Everything about this couple, their story and their engagement moment was magic! Sean booked me for a surprise proposal shoot in Tuscany, and when I heard his story my heart melted. It was Quinn's birthday that they were going to celebrate in Italy. Sean wanted to arrange the best day and surprise her with a romantic sunset on a villa that they were staying at. She thought it was just a beautiful moment together, enjoying the views, but it turned out to be a moment when he popped the question.
I am going to photograph their wedding in California later this year, and I cannot wait!
- cape town
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This wonderful proposal became one of the highlights of my summer. It was like a movie. Like the most romantic episode of a family saga. Sean thought of every little detail: from the view on the vineyard to flowers that his beautiful lady loves. The musician played their song. The sun was slowly setting down. He was talking of his love and desire to spend the whole life together. She was crying, amazed by such a surprise. I was pushing the button. This is their story.
Jeffrey and Naomi are from New York, and a couple of months ago they visited Amsterdam for the first time. This is where he decided to pop the question. Amsterdam was a perfect city (as Jeffrey told me) to propose: it's beautiful, charming, lively and very romantic. It has everything that they love when traveling: great international community, lots of hidden gems and great light. Naomi didn't have a clue. She was impressed. She was happy. She was emotional. And I was there to capture it (thanks to Flytographer for arranging it !).
I always get overexcited about proposal shoots. The level of responsibility is so so high - every emotion, every movement is candid, important, unrepeatable...I get nervous, then happy, then I cry, then I feel blessed. All in all, a hurricane of emotions. Shared with them.
Anthony popped the question on a warm sunny evening in May. Of course, it was a complete surprise! I was there to witness and capture their special moment. Then we walked, laughed, danced and celebrated... One of my favourite shoots for Flytographer.
I love proposals. There is something very special in witnessing those bright and emotional moments of two people celebrating their love and deciding to spend many years together.
I'm sharing one of my recent shoots, when I was hiding behind the tree at the beginning, trying to capture every smile and tear of joy. After the proposal I could reveal myself and we had a lovely walk around Amsterdam.
I was ready to proclaim December a "proposal month' when my favourite Flytographer consierge team sent me an inquiry from Ryan. He was coming to Amsterdam with the girlfriend to celebrate his birthday in one of their favourite European cities. He's been preparing the proposal moment for almost a year, aiming for Amsterdam and his birthday, to make the moment even more special.
We spent a few weeks chatting on whatsapp and choosing the perfect spot for that special moment. Ryan made me emotional a few times by sending "their" song or telling me about a beautiful phrase "To the ends of the earth" engraved on the ring box...I was very committed to make the proposal shoot as beautiful as possible!
Of course we hoped for a sunny weather, but Amsterdam is so unpredictable. Ryan was very easy about everything, as nothing could stop him from enjoying such an important moment. I think that a misty and grey city was a nice background for the shoot, isn't it?
Every wedding starts with a proposal...
Oliver has been planning that special moment for quite a long time, and he managed to keep it in secret! He was planning to propose in Florence during a romantic weekend with his beloved Samantha. Accidentally, when he contacted me for a photoshoot we were both in Amsterdam and met shortly after exchanging a few emails.
I was so impressed and touched by the way he spoke about his lady and how well he planned everything: from a trip to the most romantic city in Italy to secretly flying their parents in.
A few months later, on a cloudy warm summer day, I was hiding behind a floral arch in Giardino Bardini trying to capture every moment, every emotion of that beautiful moment.
Have a look together with me.