & wonderful wedding planner for Azuridge, and I had an indoor plan all set to go. Just as the bride was finished getting ready the gray skies parted (I’m not even kidding) and we saw blue. Looking to the west it didn’t seem possible 10 minutes earlier with a dense cover of cloud and heavy rain, but it happened and Sarah & Dan had their lovely, intimate outdoor ceremony. The blue skies stuck around long enough for us to walk the grounds, climb the watch tower and get some fun shots in the gazebo staircase.