February 13, 2021
The Surprise Proposal: Congratulations Nathan & Angelica!
I received a phone call from Nathan on February 9th asking if I would photograph his proposal to his girlfriend, Angelica, on February 13th. I was so excited at the prospect! We discussed his plans and that was followed up with an email with maps and pictures so we were on the same page as to the exact location.
The day of February 13th was overcast and cold... especially near Lake Erie at Geneva State Park behind the Convention Center! I arrived about 20 mins before they were expected and positioned myself in an area where I would be partially hidden but have a clear line of sight to the proposal location - my camera and long lens ready! Once I saw them, I started taking pictures. First from my hiding spot as they got to the location, gazed out over the partially frozen lake together, and as he got down on one knee. Once he stood back up I started slowly moving closer to the couple - all the while snapping away! Angelica was definitely surprised and excited with the proposal - and she said YES!
When they were ready, we did a mini engagement session for about 15 minutes or so as we made our way back towards the parking lot... and the warmth of car heaters!
I was thrilled to witness their engagement and take the images so they would always remember this magical moment!