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Surprise Proposal | Elmer & Josye

It was the end of the season and he called me to ask if I could squeeze in one more Fall Shoot. Without his girlfriend knowing about. “I want to surprise her”, he said. Huh, suspicious…
We girls don’t really like to be surprised for photo shoots; you know…the whole hair, outfit and nails concerns; so I knew right there, my reply to him: “Are you going to propose???” After a minute of silence he stutter: “May-be!”
Right there, I figured I was going to shoot one more Surprise Engagement. So exciting!
“I’m in!”, I answered, but there was a catch: being fully booked, the only time I could do it was very early in the day. Sunrise time. “Good for you?”
“How am I gonna make her to want to get dressed that early in the morning?”, he worried…
“You figure that part; I figure what lenses I’m going to use!”…easy answer for me!

Couple days later he came up with the plan. “Told her we are going to have breakfast with my mom…”
What?? Guys are guys!… “I will tell you something: if she agrees to wake up at 5 in the morning to have breakfast with her mother-in-law, you are so doing the right thing! Put a ring on that girl’s hand! She does love you!!!”…

I’ve never had been to Castle Rock in the morning. When he mentioned he wanted the proposal to happen there, I was very happy, but when I got there that morning to plan the best shooting angles, I was in awe! What a good timing! A gift from the heaven! The sun was rising and the view, fantastic! I had to use a minute to talk to the Creator, and take it all in, grateful for that experience. “Nothing compares to the greatest of knowing you, Lord”, the Almighty Creator…

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Phew! What a view! Back to the story…
“Castle Rock”, is of course, a place, next to a castle, with this big rock that raises from the ocean. Hiding during the proposal would be impossible and compromise documenting it all. So, after meeting there with the “fiancé” when he brought me the ring before going to pick her up, we decided what to do for the the second part of the plan, when she would see me on the same place as they, that early in the morning, far away from the “breakfast with mother-in-law thing”.
Well, and the idea was: “he loved seeing the sunrise on that place so much that he wanted they to have a photohsoot there”; and if he had told her, she’d try to change his mind from “watching the sunrise to… watching the sunset!”.

All ready, and they finally got there…
“Okay, thanks babe for the wonderful idea, but it had to be now? In this cold? Look at my nails! Undone…” and, “Beria, I know it is your fault! You want me to freeze so my smile lasts longer!”

She literally blamed me for the craziness, but I promised her  it would be quick and followed by hot cocoa at the end, and posed them for some clicks before asking them both to “maybe” climb the rock for a few wide shots…

“Do you want me to climb it? In my high heel boots???”
She hesitated; but started climbing with the help of her  – nervous – sweetheart. Little she knew that the only rock that matter that morning was up there, waiting to be found, in a box meticulously placed over some red roses petals by the man who wanted to spend the rest of his life by her side. And she did find THAT rock. And she said YES… and the rest, is history they’re are building together.

Please enjoy what the memories we’ve captured…

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Again, Congratulations! May God be the third person in your relationship; to support your love to endure forever!
Now, let’s plan the wedding! May it be “less complicated”! haha

Fall in Love; BeBlessed ;.)

Fabiano C Azevedo - December 17, 2013 - 9:06 am

Amazing!! Perfect blue sky.. Those pics from a distance came out awesome!!! The ones with the seagull flying thru the scene was pretty cool!

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