Kayla & Joe – a surprise proposal & engagement session
It’s not often I get to go undercover on the job, but when Joe contacted us wanting to have his proposal to his long time girlfriend documented I jumped, or in this case jogged, at the opportunity. Joe had planned out an elaborate scavenger hunt for Kayla, ending with him in one of their favorite spots in the Pheasant Branch Conservancy near their apartment. I showed up early to document Joe placing the clues, then we proceeded to the stakeout portion of the operation. We hid in the parking lot in my car waiting for her to arrive home from work. Once we knew she was inside and the series of events Joe had planned were in motion we headed over to the conservancy to await her arrival. It’s at this point that I needed to go deep, and assume my role as a Jogger on the Pheasant Branch trail. With Running being one of my main passions, this wasn’t that hard of a role for me to fall into. I do wish that I would of had a fake mustache though, this would of completed the slightly goofy Jogger with a camera outfit perfectly. When Kayla made her way down the path I was able to follow her to Joe, where he greeting her with signs constructed out of movie tickets to films they had seen together. Before long he was down on one knee, she was saying yes and the rest of now history. Kayla Gracefully agreed to the surprise engagement session and we made the most of the waining light on the trail. Here are some of the photos leading up to the proposal and a couple of our favorites from their portraits. Congratulations guys and it was a pleasure being there to experience this amazing moment.