Words can’t even describe how I felt photographing this surprise proposal on the Keweenaw Peninsula! It was an incredible honor, and I feel so humbled being the one to capture these emotional and unforgettable moments.
He is from Wisconsin. She is from Uganda. Fate would bring them together and they would fall madly in love. He wanted the proposal to be a surprise. So he arranged for a trip for just the two of them to Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. And to top it all off, this happened on Valentine’s Day. So romantic, right?
J contacted me a few weeks prior to this, asking if I was available for a session on Valentine’s Day. We talked on the phone, and that’s when I learned it was actually going to be a surprise proposal. Exciting!!! His partner, E, knew he had hired a photographer to “take some photos of them on Valentine’s Day”, but had absolutely no idea he was going to propose.
When he reached into his pocket to get the ring out and she realized what was happening, she completely lost it (and so did I!). I think she lost control of her legs as she sort of collapsed, laughing and crying tears of pure happiness! We all laughed and cried together for a good 5 minutes before she was able to walk. I have to admit it was probably the most emotional I’ve ever been while I was trying to work!
The two wrapped up the evening’s photos inside their Lake Superior Airbnb with the sunset outside over the lake. It was the perfect end to the day.
The Keweenaw Peninsula is a perfect romantic getaway. If you’re planning a visit, consider a couples session, family session or a ReWild Session with me! I’d love to create some amazing, unforgettable images with you!