Saturday, December 24, 2011

[Real Couple] - Lance & Kathryn's Christmas Suprise Engagement

Merry Christmas Eve!  I don't know about you guys, but this is one of my favorite times of the year.  I just love the decorations, Christmas songs, the Christmas spirit and how everyone seems to be so happy.  It also means lots of time with the family and taking a much needed break from work.  I can't wait for tomorrow and all of our Christmas traditions!

Today we have a Christmas themed shoot for you that turned into a surprise engagement.  From the photographer: Lance and Kathryn have known each other nearly forever....he feel in love with her in the fifth grade, but it took a few years to finally convince her! Years later, the two are still going strong. We arranged for a fun Christmas themed session to celebrate the holidays, but little did Kathryn know.....Lance had a huge surprise in store, he planned to propose at the end of the session! Kathryn thought she was getting a fun photo session, but in reality, she got a lot more!

Love this one!

I think this would be the perfect picture for their save-the-date cards!

The Proposal: Lance and Kathryn had been talking about getting engaged for awhile, but because of a recent car accident, Lance was pretty confident he had her convinced it was going to be several more months until he would be able to actually purchase a ring. However, we knew the girl in her would have to wonder if this shoot might not be a good time and be on the lookout. So we decided to wait until the very end of the shoot. Lance came up the with idea, and it was precious….One of the coolest features of our shoot location was a wishing well. When we were technically finished with the shoot, I started to say my goodbyes and thank them, then suddenly remembered “one more” shot I wanted to get….Hey, guys, this may be totally cheesy, but I had this one last idea…… would you both make a Christmas wish in the know, to incorporate the cute wishing well?? I dug around in my camera bag for two pennies (which Lance had prepped me with) and stepped back to shoot the “wish”. After they tossed their coins, Lance casually asked Kathryn what she had wished for…..I was so caught up in the shoot, I forgot to even make a wish, she laughed. Lance, however, remembered to make a wish. He proceeded to pull his “wish” straight up out of the well…..and then dropped to one knee, ring in hand……Kathryn said YES without a moments hesitation! It was such a cool ending to an already pretty amazing shoot!                           

Such a fun shoot.  Congrats to Lance & Kathryn!

And Merry Christmas to you all!
Photographer: Melissa McCrotty