Talk about perfect timing. I was doing a family shoot at the beach the other day, and we stumbled upon a proposal!! The family I was with were more than willing for me to take pictures of the engagement in process, they were so nice about it. So then I thought "should I or shouldn't I take pictures for them??" I mean, they didn't hire me, they don't know me, I don't want to be creepy and start going paparazzi on them. But then on the other hand, who wouldn't want candid pictures of their proposal?? So I snapped on my zoom lens and started snapping away. I wanted to get as close as I could without being intrusive... still feeling oober creepy and unsure about the whole thing. After she said yes, they hugged and kissed, everyone was clapping for them. What a beautiful, happy moment!! Then I creeped up, congratulated them.. feeling so terribly awkward. I didn't want to interrupt their special moment. But they were more than happy that I decided to take their pictures, and capture everything that just happened. WHEW!! And they were SO SWEET!! They couldn't stop smiling, and kissing.. she was just in total shock! I love it!! I met up with them a few days later to give them a disc of their pictures, and got to know them a tad bit more. They are from Hollywood, and was just about to fly back. Too bad too!! I think we'd be really great friends. Well, we are going to stay in touch! They are such a sweet couple, and I absolutely can't wait to see their fabulous wedding pictures!!! Congratulations Melissa & Ryan!!!
This was after she read her message in a bottle. They were walking to a spot in the sand where "Will you marry me" was spelled out in rocks surrounded rose petals. Can you say AWWWW??
Ryan got down on one knee, and Melissa joined him. So sweet, I wanted to cry!
And he pulls out the ring.....
AND SHE SAYS YES!!!!!!!!!